1/1200 Titanic Build

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Cap'n Davo, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Cap'n Davo

    Cap'n Davo the new guy

    The first paper model site I ever visited was Ralph Currell's and his 1/1200 Titanic model quickly became a "must build".... the only problem is that I'm a standard-sized person with standard-sized fingers and the parts on his model look they were meant for work under a microscope. :mrgreen: So I started resizing the model to something more like 1/300 scale but I kept thinking to myself, "If the model was designed in 1/1200 then it must somehow be possible to build it in that scale." I decided to boldly go where my model-building skills have never gone before.

    I abandoned the 1/300 model (to my wife's great pleasure) and resolved to build it 1/1200 scale as the designer intended.

    I've completed all of the steps (except putting on the stern, which is causing me some challenges) up to the point where it is time to add the funnels, cranes, deck hatches, impossibly small life boats, and masts. I figured it was a good time to throw out some pictures of the build-up before I mess anything up too badly. :rolleyes: I'll add more as I complete it.

    Cap'n Davo (alias, "big stubby fingered guy")

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  2. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

    Looking VERY nice so far!! Keep up the good work...and remember to use some SMALL tweezers...sometimes the wife may have just what you need!!
  3. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member


    Looks darn good Capn'.

    I applaud you're boldness, and the fine work you've accomplished so far. And those lifeboats have been built, so they're not impossible :mrgreen:.

    Look forward to seeing more pictures.

  4. mick80

    mick80 New Member

    Looking good! I am about to start on the 1/144 scale card Titanic model!
  5. varunnayak1991

    varunnayak1991 New Member

    im currently building this one, mine is not that neat btw :(
  6. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

    She is looking gorgeous - very clean and sharp build, will keep watching this for sure :thumb:. You might like to see my video to the build i did of the same model - upscaled and a few extra parts added... the link is below, enjoy :thumb:
  7. rdajunior95

    rdajunior95 New Member

    Looks really Beautiful!
  8. calinous

    calinous New Member

    What have you done? Now I want to build the Olympic in dazzle camouflage :mrgreen:
  9. bigfan

    bigfan New Member

    Nice work!
  10. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne New Member

    I did the Revell styrene Titanic in 1/1200, and this looks every bit as good! Yes, the Olympic would be a cinch to build, and the Britannic is within reach! Now, we need a fleet of early 20th century liners!
  11. Bhelliom

    Bhelliom Member

    LeeAnne, have you been to Ralph Currell's site?
    The Titanic has been repainted and modified into the Olympic and Brittanic already. There is also a "raised" version from Raise The Titanic as well.

    Scott K.
  12. JoseOmatic

    JoseOmatic New Member

    Can't wait to try this
  13. YGMeci0411

    YGMeci0411 Titanart5852

    Ralph Curell Titanic

    I have that same model downloaded, but as yet have not built it. Your results are encouraging! Looks as though you will have an excellent conversation piece! Very precise build and I love that Mr. Currell added a base with a wake on it... makes it appear that the Titanic is cruising in her glory on the open sea! Great Job!!! :thumb:

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