RMS Titanic 1:100 Scale Model - Construction Montage

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RMS Titanic 1:100 Scale Model - Construction Montage

Post by ModelTMitch » Sun Jun 02, 2024 1:39 am

Since some of you had noticed the 🚢 Titanic model in the background of my most recent video with @flivverchannel, in which Steven and I discussed the Model T hobby at quite some length—I thought I'd share this photo montage of the model under construction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roxyddhucng

On April 20th, 2020, with my sister’s assistance, the keel was laid down for the construction of the RMS Titanic—well ok not full size I admit! It’s built to a scale of 1:100. At 2.7 metres in length, it’s longer than my dining table! She was “launched” on August 20th 2020, four months after construction commenced.
Construction is almost entirely cardboard. The model consumed more than 400 hot glue sticks, 14 sheets of A1 size 600gsm cardstock, at least 2 litres of paint, many metres of copper wire and cotton thread plus countless matchsticks. To ensure strength, as the cotton rigging is under tension, the masts consist of bamboo kebab sticks hot-glued together in clusters and concealed in paper tubes.
Solid core copper house wire was stripped and cut to size to create the hand railing, for which each rail was tediously hot-glued to tooth-pick uprights—literally hundreds of glue joints! Each and every port hole was meticulously measured and hole-punched in the correct place on each hull plate before each plate was hot-glued into place on the corrugated cardboard frame.
Just like the real ship, the model has a keel, in this case, comprising 6 layers of corrugated cardboard, held together with hot glue. The entire model is illuminated at night by over 450 micro LED’s. The completed model weighs in at just 7 kilos—a little less than the 46,000 ton original!

Titanic Print 2.jpg
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Re: RMS Titanic 1:100 Scale Model - Construction Montage

Post by TXGOAT2 » Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:52 am

Amazing.... !!

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Post by perry kete » Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:25 am

What a great story and video as well as a beautiful model.
Thanks for sharing this.
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Post by tdump » Sun Jun 02, 2024 10:54 am

Holy mackerel , i don't have the talent for such quality work, that took HOURS and HOURS. How do you move it around? is is sturdy enough to pickup without fear of damage?
Do you transport it to any type of shows?
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Post by su8pack1 » Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:10 am

Looks great.


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Post by hull 433 » Fri Jun 07, 2024 1:17 pm

Almost as big as the builder's model!
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Post by ModelTMitch » Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:17 am

It hasn't been to any shows yet, and I think transporting it would be tricky as it's a free standing model, I didn't factor in any tie-down points!!
I guess I could always drop the anchors...
It only weighs about 7 kilograms (14 or 15 lbs), so lifting it isn't a problem, its keeping it steady during transport!!
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Sun Jun 02, 2024 10:54 am
Holy mackerel , i don't have the talent for such quality work, that took HOURS and HOURS. How do you move it around? is is sturdy enough to pickup without fear of damage?
Do you transport it to any type of shows?


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Post by tdump » Sat Jun 08, 2024 10:38 am

you could probably put a few layers of thin plastic sheeting around it and then spray foam a "bed" for it to sit in, then when the foam dries just lift out,remove the plastic and be able to set it in and out of the "bed" when you want to haul it.test this idea on something LESS meaningful in case there is a unforeseen issue.
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Post by 1925 Touring » Tue Jun 11, 2024 1:27 pm

Wow, It certainly looks great!
The video really shows how it was put together nicely!
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