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Morten JensenThu Aug-17-17 11:42 AM
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#9517, "Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"


  

          

New project!

Some time ago Dan Reed completed his newest semi kit, the 1/144 scale Carpathia. It is time someone take on the challenge to build one.

This is a semi kit, just like the 1/144 Titanic. The hull is made of glass fiber and the parts that comes with the kit is made of styrene. This includes vents, winched, bollards etc, deckhouses, funnel, lifeboats, cargo hatches etc. There is a lot. But there is still a lot that has to be made from scratch. I must admit that four masts with rigging and derricks will be a challenge. Hopefully it will look good in the end.

Status: The hull is primed and getting ready for paint. It is sanded and portholes drilled out. Bow stem, anchor openings and rod added. At the stern styrene rods, rudder and propeller wings are also in place. Bilge keels in place. I hope to start painting the hull tomorrow.




The hull as it first appeared. Quite a lot of sanding had to be done.







An image of the parts that comes with the kit. One square on the green sheet is one cm.



Photo taken today after the hull was primed.



Notice the added stem.

- Morten

  

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RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), VonHoldinghausen, Aug 17th 2017, #1
RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Michael 400, Aug 18th 2017, #2
      RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 18th 2017, #3
           RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), rschin2, Aug 18th 2017, #4
           RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 18th 2017, #5
           RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Michael 400, Aug 19th 2017, #6
                RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 19th 2017, #7
                     RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Michael 400, Aug 19th 2017, #8
                          RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Titanic5972, Aug 20th 2017, #9
                               RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 24th 2017, #10
                                    RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Mr.Quagmire, Aug 25th 2017, #11
                                         RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 27th 2017, #12
                                              RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 31st 2017, #13
                                                   RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), DLRJR, Aug 31st 2017, #14
                                                        RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Aug 31st 2017, #15
                                                             RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Sep 04th 2017, #16
                                                                  RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), VonHoldinghausen, Sep 04th 2017, #17
                                                                  RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), khokhar1912, Oct 18th 2017, #18
                                                                       RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Titanic5972, Oct 19th 2017, #19
                                                                       RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Oct 27th 2017, #21
                                                                            RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Nov 05th 2017, #22
                                                                       RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit), Morten Jensen, Oct 27th 2017, #20

VonHoldinghausenThu Aug-17-17 02:36 PM
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#9518, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Wow what a nice project!
I am very interested in seeing this kit beeing built.
You will manage it I am sure, even the rigging with no problems.

Lets bring popcorn and pull up a chair! Where can I get a ticket?! :)

Cheers and good luck!

/Best Regards Pontus

New owner of:

Titanic 350 Minicraft
Many PE parts
Awaiting scaledecks
Davies-Garners fantastic book
TITANIC - The Ship Magnificent

- What to do now?

  

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Michael 400Fri Aug-18-17 05:26 AM
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#9519, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Hi Morten,

very nice, the hull looks perfect with the plating strakes, the stem, hawsepipes, the bilge keels, etc. There seems to be a slight S-curve inboard at the rear end of the upper deck against the green hedge, which should get eliminated, when stiffened by glueing in the upper deck.

When I see this very nice hull, I get motivated for plating my old Titanic hull and build my new Olympic hull (hollow, inner framing, glass reinforced epoxy hull, build from inside out).

Best regards,

Michael

  

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Morten JensenFri Aug-18-17 06:44 AM
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#9520, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Michael -

Of course this is just an empty fibre glass hull so it is not yet stiffened. When the decks are fitted this will straighen out the sides of the hull.

- Morten

  

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rschin2Fri Aug-18-17 01:05 PM
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#9521, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Morten,
very happy to see you taking on this build. I'm sure it will be amazing just like all the rest you've done. Can you go ahead and take a photo of the Carpathia hull next to the 1/144 Titanic? I'm curious to see the difference in size...

-Robert

  

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Morten JensenFri Aug-18-17 01:22 PM
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#9522, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Robert -

Thank your cor your comment. I am afraid that is impossible since that Titanic model was not built for me. That model is in a private home in Germany. But I can take a photo of the hull placed on the Titanic plans that is 1/144!

Regards,

- Morten

  

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Michael 400Sat Aug-19-17 04:34 AM
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#9523, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Hi Morten,

you are right, it is normal fiberglass flexibility of an open hull. Years ago I thought about plating my Titanic hull and make a negative mould to laminate two plated hulls for myself, but its much more effort and material than building and plating another hull from inside out. I know the techniques from the sailing plane industry and epoxy (or polyester)-fiberglass is a very good material for big hulls, etc.

Best regards,

Michael

  

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Morten JensenSat Aug-19-17 11:48 AM
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#9524, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Update!

The hull is now painted. The Cunard hull is my absolute favorite as the white line between the black and red look really nice. I have also added the name on the starboard side using Woodland Scenics dry transfers. These are a pain in a certain place to add without destroying the letters as the letters are so small. The port and stern name are still missing. I have also painted the thin brown line on the starboard side near the top railing. This line marks the level of the deck on the inside. Looking at photos one can see that several of the early Cunarders had this line (Ivernia and Saxonia for example).














- Morten

  

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Michael 400Sat Aug-19-17 01:11 PM
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#9525, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Hi Morten,

every photograph looks absolutely perfect with very fine lines and sharp bow, like the Cunard original ships. I also remember your Queen Mary shown at TRMA years ago, also perfect and all scratch, as I remember.

I just checked the books John Bowen: Miniature Merchant Ships and More Miniature Merchant Ships, Carpathia is in the second book: built by Swan Hunter, plans are stored in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Sectional Profile and General Arrangement, but not very good quality (as John Bowen wrote, I haven't seen them).

I only want to say, if somebody is inspired to build a Cunarder from these excellent pictures, these books contain a lot of them in 1/1200, described with references to the shipyard plans. The Glasgow University Archive contains the John Brown Collection for example, with rather complete plans for the Carmania, Lusitania, Aquitania, Queen Mary, etc., most of them rigging profile 1/96, all decks 1/96, lines 1/48, shell plating or shell expansion 1/48, ventilation, etc. Not cheap, but not unreasonably expensive, I only own a set of the Aquitania, which is my favorite Cunarder, as one of Olympic's strong competitors.

Best regards,

Michael

  

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Titanic5972Sun Aug-20-17 11:19 PM
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#9526, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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That looks fantastic Morten. She will look magnificent alongside the Titanic.

  

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Morten JensenThu Aug-24-17 03:30 AM
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#9527, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Here is a new update. The poop deck and forecastle is now in place and the first deck house added. The door will be painted brown as I just found out that this door was not white.

- Morten

  

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Mr.QuagmireFri Aug-25-17 09:32 PM
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#9528, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Appears to be quite a fun project. : )


Colin

  

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Morten JensenSun Aug-27-17 11:11 AM
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#9529, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Colin -

Yes it is! It is really interesting to learn how the Carpathia really was down to the small details. But it is not easy to get everything correct with the material available.

- Morten

  

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Morten JensenThu Aug-31-17 11:56 AM
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#9530, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Forecastle taking shape. The bulwarks along the promenade deck was finished today so I can now start on the deckhouses.

After the forward winch was added I learned that the inside of the drums was painted white by the time of the Titanic disaster. I am glad I saw that before adding all the winches! Painting the drums after fitting the winches would have been difficult.


- Morten

  

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#9531, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Morten,
The material that you use for your decks is absolutely beautiful.
Very Nice !!
Dan Reed

  

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Morten JensenThu Aug-31-17 01:59 PM
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#9532, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Dan -

You know this already, but for the other ones who wonder about the decks; these are from Scaledecks.com. Fantastic decks with printed planks and can be ordered in different types of wood. For my 1/1350 Titanic I used the plain pine look. For this model I went for a darker type. I would go for a lighter color for my next 1/144 Titanic but for the Carpathia I think this really works.

- Morten

  

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Morten JensenMon Sep-04-17 09:51 AM
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#9533, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Currently working on the middle section and hope to have the boat deck added in a day or two. As you can see the forward deckhouse on the promenade deck is added. The skylight is not glued in place yet, only dryfitted.


- Morten

  

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VonHoldinghausenMon Sep-04-17 03:17 PM
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#9534, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Looking fantastic. As always :) I love your builds.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Cheers!

/Best Regards Pontus

New owner of:

Titanic 350 Minicraft
Many PE parts
Awaiting scaledecks
Davies-Garners fantastic book
TITANIC - The Ship Magnificent

- What to do now?

  

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khokhar1912Wed Oct-18-17 04:25 PM
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#9536, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Hi Morton

Can I ask what colour you used for your anti fouling?

Regards

Omar

  

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#9537, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Hi Morten

Carpathia looks like she is coming along great. Your skills are a wonderful set to behold. I was wondering if Dan has got a website for these semi kits? I look forward to seeing future progress.

Kind regards,

Ryan

  

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Morten JensenFri Oct-27-17 03:10 AM
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#9547, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Ryan -

Dan can be contacted through his email address. The Carpathia is currently not listed on any website, but his Titanic semi kit is available from titanic-plan.de.

- Morten

  

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Morten JensenSun Nov-05-17 08:20 AM
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#9550, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Just bought a new house and the workshop is therefore stripped down. Until I have my new workshop up and running in the new house the Carpathia will be put on hold. But hopefully it is just a few months until I can continue on her.

- Morten

  

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Morten JensenFri Oct-27-17 03:08 AM
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#9546, "RE: Morten Jensen's 1/144 Carpathia (Dan Reed semi kit)"
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Omar -

The color is Tamiya TX-33 spray can (I think). We just bought a new house so everything is now placed in boxes. But I am pretty sure it is the TX-33.

- Morten

  

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