Hey thanks. Believe me those small parts have caused a lot of cussing!You are doing a fantastic job on this ship. You make working with PE and small parts look so easy. Very precise and clean work so far. Looks great!
Thanks. Yes they are much thinner than the plastic masts. It takes a little customization to get them to mount but I think they look better. Plus the plastic masts don't look very durable at the top. The parts are tiny and I lost one of the bells as it shot into neverland when I had it in the tweezers. So far I'm liking the EZ Line a lot. It was really nice doing the funnels with it as I could stretch it a good amount out of the top to give me some room to glue the inside of the funnel. They also keep things taught without putting too much stress on the attachment points. I don't know about EZ Line longevity but I'm hoping it doesn't dry out like a rubber band. Time will tell.Great work! You’re in the home stretch for sure. I have the same mast kit in 1/400 and was also concerned as how it will hold up to rigging. I planned to use fly tying thread. I think your choice of ez-line is a better move. Once you get the line taught the stretch in the give in the line will be better then rigid thread I think. As for masts, I built a 1/570 Titanic years ago and the plastic masts kept snapping off which is why I went with brass this time. They do bend though but look great and are true to scale
Guess what @Booboisie we also anxious to get you started!!! We are hoping you present the model assembly in your own build log! What do you think??I just received my MiniCraft 1/350 Titanic and am anxious to get started.
Thank You, sure no problem. I used the latest Minicraft 1/350 kit (#11320). I used all Tamiya paints, their bottles of acrylic for airbrushing and their TS For Plastics spray cans. I also used Tamiya Fine Surface Primers. I used Vallejo Model Color paint for anything I painted with a brush. I also mostly used Tamiya masking tape in various sizes.Your build is truly an inspiration! I just received my MiniCraft 1/350 Titanic and am anxious to get started. Would it be possible for you to list the after market upgrades that you used?
I did the same thing, I bought the whole Toms set. I have a Lusitania too so I bought the set from Gold Medal that has both Titanic and Lusitania parts. Gold Medal also has a Merchant Ship set that is really nice but expensive. I bought both companies lifeboat davit sets because I wanted to do whichever one looked easier. They are both hard lol.Thanks for the info. I already bought the Tom's photo etch set. they had a bundle price for six sets i think. Good to know where you got the decking, rigging and masts especially
I can give it a go. Hopefully if I do a build log it will help keep me going thru completion!