Diving Bell Prop Diorama from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Here’s an original screen used “crushed diving bell – prop” from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. A good friend of mine who collects movie & T.V. props wanted his prop in a vignette depicting the particular episode it appeared in. The episode here is “Night of Terror” in which a dinosaur steps on the bell and Admiral Nelson is seen trying to communicate with someone. I added lights inside the bell that depict an electrical short out. The figure of Richard Baseheat is a reworked Tamiya item with a resin head. The vegetation in the scene is mostly “aquarium plants” from the pet store airbrushed and painted for realism. The “Nelson Institute” hatch is a scratch built item to add a more complete scene. A nice final touch is the autographed name plate obtained from the 50th anniversary Voyage tribute a few years back.