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lauraoonaeemeliSat Mar-07-15 01:57 PM
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#7997, "sauli's unfinished model. academy 1/400."
Sun Jul-05-15 10:23 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

I know it is not as great as it could be, but its the best i could do.

Sauli Palokangas

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RE: lighted, lauraoonaeemeli, Mar 07th 2015, #1
RE: lighted, Matt OBrien, Mar 07th 2015, #2
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                                    RE: lighted, SwiftIntruder, Mar 10th 2015, #9
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                                                                                           sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. , lauraoonaeemeli, Jul 05th 2015, #28
                                                                                           RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. , Dave Abate, Jul 05th 2015, #29
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                                                                                           RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. , lauraoonaeemeli, Sep 08th 2015, #42
                                                                                           RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. , Matt OBrien, Sep 08th 2015, #43
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lauraoonaeemeliSat Mar-07-15 02:07 PM
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#7998, "RE: lighted"
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Of course the model is not finnished yet, but just wanted to show you guys if anybody is interested. I know also that i should have paint the decks to prevent light leak, but anyway this how it turned out. Hope i did not rape her

Sauli Palokangas

  

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Matt OBrienSat Mar-07-15 02:13 PM
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#7999, "RE: lighted"
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Looks good, Sauli. A very good start. The more we try and experiment, the more we learn.

Matt

  

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lauraoonaeemeliSat Mar-07-15 04:33 PM
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#8000, "RE: lighted"
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Thank you very much Matt

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lauraoonaeemeliSat Mar-07-15 05:02 PM
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#8001, "RE: lighted"
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Sorry about the deck of cards in the picture...my bad.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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lauraoonaeemeliSun Mar-08-15 08:47 AM
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Sun Mar-08-15 09:26 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

From another angle..i was little dissapointed, to realise that the light from the hulls portholes only can be seen when watching it directly from certain angle. Reason is probably the fact that i did not use fibre optic.

Sauli Palokangas

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lauraoonaeemeliSun Mar-08-15 03:11 PM
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Mon Mar-09-15 12:27 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

Im sad that i allready had those stays/shrouds, or whatever they are to be called. They looked quite nice.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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lauraoonaeemeliMon Mar-09-15 12:53 AM
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#8005, "RE: lighted"
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URL=http://s76.photobucket.com/user/iluas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150217_211332_zpsmhk4eb0m.jpg.html]

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lauraoonaeemeliMon Mar-09-15 05:38 AM
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#8008, "RE: lighted"
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Just to claryfie something. I cutted those funnel shrouds, wich was a mistake. (I will use some other material for that) I will be posting pictures, as i go along with my build. Im pit embarrassed, couse obviously this is far from beauty and nothing like the models on this site but ill guess its a start

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8011, "RE: lighted"
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Sauli,
It's all in what you are making your model and the things you are learning in this build that matters. If I compared my scratch build to say Jason's or anyone else's on here, I wouldn't have gotten past laying the keel! The best advice I can give you is to take your time and don't get frustrated in the obstacles you may face.

Keep On!
Jim

  

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lauraoonaeemeliTue Mar-10-15 02:05 PM
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#8016, "RE: lighted"
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http://s76.photobucket.com/user/iluas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150306_182038_zps86gh7kzu.jpg.html>

Thank you jim for your kind words
I decided to paint the crowsnest bell. Color is gold. Dont no is it accurate color but anyway.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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Matt OBrienTue Mar-10-15 02:05 PM
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#8017, "RE: lighted"
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Well put, Jim. Our "failures" (as WE view them) only help us to learn what works and what doesn't. All it takes are a couple of successes (whether major or not) to help build our confidence. A little success can go a long way.

Matt

  

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#8027, "RE: lighted"
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http://s76.photobucket.com/user/iluas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150312_211555_zpsp64hise6.jpg.html>

It does not look as good as it were when i used normal thread for the shrouds. 3 hours went by while i was trying to get those as straight as bossible. Unfortunently i couldn't find straigh metal thread (i dont no the accurate english word for that) but this is what i decided to use. looks a pit loose to me, but that will do for now

Sauli Palokangas

  

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lauraoonaeemeliThu Mar-12-15 03:49 PM
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#8028, "RE: lighted"
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And yes.. huge gaping issue still occurs

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8038, "RE: lighted"
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Sauli,
Well, maybe try to find out where it is catching and not allowing the deck to lay flush. What I would recommend is perhaps getting some sandpaper (120 to 180 grit)and with the paper wrapped around a very small block of wood, see if you can take down some of the plastic that might be inhibiting your deck from laying flush. Your going to have to do some investigating with a keen eye to see where your hangup is located. I am confident that you'll find it and solve your minor dilemma.

Keep On!
Jim

  

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lauraoonaeemeliMon Mar-16-15 06:14 PM
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#8055, "RE: lighted"
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Thanks Jim for your kind advice,but I do already know what is behind this dilemma and im afraid that fixing it perfectly is beyond my expertise. However I did manage to solve one gap issue. I will post pictures later

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8071, "RE: lighted"
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Please read the new Forum rules:
http://titanic-model.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=123&topic_id=8066&mesg_id=8066&page=

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#8078, "RE: lighted"
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Wed Mar-18-15 03:23 PMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

Apologies. No more pictures from here. Though I've used photobucket, I've wonderd why my photos are so big,or at least they seem to be when I use this forum with my cellphone. Maybe that have something to do with this bandwidth issue..if so..im sorry. I'm not very good when it comes to such things as forums, sending photos this way..etc.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8314, "RE: lighted"
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Sun May-31-15 02:02 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

I'm once again working with my model.. I had a little break which did good, but now I'm filled with inspiration and motivation. I've been doing some painting on the model. It's very enjoyable. It certainly wasn't my plan to paint but I'm glad I did..it gives the model whole different look, as you of course know. I've started the mast rigging.. think one of them should go to the first funnel ? but in this kit it goes to the roof of the wheel house. Note that the davits and boats aren't assembled yet. Just dry fitting. I will paint also the boat covers and rest of the rooftops. Painting is a bit challenging, since I've already assembled the railings and the funnels.


Sauli Palokangas

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#8315, "RE: lighted"
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It's good to see that you are back at it....and with renewed energy and focus. Sometimes all it takes is a short break or a "step back" to get your mind where it needs to be.

Take your time on your mast rigging. Those masts can be so flexible and the slightest "pull" to one side or the other can really affect the whole outcome....whether it is apparent right from the start or not.

If you have a little bit of "slack" in your finished rigging (a little bit loose), you might be able to use a hair dryer to warm up the rigging material and shrink it to the point where you get the tension you are looking for. If that rigging material is a synthetic product, you might be able to heat it up rather easily and fix any tension problems.

Good luck, your mast rigging looks great so far.

Matt

  

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lauraoonaeemeliMon Jun-01-15 01:50 AM
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#8316, "RE: lighted"
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Thanks Matt, I appreciate the feedback and the tip..I'll remember the hairdryer, if I need to..probably i do.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8322, "RE: lighted"
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Looking good Sauli! I took a bit of a break and it does help sometimes. When I'm not feeling up to working on mine, I just go through certain titanic model pics on the site and it gives me some inspiration to jump back in! Just make sure you watch your background if you use the hair dryer! Aim up...I want to practice tying knots before I do my rigging. There's a good thread for tying a knot to make the rigging line up to the middle of the mast if you can find it. I saw it a while back and forget where but it could be the rigging thread here. Good luck and make sure you don't add too much glue to the masts. It adds up quick!

Enjoy!
--Brian Flynn

  

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#8326, "RE: lighted"
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Thanks Brian. I've been close to nervous breakdown with these riggings..nevertheless I like doing it. I did a little rigging today and after tying a knot and gluing it, I noticed that I tied some of the threads little too high but I hope that it's not unforgivable. I almost feel like it would've been easier to make the marconi aerials first..but what do I know.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8380, "RE: lighted"
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Thu Jun-18-15 11:08 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

Hello. I've been painting my model. I painted the white lines on the wheel house roof and also the bridge,using mud flat brown. I'm hoping that it's close to what it should be. I painted also the skylight. I was very worried about using paint but I'm pleased with the result. I used painters tape for masking. I think it worked quite well. I've also done some lifeboat rigging. Instructions guides to measure the length of thread that goes between the davits. First i did that, but I quickly discovered that it's easier to just take thread that's long enough and glue the thread at one end and then pull so that'll be tight and then glue to the other end and just cut away all the extra. Btw..my painting would look a lot better if I would've paint before gluing things together. Lot of work still ahead. Till next time.

Sauli Palokangas

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#8382, "RE: lighted"
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Looking good Sauli! The railings look nice and the lifeboat lines look nice and tight. The best thing I've found to use if you are gluing one end of string and trimming the other end is fingernail clippers. They can get right up to the edge and are usually pretty sharp so it doesn't pull at the string much. I've used that technique a few times!
What are your plans for the funnel rigging?

Enjoy!
--Brian Flynn

  

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#8383, "RE: lighted"
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Tue Jun-23-15 11:33 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

Hello Brian, and thank you. I have a few ideas for the funnel rigging. I have said it before, that I did the funnel rigging just like the instructions manual guides to do, but I foolishly cut those away. I tried to use steel wire for the funnels like can be seen when looking my previous pictures, but I didn't like the look of them so I removed them. they looked a bit loose and too thick. I even have considered to use pulled sprue. The idea would be to make a knot around the sprue and stick it in the hole that's on the deck and secure with glue and bush the other end of the thread on to the other side of the funnel (with a needle) and same thing over there. I don't know if it would work and could I make it tight enough. I was at the store the other day and I found a pearl thread ( straight translation ) i think I can make it straight enough and It's hard enough to just place one end to the hole on the funnel and the other end of the thread in the hole that's on the deck. I don't know which method I end up using, or either of them.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8384, "RE: lighted"
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I would really love to paint the window frames of the officers quarters deck house but I'm afraid that's too difficult at this point, maybe I'll try anyway.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8397, "RE: lighted"
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Sun Jul-05-15 10:01 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

I've had hard time finding straight steel wire for the funnel stays, but I found a good tip how to straighten wire. Idea is to put the other end of the wire that is wrapped, in drill and hold the other end with pliers, and spin around couple of times and after that, it'll be straight. Next update that I'm going to make, is when this is complete, when ever that is. As a reminder, I'd like to say that this is my first model..so maybe it's easier to forgive my flaws. Rest of the riggings and marconi aerials and some paint work still needs to be done. Hope you guys like it.


Sauli Palokangas

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#8398, "sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Sun Jul-05-15 10:21 AMby lauraoonaeemeli

          

Oh, and it's not lighted anymore.. The led string that's inside went broke. I guess the lights burned and I couldn't remove it out of the hull to switch it to another, but actually I don't mind at all.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8399, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Sauli

For a first model you picked one of the most complicated models to build. You should take pride in your work. When finished place the model in a location so you can always see it. You will look at it and say I learned a lot. I know how to do that now. I know how I can do that better the next time. You did not let the challenge stop you. Every model has some errors in it and you have more right then then wrong. Keep up the good work.

Dave Abate

  

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#8405, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Thank you very much Dave Abate.. I appearciate. I think I've never told that it was my girlfriend that gave me this model as a christmas present.. that's how I got involved with modeling, although I've always wanted to build a model of her. Maybe I would've choose an easier model. Actually I'm glad that I've done this, so I can consider this one as a practice model.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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#8461, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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I said I'd post pictures after this build is ready, but that was before I decided to add some details to the ship. I'll try to make all the possible changes that I can do with the skills I have. Here's the forcastle deck with some items made from sprue..like the one under anchor crane (don't know its name) It's funny. Some twisted way, I really enjoy painting without masking tape..oh the thrill. Steam valves next. Btw.. I've never apologise my bad quality pictures.. so sorry about that. Thank you for viewing.


Sauli Palokangas

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#8462, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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I made titanic sinking.. let me try again.


Sauli Palokangas

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lauraoonaeemeliWed Aug-12-15 02:55 PM
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#8463, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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And why I didn't use masking tape ? Simply cause I feel much comfortable when I actually see things properly and I don't have to be afraid if my masking tape holds. I will buy little thinner paint brush and try painting those bollards better.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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titanicinfoseekerWed Aug-12-15 03:28 PM
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#8464, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Great job Sauli! Paint looks real crisp!

Gus

  

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#8466, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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I meant to send this picture yesterday, but I was having troubles of sending it. I know my tank room isn't historically accurate, but I think it looks better now, when I have drilled the portholes rather than painting the, for sure inaccurate details. I know there should be 16 portholes per side but my drill bit was too big so i went with 8 holes per side but I'm okay with that


Sauli Palokangas

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lauraoonaeemeliThu Aug-13-15 05:01 PM
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#8467, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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And I also added some extra railings to the top of the tank room, and I made a little gate out of extra parts. thank you very much Gus for your comment..I highly appreciate that.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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lauraoonaeemeliSun Sep-06-15 11:21 AM
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#8525, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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I made the marconi and lavatory skylights (of the scale for sure) and I have painted the window frames.. thanks Brian Flynn for giving me a hint of using detail paint brush. Its not perfect but I can live with it!


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lauraoonaeemeliMon Sep-07-15 02:17 AM
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#8529, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Guys I wanna say this.. I know majority of the people on this site more than likely don't appreciate my model, cause I haven't used photo etched parts and I can understand that..propaply I would think the same way. It would look soooo much better with photo etched parts, but when I started building this, I wasn't aware of the existence of PE parts.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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tfrittMon Sep-07-15 01:59 PM
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#8530, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Hello, Sauli,

You have done a great job with your model. I especially noticed that the paint work on the windows is fantastic. I know it isn't easy painting features at that small scale. I'm sure you have learned a lot with building your model, and you will have those skills when you move on to your next project. You apparently have the patience and attention to detail that is required to do a do a big project such as this.

Tony

  

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Matt OBrienMon Sep-07-15 06:01 PM
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#8531, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Mon Sep-07-15 06:05 PMby Matt OBrien

  

          

Agreed! You've tackled parts of your build that I'm dreading for my own......I speak of your ship's rigging. If I remember correctly, you've replaced it twice now, is it? Believe me, once would be enough for me. It's a great detail.

As to PE parts on your build.....they're not always necessary for a perfect model. Take a look at the cover box art on the Centenial Titanic kit. Morten Jensen did the model that Minicraft put on the box. Not a speck of aftermarket items on that build.

I've seen plenty of people throw all kinds of money at their models (Titanic or otherwise) and will completely miss the mark. Not good results, to say the least. The only thing you need with a build like Academy's or Minicraft's is patience........and LOTS of dry-fitting.

Keep at it!

Matt

  

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Dave AbateTue Sep-08-15 11:09 AM
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#8533, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Sauli

This is a complicated model to build and yours looks vary good. Your next one will be better and the one after that even better. They do not build themselves. The modeler has to meet the challanges or most of them to get a good result and along the way will learn new things. It took me many models and many years to say o.k. that looks pretty good.

Let me say this. I am starting to look forward to my next build after Titanic, possibly a sailing ship and with that will be a new set of challenges. I will be like a beginner again and will have to learn all new things to get a good result. There is the possibly I may "miss the mark." Or I could knock out simple models in a week or two but there will not be much of a challange.

So keep at it and keep learning. Your on the right track.

Dave Abate

  

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lauraoonaeemeliTue Sep-08-15 02:39 PM
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#8534, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Hi Tony, Matt and Dave. Thanks for the encouraging words..it means a lot! I tell you that it wasn't easy job to paint those frames, and actually I didn't. What I mean is that the frames are so tiny detail that my hand started to shake like hell, so I realised that it would be better if I just place the tip of the brush that I used near the frames and I let the shaking do the job. I don't know if you got what I tried to say! Heh heh. As for the riggings.. you are right Matt. Some of the riggings didn't turn out that well and I cut them of and I did it again. The funnel rigging is whole another story but quickly I did the riggings on the funnels and I cutted also those.(too long to explain) I "struggled" few months with the idea of how I will execute the riggings. I was fortunate enough to find a tip how to straighten wire. (I couldn't find straight yet thin wire from hardware stores) so I'm glad i found that tip. Maybe I'm overly ambitious with this build but I figured that there's no rush and I can keep myself busy, slowly building this.

Sauli Palokangas

  

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Matt OBrienTue Sep-08-15 10:38 PM
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#8535, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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It sounds like what you did for your window frames was "dry-brushing". A bit of paint on the brush and lightly going over the surface to be painted. It's funny....you mentioned shaking with the brush......I've had to stop drinking my staple of life (Diet Pepsi) hours before I do any paintwork. Same goes for ANY energy drink, really. A can of Red Bull can ruin any model as far as I'm concerned.

When I set out to plan my builds (this one and the next lighted one) I scoured the internet for information....asked tons of stupid questions on other forums, and finally got the hang of small scale LED lighting and fiber optics. I can't tell you how many blown up LED's and fried circuit boards I have littering my workspace. But....it was all worth it in the end. I will feel more than confident when I start the lighted build.....only because I plan to do a few lighted ships (ocean going AND sci-fi) beforehand.

Practice makes perfect.

Matt

  

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#8536, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Sauli,
Sharp looking model you have there; I can only echo the acknowledgments of craftsmanship you have already received on this fine build. Something you should be extremely satisfied with and proudly to display.

Jim

  

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#8538, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Thank you very much Jim..much appreciated. That's pretty much how I did it Matt. I drink lots of coffee so that might explain the shaking, although I do believe that it's normal that hand shakes at least little bit regardless of how much practice is behind when painting small details. I have a few windows that I haven't paint yet so I will try to avoid coffee when I paint..thanks for the tip Matt.

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lauraoonaeemeliWed Jan-04-17 01:47 PM
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#9249, "RE: sauli's unfinished 1/400 academy model. "
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Hi everyone. Finally some progress with the Titanic. As you can see, the Marconi aerials are installed which has been a bit of a challenge for me. My girlfriend is very talented,so she ended up helping me with the aerials. Considering how frustrated I've been trying to build the Marconi aerials, all I can say is that I'm very satisfied with the result.


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