R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby Donnie » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:19 pm

Hi Gary !
Wow - that is one heck of a box of content there. I am sure that this would be a nice departure from rigging. I am not really a huge fan of the Titanic, but I would have to say that I would not mind myself getting into this one. Good luck with it and I know that the kit landed in the right hands to handle it.

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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby GaryM » Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:57 am

Thanks Donnie. I have to wait for some picture clarification, parts and decking material I order to plank it that is not a part of the kit. I would not think of drawing lines on a 1880 mm deck with so much photo-etched detail and other nicely make parts.
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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal
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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby eric61 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:19 pm

Hi Gary, nothing since late July, what eventuated regarding the the errors and damaged parts? Also any photos yet?
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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby GaryM » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:59 pm

Parts came but go really involved in building the Sovereign and never got corrected diagrams yet to clear up questions on the frames. Still want the planking to come to put on the decks and this must come from Mantua. Thus, have all the parts for the Sovereign except for some fleur de lis which I can put on even after I start the rigging. So will probably finish the Sovereign before starting this one.
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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal
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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby eric61 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:45 am

Aha! thanks for mentioning the Sovereign Gary as I have a question regarding it, if Steve reads this he may be able to answer if you are unable.
I realize that your kit is different to mine but are the lower decks supposed to have a curve(upwards) in them, at the moment my foredeck and aftdeck have a sag in them, I have not glued the centre sections yet. The deck beams they supply are very thin. They are made out of ply that is about 2.5mm thick and very flexible. I have just bought some balsa that I can use to prop up the decks if needed.
Actually it is the middle deck that has the problem.
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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby GaryM » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:36 pm

Deck were usually made to drain toward the middle. To answer your question and show you how it appears on my ship, I will take a picture of the current stage where all the gun ports are cut in on my model and hopefully you can see the variation.
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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal
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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby eric61 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:56 pm

Thanks Gary.
Eric
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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby donlong » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:16 pm

Wow Gary!

Is this thing really 74 inches long? Let's hope a picture is worth a thousand words. This will be an interesting build to watch.

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Re: R.M.S.Titanic by Billing's

Postby GaryM » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:03 pm

Yes Don, it is very long still at 1:144 scale. However, it might be a while since I am getting well along on the Sovereign and will probably finish her before stating this one.
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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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