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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2011, 06:30:53 PM »


These were then primed with Red Oxide.

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« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2011, 07:21:52 PM »



There a few windows in the Titanic. Some are square. Some are oblong. Some are different sizes

In order to not have to file over 600 of these I decided to make a jig.  This involved filing a square bar to fit a square hole. I fitted this into a pillar drill and removed the plug from the wall and used it as a Fly press.

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« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2011, 07:32:37 PM »

Here is that strip fitted to the side of B deck

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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2011, 07:38:13 PM »


We then stippled strips of plastic to simulate more rivets and attached these under the windows.

Paint spraying was finally started on the hull.
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2011, 07:41:30 PM »



After masking off we put on some Red.  

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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2011, 07:42:52 PM »




Another  "show the scale"  picture

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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2011, 07:47:01 PM »



The side walls of  B deck were then covered in plastic to simulate the white walls.Tthese were then wallpapered with cut outs  (to scale) of the windows in the Cafe Parisienne
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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2011, 07:49:21 PM »


The imitation decking was laid. It later proved no good and was removed.

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« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2011, 07:53:38 PM »


'A'  deck was then fitted out with the pre made parts to see how they all lined up.

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« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2011, 07:59:53 PM »


This was where the cardboard deck failed so it was all removed and 4 layers of veneer box wood was ordered at 10 a sheet.

Cutting this was a riot as it was so thin. (one sheet ruined!)

Here's the overall effect on the decks.  Pencil lines were added at a later stage.




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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2011, 08:00:20 PM »

look forward to seeing it finished
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« Reply #36 on: July 18, 2011, 08:04:08 PM »

I'm looking forward to finishing this blog. I'm only here all day to rest my old knees.  %)

Here's a few of the latest stand off pictures.

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« Reply #37 on: July 18, 2011, 08:13:53 PM »



There are 10 cranes on board Titanic. I hand made these from plastic parts but it proved difficult so the first batch were scrapped.

I also hand carved from solid wood the 20 lifeboats that were needed. There are 16 hanging on Davits on board the real ship and there were 4 collapsible lifeboats on the bridge roof.

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« Reply #38 on: July 18, 2011, 08:17:00 PM »



Time to think of rudder steerage so a lift out section was cut in the stern


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« Reply #39 on: July 18, 2011, 08:19:30 PM »



Moving over to the Bow section we have mad the main anchor crane and a few hatch covers.


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« Reply #40 on: July 18, 2011, 08:25:34 PM »


The main anchor was made from solid p38 and was easy to file into shape. It was noticed that the A deck was bowing a bit so judicious use of bricks and batteries overnight was felt the need   ;)


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« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2011, 08:27:38 PM »



The first of our 'purchased' parts arrived in the form of railings from a train set.  These had to cut about a bit as they had yo many bars on them. 


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2011, 08:30:48 PM »



The new cranes were built and fitted.


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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2011, 08:34:46 PM »




On to the lifeboats for finishing off.  I used red wire for the grab rails but wish now that I had chosen grey.  Still,  it makes it original eh !!

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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2011, 08:36:27 PM »



The bow section is nearly completed so I've put the lovers on board to check it out.  :}

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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2011, 08:39:06 PM »



More railings added and we have a rear steering raised deck



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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2011, 08:42:31 PM »




I didn't like the rear second class entrance so I've made a new one from plastic.


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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2011, 08:45:15 PM »



Here is my attempt at the compass platform in the centre of the ship.  yes I know it's rubbish so I've made another one  (pics later)


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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2011, 08:46:20 PM »




A nice moody shot as if it were the real ship


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« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2011, 08:54:04 PM »




On to the smaller parts now with the production of the air vents and bollards.


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