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Building a Drydock for Titanic

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    March 2021
Building a Drydock for Titanic
Posted by Fxguy1 on Sunday, March 14, 2021 6:49 PM

I'm about to begin the Minicraft Titanic 1/350th Deluxe edition and following a lot of what I found here:

Having never built a ship or dry dock, the idea of building a dry dock to hold her while we build seems a good idea. As silly as it sounds, can someone help figure out how to build the dry dock? Its basically a box, but does the bottom need to have support for the keel and fit snugly? 

Also - on the page he cuts the hull in half because it's a water model instead of dry, can someone explain the differences? 





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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, March 14, 2021 8:29 PM

sure and that's a nice article.

I've never gone so far as to build a box in which the model sits like he did.

I do however agree that the model needs to be securely attached to a base while being built. Mine allow the model to also lie sidewways without touching the bench.

I'd be happy to show you how that works.

He puts a lot of emphasis on hand rests. Again, agood idea that can also be achieved in a simpler fashion as well.

he is referring to a "waterline" model, one which sits flat on its base looking as though it is in the water. This involves then build a base with water modeled on it.

that's a matter of taste but it's more complicated than cutting the bottom half of the model off. It requires added bracing inside, and might not be the look you want.

Start a thread in "ships" and you will get a lot of good advice.



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