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Verne's Nautilus papercraft by RocketmanTan Verne's Nautilus papercraft by RocketmanTan

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I tried to make this model as true to the novel as possible. The hull retains the 4:35 ratio as described, the ram is in the shape of an isosceles triangle, the salon window is towards the bow, the diving plane is amidships, and the pilothouse and light retract into the hull during ramming attacks. I did make some improvisations, however. The hull proportions refer the the hull only, meaning that the ram and rudder are not accounted for. I took the rudder assembly from the French submarine Plongeur, which was Verne's own inspiration. Unlike other designs, I designed the propeller as a simple rectangular paddle blade assembly, corresponding with contemporary propeller designs (also 'cus I'm a lazy bum ^_^)

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Look what Gerald did to my model! [link]
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
FUN STUFF. My design might be a little off on the height but I also took the measurements to indicate only the hull itself.
Uyraell Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Merci beaucoup pour le Nautilus.
You have the model looking very much as I feel Verne intended.

Many Thank and,

Kind and Respectful Regards, Uyraell.
RocketmanTan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Derien, et merci beaucoup pour ton aimables paroles =)
JVNautilus Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Just letting you know I've added your Nautilus to the Catalog of Nautilus Designs: [link]
RocketmanTan Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I've visited your site multiple times ever since I first read the novel, and it was an invaluable resource when designing this model
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