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RMS Titanic 1912 by drobinson02199 - FINISHED - Amati - Scale 1:250

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Dave, 

Wow, what an impressive ship!

This model is quickly finding it's way to my stash.

Seems to be a quality kit, with some repairable hiccups. 

 

All the deck details, are those part of the kit or a separate "detail up" kit?

 

Thanks, 

Tom E 

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I hope everyone is having a great holiday period.

 

I used some of the spare time to work on the funnels, and they are now all up.  She's beginning to look like a real steamship now.

 

The stays won't go up until some of the deck detail is finished, as they would be in the way.

 

Regards,

David

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„She was the larges craft afloat and the greatest of the works of man.“ Futility

written 1898 and telling the Titanic story including the collision with this iceberg at forced speed.

 

Your build is wonderful and you get the most out of the kit. 

Please remember the massiv riviting on the hull plating. Good plans can be found here: http://www.titanic-plan.com/i_HW_plans_e.html

 

Hope this helps.

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I've installed the stanchions on the upper decks -- a couple of pics here.

 

A sequence issue:  I had to install two small lifeboats now (see pics), because the funnel stays would be in the way if I did those first,  But then I have to do the stays next, because the davits for the rest of the lifeboats would make deck attachment really difficult.  Then I'll install the lifeboats.

 

Speaking of the lifeboats -- I think way back in this log someone commented that they thought the use of plastic boats was inappropriate for a kit of this quality -- but as I have painted them I've found that they look nicer than some metal boats I've painted, and hold very fine detail as you can see.

 

Regards,

David

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at least you have clinker hulled life boats.........some folks with that thought in mind can't find them,  let alone easily make them.  look at how many there are!.......    you said the magic word.......paint.   a flat paint will cover over plastic nicely and give realistic results.  try doing that with metal......especially that Britannia metal.   the boats can be stained too,  with the use of washes and clear coat.....flat.

 

how larger are they?   so far,  I'm on my third order to find clinker boats for my 1:124 Thermopylae......none have suited my fancy so far.   if I keep this up,  I won't need life boats for quite a long time  :D 

 

very nice work BTW!

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I've gotten a couple of orders from Cornwall.....ordered a pair from Billings to see if I'd get lucky,  but that was a lost cause :rolleyes:  I looked in Ages,  but I didn't see anything.........I'll peak in again,  maybe I missed something.  thanks!

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Popeye:

 

I wasn't thinking about what Ages of Sail normally shows -- if the Titanic lifeboats work for you, my thought was that you'd have Ages of Sail order 1 or 2 plastic sets of the Titanic ones like you saw in my picture.  They are Amati's US distributor, so they might be able to do that.

 

Each "set" comes with 7 of the 38mm lifeboats, and two smaller ones that are 33mm, plus a tenth item that is Titanic-specific.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Regards,

David

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Here's one of the lifeboat davits not yet painted and dry-fitted on the deck.  This is a five piece brass assembly with a lot of bending, but it's not too difficult.  I think these will add some real detail.

 

Also a pic of the funnel stays, which are now finished.

 

Next steps are to finish all the davits and paint them, then add eyebolts to the lifeboats, and then mount and rig them.

 

Regards,

David

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Before going into mass production on the lifeboat davits, I wanted to make sure I understood how it all comes together, so I did two davits and one lifeboat and mounted them.  Result below.

 

The stern lifeboats (like this one) hang partly out from the deck.  The bow lifeboats mount flush to the edge of the deck.

 

Regards,

David

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the life boats look great!  you also gave me an idea about the guy wires to the funnels.  I have the Academy kit......the wire pass through the holes in the deck and come back up to run the next one.  what is happening,  is when I start to fit the deck in place {all this is done off the model},  the  wires either go limp or a few of them are pulling out of the holes....the glue isn't holding them.   it will mean that I may have some reconstruction to do,  but I will use eye bolts instead.........don't know why I didn't think of that before :default_wallbash:   

 

I like the way you think!  ;)    do the sprues have part numbers?  thanks for the tips here......it may just bring her back to the table  :) 

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:D  :D  :D  the sprue is what the boats were molded to.   injection molding.........either the sprue has a part number,  or there is a number in the instructions.   do the instructions show the diagrams of the sheets {wood and plastic} and detail the part numbers?

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Popeye:

 

OK, got it.  I gave you measurements for two boats.  The larger one is 2960, and the smaller one is 2961 (they are called "dingy" and "cutter" respectively in the English instructions.  These part numbers are unique to the Titanic kit.

 

If you call Ages of Sail, ask for James.  He's really good, and sometimes they keep an open kit around to cannibalize for missing parts.  You might be able to persuade him to sell you a "sprue" from that vs. ordering from Amati.  Two "sprues" come with the kit.  

 

Regards,

David

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TITANIC IS FINALLY FINISHED!

 

I have posted completion pictures in the Gallery of completed kit ships, but I couldn't resist this one that shows the "place of honor" for this model in my office.  Ensures that I will look at it multiple times each day.  😁

 

A few final construction notes.  Some of these you'll see better in the Gallery pictures:

  1. The kit instructions use a plain wood dowel painted brown for the masts.  Couldn't stand that idea so I found a walnut dowel of the same size and used that.
  2. I bought a finished walnut base.  The kit includes a MDF base, but I've never figured out how to make one of those look like wood, and I didn't want a black base under this one.
  3. You'll see a yellow stripe down the side between the white and black parts of the structure.  This is in the box picture, but not in the instructions.  I did it by using the planking strips, which were perfectly sized, and pre-painting them.
  4. Even conserving the supplied rigging thread, I ran out after rigging the Marconi antenna and didn't have enough for the leads down to the ship, so I used some spare from another kit.

I wanted to get this done this week as we are headed off for 5-6 weeks for a long Asia trip.  When back and time adjusted, I'm going to do the Dumas Chris Craft Commuter next.  Should be a different challenge to get the finish right.

 

Thanks to all who have followed this build -- for your encouragement and help.

 

Regards,

David

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