Vinny wrote:[smilie=rofl.gif] Sorry G! Anyway, there's no point in going all out on lovely wooden decks and then not bothering to drill out the portholes at the back... you'd never forgive yourself!
C'mere, I was watching a documentary on it the other night... is there a visible expansion joint on the model? Should be in or around the centre.
She had 2 expansion joints...1 between number 1 and 2 funnel and another further astern between numbers 3 and 4 funnels..at this scale they would be hard to see unless the margin planks are shown in the decking.
This is a very nice kit, the etched brass pieces really add some good detail. since you are drilling the portholes have you considered adding lights to the model...some fibre optics would really bring the whole ship to life and not that hard to do while the superstructure is off.
The way I stick them together there will be expansion joints all over the shop
On the Fibre optics, I do that for my Locos but I won't be doing it on this one as I did not drill out the hill portholes. Any way my model is going to be sailing during the day.
On the next one I'll take a look down that route as this may end up in someone elses house.
You're right Luke, at that scale it probably isn't noticeable anyway... it would just be like a pen line in width I reckon. The line is shown in the photo below.
Lighting her up would be amazing alright but a lot of extra work (and maybe expense... I'm not familiar with the price of these mini LEDs). Definitely something to consider if the time came to build a second one.
Crazy rivet counting modelling website about the Titanic here for you George!
Vinny wrote:Oh yes!! Now that looks quality dude. Those decks were worth it... they really make the kit. I didn't realise there were moulded on seats on the deck. Did you get etched ones to replace them?
That cut was nasty alright... I can't believe you were out the other night with that open wound exposed in the pubs!
Anyway, I'll be watching this with great interest!
The only wound exposed was his eviscerated pride due to the humiliating ineptitude of his big man hands
Forgot about this one, Up in the Loft the other day day and spotted it so it is back on again. the rest of the decks and now layered with the laser cut wood and some little bits have been re done, re sprayed and the Funnels re sprayed. Deliberating if to get Etched window set or not, Already tipping the 100 notes spend on the kit an deck alone here.
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