#45550, "RE: Largest Titanic model" In response to Reply # 0
If you include film models, they are the largest to date.
The largest film Titanic model/prop was the stern sinking prop from James Cameron's "TITANIC" which came in at 60ft in length. But that was only a stern section made prop. Then there was the 45ft "hero" model of Titanic, again built for James Cameron's "TITANIC". This was the full ship. The largest FULL ship model/prop was the one made in 1979 for the film "RAISE THE TITANIC" which was 55ft in length.
#45568, "RE: Largest Titanic model" In response to Reply # 1
Hi Jonathan, thanks for the information, was aware of the raise the Titanic model now in poor shape in Malta, boy would I like to get that back to Belfast for refurbishment. Do you know if the Cameron 45 footer was a working model and where it is now. Thanks Paul.
#45632, "RE: Largest Titanic model" In response to Reply # 2
There were quite a few models made for Cameron's Titanic back in 1997.
There was a 1/4th scale stern poop deck model used for the "final plunge" sequence, now gone and broken up. Made by D Pennington's crew.
The 1/8th scale stern model which was essentially half of the ship from the mid section between the 2nd and 3rd funnel. This is the one used for the "breaking apart scenes and was very detailed on one side. Again that's gone, but the super structure was saved and re-decorated by Donald Pennington and sold off to a Vegas Casino, where it's on vertical display. Almost all of the deck fixtures and fittings went into private collections including the funnels (one was destroyed)
The 1/6th scale "bridge to bow" model was used for the Iceberg FX scenes and also to show the well deck and forecastle going under in the film. That too was broken up and went to collectors / crew. Again by D Pennington and crew.
The "Hero" model is the one Jonathan mentioned... I thought it was longer than "Raise the Titanic" but not sure, can't remember off the top of my head the measurements so I'll trust Jonathan's info. That was 1/20th scale and was created by Gene Rizzardi's crew... I have to say it's my favorite model of the ship! It was on Tour and was cut into sections and sent to Australia for a while and then returned to Xploration / Foxploration in Baja Studios until a few years ago... when Fox sold up the model was moved and last I heard it's in Cameron's storage at Long Beach California. It was recently filmed for National Geographic's "TITANIC 100".
Some parts are missing off it like railings, a few collapsible lifeboats and I think the prow anchor crane as well.
Other models from the movie included a 1/20th scale wreck of the bow, again by Rizzardi's crew and in Cameron's storage, as seen in that video. It was housed in Titanic Branson for a few years until last year Cameron needed it back for the release of the movie (not exactly sure why) but it involved the museum having to take down a wall to remove it!
There was also a 1/4th scale promenade decks in both wrecked and 1912 style and also a 1/4th scale 1st Class Corrider... a 1/4th scale 1st Class Lounge used for the fullscale backgrounds of the room and used for the breaking scenes, 1/4th scale cargo hold for the water coming through after striking the iceberg and then also a 1/20th hull for the Iceberg denting/collision scenes.
I think there were a few more but can't remember... I actually own various parts of most of these models and the full scale sets from the movie except the 1/20th scale ones... I also live in N.Ireland and tried a few times to see if they would have allowed one of the larger models to come to Belfast for the 100th. Infact I was trying at one stage to buy the 1/20th scale SS Nomadic model off Fox a few years back but they were not interested... I thought it would have looked great on display inside the real Nomadic... last I heard a door fell on it when being moved from Baja and completley flattened it!
#46242, "RE: Largest Titanic model" In response to Reply # 5
There's a model on display now at the National Geographic Museum in DC for their exhibition that, according to the plaques, was used to "plan dives" for the film. It doesn't look as detailed as the wreck models used in the film and on Ghosts of the Abyss. Strangely enough, however, it's flipped...
I noticed the mast is laying on the wrong side of the ship, and there are a few other things that are flipped as well. Not sure why this is.
Sorry the lighting is a little terrible, I only had my phone with me at the time. I need to go back with a proper camera
#45722, "RE: Largest Titanic model" In response to Reply # 0
Dear Titanic enthusiasts, I don't know where to post this question, so please bear with me. I hope someone can help. I am the fundraiser for a 28-year-old non-profit agency in Pittsburgh, PA which assists very low-income single parent families in which the parent is completing school in order to be self-sufficient. The last few years have been tough economically for our agency, and so we are pleased to have been given a Titanic model - not 23 ft long, but large nevertheless (almost 4 ft). We have no knowledge of ship models, but would like to turn this into funds with which to buy groceries and milk for the 0 to 5 year old children we take care of. I see there is a TRMA forum for buying and selling, but am not knowledgeable about what would be a fair price to ask. The replica appears to have been handmade, primarily of wood, and belonged to a now deceased entreprenuer who bought it about 10 years ago to display in the pilot house of his yacht; no further information is available. If any kind TRMA member has advice for us, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org - thanks!