Fly Model 1/200 Titanic

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by jkrenzer, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. papastumpy

    papastumpy Member

    I posted that I was able to order a copy of the Fly Titanic from my friend Krys. Today the Post Lady dropped off a heavy box. Inside with some other kits was the Titanic. All I can say is unreal:eek:, and to look at this thread and know you have built this beast, my hat is off to you sir! To those thinking about purchasing a copy, don't hesitate, get one if you think you might want to take the challenge of building this beauty. The kit is just beautiful, a yes I already know the buff is not right, but the kit colors are bright and the drawings are sharp and clear. I have many of Fly's kits and I have got to say this one is the bomb of the lot. Now where's that phone number for GoldModels.:wave:
  2. jkrenzer

    jkrenzer Member

    One suggestion, think balsa. I have said it many times. To make big flat plates nothing works better. I have plated every deck with balsa, hull sides - balsa, keel - balsa, bulkheads - balsa. You want to have a flat deck, balsa only warps perpendicular to its grain and easily straightened by adding vertical members, you guessed it, balsa. I make each deck and even the smaller deck house tops by white glueing to balsa.

    I will soon try this techinique on a carrier. Titanic's decks are every bit as big as most carriers anyways.
  3. quinlanguy101

    quinlanguy101 New Member

    Im building this same model an need help. What cardstock is used for the inner hull an decks? Im in need of help. Please can anyone help me out?
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This is a really old thread. It is better to ask a question like this in a new thread. I personally would use either laminated 110 lb. cardstock, or 1 mm stock for the deck and formers, and 110 lb. for the hull. I am closing this thread.
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