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Topic review - Calling all RMS Lusitania & RMS Mauretania fans
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  Post subject:  Re: Calling all RMS Lusitania & RMS Mauretania fans  Reply with quote
Looking to get one of these for my collection in my WW1 museum. My great grandfather was also aboard so means that much more to me. Any help would be much appreciated
Post Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:34 pm
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Yes, yes, really nice!
Post Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:48 pm
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Thomas E. Johnson wrote:
Really nice conversion. :thumbs_up_1:
Thanks Thomas! I will add more photos soon.
Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:27 am
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Really nice conversion. :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 am
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Two more update photos.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 am
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Maarten Schönfeld wrote:
Well, Lucy and Maury fans,

I've completed the first phase of my conversion of the Mr. Hobby (Gunze Sangyo) 1:350 kit into a credible Mauretania. He're some pictures included.

The most prominent changes are:

reshaped stern (poop is the better word I believe)
new scratch rudder
reshaped stem (sharper, more angular at bottom)
reshaped anchor wells (triangular, Lucy's are D-shaped)
larger bow bulwark

and completely replaced all decks, with Evergreen 2020 V-grooved plate, backed with 1 mm sheet for the Shelter Deck and 0.5 mm sheet for the decks above. I corrected and increased the width where necessary, this giving a considerable difference with the kit parts.

I used the sidewalls supplied in the kit, with suitable modifications along the way. As I don't have detailed plans about the window layout I accepted this for the time being, but all the decks are still accessible and I can change the windows as more info becomes available.

Further I scratchbuilt some parts: the larger and middle sized ventilator cowls, to be cast in quantity by a commercial resin casting company. The small ventilators with the slant necks at the front of the 2nd class Boat deck (unique to Maury, Lucy had no vents there) I made too but I'm not sure yet to have them cast. Also made the deckhouses over the engine room ventilation shafts, slightly different from Lucy's (smaller and rounded).

Well I'm looking forward to your comments and suggestions!

Maarten

An update to my Lusitania to Mauretania conversion is long overdue! But here it is.
After my friend Jan cast scores of ventilators in two sizes the project got shelved, but now I have restarted it.

The big changes since last time:
- Installed all the ventilators
- carved out the funnel bases from the Gunze sundeck, modified them suitably to fit
- added the funnels for show: details on the whistle platforms started (they sit 3 feet higher on the funnels that on Lusitania)
- made a new bridge/wheelhouse, the one on Mauretania being two frames longer than on Lusitania
- made the front walls on the boat deck and promenade deck, below the bridge
- constructed all the domes on the sundeck from scratch, these being fundamentally different from Lucy's
- started painting in earnest
- carved correct 4-bladed propellers LH and RH from scratch, to be cast in resin

I welcome your comments!
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Post Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:42 am
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Dan K wrote:
Isn't it, though. I completely forgot about that post until this thread popped up again.

PE-wise, I believe either Five Star, Flyhawk and/or Rainbow make 1/700 crates, boxes, ropes, and the like.



Unfortunately I'm working on the 350th scale kit of the Lusitania. I'll look into the same brands for the larger scale.
Post Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 pm
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Isn't it, though. I completely forgot about that post until this thread popped up again.

PE-wise, I believe either Five Star, Flyhawk and/or Rainbow make 1/700 crates, boxes, ropes, and the like.
Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:32 am
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Dan K wrote:
I thought this photo might be of interest here. I found it while surfing one of those way-back type sites. This is a real color photo via the Autochrome process, not colorized, from a National Geographic collection. Note the floating drydock.

Wow - how did I miss this before? What a great photo.
Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:13 am
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Can anyone recommend some good photo etch bits for a WWI Mauretania. I know the obvious Tom's/GMM liner sets. I'm talking more for the equipment that would be on the ship during the war.
Post Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:57 am
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Here's another from the same series...and a competitor appears to be photobombing. Probably the only original color photo of an Olympic-class liner. :)

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Post Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:59 am
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Great photo! Haven't come across that one before. Thanks!
Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:04 pm
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I thought this photo might be of interest here. I found it while surfing one of those way-back type sites. This is a real color photo via the Autochrome process, not colorized, from a National Geographic collection. Note the floating drydock.


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:32 pm
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Any one know where I can get plans of the cunard pier in Marcello d'Andrea's Lusitania diorama?
Post Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:13 pm
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Thanks, that makes for one very interesting read! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:40 pm
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A pdf that I made out of the article that was published in Engineering magazine in 1907 that is available on Google Books. It is 57 pages and has lots technical details, line drawings and photos of the ship both in and out.
http://russiannavy.net/militaryPhotos/e ... itania.pdf

Here is the link to the google books version:
http://books.google.com/books?id=kfUwAQ ... ia&f=false

Vladimir
Post Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:23 pm
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Hi DellingerJ,
nice to see that you're doing the 1928 Kungsholm. I have the original 1928 article on her from the Motorship lying around somewhere with an eye on doing her in '700 if I ever finish the 1953 version. PM me if you're interested....
Post Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:12 am
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Count me in on the Lusitania. I may build that as my next liner. Right now I am in the latter stages of the SS Italia, originally the Klungholm built in Hamburg, Germany in 1928. As soon as I can get a hold on this Ship Model Forum I will probably post some pictures. The Italia is the ship that brought my wife to the US from Germany in 1954, a family of 4 imigrants. I am making the replica of this ship to honor their voyage. It's a solid hull design (no one is ever going to look inside anyway), 36" long on a 1/200ish scale.
Post Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:59 pm
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For those interested in something larger, I came across news that there is a 1:144 Lusitania semi kit under development by several of those who collaborated on the earlier Titanic effort in the same scale:

http://www.modelshipworld.com/phpBB2/vi ... 44+titanic

Apparently this project is live & will become a kit in after hearing from Mr. Davies-Garner who advised that both hull & photo etch are well underway. He stressed its not a priority but it will be available in 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of her sinking.

You'll find updates at http://titanic-model.com/dc/dcboard.php ... &mode=full

Dr. Hahn is not involved in the project as I discovered earlier in the week so this new liner project is spearheaded by Mr. Davies-Garner. After seeing some of his models - he is the chap who built the 1:48 Titanic at the Titanic Experience Exhibit in Orlando, FL - I would say this project is in capable hands.

You can see his work at: http://www.cdscaledesigns.com/Pete/peter_contents.html

For those who fancy an interest in Lusitania, you will find some outstanding drawings of her on the following site:

http://www.rmstitanicplans.com/367natgeopack.html
Post Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:46 pm
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Maarten,

I love the way your work is progressing - I have sent you an email.

I would be especially interested in seeing some close ups of the revisions to the stern/poop deck.

This will be an inspiration for me to get my Titanic finished so I can start on the same path!

I am currently planning on one of the wartime dazzle schemes but am still trying to get more information on that!

Regards,

Stuart
Post Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:29 am

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