Titanic And Other Ship Waterline Models In 1:1250 Scale

Harland Duzen

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I've recently discovered the world of 1:1250 Model Ships where you can buy metal painted waterline models of ships to recreate miniature docks, ocean crossings and general dioramas. Along with making more famous and modern ships, they also create ships from lesser known shipping lines like the Leyland Line and the Californian.

I brought these models for a project I'm working on and since they are all to scale, it's interesting to see how the Carpathia and Californian compare in size to the Titanic.
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(Note: The Carpathia is depicted how she looked post 1912 with extra lifeboats on her central superstructure.)
 

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That's one of my sons Christmas presents sorted then.


Edit: And then I saw how much they cost. Crikey, that's a lot of money.
 

Harland Duzen

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I did notice that and the Bridge has a compass platform that you be more likely to see on the Britannic (maybe a side effect of recycling or modifying a previous mould?). Either way it's a shame since they managed to give both sides different window configurations and use a different mould for the 4th dummy funnel.

Nevertheless, it's less noticeable from a low angle perspective and still serves as a really detailed model (albeit a bit inaccurate).
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Harland Duzen

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While this might be misconstrued as "bad taste", for a "project" I'm working on, I'm going to be making a clay model of the Iceberg.

Currently based off the Rehorek Iceberg and scaled to 1/1250 Scale based off Samuel Halpern's dimensions*, below is a paper cutout to show how the clay model would appear Head-on.
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Would anyone say this is accurate in length or height?

*Source used seen here: Layout of the Icefield
 
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Harland Duzen

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Here's is a crude 3D version of the Rehorek Iceberg (the clay version would be closer in shape to a triangular prism).
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Harland Duzen

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In a week or two, I will be sculpting the iceberg and I've drawn some designs for it. But which one would people say is more accurate?

The one shaped as a like a isosceles trapezium...
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...or the one shaped like a triangular prism?
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Any help will be appreciated.
 
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hypothetical, no-one will ever know the size or shape of the iceberg. so accuracy is a non starter.. however considering the lookouts did not see the berg until very close it may have been a growler, that is very little above water due to melting majority under water. if you
look at pictures of icebergs there is a shelf just beneath the surface
 

Harland Duzen

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It's true we will never know which iceberg (if a photo was even taken of it) was the iceberg claimed by many, but for the basis of my clay one being based off the "Rehorek" Iceberg (below), would it be deemed accurate in it's rough shape and scale to the model.

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A great fine of the models. As usually it doesn't long for some sharp eye member will find a fault with them!
One thing for sure the Titanic model is a dam site better than those dreadful Chinese model been sold in the SEA CITY museum in Southampton!
 
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Harland Duzen

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Here's the finished model version of the "Rehorek" Iceberg, minus a few coats of gloss varnish to make it slightly shiny. I'd be honest in that I might have overestimated my sculpting ability...
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Even though we never be certain of which iceberg sank the Titanic, even in miniature form the slight of the iceberg in the top photo is a bit frightening.
 
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