Any pics on how to build maryII?

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by mapuc, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. mapuc

    mapuc Member

    The model of Queen MaryII has arrived and before I start building the model. I hope to see how others have done.

    there are also som questions I need to know

    1 thickness on the card I shall use

    2 is it allowed to make a copy of an item to try build and see if it's ok? And if so, do it on the original copy.

  2. jrts

    jrts Active Member

    Hi Markus

    I would only build it from a scan as you don' know yet if it all fits until you build it.
    If parts don't fit and you have already cut it up, do I need to say more.
    For me scanning and building is fine as long as it is for your use and not others to use, sale or posting on a site for download (pirate)

    As for the card scan it and try out various sizes and then go with the best for you, thats what I do.

    Have fun with the beast

  3. mapuc

    mapuc Member

    First of all thank you for the advice. Yes that's the way I gonna do it, scan a piece of the model, try it out, before I do it on the originale. There will be no selling og giving away anything from my model. The only thing I gonna give away is pics of how my building is procceding

  4. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member

    Hello Markus how are you doing,
    I have the QM2 also but a in the middle of too much stuff to attempt it. I cant say anything about copying it but from the link below there are a few pictures to help you in your building process.

    From reviewing the kit I bought I do not think that you need to reinforce any of the kit, just use the sheets as they are

    Best of luck and enjoy it

    John john
  5. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Hi, Markus! :D

    This is a great model, from what I have seen (yep, I have a copy too, something to be built down the road a bit) especially the plastic railing which seems to give it a very realistic look on the difficult promonade deck.

    I can only second the excellent advices of Rob to scan and build from the scan rather than lose the original pages in the first build. The Kartonbau building site is a good reference too, but I hope you will also post a building thread when you start your model so we can enjoy watching this beautiful ship go together.

    Good luck and hope you enjoy building her! :D


  6. mapuc

    mapuc Member

    I have now been looking at this, but there's no picture of how i thick cardboard he used, when he build the hull and the frames(german=spante)

    The paper is just to thin.

    I had an idea of using the same thickness as Scopio did, when he started
    on the Prinse of Wales or murbans Oregon.

    For the bottom of the ship, I gonna use a cardboard who are 4 mm thick

    About the building thread, then I have to buy a digital camera. Yea I'm one of those who haven't got one.


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