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Revell 1/570 RMS Titanic build as discovered in 1986

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  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, June 15, 2023 2:24 PM

Thank you for your kind words of encouragement, honey do's have impeaded my progress Crying

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 7:13 PM

Glad to see you back at it Shane!

Thanks,

John

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    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 6:13 PM

Tanker-Builder
I was very incemsed when I saw artifacts being auctioned off.

At least that was aboveboard, and out in public view.

The PRC has been systematically looting WWII ships for their "pre atomic steel" (needed for precice medical & scientific instruments).  And, not casual salvage, either--they nave been looting the sunken ships in the Java Sea, and Coral Sea.  HMS Repulse is sid to be entirely gone now.  So, 2000m salvage dredging depths are not phasing them, not woth the premium on pre-atomic steel.

Allegedly, CCP-operated ships have been "suveying" Iron Bottom Sound near Guadalcanal.  Just who will be tasked to protect the Maritime Exclusion Zone of the Solomons is an open question.

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 10:06 AM

I finally put some primer on some of the parts

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Monday, June 13, 2022 4:47 AM

Nice work on the scatchbuilt interior Decks. Will aded a large amount of Detail to the Wreck.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, June 11, 2022 7:15 PM

Back in 2006/7 I had started an 'as sunk' Bismarck, which, for someone wanting to try a ptoject like this, is a good subject and a bit simpler than either Titanic or Arizona. Unfortunately, uncompleted, mine didn't make the cut when packing for a move to Virginia, so it 'went away'. 

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, June 11, 2022 10:06 AM

I have worked on Tiranic!

Lots of portholes and I still have more to do and I have worked on the Grand Staircase.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, June 11, 2022 8:59 AM

mfsob

Only in scale modeling do we tackle a project that's way harder than building a pristine model ... and yeah, I'm guilty too!

 

I am a scale modeller that likes standard scales, 1/72, 1/87, 1/144, 1/350, ect.

'Box scale' was used many decades ago. These oddball scales, 1/426 (Arizona kit), 1/525, 1/570 (Titanic kit), 1/720 make great dioramas because they can stand alone, in my opion.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: West Virginia, USA
Posted by mfsob on Monday, May 2, 2022 7:48 AM

Only in scale modeling do we tackle a project that's way harder than building a pristine model ... and yeah, I'm guilty too!

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:54 AM

Will look forward to watching this one. You have taken on a real challenge and will enjoy watching the progress.....Ceers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, April 28, 2022 5:25 PM

That's a major project, good luck and keep it up.

Next you should get another model and do a diorama from the movie "Raise the Titanic" where it comes crashing through the surface of the ocean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tXym31tYDo

The music in the movie was better with this scene.

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:21 AM

I appologize for long delay, I am unsure how to do the next step involving the damage to the hull.

I will try to thin the plastic and hot water, post results soon

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, May 24, 2021 6:06 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

It's also a matter of aerobic verses anaerobic waters. Waters at depth contain less free oxygen, therefore contribute less to the oxidation of materials. But yes TB, as you said, when the waters are stirred up, say by ships, boats, and submersibles, it greatly affects the oxygen content in the water, or rather the free oxygen as pressure changes can cause the gasses in or out of solution.

There is your science lesson for today. For homework, review chapters 33 and 34, and remember there is a test on Friday. Class dismissed.

 

Funny bugger.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, May 24, 2021 4:31 PM

It's also a matter of aerobic verses anaerobic waters. Waters at depth contain less free oxygen, therefore contribute less to the oxidation of materials. But yes TB, as you said, when the waters are stirred up, say by ships, boats, and submersibles, it greatly affects the oxygen content in the water, or rather the free oxygen as pressure changes can cause the gasses in or out of solution.

There is your science lesson for today. For homework, review chapters 33 and 34, and remember there is a test on Friday. Class dismissed.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 24, 2021 10:56 AM

Hi HooYa;

        Yes, so true. Tha Titanic looked a whole hell of a lot different back then than she does now. The ocean water being disturbed by all those Retreival subs disturbing the waters around the ship. Even up to a mile away this affects her. Currents we don't see from the drives on these things are ripping the wreck apart!

      Remember, when she was first found everywheer on the ship the "Rusticles" were vertically hanging down and it seemed time had stopped. Now with those small but powerfull little currents the fragile structures are falling apart and a lot of the "Rusticiles " are gone. This has enhanced the deterioration

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  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Monday, May 24, 2021 10:42 AM

With corrosion and collapse a constant in shipwrecks, the builder of shipwreck models must select a 'circa', a timeframe for the build. I did my ARIZONA back in the late 1980's, but selected a circa of the late 1960's as I wanted to have the vent stacks still there. 

In another twenty years, who know what will be left of these wrecks, and unfortunately, the more we go down and look at them, the faster they seem to deteriorate.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:55 AM

Hi Again;

   In the post You mentioned filling in spaces where the books are rather vague. The decks especially at the break sites. The decks should look like floors that collapsed downward while being pulled on. In other words bent downwards and twisted with some of the decks looking identical on the other side with the edge on one part being the direct reflection of the other only perhaps more jagged and broken in spots more inward than in the stern section.

 In my engineering career I have had to look at Buildings, Bridges, Also something like the Costa -Concordia ,( Not Her and no lives lost) In Greece. When we found her the Great Lady told us a lot that wasn't verified by anyone then. Or even understood until then!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:46 AM

Hi!

 That Arizona looks interesting. Don't forget that the space between the very bow and the rest of the ship in that one area flares and collapses outward from the main deck missing area!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:43 AM

Ahoy!

    Don't bite off more than you can chew! Oh! by the way,The Titanic's bridge area was identifiable way more than it is now. The Forward Mast and Crow's nest was lying stiffly on the bridge wing, next to the remains of the Wheel-House. Now its' fallen and collapsed in the center dropping down to the Foredeck. The Crow's nest is now gone.

    I was very incemsed when I saw artifacts being auctioned off. Talk about Tomb or Grave robbing at and on  a commercial scale. I don't care that it was in the debris field either. It was part of what remained of a tomb if you will. We should NOT profit from her remains. Would we dig up veterans buried in our cemeteries to sell their medals?

     This was intended to put her to rest. Now she's been plundered. Your model will show how the Lady Rests. Let it be a complement to your skills and know I await more on your build. 

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:14 PM

Thanks for showing interest guys!  

HooYah has helped me on my Arizona Wreck model, on the back burner for now...

I have been adding details to the Titanic.

  Ih

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:18 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

I started doing this kind of stuff a number of years back, starting with ARIZONA. I too was basing my builds on the Ballard books and Marschall art. It is most definately a visual trick, especially on how to fill spaces not visible in the art or photographs.

 

G'Day Brian. I recognise that this is not your build, but I reckon you should post a pic of your Arizona here, as it's in line with the theme. I'm sure others would find it inspirational, I know I did.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:43 PM

Very nice prep work making it come along nicely. Keep up the good work.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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    August 2019
  • From: Central Oregon
Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, May 15, 2021 9:42 AM

I started doing this kind of stuff a number of years back, starting with ARIZONA. I too was basing my builds on the Ballard books and Marschall art. It is most definately a visual trick, especially on how to fill spaces not visible in the art or photographs.

"Why do I do this? Because the money's good, the scenery changes and they let me use explosives, okay?"

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 15, 2021 6:28 AM

FSM had a picture in a reader gallery some time ago,if not an article.This should be good.

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Friday, May 14, 2021 9:59 PM

Great concept! I too will be watching. Great work so far.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Friday, May 14, 2021 2:54 PM

I'm just going to inject a WOW here, well done so far. Looking forward to seeing how it goes along.Cool

 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    March 2019
  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, May 14, 2021 12:54 PM

Thanks for the commets guys, It helps me keep going...

 

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:38 AM

Ziggy,

I thinks building her as a wreck will be much more challenging than building her as built.  Good luck with the build and hope the challenges are few.  I subcribed to your blog so I don't miss a post and maybe some good lessons on weathering.

Marcus Beer

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:27 PM

Following this one for sure!  I've stalled on my 1/350 Titanic.

Thanks,

John

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