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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #50 on: July 18, 2011, 08:55:55 PM »




The 'Lovers' are inspecting the rear section.  (ready to jump)


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2011, 08:59:41 PM »



There are lots of motor assisted vents on board and these were fabricated to look similar. The detailing gets a bit fine here for a bloke my age.   %)


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #52 on: July 18, 2011, 09:03:58 PM »




Air vents dotted around as per the real ship. This information was very expensive.  16 books on the Titanic now owned.

Notice the New  compass tower and lifeboat Davits.

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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #53 on: July 18, 2011, 09:06:10 PM »




Some more arial views.


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #54 on: July 18, 2011, 09:20:45 PM »



Now was the time to glaze the 500 holes in the side of the hull.  For this I used Clear Epoxy Resin which was dropped in, using a pointed stick. Unfortunately some of it ran through into the boat and had to be done several times to fill the hole.

As the mess was poor I never go around to photographing it but the blobs on the outside have almost ruined the hull. It has to be sanded down and repainted again, so I'll let you know nearer the day I do it.


Moving on it was now time to fit the electrics.


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« Reply #55 on: July 18, 2011, 09:28:06 PM »




We have purchased over 100 LED's and these were wired into the boat along the sides of the windows. Silver cooking foil was then placed over the inside to reflect the lights all over the place.
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« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2011, 09:29:40 PM »




And of  course   Night Time    :-))


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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2011, 09:32:22 PM »




Yippee,  the bench seats have arrived from China.  I could not possibly have made these as they are   TINY    O0


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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2011, 09:33:37 PM »


The funnels have had their steam pipes run up the sides and the hooks fitted for the guy ropes attached.   
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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2011, 09:36:45 PM »



The stair well leading down to 'C' deck was forgotten about and had to be cut out. Also fitted were a few life belts. Did you know that Titanic had 20 of these, yet you don't see anyone throwing them about in the films.


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« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2011, 09:38:25 PM »



The ladders have finally arrived.  Yet another tiny item i couldn't make.

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« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2011, 09:39:59 PM »




The front anchor ports have been cut out and some chain laid in place.


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2011, 09:41:10 PM »



The air vents have been smartened up with a bit of Grill



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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2011, 09:43:14 PM »



More seats waiting for the tiny people


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2011, 09:47:05 PM »




                             POOL TIME

Though it was about time to get her bottom wet.


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2011, 09:55:32 PM »




Now is the time you've all been waiting for.

I added the top cabins and she proved to be unstable and started tipping over.  It was a frightening experience grabbing her to wrench to top off.  This saved the day and she stayed dry.  Sorry no pictures.   <:(

I put this down to her being top heavy and she is rather thin in the beam. The following day I had off and did a bit of thinking  (that hurt)   I have taken advice from you guys and am working on lightening her load and maybe fitting a false Keel just for sailing.


Here are the latest  (and last for the moment)   pictures.


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2011, 10:32:19 PM »

Kenny,
At Last the ideal subject for your first Mayhem Weekend reputation!!!!!    ok2 ;)

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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2011, 10:35:06 PM »


Gotta keep the flag flying for us  Sinkers  {-) {-) {-)

Nice to hear from you Bob

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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2011, 10:46:36 PM »

Starting work on the RC iceberg soon ;)
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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2011, 10:53:15 PM »

Dont forget Ken, she goes down bow first.

Looking good Ken. 
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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2011, 10:26:09 AM »



Thanks guys     

Do you think I'm in the right business    8)     ok2


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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #71 on: July 19, 2011, 10:58:34 AM »


Thanks guys     

Do you think I'm in the right business    8)     ok2


ken


Submarines springs to mind Ken, at least they normally come back up  on their own.
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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #72 on: July 19, 2011, 11:13:02 AM »

hi Kenny
 
That is a cracking build you have done there but it looks nowt like the one on the sea bed  {-) {-)
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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #73 on: July 19, 2011, 11:25:38 AM »



It nearly did look like that on Saturday night.             %)


Going to put the hull in the pool in a minute and fill it with Bricks just to see how much she can take.

Will photo the scene.       8)

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Re: Kenny builds the TITANIC
« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2011, 10:44:23 AM »



Today I put her back in the water and placed house bricks in the bottom of the hull until she floated below her water line. The total weight that this hull will take is 21 pounds. I even pushed her down further with my hands to test the buoyancy, which flooded her.  %)

As the top deck weighs 2 pounds   I figured she will need around 15 pounds in the hull to balance out. This of course turns her over so the weight will have to be suspended below the bottom of the hull an unknown distance.

I am loath to drill a hole through the bottom of the boat, or to fit bulky brackets to continue the experiment with how deep the weight should be suspended so I've decided she will be a Non sailing vessel.

I have a few 'pretty' items to go on and complete her so she might make a good display model

ken


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