The Man from Atlantis line was only ever done as toy prototypes. They never made it into production from what I can recall. Common practice back then was to do mockups and shoot photos for catalogs for store chains to consider ordering to help judge the market response before green lighting a toy project.
A companion piece with a Lotus Esprit submersible would also be kinda cool and time-period appropriate.
I'm calling this model done. The big 'un has the wrong sphere sizes to make the 38-inch studio scale so I balled up that project. As for this litte one I've completed the wiring, battery compartment (under the base) as well as the switch. As to photos of the wiring underneath I'd rather not post any - behind the scenes is not always best-looking. But the lights function and the wiring is all hidden at least (until you lift it up). So here are some last photos. Thanks for all your support for this project.... concentrating on the little Falcon now.
Cetacean meets Falcon.
I can't believe I missed this thread!
Fantastic stuff and very resourceful! Well done!
I remember the show fairly well, and also remember trying to swim like Pat Duffy! lol
Glad to see the Cetacean done. Pity the big one got parked, but I know one day you'll resurrect it when some new resources become available. You were certainly motivated to finish this one as you got it done before your ESB Falcon diorama I see.
A most sincere "THANK YOU" for bringing the rest of us along for the ride!
I hope I get to experience this one day: an actual, honest to goodness finished build!
And this one was great fun to watch happen. Thanks for that!
Congratulations on a job done and a job done well. I'm with JMChladek about seeing a big one eventually, but this was a very cool thread.
I'd call it a triumph, crackerjazz!!!! Thanks for showing us.
Guys, thanks! - I've got some 3D anaglyphs if anyone has the red-cyan glasses from their kid's books.