SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Building a Drydock for Titanic

1200 views
1 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    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: http://www.titanicmodel.net/benchwork.html

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? 

 

Thanks!

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
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.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.