Of the old mold and kit of the Lindberg USS Nautilus (SSN-571) first nuclear submarine. The kit was first introduced in the early 1950’s. Commissioned 30 September 1954 and decommissioned 3 March 1980. She was built by General Dynamics and launched 21 January 1954 under the command of Commander Eugene P Wilkinson, USN. Following her commissioning, she remained dockside for further construction and testing. After all lines were cast off on the morning of 17 January 1955 at 11:00 am EST, he signaled the memorable and historic message, “Underway on Nuclear Power.” She is now part of the submarine force library and museum at Groton, Connecticut. I tried to paint her with flat black Testors spray paint to represent the way she looks today as a museum boat at Groton. This old model kit has limited detail as one might expect from way back then, but I added a few things, eliminated a few things and swapped a decal around and hand painted the number on her bow. I also have a framed picture of her, underway, in a nice dark wood frame, hanging over my fireplace mantle. Taped to the back of the picture is a certificate of authenticity with the actual autograph of Eugene P Wilkinson. For her badge, I ran the image off of Google images and printed it on my printer, cut it out and glued it to the modeling plywood base. I colored the plywood with a felt furniture touch-up pen to achieve the darker color. Those pins are just lapel pins with the pins removed from the back and superglued to the base.