I just started building a ship model


Laszlo Attila

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I'm curious how many of you have seen or actually built this paper model:
http://www.currell.net/models/titanic.htm

It's a 1:1200 (9 inches long) model. As I studied the plans, this model had pieces so small, I decided to magnify the prints. Now it has almost 12 inches (somewhere around 1:900), and the deckhouses are still very hard to make.
The model is very detailed ad precise, but it requires a technique I'm not used to. You can see that many parts don't join smoothly and there's a gap here and there. I'm planning to magnify the plans even more, because I like the accuracy of this model. That won't be easy, because the plans will be much bigger than an A3 sheet.

Here are some pictures:
http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=01ay3.jpg
http://img225.imageshack.us/my.php?image=02mn7.jpg
http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p1116722wv8.jpg

You can see some of my models I built (without any plans) when I was a kid, and my current project, the 1:4 Murcielago.
http://lamboscales.110mb.com
 
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Lajos Berínyi

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Nice work! Thanks for the pages!

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Colin Renner

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My god! It has "water-tight compartments"! I wonder if I were to poke holes in the side, could I possibly make a sinking model? Hmmmm ;)
 
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I am sure the model would ultimately sink...just as soon as it's displacement was violated. All depends on which angle you choose.

Michael Cundiff
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Colin Renner

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Well, yeah. I mean the angled sinking. Trust me, I've tried making homemade paper models in the past to "recreate" the sinking. Actually, I wanted to see if I could visually watch the water sill into one compartment into the next. All I've ever sucsseded in doing was make seep up from underneath before the water could spill over.
 

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