At least that is what it feels like. It has taken me exactly five years (!) but a few days ago my newest 1/350 Titanic model was finally finished. The model was put on hold for three of the five years and stood looking depressed while I did other things. Now she can finally be proudly displayed once I get the display case done.
This model is what I would like to call "based" on the 1/350 Minicraft kit. I say based because most or at least a huge part of this model is built from scratch. The original kit hull was cut down to C-deck, so all the white area on the superstructure above the yellow line is made from scratch. All the deckhouses, bulkheads, bridge front and decks are also new.
The wooden decks are from Scaledecks and is strongly recommended! They make the decks really stand out and can be ordered in different colors and scales. These decks was ordered before Scaledecks started producing ready to install Titanic deck sets.
The different detailing was made using different types of styrene. All the different 1/350 PE brass sets were used.
I really hope you enjoy the photos. Since I am not willing to pay hundreds of dollars for photobucket I will have to reduce the size of them to stamp-size and split the photos up in different posts in this thread.
Please feel free to ask me any questions about the model and I will answer as good as I can.
#9511, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/350 Titanic - finished model" In response to Reply # 6
very impressive, very much detailed and very good photographs, especially at 1/350 scale, your White Star Buff confirms my own color mix and looks very good. The painting quality is perfect, like the whole model.
#9513, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/350 Titanic - finished model" In response to Reply # 8
Fantastic skill Morten, great photos, the model looks really good. Crisp, clean, well detailed and an overall joy to look at. You must be very proud. Looking forward to what you do next.
I notice you used the kit propellers. Did you consider replacing the central propeller with a 3 bladed version? I only ask because i am still debating what to do when i get to this stage on my model. I know either way it will raise questions. Personally I prefer the 4 bladed central propeller, it looks better, however until i have read all the evidence i will wait to decide (plenty of things to keep me occupied at present).
#9514, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/350 Titanic - finished model" In response to Reply # 9
I've been waiting to see this. Very nice, Morten. Very, very nice. Your benches, as noted, are particularly well-made. I also noticed other details - the Morselamps, the Bradfield insulator, the emergency cutter detail to name a few. Your rigging is superb! It's not overly heavy and doesn't have the sag that many models do. All in all a classic "Morten Model"!
Congratulations on the completion of another noteworthy project.
#9516, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/350 Titanic - finished model" In response to Reply # 10
Thank you very much! That is much appreciated coming from the master himself. Of course your model and the new web page have been a great help in the last stages.
I am also glad you like the rigging as I know you have done much research on this through the years. What I like is that from distance you can hardly see the rigging, as in real life. But up close it is where it should be. As you can probably see there are a few threads missing. Sometimes it is better to leave something out rather than cluttering or damaging something else. As rigging is the hardest part for me I was just looking for the right effect.
You can see that I went for black ends on my benches
Again, thank you Art. Stay tuned for the next model.
#9515, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/350 Titanic - finished model" In response to Reply # 9
Thank you for your comments. Coming from you that means a lot as I am a big admirer of your fantastic models. My next project will be posted here very soon!
Actually the propellers I used is not from the kit! But they are copies made of brass. I tried shaping them better but I was not happy with the result. They do the job anyway. I bought them of ebay several years ago.
I have read what I could find here on TRMA about a three bladed versus a four bladed centre propeller. From what I understand it is not 100% known if it where three or four blades. So it looks like it is up to the modeller. And as I fancy the four bladed version that is what I went for. What I have not figured out yet is if the bosses (correct term?) were painted red.