New Titanic from Sir Currell - Beta Report

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by milenio3, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

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    Hans & Darwin, yes it is waterline. And I see that this can be used to create an innovative base.

    I've been seeing photos of past shows in Germany, and they make great water-like bases. I want to make something similar... who knows, maybe an iceberg can be done too.
  2. milenio3

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    For the aft, this part gives the ship a good perspective of the model.

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    Remember this is a beta, so the build is not 101% clean. You can see here that the hull must align with the forecastle (look mom, I'm learning ship-language!).
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    And on the poop deck, the aft bridge is already placed. These parts are very detailed, and with careful scoring, it turns out pretty.

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    Very cool, Gerardo! Looking very good... Now I also find myself looking for your writing on the inside - kind of a "where's waldo" for paper models!

    Chris
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    "RMS Titanic" Model 1:200 Scale from Ralph Currell

    Hola, compadre!

    This really is great news! Ralph Currell is an excellent designer of advanced card models of the highest precision and appearance.
    What an honour to be chosen to do the Beta build - but then, you are widely known these days for building models at a rapid pace - and very good looking ones, too!

    I will closely follow this interesting thread.

    Muchas Gracias, Gerardo,
    Bengt :smile:
  6. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    She's a beauty, Gerardo...I have to keep reminding my self how small this model is.

    Hope you are able to do a bit more and treat us to another update soon amidst your very busy modeling schedule.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  7. milenio3

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    Thanks for the words, friends (and compadre). Funny thing is, I kept on downloading models, and put them in the "to do" list (oh! and I'm also building one of the Alfonso's AXM Shuttles... uf!)

    Anyway, here's the update.

    Since I want to show my local model club how a paper ship is made, I left the Titanic as you saw it in the last photograph. Then, last night I went on building a new one. As you can see in the next photo, it's in a different base... I thought it would be better to put the ship diagonally on the base, what do you think?

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    (Chris, my writing is on the other side of the formers, hehe)
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    The Deck in place. In this step, I (again) realized how important is to cut the formers exactly as the instructions and diagrams are, because a little off, and you end up with a curled deck.

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    The deck piece has 8 cut-out slots.
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    Jim, here's a photograph with our world-known 5cm cube, so you can have an idea of the size.

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    "RMS Titanic" Model 1:200 Scale from Ralph Currell

    Jeez, Gerardo,

    This model is incredibly small! You have my sincere admiration.
    You must have very good eyesight up close (I wish I had).

    And you´re building TWO at the same time? . . My goodness! I don´t know a faster builder on the planet. Caramba!

    Keep up the good work,
    Bengt :smile:
  11. milenio3

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    Bengt, I've been thinking on your case... the fact that you always explode your models 2 or more times. Well... I think I'll do the same with Sir Ralph Titanic. But I have to go to a print shop capable of do so, and I mean, a good amount of tint to spend on this beauty.

    As I mentioned, the details are great for this one, so it should look awesome 2 or 3 times its original size.

    Oh, BTW, for modeling I used lenses (2x on each eye).
  12. Lex

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    No way!!! A Ralph Currell Titanic?! Anticipating your build~
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    Boy oh boy! I did not realize the size until I saw that scale cube! Super job on this!
    Chris
  14. milenio3

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    The WoodEngraver would love this model. Last night I went on other parts. It was FUN!!

    And to add even more fun, Ralph names every piece of the model.

    For example, here's the Smoke room and funnel deckhouse:

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    Then I added the Second Class Entrance. It even has the door ceilings (not sure if they are called like that, but they look like that anyway).

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    And on their place:

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    Another

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    The building process so far is from stern to bow.

    Here's next piece, Tank room and skylights:

    Parts:
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    On deck:
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    milenio3 Active Member

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    Went on the No.3 funnel deckhouse (shoot, I MUST get myself a book about boats-ships).
    Parts:
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    On deck:
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    All these pieces are made of basic cubes and square angle bends.
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    The Lounge roof:

    Part:
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    On deck:
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    The No. 3 funnel deckhouse has a little "umbrella"... so little, that I had to work with two very pointed tools for that one.

    I need also more tools for this kind of construction.
  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    I wonder when this will be released...I want it!!

    Very cool build, Gerardo! Looking great!! (Yeah, I love the small stuff...can you tell?:grin: )

    Cheers!
    Jim