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NorthBayKid

Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic

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Anyone else tackling this monster?  Mine arrived in the Great White North today - it’s HUGE!  I’ve been following a couple of threads on Facebook and there is some great information on what needs to be done to her.  It’s going to be impressive!

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Nice one, will be sure to follow my friend, seriously thinking of going overboard for this one too.

I hear there is a Trumpeter upgrade kit for it too, led lighting or something? my view is if I do go for one, I'd do that too ... still some confusion with the bow shape accuracy, not after "nth" degree perfection here, if its near enough I'll be happy, wont be taking any slide rules to it.

Really looking forward to seeing your build.

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The kit comes with LED lighting, although it's very bright white and not really appropriate for the incandescent lighting used in 1912.  The Facebook threads have talked about ways to either replace them with warmer white LEDs, or possibly give them a thin overpaint of off white or tan paint to warm up the colour.  

 

I can confirm that the angle of the stem (bow) is correct according to photos and plans of the real ship.  I think they took a shellacking when they showed their original test shots and completely re-tooled the hull.  I don't see any evidence that they hacked out the bow area and re-did it (you should be able to see a faint joint line on the inside of the hull), but the production part looks much more like the real ship.  I was ready to chuck this one if they hadn't fixed that, since it threw the whole look of the ship off.  Happy they did!

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1 minute ago, NorthBayKid said:

The kit comes with LED lighting, although it's very bright white and not really appropriate for the incandescent lighting used in 1912.  The Facebook threads have talked about ways to either replace them with warmer white LEDs, or possibly give them a thin overpaint of off white or tan paint to warm up the colour.  

 

I can confirm that the angle of the stem (bow) is correct according to photos and plans of the real ship.  I think they took a shellacking when they showed their original test shots and completely re-tooled the hull.  I don't see any evidence that they hacked out the bow area and re-did it (you should be able to see a faint joint line on the inside of the hull), but the production part looks much more like the real ship.  I was ready to chuck this one if they hadn't fixed that, since it threw the whole look of the ship off.  Happy they did!

Also got this kit this week and it’s covered in another thread (Rumourmonger). The original test shot was improved with the help of specialists in the subject and they are credited on the box itself. I’ll be upgrading the light kit to use better scale lights and colour variations and possibly include ‘fading/twinkling’ lights for a better scale look. The portholes will be included for this.

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UPS are saying mine will be here on Thursday from E Models ... still dont know where I'm going to put it, Box or finished kit, LOL.

But back to discussion of this kit, hear there will be an add on pack from Trumpeter coming out soon, perhaps for rigging and more? does anyone know what it will consist of exactly? would like to make a quick start on this kit, but there are bound to be other desirable A/M along in near future too ... wooden deck planking springs to mind, some figures perhaps?

Also considering drilling out all portholes and lighting them too, perhaps with a different less bright lighting solution than the stock kit has. Thinking too that if I'm going multimedia lighting, why not some sound to go with it, the musicians at the end of the ships life springs to mind ... there are a lot of possibility's to consider to make each persons kit that bit different ... its a big expenditure for most of us, personally feel the desire to go that extra yard with this one.

Has anyone formed a build strategy for their's yet? wait for more AM, or do you have any other kit mods planned? ... diorama's even.

Keen to hear what others plan to do.

I'm very passionate about Titanic, always have been.

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Titanic in 1/200 scale

For Inspiration I hope?

Some of us have our kits now and after usual blaze initial excitement, its dulled down again :(

Lets get some Titanic Love going again please :)

 

What an emotive subject, love the history (tragic though it was), the early and later James Cameron film too ... Cameron sought the time to get as much correct as possible and although short of perfect history wise ... "arguably" ... and as the usual Hollywood needed Love triangle mandatory interest aside panned out, its still gob-smacking stuff seeing some amazing CGI at times of Titanic sinking, its not all CGI though, some real almost life size sets were used during filming, but that shot of the great ship breaking apart and finally sliding below the waves with all that tragic loss of life really gripped me.

Went to see Cameron's Titanic upon its first day of cinema release, had heard so much about it, this was a must see for me, always been a bit of a history buff for this subject I suppose.

Later took my Sister through to Inverness to see its 3D release, she has led a very hard life with a very Autistic son, she needed a treat ... it was mid week and we were only two in that Cinema for its final day there ... quite cool really.

Have my own 3D TV now and all versions of Titanic release, always fun to go watch again and soak up some more details.
 

Lots of Titanic books.
 

Upon seeing the end of the film that first time, sat through all the credits and when the lights went up, saw some amazing stuff, people were visibly moved from all ages, young and old, one older lady and younger lady were holding each other as the older lady audibly and visibly cried ... Mother and Daughter I assumed? ... upon walking to exit, lots of people were murmuring, that was excellent and other such good praises ... and I couldn't agree more.
 

I knew I saw something special that first showing and it will always stay with me.
 

Anyway, on to now and my passion for Scale Modelling, always wanted to build a scale model ship, love to build Aircraft and Model bikes ... but Nautical stuff had always eluded me.
 

Finally we got this new 1/200 scale model of the RMS Titanic from Trumpeter, had heard about it, thought about it and saved my pennys for it ... today it arrived ... WOW.
 

Its about 5ft long, we all knew it was gonna be big, but not quite that big ... holy cow, its about 5ft long! It was almost released about 2 years ago but there were some bow important accuracy issues that needed corrected, finally the kit is out and I have mine ... where I'm going to put it I do not know? but I'm going to have a lot of fun building and super detailing this model ... Oh yeah.

Shown my Kit in General chat area of BM, please lets get some Titanic modelling done here ... its a big passion of mine, really is.

For inspiration, what could be better than this?
 

 

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Titanic 1/200 Pontos kit 66600 manual:

 

I took photos of the manual of my kit, 32 pages.

 

i ordered also the KA kit here, waiting  now:

http://ka-models.co.kr/?product=1200-rms-titanic-dx-pack-for-trumpeter&ckattempt=1

 

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Passengers, crew, animals received also.

 

https://www.modelbouwkrikke.nl/contents/nl/p73518_zlpla-fs-01-titanic-crews-and-passengers.html

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You got some painting to do😁.....did some some two hundred figures some years ago and my eyes are still sore...🤣

 

cheers, Jan

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I have the Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit now, but these extra's must double the cost ... right?

Are they still available to buy?

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8 minutes ago, One 48 said:

I have the Trumpeter 1/200 Titanic kit now, but these extra's must double the cost ... right?

Are they still available to buy?

 

Yes but they quadruple the time spent on the model, so great value if you enjoy modelling and bad value if you want shelves full of different finished models instead

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