A few days ago, I picked up the latest issue of Cruise Travel and inside is an advertisement on ocean liner models for sale, including Queen Mary 2.
Their website is www.maritimereplicas.com which according to the ad, has a detailed photo gallery. I just went on the site, but it's not up yet. So, the best bet if anyone wants more info, is to e-mail them at [email protected], for the time being.
A photo of the QM2 is included with the ad and from looking at the photo, it appears to be very detailed, so I plan on purchasing one in the future.
UPDATE: The website that I posted above is now accepting orders and the QM2 model is an authorized model by Cunard. They state that their models are premium quality museum standard. Plus, they have many other ship models on there as well, including Titanic.
The models are incredibly detailed, so the website is well worth a look.
Revell has just come out with a super detailed QM2 kit in 1:400 scale that is 33.5 inches overall/ go to Revell page for super details or THS which has the model in stock/
NOW BIG Question. I would love to find someone in Massachusetts to build one for me for $$$ of course. My hands and eyes not steady enough. SO PLEEEEEZE some interested party contact me direct at [email protected] THNKS MUCHLY. NOW I am going to try to post a picture of the finished model for you. Fingers Crossed??
Cheers Jon Hollis
> [So Jason. How did you like it? Does it look as good as the pictures? What did you really like about it. THS says it can be radio controlled not that I would but never saw that option in a plastic kit especially when the ship is propelled by PODS. So what is your geographical location?Feel like building TWO? Still trying to find someone local in MASS to buid it. Any clues? ANYONE???? Revell I think also did a QE2 some years ago do you recall if it was the same scale? Cheers Jon Hollis]
It appears to be an excellent model, but it's hard for me to say as I only saw the cover of the box. I don't see how it could be radio controlled for the reason that you state, plus I don't recall seeing that on the packaging.
I'm in Toronto and I don't have any room at the moment to build even one model.
Yes, I have seen the QE2 model that Revell put out, but I don't believe it was the same scale, although I could be wrong.
Can't find the post but Michael Standart wrote he was not impressed with Revell models. Let me say this, of course they are not up to standards like Maritime Replicas but they are great models at a comfortable price. As far as details let me tell you this. I worked for Revell as an inspector and product development years ago. True story that one of our models was so detailed and so authentic that the Government stepped in and had up pull it off the shelves, retool the mold and sell it to another company. That was th model of the Nuclear Submarine "George Washington." There were other models that had to be re tooled that got officials concerned also. Another case in point was when we first developed the 3 color mold for "Impco" Injection molding machines (monsters), our first kit was the "Cutty Sark." That mold had to be sent back to Germany to be re tooled as the tiny tiny rivets that held the copper plates on the hull below the water line were in scale too large. Now that is authentic. In fact that was Revells logo "Authentic Kits." Even our HO railroad stuff was quite the thing especially the Farmyard set complete with an out- house with detailed interior including the telephone book for.....
So mike your welcome to your opinion and I will admit not all of our models were perfect but the majority are well done and well worth the price. Cheers Best wishes to all. So who has purchased the QM2 model and started construction???
Cheers again Jon
Ah, nostalgia! Jon, I remember building the George Washington model (with full interior detail) when it first came out. I seem to recall that two of the missile tubes were spring loaded so the missiles inside could be 'launched', which meant they soon got lost. Hopefully the real sub had a more effective means of delivering its hardware, and the secret the US Navy was keen to protect was not the existence of giant coil springs in the silos! That must have been over 40 years ago. Certainly I was still at school at the time, and had to save my pocket money for a long while to get that one. I think it was the most expensive kit I had ever bought - 18 shillings or therebouts if memory serves.
But I go back further to the first Airfix kits in 1952/3, which cost two shillings and were packed in small plastic bags rather than boxes. One day my dad brought home two of their earliest efforts - the Spitfire and the Golden Hind. Neither he nor any of us kids had ever seen a plastic kit before, and we hadn't heard of polystyrene, let alone polystyrene cement, so we gave up in disgust when we found that none of the usual household glues would hold the parts together!
> [Bob what a great story of the "Good Olde Days" Another thing about the George Washington that gave the Navy a twist in their knickers was the fact that the decal sheet of the instrument panel was actually a reduced photograph of the real control panel. Also in Revell kits all the human little figures were reduced cast mouldings of real persons via photo magic and great tool makers. I remember going back to that HO Farmouse Set that one of the office big wigs heated one of the figures so he could bend him in a sitting position painted hime up with trousers at half mast and placed him on the seat in the Out-House and left the door open.Everyone who came into to see Larry's HO layout always seemed to spot it. That was a fun job all those monster machines and getting paid to keep an eye on them and the kits that they spit out so fast, plus building them to test for fit missing pasrts and all kinds of QC. We had en akk, Ships, Planes, Trucks, Cars, Hot Rods, Trains, even Horse Drawn Royal Coaches. IT WAS FUN Hey thanks again and thanks for the link. Great pics could almost smell the glue. Cheers Jon ]