#5501, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 0
So far I've done the basic paintwork on the hull...colors are as follows: Anti-fouling red is Duplicolor Red Oxide Primer. The Black is a mixture of Testor's Semi-gloss Black-12pts. Gunmetal-5pts. and Steel-4pts. The superstructure is painted Testor's RLM 21 White with $ drops of Italian sand added.Paintwork is airbrushed with a Badger 150, medium tip. The shear stripe is Testor's Insignia Yellow which I pulled by hand using a #1 Kafka scroll striping brush. Well deck planking was first airbrushed with a cloud coat of Italian Sand to slightly darken the topcoat of Testor's U.S. Army/Marines sand.....when dry, the raised plank lines were drybrushed with darkened italian sand..Anti-fouling paint,.....or "Red Lead" as I believe it was called.....in the wall decks is the same paint as below the waterline....Well deck canvas hatch covers are camoflage gray.....Please excuse the poor quality of my pics, but my camera is a real POS......
#5506, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 4
Well...I did consult it,but much to my dismay I had painted it about a week and a half before I found this site......so it's too late to change it now.....I'm pretty sure that anyone who is anything short of an expert on this vessel isn't going to know the difference anyway.
#5512, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 6
I installed the 2nd class library walls, and painted the planking and hatches on the aft end of A? Deck, after fitting strip styrene to both outer edges of the deck.....the fit was so bad you could see the windows below it, now it's nice & tight...
#5532, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 7
Here's a couple of new pics......Preliminary paintwork and assembly on the poop deck......it is now installed...Detail work has begun in the stern well deck. I've scratchbuilt limber boards from strip styrene and added support struts to the bulwarks on the starboard side....
#5536, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 9
I took some last night with a camera I borrowed......the pics were great but they were 3.54MB in size....and I see that the limit on this board is 999KB....and they would not download.......I guess I'll go buy a better camera this weekend as I too, would like better pics of this build.....Thanks for the kind words Sir......
#5553, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 11
I tried downloading that link you provided but my "Dinosaur" of a computer refused to do it, so I guess I'll just have to buy another camera.......I need a new one anyway........Thanks for your help though....
#5559, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress" In response to Reply # 14
I did not say anything about buying a lower resolution camera sir...and I would happily download a resizer if my computer would allow me to do so, but it is contrary...much like it's owner. Since I not going to purchase a new computer......I'll purchase a better camera than what I own now, but not as good as the one I have at work which photographs in Megabytes...which is too big to download to this forum.( 999 KB....Right?)As I have stated in previous posts....I'm not a computer person.......the fact that I figured out how to post a pic here at all, is a miracle to me.....I'm much better at models then I am at High-tech stuff.....
#5573, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress...new pics" In response to Reply # 17
Support struts are installed on the aft welldeck bulwarks..the 2nd class entry has been assembled, detail painted and installed. The forward well deck aft bulkhead had to be modified.....the handrail didn't matchup to the handrails on the sides. I added a thin strip of strene to the bottom of the bulkhead to lift it to the correct height.I also modified the rear arch in the forward welldeck cutouts as they terminated too far forward of the aft bulkhead....I did that with a #11 x-acto blade. I also added the first photo-etched part....the little gate in the bulkhead wall.....the sign is handpainted directly onto the bulkhead next to the gate with my 3i Kafka brush.
#5581, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress...more new pics...3/11/12" In response to Reply # 18
Got all the bollards painted and attached to the fore and aft well decks....I painted them a mixture of flat black and steel so they'd have a graphite cast to them. The electric winches are painted and attached to their places in the well decks. They are painted Model Master Euro-1 Dk. Green, with black drums. I also assembled one of the photo-etched benches and the staircase for the forward well deck...painted them and attached them just to see how much of a problem they would be......they were'nt too bad, I only held my breath a few times.....
#5582, "RE: 1/350th Work In Progress...more new pics...3/11/12" In response to Reply # 19
Nicely done, sir! Your winch color appears to be an excellent choice - possibly better than the ModelMaster color I have in the Paint Reference. Would like to see a closeup or two under natural light eventually.
By the way, when you're posting photos, can you please check the box in the Upload window that allows the photos to display in your post? Saves having to open each photo individually. (That gets annoying after a while.)
#5648, "RE: 1/350th Work In Progress...more new pics...3/11/12" In response to Reply # 22
Thank You Kindly Sir......I'll be posting more pics when I make some meaningful progress.....been kinda busy with a client's commission. Generally that back-burners my personal projects, so I haven't had much opportunity to work on TITANIC.....That will soon change as I get closer to completing the other work...
#5693, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress.......New Pics 3-31-2012" In response to Reply # 25
Finally got a little progress made.....Got another bench built and installed......a couple of the swan-neck vents are attached.....got the hold vents done and attached to the fore and aft well decks......And the port side aft well deck crane is completed and installed.......I added detailing to the crane using strectched sprue and strip styrene, plus Gold Medal brass rails, boom cruciforms, and tha cargo hook.
#5725, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress.......New Pics 4-7-2012" In response to Reply # 29
Starboard aft welldeck crane completed and installed.....all four staircases into the aft welldeck installed......aft 2nd class promenade deck rails and bulwarks support struts installed.....glass added to the windows on all the deckhouses...Next in line will be adding figures to the completed welldeck and 2nd class promenade.
#5745, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress.......A Few Figures added......." In response to Reply # 30
I have added a few crew and passenger figures to the 2nd class promenade, and the aft well deck.......also installed the forward edge poop deck railing......I'll probably add a few more figures in the well deck as I move ahead.
#5860, "RE: !/350th Work In Progress......Poop Deck Progress pics....4/26/2012" In response to Reply # 32
Work has begun on the poop deck......electric winch is painted and installed, all of the swan neck vents are completed and installed......bollards and capstans are installed...(Capstan tops are painted Model Master Jet Exhaust).......Got 4 of the photo-etched benches completed, 14 more under construction, and the cranes are also underway.....