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Making a Cardstock Titanic

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Making a Cardstock Titanic
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:47 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:50 AM

Found the kit at a thrift store for $3.99

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 11:50 AM

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:03 PM

Oh My!

 That looks like the Schreiber kit .If I am not mistaken.Or one of the Polish really good ones!But, looking carefully at the enlarged picture.I really don't recognize it.Perforated paper construction? What's the Brand name? Possibly Ribbet? 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:12 PM

Sterling Innovations is the brand.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:16 PM

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, August 18, 2019 1:52 PM

Hmm;

    There is some really strange pattern shapes there. Please keep building.This has me fascinated - Tanker Builder.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:06 PM

Yes it is weird.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, August 19, 2019 2:38 AM

Installing deck fixtures.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, August 19, 2019 2:38 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:38 AM

To form the smokestacks,I rolled them around a 10 mm socket.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:38 AM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:19 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:01 PM

Starting to put the sides on.As per the instructions,I will glue it one section at a time.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 3:01 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:57 PM

This kit is strange...there is no bottom to the hull!Weird!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:49 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:29 AM

Installed the railing cranes and boats.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:29 AM
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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, August 24, 2019 4:05 PM

Hey Philo!

   That is kinda Weird. I think they Missed the boat on the instructions .Looks okay. You can make a bottom. Just stiffen the edges with thin poster stock and then glue a bottom shaped plate to it.

      I hope you will take what I say next in the right way. This isn't criticising your skills.The foredeck and after decks should be even with the top edge of the white in their area. These were raised above the cargo decks on the ship.  T.B.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:21 PM

Hello Philo!

I also wouldn't want you to take my maessage as criticism, I just think the kit, or the development of the Titanic you are working with is poor or maybe very poor.

Working with model kits (not only paper) it's worth to keep some things in mind:

-don't rush it take your time (that's kinda obvious)

-check for straightness often (especially true in case of paper models)

-check your references, kits are not the ultimate truth an can and should be corrected (that Titanic is the best example here)

If you like, there are many better paper model kits of the Titanic - Maly Modelarz, Fly Model, JSC and Szkutnik all make one. GPM makes a paper diorama of the sinking Titanic - I have to show you that:

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 5:36 PM

Poor kit and inexpierence with paper kits got me on this one.count it as a learning expierence and hope to do better on tge next paper kit

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, August 24, 2019 9:16 PM

I was considering burning it but my Daughter ,a big fan of the Cameron film with Leo and Kate ,expressed interest in it so it will go to her.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:14 PM

Cut a piece of poster board for the bottom with mounting tabs.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 1:14 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:34 PM

W!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:14 PM

Got the bottom primered.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:14 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:13 AM

I was able to closely match the red .Used Tamiya X7 wirh some semi gloss black.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:15 AM

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