A real Nautilus fit for a tiny Nemo

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Jun 29, 2015, 1:39 PM EDT

From our sister site DVICE, a radio-controlled replica of the Nautilus submarine from 20,000 Leagues under the Sea.

Bob Martin built the 1/32 scale Disney Nautilus kit from Custom Replicas, a 66.5 inch steampunk monster that's intricately detailed down to the stainless steel grating of its wheelhouse floor.

While he constructs that model with all of its internal lighting and spooky good looks, Bob also makes it seaworthy, creating a watertight cylinder (WTC) complete with lithium-ion battery-powered propulsion, servo control and ballast for buoyancy, making it so the model electric boat can cruise and dive just like real-world submarines.

Jules Verne would be astonished. Click over to DVICE to see a gallery of Bob constructing this first-rate model, built for an undisclosed price for a Nautilus-loving client in Florida.

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