Need Help with Constructing Model of Grand Staircase Area

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IdiotPolarBear

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I am doing a film for school on Titanic and was going to build a model of the Grand Staircase along with some first class halls and rooms attached to it. I was going to build it out of wood, but I didn't want it to rot when I flood it. If anyone has suggestions of easy to work with materials that won't damage too much from the water or something I can apply to keep the model from rotting and falling apart, please let me know. Thank you!
 
Florencio

Florencio

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I am doing a film for school on Titanic and was going to build a model of the Grand Staircase along with some first class halls and rooms attached to it. I was going to build it out of wood, but I didn't want it to rot when I flood it. If anyone has suggestions of easy to work with materials that won't damage too much from the water or something I can apply to keep the model from rotting and falling apart, please let me know. Thank you!
Hi! you can use Stirene, (Evergreen for example). Water not affect plastic ;-) This is my 1/250 Staircase into my Titanic model. Best Regards
 

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Brody Tarrant

Brody Tarrant

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May I suggest using teak wood it is what they used for some parts of the forecastle deck because it was strong and very water resident.
 
Gordon Mooneyhan

Gordon Mooneyhan

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Teak is extremely expensive, contains a high percentage of silica (a mineral found in sand), and does not take stain well. It would probably ruin the O.P.s modelmaking tools. I agree that styrene is probably the best bet because it is waterproof, can be bent as needed, laminated, etc., and can be painted to resemble wood.
 
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