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This blog is here to document my latest 2009 project, an extensive recreation of the Disney 1954 movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea through a series of detailed miniature dioramas, all contained under my model railroad table. This will be a "crawl-thru" type attraction (What is a crawl-thru? Read about it here).

Like Disney, I usually tend to keep everything under-wraps until I unveil the final product at the end. However, by keeping everything a secret, I end up not taking any photos of my projects and it is often disappointing to not have any documentation in the end showing how everything worked and was constructed. This time, however, I will document every step in the process of the creation of the project with photos and drawings (and maybe some video) illustrating each leg of the construction. Even though the posts here will be chock-full of spoilers, it will show the amount of work that goes into this and other projects--which is often under-appreciated.

This blog includes weekly updates that consisted of notes, ideas, photos, and maybe some video of what was worked on each week up until the estimated completion date of December 2009. (It was officially finished on December 10th, 2009).

January 9, 2010

Official Full "Crawl-thru" video

The final video of the 20,000 Leagues under the Sea project showing every scene as if someone were crawling through.

8 comments:

jmerritt said...

The video presentation is breathtaking!

gerG said...

looks fantastic!

Gregory said...

once again, all I can say is thanks. This was awesome. Hope it lives up to what you've envisioned, and you should be super proud. I especially love the final scene, and your photo of it with the giant cool waves and the perfect fiery explosion. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future, but no rush. Enjoy all your hard work!

Sam Towler said...

Thanks folks! I'm quite proud of the outcome of the project. I wasn't able to add everything I wanted to put in it, but that's what the future it for.

Anonymous said...

Dude, one of these days someone gonna rat you out on Huell Howser!

Tom said...

This is AMAZING! I've never seen anything like this in my life!

James said...

This is really great. You have a gift my friend. I hope that you'll check out my work as well. I have a nautical themed rock album called "The Adventure Through Liquid Space" that you may enjoy.

keep up the awesome work,
-Jim
www.thelongholidays.com

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