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Title: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: zaf13 on November 28, 2011, 01:46:51 PM
Hello,im new to modelling i want to build a ship like cruise ship,passenger ship,a modern ship not old.I want plans,frames plans etc...were i find this plans pls help me.
Thanks
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: wartsilaone on November 28, 2011, 02:26:21 PM
Welcome to Mayhem Zaf13. There's loads members who can help you in you endeavours and I'm sure you'l receive lot of replies shortly.

Ali.
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: zaf13 on November 28, 2011, 05:20:41 PM
Thanks i w8 for answers    :-)
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: carlmt on November 28, 2011, 09:43:20 PM
Hi zaf13 - and welcome to Mayhem.

First things first - what is your experience in building models and what facilities do you have?

You have a few options open to you:
kit build
plan build
completely scratch

your choice will also depend on what budget you have. There are very few commercial kits of passenger vessels about. These can be broken down into various categories:
Liners / pure passenger ships
Ferries
historic or modern
small, inter-island or coastal ferries
etc.

there is a service called the Model Boats Plans Service which has a few decent subjects you could consider including a couple of cross channel ferries.

a few european manufacturers produce kits of suitable subjects, but they are very expensive (nearly 1000 each!).

there have been a few modellers (a few on here spring to mind) who have produced some beautiful models of classic liners, car ferries and other examples - nearly all of which have been scratch built using information that has followed extensive research.

we are all willing to impart advice here - but all advice has to be based on information you can give us about your modelling experience, wishes, abilities etc.

Carl
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: lifeboatpaul on November 28, 2011, 10:14:20 PM
Theres a Hanseatic on Ebay at the moment !

Paul.
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: wartsilaone on November 28, 2011, 10:30:12 PM
Hi Zaf13. I gather you live in Greece. A Mediterranean based liner or ferry might do the trick.

Ali. 
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: carlmt on November 28, 2011, 10:45:58 PM
He he heh he he....

A mediterranian based ferry????  That can be any Cross Channel ferry of the last 40 to 50 years.........with a lot more rust and a daft vehicle ramp welded on the stern......
C

Actually - joking aside - the PLans Service plans of the Vortigern would be ideal, as she is very popular on the Greek inter-island run with Agadoumis Lines.....
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: zaf13 on November 28, 2011, 10:57:05 PM
Thanks for the answers,i want to build scratch with plastic or card paper,a montern ship ;).and i want build and titanic scratch :P
Yes i am from Greece  :-)
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: carlmt on November 28, 2011, 11:07:00 PM
Vortigern in Greek waters - for Saos Ferries (not Agadoumis Lines as I first stated...)
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: wartsilaone on November 28, 2011, 11:44:05 PM
Here is a link to the plan of the Vortigern.
http://www.hhvferry.com/vortmvdp.html

Ali.
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: zaf13 on November 29, 2011, 10:48:53 AM
Thanks a lot.Tha frame plans how?
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: carlmt on November 30, 2011, 10:57:58 PM
Hi - here is a link to the Vortigern page of the Model Boats Plans Service website:

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/16854/vortigern-mm1264

Have a look around this site - there may be others that you may prefer..........

Carl
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: Norseman on December 01, 2011, 12:58:50 PM
Hi Zaf13

Welcome, Carl and Ali know a lot and they will give you good advice.  I don't know much, but I would love to see your build. pm me when you start it and I will watch you. Good luck.

Dave
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: zaf13 on December 01, 2011, 06:53:09 PM
Thanks all  :-)).i search for frame/hull plans i cant found
Title: Re: Cruise ship,Passenger ship
Post by: Norseman on December 03, 2011, 08:54:18 PM
Hey Zaf - do not give up looking for what you need - some things just take time.

Dave