RMS Titanic. Trumpeter

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HI, I usually build wooden models but as I'm a modeller a friend asked me to build the Trumpeter Titanic for him. I agreed and these are some pictures of the result. I built it straight out of the box with no attempt at super detailing. I found that the kit was excellent, well thought out and was certainly the best plastic kit I have come across, it took me five weeks of fairly intensive building. I used Vallejo paints which gave a super realistic finish.

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Fine looking model of a ship with sad ending. Are lights from the party on board the night of the sinking.
 
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Hi Ken,
I am curious to know what colour mix you used to achieve the buff colour on your funnels.
Beau.
 

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Hi Ken,
I am curious to know what colour mix you used to achieve the buff colour on your funnels.
Beau.
Hi Beau, The paint that I used was Admiralty Paints, it’s from the Caldercraft range. I normally make wooden boats and I used what I had left from painting the stripes on my Victory, mainly Yellow ochre with a touch of Walnut. I hadn’t sprayed with these before but found that that they were excellent and with the right amount dull surface, I thinned with plain water.

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Wow, just wonderful work. What make of air brush do you use?
Hi JL, I’m sorry for this late reply, I missed your message and have only just picked it up. My airbrush is a Pasche VL,( I think that’s how it’s spelt ) It’s a very old well used one and is very versatile. I recently bought a Badger Patriot which I thoroughly recommend, easy to use and simple to keep clean, I didn’t use that one as the area on the Titanic was too large for a
gravity fed brush with a top cup.

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That is a large model that I have also been thinking about, but I have only bought a smaller model because it will be my first ship and I do not have much space.
I only miss the yellow stripe on the hull and the covers on the lifeboats. The covers are very easy to make with tissues and thinned wood glue.
But otherwise it has become a very beautiful model that you can be proud of.
 
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Hi Beau, The paint that I used was Admiralty Paints, it’s from the Caldercraft range. I normally make wooden boats and I used what I had left from painting the stripes on my Victory, mainly Yellow ochre with a touch of Walnut. I hadn’t sprayed with these before but found that that they were excellent and with the right amount dull surface, I thinned with plain water.

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Hi Ken,
Thank you very much for the information re the paint you used.
It was very helpful.
Beau.
 
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