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Outclassed
Posted by armor 2.0 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:07 PM

I bought a 1/350 titanic what the #### was I thinking that is one big ship especially when you paint with a brush.I will be painting individual parts until winter I just hope I don' get discouraged because it don' seem lIke I'm accomplish anything. Put it in the box never to return .it needed this like hole in the head seem like a good idea at the time.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:30 PM

You were going to drill ports and all that stuff. Why not keep it straightforward. Build OOB and paint it with black and white spray cans? It should go together ok.

You can do it!

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:51 PM

GMorrison

You were going to drill ports and all that stuff. Why not keep it straightforward. Build OOB and paint it with black and white spray cans? It should go together ok.

You can do it!

 

I already got all the port holes drilled got all three colors on hull and most of Deck floor pieces painted the part that discourage I don' have anything put togther. Just a hole bunch of pieces kind of intimidating. Never built anything this big.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 6:54 PM
A lot of builds are like that,sometimes you slog away with sub assemblies and it doesn’t feel like you are getting anywhere,then all of a sudden you reach the point where things come together and you feel you are getting somewhere.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:56 AM

I find, with a few exceptions, that ship kits are major builds that take the most time of any genre.  Consequently, I often build them in spurts, working three or four weeks on one, then put it up on my "temporary" shelf while I build an easier project.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:25 AM

armor 2.0

I bought a 1/350 titanic what the #### was I thinking that is one big ship especially when you paint with a brush.I will be painting individual parts until winter I just hope I don' get discouraged because it don' seem lIke I'm accomplish anything. Put it in the box never to return .it needed this like hole in the head seem like a good idea at the time.

 

Hence my recommendation to a ship model NOOB that they start with a learner kit of a destroyer-sized subject.  (Note: modern destroyers are the size of WWII cruisers).  Many NOOBs want to build the biggest, baddest, most accurate model of a battleship, carrier, ill-fated liner that there ever was.  They need to slow down and learn.  

I recommend 1:350 scale to allow your 15 dancing thumbs the opportunity to learn muscle memory - then transfer that to a smaller or larger subject.

Ship modeling has a different set of challenges than does other genre's, especially when you start adding details.   A naval ship has one to perhaps 4 colors that can be easliy painted, no #10 brush lining windows.  A destroyer has a limited number of subassembiles; 5 gun houses for a Fletcher versus 10 or more on a battleship or a whole airwing on a carrier.   How many boats and davit sets are on your Titanic?

A smaller-sized subject allows you to see progress.   You don't feel that, damn this thing is too big/complicated -- I'm just going to put it away.  In two years the started kit gets sold at the club auction for pennies on the dollar

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 12:36 PM

EdGrune

 

 
armor 2.0

I bought a 1/350 titanic what the #### was I thinking that is one big ship especially when you paint with a brush.I will be painting individual parts until winter I just hope I don' get discouraged because it don' seem lIke I'm accomplish anything. Put it in the box never to return .it needed this like hole in the head seem like a good idea at the time.

 

 

 

Hence my recommendation to a ship model NOOB that they start with a learner kit of a destroyer-sized subject.  (Note: modern destroyers are the size of WWII cruisers).  Many NOOBs want to build the biggest, baddest, most accurate model of a battleship, carrier, ill-fated liner that there ever was.  They need to slow down and learn.  

I recommend 1:350 scale to allow your 15 dancing thumbs the opportunity to learn muscle memory - then transfer that to a smaller or larger subject.

Ship modeling has a different set of challenges than does other genre's, especially when you start adding details.   A naval ship has one to perhaps 4 colors that can be easliy painted, no #10 brush lining windows.  A destroyer has a limited number of subassembiles; 5 gun houses for a Fletcher versus 10 or more on a battleship or a whole airwing on a carrier.   How many boats and davit sets are on your Titanic?

A smaller-sized subject allows you to see progress.   You don't feel that, damn this thing is too big/complicated -- I'm just going to put it away.  In two years the started kit gets sold at the club auction for pennies on the dollar

 

Just expressing feeling a person has to start somewhere a noop lm not built a few 1/700 ships .as far as it going to the closet and sold for pennies on the dollar your wrong. I will be sure to post a picture this fall and show you

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 1:26 PM

armor 2.0

I bought a 1/350 titanic what the #### was I thinking that is one big ship especially when you paint with a brush.I will be painting individual parts until winter I just hope I don' get discouraged because it don' seem lIke I'm accomplish anything. Put it in the box never to return .it needed this like hole in the head seem like a good idea at the time.

 
The Shelf of Doom beckons....

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 4:02 PM

the Baron

 

 
armor 2.0

I bought a 1/350 titanic what the #### was I thinking that is one big ship especially when you paint with a brush.I will be painting individual parts until winter I just hope I don' get discouraged because it don' seem lIke I'm accomplish anything. Put it in the box never to return .it needed this like hole in the head seem like a good idea at the time.

 

 

 
The Shelf of Doom beckons....
 

Is that in the freezer next to the ice cube tray?

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 5:35 PM

GMorrison

 

 
the Baron

 

 
armor 2.0

I bought a 1/350 titanic what the #### was I thinking that is one big ship especially when you paint with a brush.I will be painting individual parts until winter I just hope I don' get discouraged because it don' seem lIke I'm accomplish anything. Put it in the box never to return .it needed this like hole in the head seem like a good idea at the time.

 

 

 
The Shelf of Doom beckons....
 

 

 

Is that in the freezer next to the ice cube tray?

 

 

you all really know how to motivate a person

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 5:41 PM

Beverage of choice helps while looking at it, contemplating the next step......

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 6:26 PM

goldhammer

Beverage of choice helps while looking at it, contemplating the next step......

 

 10-4

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 9:26 PM

I have built several ships in my time, starting with the old Renwals and box scale Revell and Monogram as well as others.  Right now I'm on a project that someone asked me to do for them, the 1/350th Akagi aircraft carrier.  I have never seen so many trees of parts for a warship.  But this thing was a monster in its day.  Just after I opened the box and did a quick look at what was in store, it went up on my safe while I did something simplier, the 1/350 NX-01 Enterprise, with lights.  Next I went for the I-19 and I-400 subs to sort of work up to the Akagi.  You might want to put it aside for a short time and go to something easier.  If you want, I can sent you a couple ships that should be easier and give you some experience to make it easier to take on teh Titanic.  If you're interested, send me a note with your address and I'll get them out to you.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:20 PM

Ha - I had mine out on the bench for a few days and took a long look at it and it's back in the stash.  I'm more concerned about the bench real-estate. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:49 PM

ikar01

Right now I'm on a project that someone asked me to do for them, the 1/350th Akagi aircraft carrier.  I have never seen so many trees of parts for a warship.  But this thing was a monster in its day.  Just after I opened the box and did a quick look at what was in store, it went up on my safe while I did something simplier...

That mirrors my experience exactly! The 1/350 Akagi is a monster of a kit. It's both awe inspiring and intimidating at once.

I put it back on the shelf for after retirement because it's what I think of as a "siege project", where little victories over an expanse of time ultimately wins the day. It will take months, perhaps even years to do the model justice. That's time I just cannot devote to it now.

Like the others have said, working at that scale is a real challenge sometimes. Ship modelers are a different breed to themselves. They really do their homework when it comes to research and some of them have the hands of a surgeon it getting the details right and to scale. They really pay their dues.

Ikar, that's a generous offer and a very classy move to offer the OP a bit of mentoring. My hat is off to you - well played, sir!

 

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 1:40 AM

Sir I thank you so much for your kind and generous offer .in reality I would feel like lm taking advantage of your kindness because at this time I don' even have money to pay shipping. Your kindness and thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated. 

Armor

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