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Art BraunschweigerTue Aug-09-11 04:40 PM
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#4894, "Art's model - more photos from the Funnel Shop"
Tue Aug-09-11 06:25 PMby Art Braunschweiger

  

          

The steam exhaust pipes and the whistle supply pipes have been mounted, along with the ladders. After the brass whistles are in place, the uppermost ladder sections above the platforms will be added. These will be painted black, as will the sections of the steam exhaust pipes where they overlap the black.

The large bands on the funnels between the black and buff, which I've elected not to remove, are somewhat problematic because the horizontal railings around the platform actually sat immediately above them. Had I replicated that on my funnels, though, the platforms would have sat too high, so I elected to mount them just below. I also discovered that on the P/E brass ladders, the configuration of the railings around the platforms were wrong so they had to be completely rebuilt.

For those who might be wondering, the bottom section of the ladders (on the real Titanic) were bent slightly inwards to clear the stokehold vents, hence the inward bend you see here on each one.


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Art Braunschweiger
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Art BraunschweigerTue Feb-07-12 04:41 PM
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#5436, "All funnels now in place"
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Tue Feb-07-12 04:49 PMby Art Braunschweiger

  

          

The low winter sunlight is not very ideal for taking photographs as it's somewhat glaring and tends to intensify the color a bit, but I corrected that by digitally reducing the saturation by a small percentage. These images accurately reproduce the White Star Buff I used, which as most of you know was matched to the darker 'Ken Marschall' shade within the known range. The second and third photos were taken a bit later in the day with the sun lower, so the color is slightly darker.





In the above photo, I was pleased to discover that despite using flat paint for the black funnel tops, they have a slight sheen in the sunlight just like what can be seen in photos of the real Titanic in sunlight.

Most of the vents are now in place, and in the above image you can see into the stokehold vent forward of the No. 1 funnel. As with all the stokehold vents, there's actually a vent trunk cut into the roof at that point so when you look into the vent grille you see nothing but a dark shaft. You can also see the brass of the engine order telegraphs through the Bridge windows. I was careful to glaze the windows with pieces of styrene "glass" that were completely scratch-free and aligned perfectly so there would be no distortion when looking through them. (In the photo below, if you look carefully, you can see a chart on the folding chart table on the starboard side of the Bridge.)

The above photo also shows to advantage the stanchions along the bulwarks of the Well Deck, the forward ends of B and A Decks, and the Boat Deck.








I took this photo to capture some of the details of the funnel piping. You can also see the water tank in the after corner of the funnel casing. It was scratchbuilt from various sizes of styrene rod. You can also see the teak skylight further aft as well as the awning rafter running between the Gibbs Extractor vent and the stokehold vent.

Regards

Art Braunschweiger
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RE: All funnels now in place, Titanicushabti, Feb 07th 2012, #31
RE: All funnels now in place, Jeff.M, Feb 07th 2012, #32
RE: All funnels now in place, oneslim, Feb 07th 2012, #33
RE: All funnels now in place, lcurchoe, Feb 07th 2012, #34
      RE: All funnels now in place, SwiftIntruder, Feb 08th 2012, #35
           RE: All funnels now in place, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 08th 2012, #36
                RE: All funnels now in place, bflynn2159, Feb 08th 2012, #37
                     RE: All funnels now in place, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 08th 2012, #38
                          RE: All funnels now in place, Jonathan, Feb 08th 2012, #39
                               RE: All funnels now in place, Marcel Johnpulle, Feb 08th 2012, #41
RE: All funnels now in place, Marcel Johnpulle, Feb 08th 2012, #40
RE: All funnels now in place, Art Braunschweiger, Feb 08th 2012, #42
      RE: All funnels now in place, BigDenny, Feb 08th 2012, #43
      RE: All funnels now in place, Jason King, Feb 09th 2012, #44
           RE: All funnels now in place, Deep Quest, Feb 09th 2012, #45
                RE: All funnels now in place, William B. Barney, Feb 09th 2012, #46
                     RE: All funnels now in place, Marcel Johnpulle, Feb 09th 2012, #48
      RE: All funnels now in place, MLOGAN, Feb 26th 2012, #56
RE: All funnels now in place, stevanovitch, Feb 09th 2012, #47

    
TitanicushabtiTue Feb-07-12 04:53 PM
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#5437, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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My God...

This is the most incredible 1:350 I have ever seen!

Regards,

Andrew Mac

  

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Jeff.MTue Feb-07-12 05:10 PM
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#5438, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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It's just details upon details upon details. The skill and patience required for this shouldn't be underestimated. Amazing work.

Jeff M

  

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oneslimTue Feb-07-12 08:29 PM
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#5440, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Art,

She is simply beautiful. I hope mine comes out half as nice.

Bob Wescott

  

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lcurchoeTue Feb-07-12 08:32 PM
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#5441, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Art,
Amazing! That's all I can say! The details are just incredible. I frequent a hbobby shop in denvil NJ. F&M hobbies, don't know if you ve ever been there its right near rockaway. Anyway, I need to make a trip there and I see you are from bridgewater, not too far away. I would love to see your model in person If you wouldn't find that too strange. Again your work just amazes us all! Let me know I'd that's a possibility

Thanks so much,
Larry

  

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SwiftIntruderWed Feb-08-12 05:45 AM
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#5442, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Wed Feb-08-12 05:46 AMby SwiftIntruder

          

Art, Your detail is simply amazing. I remember looking through your thread a while back and was very impressed by the way you went about constructing your whistles.
What color did you use on the lower section of the welldeck? I used Model Masters "Rust" color, which I thought came out looking pretty good. I do prefer your choice of color better, however.

-Jim

  

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Art BraunschweigerWed Feb-08-12 06:00 AM
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#5443, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Wed Feb-08-12 06:00 AMby Art Braunschweiger

  

          


Jim,

I'm not sure, but I think ModelMaster Rust may be a bit lighter. If you have access to ModelMaster you should have access to Floquil. Try Floquil Rust. After going through dozens upon dozens of custom mixes to match Ken Marschall's mast color, I happened up on Floquil Rust which is indistinguishable from mine and a perfect match to his.

I would note that the color in the photo I posted is a bit more intense than it appears in real life, and the real color has a slight honey-brown hue that doesn't come through in my photo.


Art Braunschweiger
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#5444, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Art,
As everyone thinks and says, absolutely amazing! One question about the floquil. I got a couple floquil colors and have only started using the rust but it is so thin that i have to layer and layer until it starts to look too thick. Plus it mixes with the color im painting over(painting the well deck white and adding the rust lower half) even though the color is totally dry. Is it only for airbrush or is it just this bottle? Any tips would be great! Once again, beautiful work.

Enjoy!
--Brian Flynn

  

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Art BraunschweigerWed Feb-08-12 07:25 AM
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#5445, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Wed Feb-08-12 07:47 AMby Art Braunschweiger

  

          

Brian,

Are you stirring in all the pigment that settles to the bottom of the bottle? It doesn't always mix in by shaking. I find that a 3/16" hardwood dowel about 4" long works best. You can make several from a short piece of dowel purchased at your local hardware store. But even so, yes, I find that Floquil Rust does seem to be particularly "watery". It's ideal for airbrush application (thinned less than other paints of its type) but not so much for brushing. If you have no airbrush, you could always leave the bottle open so the thinner evaporates somewhat, leaving you with a paint of the desired viscosity.

Larry and anyone else who's local to my area, once my model is completely finished you're welcome to come and see it. I'll be extending an invitation at that point.

Regards

Art

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JonathanWed Feb-08-12 08:13 AM
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#5446, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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This is a work of Art. Sorry, had to put that in. But it is. Each time I look at these photo's I see something new that attracts, then again, and again. I could literally spend all day just looking at those 3 images.

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of THE best Titanic builds in this scale todate and for some time to come.

Jonathan Smith

  

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Marcel JohnpulleWed Feb-08-12 08:47 AM
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#5448, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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There should be a "like" button on this forum. I agree with Jonathan's sentiments completely, and that is why I requested your past photos to do just that...study them and then try to emulate their content!

Regards,

Marcel Johnpulle
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And each one hears,
And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres"--The Convergences of the Twain

  

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Marcel JohnpulleWed Feb-08-12 08:23 AM
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#5447, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Fantastic work as always Art! I'm beginning to think that if I want to include all the details you have on your model, I'm going to have to work in a larger scale!

Not to be a complete nit-picker, but there appears to be some misalignment on your A deck enclosed promenade on the starboard side(see image). Any reason for that? Please don't take offense, your work is spectacular!



Regards,

Marcel Johnpulle
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"Till the spinner of the years said Now!
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And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres"--The Convergences of the Twain

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Art BraunschweigerWed Feb-08-12 08:49 AM
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#5449, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Wed Feb-08-12 06:15 PMby Art Braunschweiger

  

          

You're correct, Marcel. As we all know the older Minicrafts had very poor fit in some areas and that was one of them, at least on my model. The fix would have created more problems than it would have solved so I have a small 2mm stepdown in the rail cap there on each side. It actually looks quite natural, but there is still some work to do in fairing the joint together and once I do that it won't be readily apparent. I decided at a late stage to re-do the joint and what you're seeing is some white putty that hasn't been sanded smooth or repainted.

Art

  

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#5450, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Art,

The model is simply extraordinary, it's almost like looking at a color photograph of the real ship. The end result will be nothing short of stunning.

Best Regards,
Mike

  

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Jason KingThu Feb-09-12 05:25 AM
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#5451, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Art,

Your model is fantastic. I really like all the detail which is fantastic quality at such a small scale.

Looking forward to seeing this model in its full glory.

Regards
Jason

Jason

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#5452, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Hi all

Art, first attention is for the funnels, (simply wonderful), but looking these images, the entire job is fantastic!!!!!!

Just for an example, the wheel house is PERFECT, vents very detailed...colors so realistic.

More photo for next progress.

Simply Great.

Best regards and once again compliments.

Livio

  

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William B. BarneyThu Feb-09-12 09:12 AM
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#5457, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Art,

Your model turned really nice and super details all over this the model! Those funnels and other details was adds that make look so sharp and neat model ever!! As Marcel point over this area as unfinished part.... I have same trouble and error over this area...but I knew you can fix it as easy!

Good Job!

Regards,

William


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Marcel JohnpulleThu Feb-09-12 05:20 PM
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#5459, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Ya, I haven't gotten to this part of my model building yet, so I was unaware of the misfit (not that it surprises me though). Disregard previous question.

Regards,

Marcel Johnpulle
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And consummation comes, and jars two hemispheres"--The Convergences of the Twain

  

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#5498, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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I'll second that assessment of the bad fit of the old 1/350's......the one I'm working on now seem to have a neverendeng parade of fit issues....but on the positive side of things, they have not been difficult to correct. And the corrections that are made really enhance the look of the finished pieces....

  

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#5458, "RE: All funnels now in place"
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Thu Feb-09-12 04:02 PMby stevanovitch

          

"if you look carefully, you can see a chart on the folding chart table on the starboard side of the Bridge"

Art, the word that comes to my mind is BRAVURA.

Steve.

  

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