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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:32 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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:04 pm 
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Great photo! Haven't come across that one before. Thanks!

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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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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.

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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.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:32 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:37 pm 
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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.

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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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:08 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:09 am 
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Really nice conversion. :thumbs_up_1:

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Thomas E. Johnson wrote:
Really nice conversion. :thumbs_up_1:
Thanks Thomas! I will add more photos soon.

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Yes, yes, really nice!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:34 pm 
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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


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