Captain Nemo's Rifle

  The Kit Description...
       One of the greatest movies of my childhood is the Disney classic "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" starring James Mason and Kirk Douglas to name but a few.  Scott Brodeen, legendary Nautilus model designer and restorer designed a replica of Captain's Nemo's pneumatic gun and produced it in kit form.  This kit was recently featured for sale on the Nautilus Drydocks website at a significantly reduced price and, well, the rest is history.  I had to have one.  After all, doesn't everybody dream of some day having Nemo's Rifle proudly mounted on the wall of their man cave?  Here's what I know...
 
     

       The rifle parts consist primarily of resin with the exception of an aluminum barrel.  Included in the kit is a base and mounting brackets also made from resin.  The finished rifle measures approximately 30 inches long and assembly of the kit looks very basic.  Much of the effort is going to go into prepping the finished rifle for painting and the actual painting.  This may be more challenging than it first appears since some of the brackets on the pneumatic cylinder were cast as one piece which will make masking a bit more difficult.  
     
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