Model of the U.S.S. Nautilus (ca. 1990s)

USS Nautilus model box
USS Nautilus model

This is a foot-long model of the first nuclear powered submarine, the U.S.S. Nautilus. It (the model, not the submarine) was produced by Lindberg (Craft House Corp.) sometime in the 1990s. Although its construction only requires a skill level 2, it taxed my feeble abilities—those darn decals just don't want to cooperate.

Unfortunately, the model is not very accurate. The real Nautilus didn't have a canon or a missile mounted on the deck! Perhaps the model maker was confused by the fact that its predecessor, the WWII vintage non-nuclear Nautilus, did have guns.