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Offline Alan B.

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Titanic Practice Model
« on: August 03, 2013, 07:02:07 pm »
Before starting my TOS Enterprise I thought it would be a good idea to get some practice and  sharpen my limited model building skills..  I have just completed a 1/400 Titanic and added lighting in an attempt to make it come to life.  My camera skills are not the best but these photos give you an idea of how the model turned out.  Feel free to comment as I'm looking to improve my skills.    :)

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 09:09:24 pm »
HOLY SMOKES!!!

That thing is beautiful!!
Love the way the lighting looks!

Do you have any kind of notes or diagram or pics of how you did the lighting?

I have the 350 Minicraft and I want to light it up and I would love to have it look half as good as yours!!!!!

Offline Alan B.

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2013, 09:46:58 pm »
Thanks you Kerry I really appreciate your kind words.   I don't have any diagrams but I'm happy to share what I did for the this model.  Firstly, the camera does lie, the ship is no where near as bright as that picture shows, the lighting in reality is much softer but still effective.  As I had no experience with LED's I elected to buy a pre-made set.  I used Qty 2,  RC car flashing light sets from ebay then I set aside the 2 amber lights that came with the kit and replaced them with a red and blue light.  I thought red white and blue would be a better for an ocean liner.   Then I would suggest you light block the hull with black then white.  Now the fun begins you have to drill all the portholes, I think there is nearly a thousand on this model.   ;)  Gently sand the LED's for a softer effect and I locked them in place by using copper wire and suspended the lights in the middle of the hull.   The control box sits inside the hull with just the power wire going through the bottom of the hull.  I also modified that stand by putting a base on it to hold the 4 x AA power pack.  Hope this helps.

Offline AnythingSciFi

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2013, 10:06:57 pm »
It does help and thank you!!

And my name is Kenny!!:)

Offline Alan B.

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2013, 11:13:54 pm »
Ooops Sorry, so much for my attention to detail Kenny!!  :-[  Where's my reading glasses their here somewhere!!    :)

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 05:13:45 am »
Fantastic Alan, well done on the lighting 8)

Offline Bierce Mountain

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2013, 05:45:06 am »
Nicely done.
My favorite model is the one I haven't bought yet.

Offline cryogenic-death

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2013, 07:17:45 am »
Wow...she looks like shes leaving Southampton on her way to New York.

Ive never seen one lit before...and she looks gorgeous.

Very nice job.

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 08:12:07 am »
It does look really good lit up!!

I have counted the portholes on my 350 Titanic and there exactly 3.2 million portholes in the hull!! :o
Just order a case of drill bits from Amazon! :P

Offline Maxicato

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 07:00:10 pm »
Lovely looking ship, well done. Really brings it to life. I'm sure your TOS will look stunning also!

Offline NetworkWraith

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2013, 07:02:56 pm »
Great Job  ;D   Looks awesome all lit up.

Offline Sam

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2013, 07:25:08 pm »
It does look really good lit up!!

I have counted the portholes on my 350 Titanic and there exactly 3.2 million portholes in the hull!! :o
Just order a case of drill bits from Amazon! :P

LOL!  3.2 million.  I bet it feels that way when your drilling them!

Offline fumblethumbs

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2013, 09:05:46 pm »
Great job Alan! 
Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

Offline Alan B.

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2013, 01:58:55 am »
Thank you everyone for your kind words.........I hope you are all enjoying modelling as much as I am!!  Thank you :-)

Offline Skipsdad

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Re: Titanic Practice Model
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2013, 06:39:07 am »
I'm KING OF THE WORLD!! Sorry I just had to say that :)

Great job and I really admire the time/work you must have put into that!

 




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