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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2011, 12:47:15 PM »

Love the planking Bri, it had me fooled. :-))
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2011, 09:34:00 PM »

Dear Brian,
The Pub is going to be pleased they trusted this with you! Nice work.
Chris
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2011, 10:34:28 PM »

Dear Brian,
The Pub is going to be pleased they trusted this with you! Nice work.
Chris

i hope so,,, and i dont even drink,  so free drinks are out  {:-{
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2011, 10:59:40 PM »

Brian it is really starting to take shape now - a great job - its a shame it will be static only.

Geoff
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2011, 01:33:14 AM »

Crackin' job there Brian, - looking forward to the finished product  :-))

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2011, 09:05:50 PM »

Crackin' job there Brian, - looking forward to the finished product  :-))

Regards,

Ray.


  hi Geoff and ray, its been a pain doing the decks, all new paintwork kept blistering with the old paints the model was painted with back in 1907   Ive had to strip the decks and the hull down to the bare wood,  the hull was the worst, each time i rubbed it down it just clogged the glass paper,  the paint was like rubber to take off,   what amused me was the cardboard superstructure and bridge and wings also the sides of the ship between the decks,   loads of cardboard   it should of been called RMS wheatabix,  BUT   if its going in a glass case for a 100yrs or more,  who needs plasticard, wood & tin ?   the funnels have just been repainted and need a bit more work ready for the brass shiney bits n whistles,  also just finished the foredeck planking with Indian ink, lots of smudges at first   (not an easy task if you haven't done it before)    it looks clean n crisp compared to the original deck,  and pleasing to the eye,   ALSO WOULD ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW THE CORRECT RED, HUMBROL OR AIRFIX  FOR THE FUNNELS  regards brian   ive used humbrol satin no 60?
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2011, 03:26:42 PM »

This is just a stab in the dark Brian - if you have any of the old funnel paint flakes left from the strip down, would this assist with "colour matching" ?

The only other suggestion is to compare your photo's of the original posting with your latest ones. Obviously, there's the grime to take into consideration. {:-{

Regards,

Ray.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2011, 11:14:23 AM »

Try looking on the Airfix box for their Cunard for the colour they use, it should splendid when finished after they reckon that she was the prettiest liner of her day.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2011, 02:33:26 PM »

Looking through lots of the ship nostalgia type forums the concensus of opinions seems to be that the stacks were painted International Orange which is the same colour use on the Golden Gate Bridge.

  http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/xtracolor-14ml-enamel-international-orange-fs/
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2011, 03:45:11 PM »

MANY THAKS LADS ,,, IM GOING FOR DICKYS COLOUR,, THINK HES RIGHT   :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) O0
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2011, 09:10:41 PM »

funnels completed now and first primer coat on the hull ready for a sanding
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2011, 06:31:31 PM »

Looks like you are doing a superb job of restoring the model whilst keeping to the style of the original builder  :-)) The planked decks in particular look really good. Did you re-surface them (with thin ply, or card as suggested by "nemesis") or just sand down the original wood?

 I can't say I'd like to take on a job like this, I'd be terrified of accidentally wrecking something irretrievably (what with 100-year-old adhesives along with fragile construction materials such as card) and/or being unable to replicate the original building style when repainting and rebuilding! But as I said, you've done a great job of it so far.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2011, 10:20:17 PM »

hi Edward    i removed all the decks (very carefully) and sanded them down to the bare wood then used a light coloured paint recommended by the maritime museum when restoring their models, then marked the deckplanks using Indian ink, not an easy job,  you say being careful not to damage bits that have to be removed, there are many pieces missing inc the rear docking bridge, stanchion's, ladders, several cowal vents, but getting there slowly,  the hull has just been completed and ready to go back on its stand after a full stripdown and repaint, pics will be posted later tomorrow, regards brian
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2011, 05:35:11 PM »

hi all, heres the pics of the nearly completed hull
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2011, 05:58:43 PM »

hi mate,
that's excellent work there.
will it be going into a glass case this time?
regards
don
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #40 on: September 23, 2011, 06:03:20 PM »

Looking great Bri.
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2011, 06:46:13 PM »

Its looking good Brian -  she was some ship held the Atlantic Blue Riband for 22 years
found a you tube with some nice photos of her back in the day when Tyneside ships ruled the waves.


Geoff


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhX_l_vwalA&feature=related

that is some Dazzle paint scheme she had in wartime
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2011, 07:26:45 PM »

Excellent piece of work there Brian...................and a wonderful shot of your Cunarder : Caronia.

Love that liner - unusual to see her in the more modern colours as opposed to her famous 'Caronia Green'.

Does she sail and do you sail her often?

Carl

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« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2011, 08:48:27 AM »

Excellent piece of work there Brian...................and a wonderful shot of your Cunarder : Caronia.

Love that liner - unusual to see her in the more modern colours as opposed to her famous 'Caronia Green'.

Does she sail and do you sail her often?

Carl
 
 
hi Carl, your mistaken about caronia (green goddess caronia)  the model in question is /ex vistafjord, sold to Cunard as caronia / now saga ruby, saga cruises,,,,,,,,,,,, here they are in there original colours   :-)) brian
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2011, 10:17:21 AM »

Hang my head in shame and stand in the corner with a pointy hat!!!!!!!!!!!!! :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Of course it is!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have known that - typing before engaing brain again.................

I'll get me coat................

Carl

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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2011, 09:25:54 AM »

hi all,work on mauretania has been slow but still ongoing, heres the latest pics of her rebuild, funnels are only sat in place and not fixed yet,
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #46 on: November 06, 2011, 09:41:47 AM »

heres the last set of pics just taken today,  theres still a lot of deck fittings ready to go on after a repaint and many more that were lost, i  had to make,  all stanchions and rails have to be replaced and im busy making docking bridge that was missing, along with many other small parts, all vents have been remade and in the painting stage, thanks to (james lane models) also bridge front will have to be replaced, regards brian_c
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« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2011, 10:22:25 AM »

Brian,
She is looking good, I do hope the owners will appreciate all the care and work that is going in to her.

Bob
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Re: RMS MAURETANIA (RESTORE) REBUILD
« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2011, 10:32:07 AM »

Yes, very good indeed. Looking at her like that you realise that ships of the period did not actually have much superstructure compared with their modern counterparts although they sat deeper in the water.

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« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2011, 01:15:21 PM »

Stunning refurb. She looks superb. You're doing a wonderful job on her.

Thanks Antony
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