Im looking for a nice 1:200 Titanic kit in plastic, but I cant seem to find it online. Does anyone know where to buy one?
I also looked at a wooden kit, but this will be my first model, so Im pretty sure Wooden kit need a very skilled builder. And I have even seen a paper kit on ebay, but I belive a plastic kit would be more pretty than paper.
#48705, "RE: Titanic 1:200 scales" In response to Reply # 0
As far as I know (though I'm sure the more knowledgable posters will educate me) there isn't a plastic kit in 1:200. There's the Mantua wooden kit in that scale which seems to be the one you looked at and I think there's another in 1:196 somewhere but no styrene kits that I know of. If it's your first model you may be better off starting with something a bit smaller anyway.
#48710, "RE: Titanic 1:200 scales" In response to Reply # 2
A 1/200 scale model is over 4 feet long. Bigger is not easier. It allows you to bring out more detail, which generally requires Master level modeling skills. For a first model, go the othe way. Do the Revell 1/570 or the 1/400 kit. Find out how much about modeling you don't know. THEN, move up to 1/350 or larger now that you better understand how good it might look and you have some confidence in yor skills.
#48719, "RE: Titanic 1:200 scales" In response to Reply # 4
Again, it has to do with scale. A larger scale allows more detail. While you don't have to worry about paint, you have more pieces to cut out more precisely and do a good job gluing. There's a skill to that too, but it would be easier than plastic and paints.
I will suggest, if you do that, buy a paper model of something relatively simple and build that first. You'll find out how much you don't know about paper models. The other good thing about a paper *practice* model is they don't give off toxic fumes when you burn them.
#48938, "RE: Titanic 1:200 scales" In response to Reply # 6
I am currently working on one of the 1/200 scale card models of Titanic. I have had to rebuild the cargo hatches and skylight over the grand staircase from poster board. as the ones in the kit are not what they should be. and the No.1 hatch on the foreword bow deck had to be completely scratch built from poster board also as the kit gives you just a square box. all the deck gear, bit's chocks, anchor deck plates are printed flat. and I have built new ones from poster board, bambo skewers, and the capstans are cut down push pins. The hardest part of assembling the card model is that the keel patterns want to curl after you place elmers glue to them. I have taken empty snack cake boxes cut then into 1/4 inch strips and made them into T shaped reinforcement bands glued out of the way on these to add strength and remove the warping.
where as the card model Titanic is a large model at 39 inches, and you can tell it Titanic. it if far from an accurate model. But it lends itself well to honing a skill working in card, and is fun figuring out ways to make and improve things on the model.
onw more point to make about the card kit. the 2 bow anchors are printed in grey and are not to scale on the kit. I used a black marker to color them out, and then using poster board, and both flat, and square round tooth picks not only remade the bow anchors. but made the 3rd anchor foe the bow deck. which u will have to cut the anchor well out and scratch build one as the kit does not have either/ When the model is further along I will post some pics. As right now I'm only have her first three keel sections done, and have been making the deck fittings, and new hatches. Best Regards, Chris