Titanic build in progress

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by peter taft, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. peter taft

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    Glad you like her Steve. Yes she's worth building and with a comment on the missing davits made by someone, i've up-scaled her once more and will post the results. Regards. Pete. P.S did you get the Fireball XL5 model made?
  2. peter taft

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    Hiya Phil. Yes she did upscale well, and she's being upscaled again :eek: and the davits and other detail will be added :twisted:. When i get chance i will set another photo scene and post it for your delight. Regards. Pete.
  3. I remember once someone noticed a glue spot that I thought wouldn't show in the pictures, another commented on some jonts that weren't perfect. I was actually moved to work harder to produce near perfect results. I haven't achieved that yet, but I keep working towards that goal. My fellow modelers (at least those who take the time to post) have done as much to get me where I am now than anything else.
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    I stand (actually sit) corrected. The controversial theory about the fire deals more with the premise that the Titanic was "drawing down" the smoldering coal in coal bunker #6 at a swift pace (in order to get rid of it safely in the boilers instead) and that the engineers had no choice but to steam full ahead through an iceberg field to vent the pressurized steam. Which makes me wonder why they didn't have a gigantic blow-off valve for that purpose - but oh well.

    So, although the burning coal probably didn't do any structural damage to the ship per se, it may have caused it indirectly.

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  5. Gixergs

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    A lot attention has been focused on to the rivets of late the theory being that the heads were ripped of due to casting imperfections causing the damage to be far more severe then it would of been otherwise but much like Roswell and JFK there seems to be a different theory everyday in the end I think many things conspired to make the tragic event come to pass. As a bit of useless trivia there was one lady, her name escapes me that was on and survived the sinking of all 3 of the sisters Titanic, Britannic and Olympic.
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    The Olympic was dismantled in 1937, but there was a crewmember that did survive both sinkings.
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    My mistake ,sorry it was the Olympics collision wih HMS Hawke in 1911 that the lady, Violet Jessop a stewardess and nurse survived later surviving the Titanic and Britannic sinkings.
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    No apology needed, Ms Jessup was either very lucky or bad luck for an employer.
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    but a great alternative to a life belt!
  10. peter taft

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    Sorry for Delay

    Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in the new and improved and bigger Titanic model... I am having a few health problems at the moment and it's slowing everything down!:cry: i am doing small amounts to the new build and will upload some pics soon :thumb:. Regards to all. Pete :wave:
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    Take your time and sort your health out Pete, I'm sure we can wait for the Super Titanic, for a while anyway, a little bit at least, a day or two, is it done yet?
    Hope you get well soon.
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    Take care, Peter.:goldcup:

    Terry
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    I sincerely hope your heath improves. Ship building is therapeutic, you know! ;)

    -Ski
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    I do hope that your health does improve too.
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    Thanks

    Hi everyone. Many many thanks for your well wishes. I'm on the up now at long last :thumb: Stay tuned folks... the new TITANIC will be here for you within the next few days... Fingers crossed you like her. Regards. Pete. :wave:
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    Welcome back Pete.:wave: If the new model is only half as good as the other one it will still be four times as good as anything I can do:mrgreen:.Glad your on your feet again Mate Merry non denominational joy joy gift get day!!:winter1:
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    Titanic 2 - The Sequel

    Hi there friends. Well here's the new Titanic... She is now 35" long and i have put the detail up a notch or two on my last attempt. Please remember i'm into ROCKETS and i gave this my best shot illness held things up a wee bit. I do hope you all like her... I will go and hide behind the settee while you give her your overall. Enjoy. Regards. Pete. :mrgreen:

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    Titanic 2 - The Sequel continued

    Titanic 2 continued... :wave:

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    Well Suppose it's alright Pete, if you like stunningly gorgeous ship models that is...And I do another great build mate...