#4483, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 3
so this is the nearly 20 foot long model, correct? I can't wait to see this thing take shape. It's going to be amazing to see how you actually construct a model this large. The 1/144s are big, but this is a whole different animal...
Please post many pictures of the construction process!!!
#4486, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 6
Looking forward to seeing you build this and it will be great comparing this to your earlier 1/48th. Is the specification to build this to the same level of detail as before? To build this in less than a year is equally impressive. Best of luck.
P.S - you could update your book with new discoveries etc that you found since your last 1/48th
#4517, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 9
Thanks for your encouraging replies folks. The idea is to show the port-side as launched and the starboard-side as leaving Southampton. The two hull halfs will be separated by a thick opague glass pane (this itself will weigh half a ton and it is up to me to get this shifted up to the fourth floor so stay tuned!). Thank goodness I still have all the moulds used for the first model. We're busy casting resin items and drawing deck plank seams onto the decks. This time the seams are being drawn on with very thin black ink (0.13 mm). This model will not be as detailed as the first, there will be no shell plating nor rivetsbut a great deal of the interior will be visible including the engine rooms.
#4519, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 12
That is correct Robert. In fact the port side will more or less represent the Olympic. There will be some challenges; amongst others it seems that as launched all the deckhouse windows hadn't been sawn open yet; only the framework of the officers quarters had been mounted and nothing else, as far as I can tell the welldecks, forecastle and poop; B- and A-deck were planked, I'm not too sure about the boatdeck; the lounge and smokeroom roofs were most likely not planked yet. Any input will be appreciated.
#4522, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 15
including these would boost the construction time (and hence the price) into the astronomical! You wouldn't find these on most builder's models either. If I were to build a 1/24th scale model I think I'd include them.
#4572, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 0
Here's a small update. Nearly all decks have been veneered and the seams drawn on. Here you can see the boatdeck in the foreground and the promenade deck behind. We're constantly busy casting items, using the masters and the moulds from the first model. All cranes are done including their switch-boxes etc. We've also done all Gymnasium sytle windows and 2nd Class windows.
#4579, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 23
several decks of the Grand Staircase will be visible but not the Parisienne Cafe. The areas around the stern that will be opened up are beneath the waterline. As requested in your email I'll try to give you all advice I can regarding the Grand Staircase providing I have the information. I don't think I have anything that you don't have.
The plan that you can see is the 401 Promenade Deck plan.
#4582, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 27
that must be Father Pirrone's Lusitania model. I haven't got a clue how he does it. He builds these monsters in his spare time and he's already built three of them. The model I'm working on now will only have parts of the hull opened up and not a complete hull side.
#4607, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 31
Looking very nice, Peter. This must be incredably frustrating, time consuming and many moments of head scratching to complete. It's not your standard model ship. The cut in half nature of it is complex. Well, it looks it.
#4612, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 33
The interior of the model will not be visible from the centre-line. The idea behind it is that both hull halfs will be firmly fixed to a frosted glass pane which will give the viewer the impression of looking at a full hull model seeing the reflection of the model on the glass. What will be seen of the interior can only be seen through openings in the hull sides.
#4630, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 36
Thanks for your kind words Brians, Leon, Harms and Endare. Leon, we will not start the hull in the next few weeks, we're going to get the deckhouses done first. Here you can see we've completed the reciprocating engine room skylight. I came across the beautiful slate grey shade which I've decided to use for the deckhouse steel roofs. It is darker than on the first model but I think it looks marvellous and now I think it should be darker than on the first model. We have also started wrapping the skin around the funnels, works great, you can see it in the pictures.
#4855, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 41 Fri Jul-29-11 12:57 PMby Peter Davies-Garner
Thanks for your interest Marcel. I'll indeed keep the other thread going also and will post model pictures there too. Here are some pics taken just now that not even the client has seen yet. This is the master for a fibre-glass hull. I haven't done this before in this size yet. We'll see how it goes.
#4863, "RE: 1/48th scale Titanic" In response to Reply # 43 Fri Aug-05-11 05:06 PMby wolfgangelessar
No problem Peter, thanks for the update and I'm sure the fibre-glass hull will turn out great. I'm in awe of your skill and method of work. I've been pouring over your book, taking careful notes in prep for my future building projects. Baby steps, but its good to be prepared.
On a side note, your work space is great. I wish I had as much room as you! Then again, with the size of the projects you work on, you'd need it!