Build Log - 1/200 RMS Titanic

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Finally got around to finishing up the hull painting; rudder and propellers to come later.
For those who may be interested, the following paint combination was used:
  1. Primer over entire hull (inside and out): Vallejo Black Primer (spray can)
  2. Primary Hull: Tamiya TS-82: Rubber Black
  3. Anti-fouling: Mr. Hobby 'Mr. Oxide Red Surfacer 1000'
  4. Upper bow and stern: Tamiya Fine White Surface Primer.
Bow shot.jpgStbd side.jpeg
Those with an eagle eye and a tendency to zoom may notice the prow is a little 'disfigured'. Thanks to my doggo tripping me up moving the hull from one room to another after painting. More concerned over the prow, than the dent in the wall. :)
 
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With a model of this scale I enjoy finding detail that has been left off the kit (and upgrades) but was part of the actual ship. For Titanic there are a few of these, but the one I am researching at present is the pipeline that runs underneath the promenade deck extension (see Mr. Ristovic's beautiful graphic below).

Promenade Pipe.jpg

At present I'm trying to find out where the pipes enter/exit the superstructure to run along under the deck extension. Thanks to some research provided from the Midwest Model Shop (including below photo) I now have an image of the pipe on the forward part of the ship and will try and identify for sure where it terminates towards the rear.

If anyone has some research from any of the Olympic class ships which identifies this, it would be most welcome.

Pipe run.jpeg

Also keen to hear from any SoS Members working the Trumpeter 1/200 build who may also be planning to add this detail as to how you have, or are planning to, go about it. :) At present I'm thinking some Evergreen rod, but open to suggestions. I fully realise that, once completed, I will likely be the only one aware of the addition, but my OCD insists I include it.ROTF
 
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At present I'm trying to find out where the pipes enter/exit the superstructure to run along under the deck extension. Thanks to some research provided from the Midwest Model Shop (including below photo) I now have an image of the pipe on the forward part of the ship and will try and identify for sure where it terminates towards the rear.

If anyone has some research from any of the Olympic class ships which identifies this, it would be most welcome.

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Also keen to hear from any SoS Members working the Trumpeter 1/200 build who may also be planning to add this detail as to how you have, or are planning to, go about it. :) At present I'm thinking some Evergreen rod, but open to suggestions. I fully realise that, once completed, I will likely be the only one aware of the addition, but my OCD insists I include it.ROTF

Steve,
You may or may not have come across the Rivet Counter site but a description of the pipe you show and it’s direction may assist you.

(The following link should open to the pipe detail and the same photo).

 
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Steve,
You may or may not have come across the Rivet Counter site but a description of the pipe you show and it’s direction may assist you.

(The following link should open to the pipe detail and the same photo).

Hi Roger,

Yes, I used to visit the Rivet Counter decades ago when I build my first 1/350 Titanic. I had forgotten about them and had no idea they were still around.

Many thanks for the link.

Regards,
Steve
 
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Greetings all,

I haven't posted any updates for a bit, but work is progressing, albeit slowly due to some Covid related complications. :confused:

I've been focussing on finishing up the hull exterior, which is basically done now, and inserting all the fibre optic rods into the portholes. This task is about 75% complete, and I'll post some pictures once it is finished.

Installed an initial LED ribbon inside the hull to test the starboard side illumination and I must admit to being quite happy with the results. Still trying to decide on how much illumination to install into the upper areas of the model, C Deck and above; will likely be a bit of trial and error to see what looks good and what's likely 'over the top'. ;)

So, crawling along but making progress. As mentioned, pictures to come hopefully in the near future.

Take care all.
 
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