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About VonHoldinghausen

  • Birthday 03/11/1967

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    Linköping Sweden

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  1. I guess the number on the back of it might be the interesting one....maybe :) Cheers
  2. Hej granne Welcome aboard! Cheers!
  3. OcCre has a new kit on the Beagle in 1/60 out now. Cheers
  4. Their more recent ship kits are very high quality. Cheers!
  5. Wonderful pictures, thank you! Do we know anything of the colors of the "dingys" and "lifeboats" of Standart? The yacht herself was black, but I recall having read somewhere that these were very very dark blue (and white). Any info on this would be wonderful. Kind regards
  6. Hi Nice build! I just wanted to tell you that the letters beneath the crowned king, is supposed to be: G A R S Looks like the moulding is a tad off from the manufacturer. G A R S is for: Gustaphus Adolphus Rex Sueceae (Gustav Adolf King (of) Sweden) in latin. Those letters are clearer on the actual ship. Cheers!
  7. Hi everyone These guys have got their winter sale on now. They have a massive selection of books covering all sorts. https://www.naval-military-press.com/product-category/other-categories/naval-mercantile-history/ They have every sort of era you can think (models are even included Some very very good prices, up to 85% discount. My package is on its way for sure Cheers!
  8. Thank you Popeye. This is what I also found. The place on FB seems rather dead...not much going on. Sad, as there were a great number of fine models beeing built over at TRMA. "The Rivet-Counter Tutorial" seems to be still available though: http://www.rivet-counter.com/ I guess you have seen it. It is a vast summary of changes/alterations/modifications that has to be done to the Minicraft 1/350 Titanic to turn the kit into a correct representation of the Titanic. Cheers!
  9. Hello Lou I will consider starting a build log, even though I am unsure that would be ok, as the build was already started somewhere else. Thanks for the interest! The kit for sure has some flaws :) Firstly, it is an old kit, with its big big fit issues and very bad mouldings. Secondly it is NOT correct in MANY ways, and lacks much detail (as it is an old kit) compared to todays standards. The kit does in many parts depict the Olympic, more than the Titanic (mainly the outlay of A-deck or "promenade deck" below the Boat-deck). To turn her into a "correct" model of the Titanic, there are about 1200 corrections/alterations to be done :) You can read about them in "The Rivet Counter Tutorial" here: http://www.rivet-counter.com/ This is a VAST instruction on how to fix all the problems/faults in this Titanic-kit ONLY, and improve it, all in 51 (fiftyone) chapters :P ENJOY ;) Kind regards,
  10. This is the state of my Titanic 1/350 from Minicraft. There is no build log for her here, as I started this before I became a member here on MSW. There was a log though over at TRMA (Titanic Modelling and Research Association), but that place suddenly just dissapeared from the known universe. Thanks for looking. Cheers!
  11. Fire in the coal bunkers was not uncommon those days. Even the coal alone grinding on to itself was enough to produce the heat in the bunkers. This theory has been tested time and again and has been proven not to have had a significant impact on the hullplates. The ship DID travel further south than was common, due to ice. Her speed was NOT uncommonly high under these circumstances. In fact her manouverability was good. In many cases up to todays standards. During her trials she stopped from about 21 knots to 0 in about 3,5 times the length of her hull. Ok even today for such a tonnage. Cant give you any evidence for this. I have read too many books on her to remember the pages and titles. This one is hugely detailed: "On a Sea of Glass" by Fitch, Layton and Wormstedt, ISBN 9781445614373, 430 pages And also: "Titanic - The Ship Magnificent" 2 volumes, by Beveridge, Andrews, Hall, Klistorner and Braunschweiger. The History Press, about 1100 pages (One thousand one hundred ) Cheers
  12. White Star actually NEVER said she was unsinkable. That was something that (as still happends so very often today on many things) media put forth, probably as a comment on her water tight compartments and so forth. This is very important I would say, as half of the interest in her demice stems from her beeing called (promised to be?!) unsinkable. Cheers
  13. Having seen Darias build In Real Life, I can tell you guys that the schooner looks fantastic this far! A very clean and precise build. Very well done!
  14. Hi As far as I know, this is a concept and a construction by F.H. Chapman. Check out this wonderful volume on him: "FH Chapman: The First Naval Architect and His Work" by Daniel G Harris ISBN (old style) 0851774865 Conway Press Great build! Cheers!

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