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herrmill

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1:144 Lusitania Kit Planned?
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:06:46 AM »

I read on another forum that Robert Hahn, owner of the Titanic-Plan site www.titanic-plan.de, plans to release a 1:144 Lusitania semi-kit in 1915 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her sinking.

http://www.modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17891&highlight=144+titanic

If this project is being developed in the same manner as the existing 1:144 Titanic semi-kit through the collaboration of several master modelers who develop the hull, resin and photo etch detail sets, I'll be more than happy to plunk down a few thousand as a major project to take me into retirement years. I've always been a huge fan of the Cunard four stackers so this will be high on my want list if it does, indeed, come to fruition.

Does anyone have further information?  


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A Lucy Kit Under Development
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2012, 04:19:52 PM »

Apparently this project is live & will become a kit in 2015 after hearing from Mr. Davies-Garner who advised that both hull & photo etch are well underway.  He stressed its not a priority but it will be available within 3 years.

You'll find updates at http://titanic-model.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=123&topic_id=5081&mode=full

Dr. Hahn is not involved in the project as I discovered earlier in the week so this new liner project is spearheaded by Mr. Davies-Garner.  After seeing some of his models - he is the chap who built the 1:48 Titanic at the Titanic Experience Exhibit in Orlando, FL - I would say this project is in capable hands.

You can see his work at: http://www.cdscaledesigns.com/Pete/peter_contents.html
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Re: A Lucy Kit Under Development
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 04:29:00 PM »

You can see his work at: http://www.cdscaledesigns.com/Pete/peter_contents.html

Wow, two brothers (by the look of it), Chris who's an architect and builds model airplanes - and Peter who also trained as an architect and builds model boats :-))

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Re: 1:144 Lusitania Kit Planned?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 03:40:35 AM »

For those who fancy an interest in these classic liners, there are some outstanding drawings of Lusitania to be found on the following site.

http://www.rmstitanicplans.com/367natgeopack.html
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