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Wieltje
#61 Posted : 27 October 2014 01:50:35

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The deck you see here will probably not be planked at all. Once finished it's almost impossible to see it because
it's behind the outer windows that will be added later. ( looking like the plank right below this deck) . But planking is
still a headache to me. Billing Boats has not intented any deck planking at all. But if you take a look at Dave's incredible
work in this field with his Titanic you will understand that I still might start some planking, at least at the more visible
decks. We 'll see :-)
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#62 Posted : 27 October 2014 09:51:14

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Those windows look wonderful and so delicate.

What I find really odd is that on such a large and detailed kit billings have omitted the deck planking detail. At this scale it's certainly something that would be seen and these ships had some lovely varnished decking.

Hope the rest of your build goes well.

Happy Modelling

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#63 Posted : 29 October 2014 19:45:16

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birdaj2 wrote:
Those windows look wonderful and so delicate.

What I find really odd is that on such a large and detailed kit billings have omitted the deck planking detail. At this scale it's certainly something that would be seen and these ships had some lovely varnished decking.

Hope the rest of your build goes well.



I might indeed start planking the decks, but I intend to only do so on the visible parts. If I'm well informed Titanic had pinewood planking. If we start from 5 inch wide
planks (12,5 cm) I need 0.8 mm ( 1/32 ") planks on the 1:144 scale. Please look at the fantastic example by Dave, elsewhere on Modelspace (Titanic 1:144) if you haven't done
so yet :-) Yes: the windows provided by Billing Boats are very, very fine. Rather difficult to remove from the provided metalsheet. But if you take care, the result is fine :-)
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#64 Posted : 29 October 2014 20:54:47

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#65 Posted : 05 November 2014 00:39:36

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Building plans show a wooden structure to be build just to push the chimneys into an oval shape.
In practise that prooved to be totally impossible ; once you remove the wooden structure the chimney
returns to its round shape, even if you leave it bent for days on end. The following pictures show the
solution I found for this problem. Make a peace of wood about 1 cm shorter than the chimney and exactly
5 cm wide. (this is a fraction less than 2 inches). Round the edges with sandpaper and introduce the wood
into the bent chimney that will now not return to its almost perfect round shape. Laugh
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#66 Posted : 05 November 2014 11:06:55

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Great work the build Wietje. Love the detail and look forward to your progress.

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#67 Posted : 05 November 2014 12:18:03

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Just Amazing Mate I love your work and your attention to detail.ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp

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#68 Posted : 13 November 2014 23:53:22

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The brass tubes for the funnels have to be heated to cherry red with a blow torch and then allowed to cool. This then allows the tubes to be squeezed (annealed) into shape. It is a common metal work practice when wanting to change the shape of metal pieces. However the oval wooden pieces on which the funnels sit appear small for the size of finished tube shape. Not sure why it is not a precise fit when other parts seem to be a good fit.

Stuart
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Good morning,

I've been following your Titanic build with great interest, I'm building her myself.
I'm not as advanced as you in the build. I'm making a few modifications to the build, I decided to build her with three working propellers, I've purchased 1/144 photo etch from Peter Davies-Garner and I've decided to replicate the hull plating in more detail. The plan is to use 0.38mm styrene and cut each individual hull plate and completely cover the hull the add the photo etch and drill out the port holes.
Here's a few photos of my progress.

Kind regards,

Andrew

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Lovely work Wieltje, really coming along nowBigGrin



@ atucker1985 - Welcome to Modelspace Andrew, you also have a nice build going on there and some good ideas. Why not begin your own build diary so we can see your progress in more detail?

http://forum.model-space....aspx?g=topics&f=23

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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the welcome! Hopefully I'll start a build log tonight when I get home.

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Andrew
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#72 Posted : 17 November 2014 11:55:42

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atucker1985 wrote:
Good morning,

I've been following your Titanic build with great interest, I'm building her myself.
I'm not as advanced as you in the build. I'm making a few modifications to the build, I decided to build her with three working propellers, I've purchased 1/144 photo etch from Peter Davies-Garner and I've decided to replicate the hull plating in more detail. The plan is to use 0.38mm styrene and cut each individual hull plate and completely cover the hull the add the photo etch and drill out the port holes.
Here's a few photos of my progress.

Kind regards,

Andrew


Always good to find someone else building this fine ship. The more I progress in the build the more I like this model kit. Indeed , we can improve on it by adding better hull planking, deck planking, ... but in general I especially enjoy the fact that things always fit to perfection. In most ships I have build before this one
that was certainly not the case.
Hope to find your own building diary soon. From your current pictures I can only see one. (always downloads the same one). If you reduce your pictures to 640 x 480 they will show on the page itself without a download.
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#73 Posted : 17 November 2014 22:27:42

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atucker1985 wrote:
Hi Steve,

Thanks for the welcome! Hopefully I'll start a build log tonight when I get home.

Regards,

Andrew

Andrew like you I would like to improve on this model with the benefit of the Garner photo etch sheets were did you get them from? Regards. John
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Hi Wieltje,
have you stop your works?
I'm waiting for your progresses...

Wieltje
#75 Posted : 25 December 2014 02:28:46

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bianco64squalo wrote:
Hi Wieltje,
have you stop your works?
I'm waiting for your progresses...



Unless I would be taken ill, you can be sure I will continue working on this model.
However progress is a bit slow now. Putting up the walls and deck details takes a lot of
time. Most parts have to be painted (2 or 3 layers) before mounting them which results in
waiting and waiting and waiting for ages to let the paint dry out ;-) The added objects
are often so small in comparison to this big ship that progress pictures do not show a lot.
I promise to post an update soon after the new year start :-) :-) In the meantime I can assure
you: SHE LOOKS GREAT !
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BigGrin Hi Wieltje

Looks like the beast is growing in stature and i can recognise the stage your at lots of painting and preparation that takes more time than anything going on the hull/decks but done properly as im sure you are doing then she can only be a credit to your skills.

A merry xmas to you and your family.

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#77 Posted : 17 January 2015 21:51:17

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When can we expect another update? Following this build with great interest
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RMS Titanic 1/250 (third time)

Completed
RMS Titanic 1/250 (twice), DK Bismarck 1/200, RMS Queen Mary 2 1/400, HMS Hood 1/200
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#78 Posted : 02 February 2015 16:14:55

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She's still growing, but building all the details takes hours and hours and hours. Not easy at all! Even though the model
is 2 meters long, it's still a 1:144 scale which means that an object like a bench is about 6 or 7 mm high on the model (see fotographs...)
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Looking fantastic very nice build edging closer to putting this on my wants list

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Looks superb, excellent work and a pleasure to see..... Very well done...Drool Drool

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