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ZenomsWed Mar-15-17 03:31 PM
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#54791, "Titanic's Bridge Wing Cabs - Minicraft 1/350 - Question to Art "


          

Art,

Reading your page "Fine Details' on the section you describe you rebuilt your bridge wing cab, can you explain a little further how you did?

Did you replace the whole part J39 (that comprises the Bridge, A deck and B deck) and scratch built or did you cut just the original bridge wing cab and replaced with a styrene equivalent?

What do you suggest?

Thank you,
Zeno Silva

  

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Art BraunschweigerWed Mar-15-17 06:41 PM
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#54794, "RE: Titanic's Bridge Wing Cabs - Minicraft 1/350 - Question to Art "
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I used the original bridge wing cabs, but re-faced them on the outboard and after sides with pieces cut from .005" styrene. The tops are scratchbuilt from thicker (.010" or .015") styrene. Then on the forward sides I cut a single .005" piece that covered the entire forward surface the bridge windows, the bulwarks on either side and the forward side of the wing cabs. That was after filling and sanding any joints first with white styrene putty and then finishing them with Mr. Surfacer (much as one would do with bodywork on a car), as .005" styrene is so thin that it will conform to any surface imperfections beneath it unless they're very slight.

By doing all of the above, I was able to give my wing cabs crisp, clean edges and sharp, squared-off corners and window openings, and eliminate any visible joints.


Art

  

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Morten JensenThu Mar-16-17 02:07 PM
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#54796, "RE: Titanic's Bridge Wing Cabs - Minicraft 1/350 - Question to Art "
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Just a side note here. I have built the entire superstructure, including the bridge wings and front from scratch. The bridge wings are still not finished, though. Just in case you need some photos.

- Morten

  

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ZenomsThu Mar-16-17 09:15 PM
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#54797, "RE: Titanic's Bridge Wing Cabs - Minicraft 1/350 - Question to Art "
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Thu Mar-16-17 09:15 PMby Zenoms

          

Art,

Thank you for your reply and also correcting my post location, I did not realize I had posted in the wrong one.

Morten,

Absolutely, if would could share them it will be appreciated. I am trying to decide the best approach in my case given my abilities.

I downloaded a few photos from your builds also in order to inspire on how to make it look. One thing is for certain, I will not rest and will have to redo as many times as necessary in order for it to look sharp and crispy. I personally believe that the whole bridge and wing areas are not only pretty but help to define and give character to Titanic.

Kind Regards,
Zeno Silva

  

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