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TITANIC by torro - Mantua - scale 1:200


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I am currently buidling the TITANIC, Mantua scale 1:200. This model will be completed with PE-parts, such as windows, railings, ladders and more little stuff. Much information comes from the Titanic Research and Modelling Association,the book " RMS Titanic, a modelmaker's manual" by Peter Davies-Garner and CAD-drawings by Robert Hahn.

 

Here some pictures of what has been done so far :

 

fixing the frames and start with planking the hull :

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funnels with the rivet-pattern :

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lifeboats with PE-davits

 

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Eric

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some more pictures

 

cranes : the first one is with the cranemast as it comes  with the kit, second pic with PE-mast; don't know yet wich one to choose

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funnel n° 3, with the piping, not accuratly but i can live with that

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the inside of the hull will be lighted with a LED-strip, brightness can be adjusted trough a remote control

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deckplanking

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Eric

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Looks li a great start. I'm helping my 9 year old son build the classic Revell model of her. He's enjoying it and so am I. I built a couple of them when I was a kid and it brings back memories. Looking forward to seeing her progress. Odd we don't see more models of her on this site, she's such a famous ship.

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Update 12/01/2017

 

Planking of the hull is finally finished; especially the stern caused me a lot of problems.

Work to do in order to get this right.A3xX0M.jpg

 

 

 

Started with the first round of sanding the hull

 

Before :

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After :

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Next stage will be filling, sanding, filling, sanding, filling, sanding .............and then primer.

 

Learned a lesson : next build of such a length (1.300mm) i will use larger strips for planking the hull; i did it this time with the strips provided by the kit, only 2mm large; over such a length these strips twist and bend too much :cheers:

 

 

 

Eric

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Eric,

 

Nice start. It will be interesting following along. 

 

FYI Really wonderful 12 part series that ran a couple of years ago on American Television. It is about the actual construction from drawings to - of course - it sailing off at the end of the series.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Titanic-Blood-Steel-Jocobi/dp/B009AVCAE4

 

PS: You may need to purchase an EU formatted disc if you are interested..

 

Cheers

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Watched the new program about Titanic regarding the charcoal fire that had been burning in two starboard holders for three weeks. This while she still was in the yard, creating a weakness in one of the bulkheads and hull where temperature reached something between 500 and 1000°C!

The fire continued during her maiden voyage, using more coal than necessary.

This along with natural phenomena created confusion on the bridge and collision with the iceberg was inevitable.

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I wondered how the Mantua kit would looj like being build. I have the Billing kit to do. It is a larger scale model and has tons of photo-etch parts. Will watch as you build this one.

 

The kit looks good, although the building instructions could be better. I will use PE-parts by Tom's Modelworks and Minibrass.

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I wondered how the Mantua kit would looj like being build. I have the Billing kit to do. It is a larger scale model and has tons of photo-etch parts. Will watch as you build this one.

I regret now not having choosen de Billing kit, 1:200 is so small :(.

busy now with the deckchairs and benches in PE-parts, OMG, will post some pictures later on

 

Eric

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Eric,

I would like to apologize for the error,

I found the website, so for anyone else to be building Titanic the link is as follow

http://www.minibrass.com/index.php

 

No problem, since I use both Minibrass and Tom's Modelworks. Tom's Modelworks are only 0,15mm thick while the Minibrass' parts have a thickness of 0,45mm. So you can imagine the difference while bending the parts. I am already affraid starting with the railings from TMM.

 

Eric

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