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blakee_ausThu Jan-21-10 04:29 AM
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#34363, "Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?"
Thu Jan-21-10 04:31 AMby blakee_aus

          

Hey all, while searching around the net a few days ago, i came across the Fine Art Models built 1:48 scale Titanic, an incredible work of art if i do say so myself (which i do :p) What i was just wondering was, how exactly accurate is this piece? I can't seem to find much about it at all on here, but i have read that there are quite a few glaring mistakes on it? Being a relative novice to the titanic 'rivet counting-esque' community, i'm certain alot of these are going right over my head. Can anyone shed some light, on the general consensus here about said model? How does it compare to the PDG model accuracy wise? I understand it isn't entirely comparable with Pete's being entirely self made, and the Fine Art piece having a big team working on it. It's just beautiful work either way, i found alot of photos on their site and was just blown away, i'm thinking of pinching a few ideas for my own model soon. Just don't want to copy or base a design on something that's wrong!
Any insight?
Cheers Blake

  

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RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?, bpread, Jan 21st 2010, #1
RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?, blakee_aus, Jan 21st 2010, #2
      RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?, Jonathan, Jan 21st 2010, #3
           RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?, blakee_aus, Jan 21st 2010, #4
                RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?, wolfgangelessar, Jan 21st 2010, #5
                     Here's a sample, bpread, Jan 21st 2010, #6
                          RE: Here's a sample, wolfgangelessar, Jan 21st 2010, #7
                          RE: Here's a sample, blakee_aus, Jan 22nd 2010, #8
                               RE: Here's a sample, bpread, Jan 22nd 2010, #9
                               RE: Here's a sample, wolfgangelessar, Jan 22nd 2010, #10
                               RE: Here's a sample, Richie, Jan 22nd 2010, #11
                                    RE: Here's a sample, blakee_aus, Jan 23rd 2010, #12
                          RE: Here's a sample, Kevin R, Jan 25th 2010, #13
                               Some more. . . . , Jonathan, Jan 29th 2010, #14

bpreadThu Jan-21-10 06:13 AM
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#34365, "RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?"
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The FAM Titanic has a number of technical inaccuracies which have been documented in this forum. That being said, it is my opinion that we have not seen any higher level of modeling craftsmanship.

Regards,
Bob Read

  

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blakee_ausThu Jan-21-10 06:27 AM
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#34366, "RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?"
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Thu Jan-21-10 06:28 AMby blakee_aus

          

Hey Bob, do you know of any links on the forum to related topics? Every time i try to search, i end up with too common a words, giving me over 400 topics or something similar.
I do agree, the workmanship is just beautiful, it's very well done

Blake E

  

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JonathanThu Jan-21-10 06:42 AM
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#34367, "RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?"
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Thu Jan-21-10 06:42 AMby Jonathan

  

          

Blake

The FAM Titanic has appeared in numorous threads about the forum, including one's just on that model. Have you tried the sites advanced search function?. You will see it when you click on "search". It will be shown as "Use advanced search form". That may narrow the results down.

Jonathan
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My new Facebook Titanic Group is now here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/674452852649840/

  

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blakee_ausThu Jan-21-10 06:49 AM
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#34368, "RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?"
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Cheers Jonathan, i gave that a go but came up with too few, unrelated topics, i'll give it another shot and see how i go, just keep trying i guess
Thx Blake

  

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wolfgangelessarThu Jan-21-10 08:50 AM
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#34369, "RE: Fine Art Models 1:48 scale Titanic?"
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Well, the white of the forecastle should not be riveted for starters...and they say they went off of the original plans? hmm....but it is, overall, a very nice looking model. I esp like the display case, now THAT is impressive!

Regards,
Marcel J
(http://www.youtube.com/user/wolfgangdwolfmeister)

"Till the Spinner of the Years
Said Now! And each one hears,
And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres."--The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy

  

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bpreadThu Jan-21-10 03:56 PM
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#34376, "Here's a sample"
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During construction of their 1/48 Titanic, FAM would post photos of the progress of the model. Attached is a photo of the forecastle under construction. You can see the level of craftsmanship in this one photo.
Yes, valid criticisms can be made about the research but I challenge anyone to provide an example of finer modeling craftsmanship of a Titanic model.

Regards,
Bob Read


Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

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wolfgangelessarThu Jan-21-10 06:11 PM
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#34378, "RE: Here's a sample"
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Bob you are right! That is a fine piece of work, however, if they had the capabilities to do that it would be expected that they would have done a little more on ensuring accuracy. But ah, spilt milk! Regardless of the flaws, yes, it is a fine piece of work!

Regards,
Marcel J
(http://www.youtube.com/user/wolfgangdwolfmeister)

"Till the Spinner of the Years
Said Now! And each one hears,
And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres."--The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy

  

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blakee_ausFri Jan-22-10 09:20 AM
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#34385, "RE: Here's a sample"
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Cheers for the replies all. Hey Bob, do you have any more of those build progress pics you could email me?
Cheers Blake

  

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bpreadFri Jan-22-10 10:05 AM
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#34386, "RE: Here's a sample"
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Blake:
Since I only have a handful, I'll just post them here.

Regards,
Bob Read














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wolfgangelessarFri Jan-22-10 12:19 PM
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#34388, "RE: Here's a sample"
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Thanks Bob, that is indeed some marvelous craftsmanship.

Regards,
Marcel J
(http://www.youtube.com/user/wolfgangdwolfmeister)

"Till the Spinner of the Years
Said Now! And each one hears,
And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres."--The Convergence of the Twain by Thomas Hardy

  

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RichieFri Jan-22-10 07:57 PM
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#34394, "RE: Here's a sample"
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>Cheers for the replies all. Hey Bob, do you have any more of
>those build progress pics you could email me?
>Cheers Blake

Hi Blake,

I have all the original FAM photos that are no longer posted on their website. I collected these years ago when they first started building it in 1998 until they finished. If you are interested I could zip the folders and send them to you. I was going to use the photos to build my model but was put off one day when I noticed the models capstans. But like Bob said it is an amazing model which also lights up with fibre optic cable.

Regards

Richie

  

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blakee_ausSat Jan-23-10 01:06 AM
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#34396, "RE: Here's a sample"
In response to Reply # 11
Sat Jan-23-10 01:11 AMby blakee_aus

          

Awesome, thanks for those pics Bob, i just love all the detail! The hull is sweet, i wish they made more detailed hulls in bigger workable scales like 200 and 250 etc.
That would be great Richie, i sent you a PM with my email I was thinking of doing the same thing, i'm going to take my time and build a 200 scale model with alot of custom detailing and was going to base it off theirs in parts. There are alot of photos around with clear detail, the PDG book is hard to find and very expensive. Cheers Blake

  

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Kevin RMon Jan-25-10 05:01 PM
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#34422, "RE: Here's a sample"
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>During construction of their 1/48 Titanic, FAM would post
>photos of the progress of the model. Attached is a photo of
>the forecastle under construction. You can see the level of
>craftsmanship in this one photo.
>Yes, valid criticisms can be made about the research but I
>challenge anyone to provide an example of finer modeling
>craftsmanship of a Titanic model.
>
>Regards,
>Bob Read
>
>
>
Bob,yes the level of craftsmanship is of exceptional quality and yes critcisms can be made on the research,and I do agree with your statement of 'I challenge anyone to provide am example of finer modeling craftmanship of a Titanic model,which would probably be very hard to match muchless beat,well I'm gonna try to do my 1/144 over the next 2 years as great as I possibly can and it will be very unique
even if not up to the quality of the FAM Titanic models. Regards,Kevin

  

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JonathanFri Jan-29-10 03:52 PM
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#34471, "Some more. . . . "
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(c) Fine Art Models










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My new Facebook Titanic Group is now here - https://www.facebook.com/groups/674452852649840/

  

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