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Proteus from "Fantastic Voyage" (1966)

Fantastic Voyage Proteus - Vacuform - Lunar Models - 1

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SCALE: Unknown

INITIAL RELEASE: 1985

MEDIUM: Vacuform

RARITY: (4)

 

Fantastic Voyage Proteus - Vacuform - Lunar Models - 2

 

Fantastic Voyage Proteus - Vacuform - Lunar Models - 3

 

ABOUT THE DESIGN

ABOUT THE KIT

Miniaturized and injected into a injured Eastern Bloc scientist's bloodstream so that doctors could destroy an otherwise inoperable blood clot deep within his brain, the Proteus was actually a state-of-the-art deep sea research submarine commandeered by the top secret Combined Miniaturized Deterrent Force (CMDF) for this high-priority mission.  Propelled by high-pressure water jets instead of conventional propellers, the sub carried a five-man crew, including the pilot who sat in the dome situated atop the vessel.

This was a simple vacuform kit that featured a clear upper dome and forward observation windows.  This same template was later used to produce a resin kit that came with the telescoping landing legs not featured on this earlier vacuform model.  Here the landing gear were improvised using pieces from a botched Bandai UFO Interceptor model.  As this was a simple bagged kit, no box art is available.

 

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