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  • From: Hastings
New here - Critique
Posted by DanDonde on Monday, December 19, 2016 7:21 AM

Hi I'm Dan.

I'm new to this forum. I have been a model maker for around 25 years and have always built aircraft and armour. Recently I'd grown a little tired of the subject matter so fancied a change.

I've always been fascinated with the story of RMS Titanic and, as we just moved to a Victorian house, I thought I'd build a large scale model of her to compliment the house.

After some research I chose the Academy 1/400 kit and also purchase Eduards etch set to go with it.

Anyway, I have a few pictures of my build so far. All critique is welcome as ship modelling is very to me. I'm mostly concerned about the rigging! I'll upload them as soon as my membership trial period is up.

If you're interested to see my progress so far, I have a YouTube Channel where here is a video of the fist part of this build. You can get to it here - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

I'd really welcome any advice and things to look out for when buildign a ship.

 

Thank you


Dan

Tags: academy , boat , ship , titanic

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, December 19, 2016 2:30 PM

Welcome to the mad house.  Lots of help available if needed.  When you are able, post upa thread in the ships page with a work in progress (WIP).  You will have quite a few followers.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 19, 2016 2:37 PM

Welcome aboard.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, December 19, 2016 3:06 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

Lots of great ship modelers in the ship section of these froums. Don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what we're here for.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 19, 2016 4:14 PM

Hi Dan, Welcome Sign

I'm a ship modeler who will take a brake with armor and aircraft. What concerns do you have with the rigging?

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:03 AM

Okay DAN ;

 You asked for it ! All you will get here is helpful hints and about five thousand years of ship modeling spread out amongst us . Nah ! not that much , But we certainly will share our knowledge with you . Welcome Aboard ! Tanker - Builder

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Posted by DanDonde on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:56 AM

goldhammer

Welcome to the mad house.  Lots of help available if needed.  When you are able, post upa thread in the ships page with a work in progress (WIP).  You will have quite a few followers.

 

 

Thank you. I will put some pictures up when I'm allowed. I did a little more last night just to keep the momentum up!

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by DanDonde on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:56 AM

Thank you

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by DanDonde on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:57 AM

fox

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

Lots of great ship modelers in the ship section of these froums. Don't be afraid to ask for help. That's what we're here for.

Jim  Captain

 

Thank you Jim. I am in awe of some of the work and knowle I've seen here so far!

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by DanDonde on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 5:59 AM

modelcrazy

Hi Dan, Welcome Sign

I'm a ship modeler who will take a brake with armor and aircraft. What concerns do you have with the rigging?

 

It just seems so complex! There are plans in the kit which aren't exactly that clear. I'm not a rivet counter by any means but I also want it to at least look correct. I've a feeling I'll utter some rude words during the riggin stage. Do ou use CA to fix the rigging points or any suggestions in keeping it taut?

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by DanDonde on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:00 AM

Tanker - Builder

Okay DAN ;

 You asked for it ! All you will get here is helpful hints and about five thousand years of ship modeling spread out amongst us . Nah ! not that much , But we certainly will share our knowledge with you . Welcome Aboard ! Tanker - Builder

 

 

Ha! Thank you. I'm blown away by the work I've seen on here so far.

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by Toshi on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:23 AM

Welcome to the forums!

Toshi

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  • From: Hastings
Posted by DanDonde on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:08 AM
Thank you

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:40 AM

Welcome to FineScale, Dan!  Ambitious project, but you'll do just fine!

Best regards,

Brad

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:51 AM
Dan, a lot of guys use EZ-line or fly fishing line for the rigging, I prefer stretched sprue myself. I can vary the size of it from thick to the width of a hair.
Yes you attach whichever product you use with CA.
As far as references for the rigging, I will look up pictures of the subject. I have found the rigging changes as the ship goes through upgrades, however for the Titanic you should be able to find a vast amount of reference pictures. I don’t worry about getting everything perfect, unless it’s going to a museum no one will know the difference.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 1:25 PM

Have a look at the TRMA website:

titanic-model.com

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Posted by DanDonde on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:07 AM

modelcrazy
Dan, a lot of guys use EZ-line or fly fishing line for the rigging, I prefer stretched sprue myself. I can vary the size of it from thick to the width of a hair.
Yes you attach whichever product you use with CA.
As far as references for the rigging, I will look up pictures of the subject. I have found the rigging changes as the ship goes through upgrades, however for the Titanic you should be able to find a vast amount of reference pictures. I don’t worry about getting everything perfect, unless it’s going to a museum no one will know the difference.
 

 

Thank you. I've noticed some rigging changes in my research but having not built a ship before I'm still a tad overwhelmed. I've got plenty of building left to do before I reach that stage but thank you for the advice and you're so correct, it needs to look 'right' not be a museum quality! 

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by DanDonde on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:07 AM

GMorrison

Have a look at the TRMA website:

titanic-model.com

 

Thank you. A great source of info. I've also joined their forums.

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by DanDonde on Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:31 AM

Hello!

 

Well, we had a baby which put the build on hold but here is the link to my second build video (it's shorter as I'd not got much done!)

Let me know what you think!

Video 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTTvu0tzoH8

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:48 PM
Welcome to the Forum, Dan! Nice work on Titanic. The detail and little PE parts are amazing.

 Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Gerhard on Monday, January 23, 2017 10:00 AM
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Posted by fright on Monday, January 23, 2017 10:12 PM

Welcome Sign to the site. As a newbie, I immediately found that there is some amazing modeling going on in here and some great people willing to help out. 

 

Robert O

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Posted by DanDonde on Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:56 AM
Please excuse for my absence. Our little girl was born at the start of January and then I decided to build a bespoke desk in my modelling room so I've been a bit pre-occupied! (link to video of the desk build - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FTZGUFLp8U )
 
Anyway, here are some recent pictures of this build. I have also run into an issue. Now the three decks are together and the superstructure sides are in place the entire assembly has a bend in it. Now normally I can get around this but as it's fully assembled and painted I have backed myself into a corner. When I put the assembly onto the hull the two ends meet but the centre part stands a good 1cm clear. Its s solid that it requires a LOT of pressure to correct which I just can't see glue and clamping solving. Any ideas are very much appreciated!
 

 

Thanks and I'll update this post again soon.

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 23, 2017 12:32 PM

Hi Dan,

I would have to see the assembly. Did you post this problem in the ships area? There are several members there that would have an answer for you.

Go ahead and start a WIP thread as there as well so others can follow along.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

  • Member since
    December, 2016
  • From: Hastings
Posted by DanDonde on Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:55 PM

Hi Steve

 

I still can't upload pictures for some reason?? 

I will send a help message and update ASAP. 

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, February 24, 2017 8:50 AM

Hi Dan ;

   Welcome first and foremost to the best bunch of plastic and resin crunchers around ( My opinion anyway ). Now you asked for a critique ? Be careful what you ask for here .

 I don't pull punches as I love ships and anything to do with them . Captained the real ones ( Tankers ) when they were small city blocks that couldn't do the canal . You think parking a Buick was hard . Try to parallel park one of those beasts LOL.LOL. We will be glad to help in any way we can . Tanker - Builder

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, February 24, 2017 8:54 AM

Hey !

If your pieces are doing the bridge curve thing try this . Keep it clamped , Put fresh liquid glue on the parts rather heavy and put a weight in the middle until it slowly gets straight .

 This can work , But If you can , and the joints are somewhat soft seperate them and do it over .

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Posted by DanDonde on Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:39 AM

Thank you for the advice

 

I hope this picture link works https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nXTdYD3J7lHwby4o4w5SAMA7QZExRpCxwg

 

The force needed to make the two parts meets is a great deal. I c't see where I've gone wrong as the superstructure is perfectly level.

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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    December, 2016
  • From: Hastings
Posted by DanDonde on Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:05 AM

Hi and thank you. Ships are an unknown for me so it's been a learning curve so far!

I find peace in tiny pieces of plastic and the sound of a compressor

My YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/DanDondeModelling

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