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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:24 pm 
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I haven't built a ship model in 2 years. I look at all the stuff on here and I'm feeling the itch. I know that no Titanic model will ever satisfy any Titanic fan, but to my eye, this thing is awesome.
I loved Titanic well before James Cameron's weird vision of it's fateful night, but the Trumpeter model has totally got me excited. Apparently the've been consulting with various Titanic fan groups and trying to enhance and improve their moulds...hence the release delay.
I hope it's great!
I saw some 1/200 Titanic figures from Pontos (or maybe someone else), I'd love to see a Pontos-equivalent set fro this kit

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:57 pm 
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They are now showing some completed pics on their Facebook page. Impressive.

I am still curious if they allowed for the enclosed 1st class promenade deck. Something that was added after experience from the Britannic.

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Welcome back, Chris!

I'm sure you will do an amazing job on it! :cool_1:

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Good to see you back! Titanic is one of my "Must haves" and the 200th scale kit is on pre-order. I suspect it will be a popular build.

Already planning my lighting scheme.....

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:06 pm 
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I am looking at the plating detail on trumpeter's Titanic. With plates that thick no iceberg is going to bother her.

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Having just been to Nauticus in Norfolk, I got these two photos of their 1:96 scale Titanic model. It's QUITE impressive!!!
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Tracy - perhaps if you add a bit of motion with the lights you could really dazzle - as the lights flicker and fade, the hull slowly sinks at the bow.....

It could happen!!!! :big_grin:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:44 pm 
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I'm planning on wiring portholes on the hull based on compartment and having a microcontroller turn some off and on somewhat randomly or on a schedule. I'd like to provide overhead lights for the promenade deck and ball rooms, but that's going to involve some testing and thinking.....

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I wired up revell 1/400 RMS queen Mary 2 using 0.25mm and 0.5 mm fiber optics to illuminate light boxes placed behind the windows. By mixing and matching fiber optics from different LEDs to different windows, I got very nice randomized patterns of which cabin windows are lit and which remain dark with just 6 LEDs for all the interior cabin lights.

Also, I used fiber optics with ends melted over a flame to achieve bulkhead lights and overhead lights in open parts of the ship. The melted ends end in a small blob, which diffuses the light and cause to to shine less like a spot light and more like normal overhead lamp.

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Yeah, those are a couple of techniques I'm planning on. I also might experiment with making light channels and reflectors when the spce is too tight for bending fiber optics.

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