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1/600 Queen Mary 2
Posted by ChrisSC on Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:43 PM
I decided to do a quick build of a 1/600 Queen Mary 2. I'm going to try to build all the 1/600 ocean liners available before I move back to the larger scales.

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Posted by Alterean on Saturday, March 27, 2021 11:46 AM

Looks great so far. 

I'm curious what your process is for coloing in the windows on these kits, they're always so clean. These all look molded in, but I know on past builds of yours they havent been. 

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Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:36 AM

Alterean

Looks great so far. 

I'm curious what your process is for coloing in the windows on these kits, they're always so clean. These all look molded in, but I know on past builds of yours they havent been. 

 

Thanks Alterean. It really depends on the kit. I prefer masking and painting but that often isn't possible. I have used masking, PE Frames, decals, a paint pen, and a fine line ink pen on diferent kits. I have also used combinations of the previously mentioned on some kits. The windows are always the hardest thing to color for me on these liners.

This Queen Mary 2 has a bit of everything. There are the molded in windows, lots of decal windows, and a bunch of clear parts that needed to be masked and sprayed.

These are clear parts that were masked and sprayed on Queen Mary 2.

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Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:45 AM
1/600 Queen Mary 2 is moving along quickly.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 29, 2021 7:40 AM

Looking great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, March 29, 2021 7:54 AM

Don Stauffer

Looking great!

 

Thanks Don!

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Posted by ChrisSC on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:49 PM
More progress on 1/600 Queen Mary 2. I’ve decided I’m going to build this straight out of the box with hardly any PE for a change. I think the cost of PE railings to do this kit will be more money than the kit. Just the balconies alone would be expensive. I would rather put that cost into the 1/400 version. Out of the box really makes it a quick build.

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Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:57 AM

The 1/400 version comes with PE railings and much more plus wooden decks. The problem is finding one at a reasonable price. I would assume Revell will make some more some day in the future. If you like cruise ships it's a kit worth buying.

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Posted by ChrisSC on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:35 AM

jeffpez

The 1/400 version comes with PE railings and much more plus wooden decks. The problem is finding one at a reasonable price. I would assume Revell will make some more some day in the future. If you like cruise ships it's a kit worth buying.

 

Yes I have seen there is a platinum edition, all inclusive. I think that is the isue for me as far as a lack of enthusiasm towards this kit/ship.....I'm not a fan of cruise ships. Queen Mary 2 is a true ocean liner but the apartment block decks she has are too similar to cruise ships for my liking. I'm old and my tastes run towards classic things in life lol. I'll still wind up building the 1/400 though.

 

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Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:30 AM

I too prefered the classics but a couple of years ago a group of us went on an enjoyable crusie and shortly after returning I saw the QE2 kit and grabbed it. I enjoyed it until I had to paint the balcony areas on a seemingly endless basis. I gave the finished kit to my son who loves cruising.

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Posted by ChrisSC on Friday, April 2, 2021 8:53 PM

jefpez I'm sure the interior of the new cruise ships are amazing. Ocean liner models are a lot of repetition. Lifeboats, davits, windows......

I said I was gonna build this out of the box but I flip flopped and started doing black PE railings on the balconies of 1/600 QM2. Did the first four blocks on one side. I have some Gold Medal stainless PE which I can never seem to bend correctly so I’ll use it up here since these are straight runs. I’ll use brass for the rest of the railings. I also changed the color of the screw blades from copper to something more towards a steel color.

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Posted by ChrisSC on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:13 PM

I added most of the PE. Once the davits are installed I’ll add the boat deck railings.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:48 PM

Very nice!  You are a ship building machine :)

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by ChrisSC on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:13 AM

keavdog

Very nice!  You are a ship building machine :)

 

 

Thanks keavdog. Well I had 50 years of catch up to do to get a ship model collection lol. In all seriousness it was a unique year with lots of in the house time. I'm taking a break after this one as I just bought a 3D printer kit that I have to put together and learn how to use. I'm hoping to be able to use it to make some jigs for PE and possibly some parts for larger scale models in the future.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:56 AM

Hi;

 Can You say Sintered Bronze Metallic? That's what you have on them there proproellior(LOL!! Intentional !) thingies ! Also, Where'd you get the Ship?

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Posted by ChrisSC on Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:32 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

 Can You say Sintered Bronze Metallic? That's what you have on them there proproellior(LOL!! Intentional !) thingies ! Also, Where'd you get the Ship?

 

I originally painted the propellers copper as per the painting guide. On some other forums I belong to I was told by many that the painting guide was terribly wrong and the props should be more towards a silver color. They were easy enough to repaint so that’s what I did.
I bought the kit off Ebay. This is 1/600 Heller, same exact kit as Airfix except for the tinting of the clear parts and the decal sheet. It's actually not that easy a kit to find in the US.
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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:13 AM

Yeah!

     I have tried ALL my sources and they either( Over the phone) go DUH? or in person Roll their eyes. What'sa matter with folks these days? I am still trying to get an old copy or Revell's Brasil/Argentina - Moore/McCormack ship. Found one. would you believe $350.00!

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Posted by ChrisSC on Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:20 PM

Tanker-Builder

Yeah!

     I have tried ALL my sources and they either( Over the phone) go DUH? or in person Roll their eyes. What'sa matter with folks these days? I am still trying to get an old copy or Revell's Brasil/Argentina - Moore/McCormack ship. Found one. would you believe $350.00!

 

I had heard somewhere that this kit was going to be released again. Scalemates has it listed as 201X and showing a new box. I see a few listed in Germany on Ebay in this new box so maybe it will be out soon.
If you think $350 is bad, I have seen 1/350 Lusitania kits listed on Ebay for $550 lol.
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 9, 2021 7:56 AM

Is there a plastic kit of the QE 1?

I built a wood kit of it when I was a kid.  Seems to me it was a Scientific kit.  Big enough to put an electric motor in.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ChrisSC on Friday, April 9, 2021 12:28 PM

Don Stauffer

Is there a plastic kit of the QE 1?

I built a wood kit of it when I was a kid.  Seems to me it was a Scientific kit.  Big enough to put an electric motor in.

Don there is a plastic 1/600 kit of the original Queen Elizabeth that was made by Airfix. I built one last year. It is one of the easier Airfix kits to get a hold of on Ebay.

 

 

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:15 AM

ChrisSC

 

 
Don Stauffer

Is there a plastic kit of the QE 1?

I built a wood kit of it when I was a kid.  Seems to me it was a Scientific kit.  Big enough to put an electric motor in.

Don there is a plastic 1/600 kit of the original Queen Elizabeth that was made by Airfix. I built one last year. It is one of the easier Airfix kits to get a hold of on Ebay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Chris.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ChrisSC on Sunday, April 11, 2021 8:54 PM
That’s all for 1/600 Queen Mary 2. Out of the box with some railings. The funnel decals had me using curse words I didn’t even know I knew lol. Time for a break. I am going to build a 3D printer from a kit and try to learn how to use it.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, April 12, 2021 9:57 AM

Beautiful! 

Yes

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 12, 2021 11:04 AM

Oho!

       That's the first time I have seen AZIPOD propulsion on a model. Wait and see how many folks tell you the props are facing the wrong way! LOL.LOL. Great looking bit of shipbuilding, my friend!

       Thing is, she is taller in the cabin areas than the older ships, BUT, she still looks like a Ship, Not a Hotel and Theme Park on a Barge like most Passenger Ships look like to me today!

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Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, April 12, 2021 11:22 AM

Thanks Don and Tanker-Builder. Yes she is as far as I will go towards the cruise ship look. I would prefer her with at least 2 less upper decks but I understand she probably wouldn't have been built without them.

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Monday, April 12, 2021 1:47 PM

Two lovely jobs shown here, well done!  I have to say, though - my favourite is the Queen ElizabethSmile  Great work on both of them, thanks for posting.

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

 

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Posted by ChrisSC on Monday, April 12, 2021 3:37 PM

Hutch6390

Two lovely jobs shown here, well done!  I have to say, though - my favourite is the Queen ElizabethSmile  Great work on both of them, thanks for posting.

 

Thanks Hutch6390. I agree, the original RMS Queen Elizabeth is probably my favorite ship. Aquitania and Normandie are close though!
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