Revell plastic model of the Jacques Cousteau Calypso ship.
The challenge of this kit was painting it.
includes the helicopter, a shark cage, a shark, a couple
of divers, and a submarine. The original Calypso was a converted
rear hatch cover comes off and a yellow circular submarine
fits in there. There is a slight bit of weathering, especially
to the deck, which I did to the kit.
the model is about 12 inches long. It was a difficult subject
to build for me, especially painting it, but it was also
one of my favorites when finished.
has it that the real Calypso was only painted on one side
for filming because of cost, meaning, most of the time when
it was shot on camera, you always see the one side of the
ship. The other side was not painted as often, if at all.
also used a Catalina Sea Plane in their explorations and
travels. And there's a model of that plane as well.