20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Nautilus

Paper Model

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(But feel free to link to this page.)

Difficulty Level:

EASY  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  DIFFICULT


  • Height: 4"
  • Width: 3.25"
  • Length: 20"
  • 79 full-color model parts (7 sheets)
  • Illustrated instructions (7 pages)

Required Tools:

  • Adobe® Reader®
  • Color Printer
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife* (X-ACTO is a popular brand)

Optional Tools:

  • String/wire/fishing line

*Craft knives (like X-ACTO knives) are VERY DANGEROUS! Any knife is dangerous; use with caution and adult supervision.

Model Parts & Instructions

(Adobe® Reader® required)
†By downloading any of these files, you agree to the enclosed License Agreement.

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Model Exclusive!

  • Wallpaper


    Get this exclusive wallpaper for your desktop, featuring an actual photograph of the paper model.

Modifications & Accessories

  • Display Stand


    At long last: a display stand for the Nautilus! This simple stand was designed by Kevin Kittle.

Building Tips

Spraying the entire model with several coats of a glossy fixative adds to the realism of being made of metal.

Use three empty toilet paper rolls, partially slit in such a way that they can sleeve over each other to provide spacing and support for the main hull. Build the hull around the empty rolls, which will remain inside the model.

Build the display stand first to have some place to rest you model as you work on it.

Do you have a model modification or tip that you'd like to share? Email your pictures!

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