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Nautilus Drydocks Announces Acquisition of Precision Pattern Product Line

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  • Nautilus Drydocks Announces Acquisition of Precision Pattern Product Line

    Good day, all!

    I'm very excited to announce that, effective immediately, the Nautilus Drydocks (aka, Yours Truly) has acquired the patterns, molds and rights to produce the superb line of Precision Pattern submarine kits.

    Matt Thor has done a tremendous job creating a line of very desirable models, however work commitments and new opportunities have now removed his ability to support the production and development of the line adequately. After some negotiation and heart to heart conversations, I concluded an agreement with Matt to assume his line of kits, and I'm looking forward to adding them to the roster of Nautilus Drydocks products in early spring of 2019. Matt has since taken down his website at

    The scope of products will include:

    -SubTech Marlin - new GRP offering of this iconic boat
    -1/96 scale US Sturgeon Class
    -1/96 scale Russian Oscar Class - originally mastered by Kevin McLeod
    -1/72 scale 571 Nautilus
    -1/16 scale Japanese Kairyu
    -1/48 scale German Type XXI

    The purchase also included a large selection of RC receivers on 75mhz, as well as a hefty inventory of the superb VEX 6-channel computerized radios. This inventory, coupled to mine, should allow me to be able to support the RC submarine hobby for years to come.

    I won't be taking possession of the patterns or tooling until early next year due to shipping logistics and timing with the weather (curse you, winter!), and then I will need to sort production. Realistically, we'll be looking at late spring at the earliest to get the kits to market. That being said, no.. I'm not taking orders yet. I'll post up some updates as they become available to keep everyone up to speed on where I'm at.

    A huge thanks to Matt Thor for getting this deal put together with me, and to all of you who help support me in my efforts to service this awesome hobby that we love so much.

    Bob Martin
    Owner - the Nautilus Drydocks, LLC

  • #2
    That STURGEON is the pick of the littler -- go full-court on that one, Boss.

    And that KAIRYU is a close second in my book -- as I redid all the appendage masters on that kit years ago:

    "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


    • #3
      It will be great to see these come to market! For so long we have heard that they will be coming, but nothing really moved. I believe you will make it happen!
      Last edited by trout; 12-15-2018, 01:43 PM.
      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


      • #4
        Congratulations Bob! OMG more things to spend money on.