Lindberg kit, USS Nautilus (SSN-571)
This kit was first introduced in the early 1950’s and is still apparently in the same mold configuration. I had recently ordered it through Amazon and the two hull sides came a bit warped but some rubber bands helped to hold the sides together until the glue dried. I tried to give her the look as she now is as a museum boat in Groton, Connecticut. I added quite a number of “things” that I saw on-line to enhance the model. I have a certain amount of affection for this submarine, as I have read two books about her, done a lot of on-line research and I have the photo of her right after her first time sailing “under nuclear power”, hanging over my fireplace mantle. The badge that is used and also the crew’s uniform patch, I printed from Google on my printer, cut it out and glued it to the wooden base. The two lapel/hat pins were glued also using super glue. (I know she is considered to be a “boat” and not a ship, but I couldn’t find any other appropriate category)
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