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PostSubject: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 23 May 2013, 4:11 am

Ahoy Sailors

                Here is a build I will do here on the forum I would love to have a nickel for every 1/350 scale Titanic I have built I can go on a vacation for three weeks this makes the 30th titanic (I have built. This kit is the older version of the kit compared to the accurate version they say only thing is not accurate on the kit is the anchor well deck on the Forcastle deck.  I Remember my first purchase of the kit it was in 1974 when it was first released to the modeling world. The Hull came Pre-painted retail cost back then was $19.95 now a whopping $100.00 or more the kit went up 7 times the cost when it was first released........ Still to this day its still the number one first 1/50 scale kit anywhere in the world there are bigger kits out there but this kit fills the bill and still going stronger then ever along with the cost of the kit ion todays market value............. This kit will be built straight from the box no PE etch fittings and other after market parts available for this kit............... For the railing I will show you a trick during the build that will make the kits railings come to life...........Its going to be a long build so keep the coffee or Tea pot brewing. \


              Okay the Build has just begun on the following shots shows the painting of the hull and the box top it came in to. The Hull was primed first using light gray when dry the waterline was masked off and airbrushed using red oxide anti fouling paint. when it was dried the waterline was masked off again and the black was applied the thee screws were attached, now I am letting the hull unit dry over night tomorrow The White trim will be added. A personal note the best thing I like about the older kit is the screws were gold plated now with the newer kits they went cheap they stopped using gold plating and went ahead molded them in black plastic you the modeler will have to do all the painting of gold or brass color. When it comes to the anchor well deck on the focastle deck a small portion will have to be removed its the only plastic surgery involved in the kit other then thsa5t there are no stops. Here is the update shots.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 23 May 2013, 4:36 am

Looking good Franklyn. Did you do that work using a paintbrush or an airbrush? I tend to use both methods.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 23 May 2013, 6:23 am

Good start Franklyn, going to be watching this one for sure. John
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 23 May 2013, 9:24 am

Nice on Franklyn, I'm looking forward to this.

The Titanic was 269m long so this must be around 770mm. That's a big model.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 23 May 2013, 4:38 pm

Lookin' good Franklyn! Can't wait to see more on this great ship! The paintwork looks great so far! Keep them updates comin'! I'm watchin' this.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 23 May 2013, 5:04 pm

Very interesting, Liking what I am seeing. I will follow along all the way.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Mon 27 May 2013, 9:59 pm

Ahoy Fellows
Thank you all for your wonderful replies. Between spring cleaning and other honey do list sure has taken its toll on my model building time now its all over with and its time to get the building of the Titanic underway.......... Okay after everything has dried to touch its time to paint the white trim masking the hull down the white trim has been added letting this dry next I will apply the gold trim that divides the black and white of the hull typical white star line gold trim that was applied to all white star steamers of that era....... After the gold trim has been added the decking will follow. Here are the update build report.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Mon 27 May 2013, 10:09 pm

Adding the white made a big difference. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Tue 28 May 2013, 4:21 am

Stunning ship! I agree with Buck on the white! Can't wait to see more updates on this as I have one of my own.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Tue 28 May 2013, 10:49 pm

Cool !! I'll enjoy watching his baby come togetheerr.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Tue 28 May 2013, 11:55 pm

When we see the model the reality is that, the immensity of the ship doesn't mean it was beyond being the same as other ships. It still needed everything all the others had in order to sail the ocean.
I'll be following this like everyone else. It's a kit in a size we rarely see. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 29 May 2013, 1:15 am

nice start on the build i'll be following too
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 29 May 2013, 2:00 am

Ahoy



Thanks Fellas again for all of your replies lastly on the hull is the gold trim I applied the gold trim using 3/64 striping tape found in most hobby shops everywhere located in the RC Department............ Once the gold trim has been applied I went ahead and airbrushed the all of the decks using teak colored paint at first I was going to give the decks a wash of light brown color to simulate the caulkings but looking at close range no need to do so. on the next update pictures shows the gold trim added to the hull now its time for deck assemblies.




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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 29 May 2013, 3:59 am

Neat job with the tape. It's good watching the maestro at work. 001
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 29 May 2013, 4:33 pm

The tape is an excellent idea. Looks great too.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 29 May 2013, 6:09 pm

Great job! That's a great way to get a perfect tape line. I'll have to keep my eyes open for that the next time I'm in Hobby Lobby or my local hobby shop. Keep up the great work! It's lookin' perfect.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 30 May 2013, 2:03 am

Tumbler75 wrote:
Great job! That's a great way to get a perfect tape line. I'll have to keep my eyes open for that the next time I'm in Hobby Lobby or my local hobby shop. Keep up the great work! It's lookin' perfect.


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thanks buddy for your reply stay tuned I have another update in 5 minutes on the newer 1/350 Titanic kits they have a yellow that's suppose to be gold in color but they assumed that yellow stands out more then gold. your 100% correct the striping tape is the best procedure to use on making fine trim lines. Thanks my friend.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 30 May 2013, 2:12 am

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Okay fellas time for another update, for the update build report of the day I have went ahead and glued down the decks using Ambroid Pro weld liquid glue this stuff is stronger then plastic it is applied with a brush. Once the decks have dried I went ahead and started fitting out the fore deck on the bow a lot more work will be added I like working forward and aft.......... The roller chocks bitts, and anchor chain plates and gypsy heads were painted flat black later I will give them a wash of black green. I also added the bower anchor crain and the Third class delivery room skylight which will be painted out to simulate the window openings lots to do. next on the fore deck the steam plates will be added and their valves too. this will be a slow build, Ship building is a slow procedure but in your eyes you can see how this ship is coming together. Here is the update for the night more tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 30 May 2013, 3:37 am

Wow! That's amazing! I can see the direction you are heading with this. It's simply amazing the li'l details make a build like this come to life. Great job!

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 30 May 2013, 4:35 am

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Thu 30 May 2013, 9:53 pm

Looking good, Franklyn. I've been following since I just bought the new Academy Titanic. I'll have to do your striping tape trick for the gold when the time comes.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 4:23 am

Ahoy
Thanks fellas for your replies sorry for not keeping up with the build been to bust with house stuff and long waited honey do list........... no back at the bench here is a update for the evening I will post more tomorrow. On the focsal deck I have installed the anchor chains and gave them a wash of black green color. the 50ft promenade deck superstructure on port and starboard side have been painted and installed . On the well deck forward I added bulkhead frames the cargo hatch 2 and 3 have been painted and installed. the focasal deck is not glued on yet there is some more work that will need to be done before I cement same to the hull. Also the electrical conduit and steam valves have been attached. More update tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 5:28 am

When I see the doorways as the decks take shape I get a clear idea how massive the ship was. Good work so far, take your time. As the Passengers on that ship might have said, "It's the journey that should be fun." Thanx for fine pics!
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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 8:39 am

Lots of stuff going on here Franklyn. It's looking good.

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PostSubject: Re: Academy RMS TITANIC 1/350   Wed 05 Jun 2013, 10:27 am

Titanic describes my working life. I got sunk all the time LOL. But no disasters here Franklyn, you are steering a steady course with this job as usual. It's looking good. I like all the detail work you have put into the forecastle, it really brings it alive. 001
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