One of the latest from Pegasus is artist and designer Greg deSantis' take on that perennial favourite, the Nautilus submarine, and I am talking here of the original Jules Verne version, not the later nuclear boat, as used by the US Navy.
On the stand (above) was this assembled example of the Pegasus Jules Verne Nautilus. There's an interesting YouTube video on the kit too (below).
Of all the design variations on this famous fictional sub, the best known has to be the Disney version, but this one - although reminiscent of the movie - is actually very different, with definite touches of steampunk in its appearance. It’s a multi-material kit, with parts in injection plastic, resin and photo-tech - and yes, the squid is included!
There have been resin kits of the Haunebu II, but this will be the first time it has been made as an injection plastic kit. The kit will will be to 1:350 scale, matching the existing Pegasus kit of the space ark from ‘When Worlds Collide’.
Note in the picture (above) the same-scale aircraft and half-tracks, giving an idea of the Haunebu II's large dimensions. In case you are wondering what the only ‘real’ German World War II flying saucer looked like, here is the Special Hobby 1:72 scale kit (below) of the Sack AS-6.
Pegasus model kits here.
Pegasus Hobbies website here.
Visuals of the proposed Haunebu III (above) with (below) Haunebu II and Haunebu I.
The idea of German World War II secret projects is hardly new. I spotted this example (below) looking suspiciously like the Lindberg Flying Saucer kit, at the UFO Museum, in Roswell, New Mexico. Where else?!
Founder and CEO of Pegasus Hobbies, Larry Thompson (below) on the stand at the iHobby Expo 2013.
The 1:32 scale MLEV, shown uncompleted and unpainted (above), plus an image from the Pegasus website (below).