Updated: November 22, 2004
ORIGINAL SEAVIEW 5 FOOT MINIATURE
This is a very unusual Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea
Seaview that has been in storage for over 17 years.
I wish I knew the history of the piece as it was bought
many years ago from Bruce Zalkin (former owner of the Orlando
FX collectibles show) and he had it in his shop in Tampa for
What I can tell you is that it was very well made of wood
overlaid with fiberglass, and was designed to float (as it was
made as light weight as possible) and originally was
radio-controlled as the propeller and rudder are still
present, as well as the mounts for the engines, plus there is
a small hole (see photos) in the side of the ship where an
on/off switch was installed.
In addition it has a light in the front that I must assume
worked, as well as an unusual pair of metal contacts at the
bottom (maybe for a charging stand)?
What I can also tell you is that it is an awesome model that
makes an impressive display and conversation piece and
measures over 57 inches in length, and comes with a display
There are those that beleive that this might have been some
kind of shooting miniature for the movie or TV show, but I
cannot substantiate that in any way, as I would have no idea of
where to begin to research that?
Also, it is in pretty good shape, but not mint as it was used
for "something" and has some minor surface abrasions to the
paint, as well as a couple of small dings here and there (not
really noticeable unless you look real hard) and one rear fin
has developed a hairline crack that is easily repairable but I
do not want to touch it as I feel repairs can take away from
it's original value if not done right.