Titanic wreck model and large affordable normal kit??

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Wes R

Legendary Member
My friend is a Titanic nut and i was wondering if there was a commercially available model of the wreck on the ocean floor and if there is a reasonably priced full ship that would be suitable for her to do a cutaway of and detail. I know there are specially made ones I've seen on specials. Actually i'd like to see some kits of other wrecks on the bottom. Any help is appreciated.
 

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jedimaster

Sr Member
Plenty of full kits out there. All different sizes. There's a 15 footer if your game. As for the wrecked one I'm not sure. Try Titanicbuilders. The have all the info and plans you'll need to scratch one if you so wanted.
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
I'll give them a look. I think 15' might be a bit too big. I was thinking maybe 2' or so. I got her one that's 7" but hard to modify it.
 

Nwerke

Master Member
Glass hull people on the forums, I think he may mean? Interested depending on price, lol.

Wes, no "wreck on the bottom" kits AFAIK. There is a paper kit of the ship sinking, closest thing I'm aware of.

I guess manufacturers may feel it's too morbid a subject? I think it could be a hot seller, myself.
 

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jedimaster

Sr Member
I have some pix and the link bookmarked on my iPad. I'll look it up when I get in. As Martyn said it is a fiberglass hull with some resin parts and Vac formed lifeboats. You need to build the superstructure from memory and I think there was some photo etch too.

I'll have a look.
 

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Gigatron

Sr Member
I have the Academy/Minicraft 1/350 kit. It's 30", and even that would be dificult to super detail. They make a PE set for it, but railings, in that scale, are a real pain in the ass, to work with.

Personally, I think her best bet, is to maybe buy the 1/350 kit, and use it for reference, to scratchbuild a lengthwise cutaway. Design the interior space, and then add your hull and superstructure around it, afterwards.

-Fred
 

PHArchivist

Master Member
In 2005 Foxploration in Baja had a medium-scale (I'd guess 1/200) model of the wreck.

I have some pics, but they are actually too close in and do not show the entire model for what it is...
 

VS Tony

New Member
I have a friend who bought the regular Titanic model (18") and then "sunk" it in his fish tank.....he did fantastic work on it....next time I'm over there I will take a pic of it!!
 

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d_jedi1

Sr Member
I have the Academy/Minicraft 1/350 kit. It's 30", and even that would be dificult to super detail. They make a PE set for it, but railings, in that scale, are a real pain in the ass, to work with.

Personally, I think her best bet, is to maybe buy the 1/350 kit, and use it for reference, to scratchbuild a lengthwise cutaway. Design the interior space, and then add your hull and superstructure around it, afterwards.

-Fred
I've got one of those with the PE rails and such (deck benches for example are also PE) There were other PE kits for it that I didn't buy but probably SHOULD have.
I built mine with lights which brings my total # of lighted kits up to three.
I also bought a couple of packs of 1:350th people and thats what hung me up on finishing the kit in a timely manner. I have to modify some into women, some into children, and try to diversify them enough to populate the deck without looking too messy/busy.

I have a much smaller kit (around a foot long IIRC) that I intend to... distress into the sunken version.
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
She's really happy with the smaller kit I got her for now. Never took her for a model builder but she's having a ball.
 

takevin

Sr Member
I bought a model kit on ebay that was missing pieces and turned it into a wrecked ship sitting on the floors. Something different then putting a model together. I adding extra collapsed floors and bits and pieces all around. Made a diorama and glued sand on etc. Ill take some pics and post.
 

Wes R

Legendary Member
I love the wreck on the bottom model. If i had talent i'd start a company that just does kits of famous wrecks on the ocean floor. Sent all the links in the thread to my friend too.
 

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