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Dec 18, 2007, 11:26 PM
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Will look forward to this one re-starting!
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Jan 12, 2009, 11:25 AM
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Back on the Project -- At Last!!!

Been watching the false start on the Titanic for way too long and desided it was high time to get back on the project. So, I dug it out, blew off the dust and got seriouse about getting the project going again.

It started with painting the hull. The black and white were sprayed with DuPont Nason base coat. The hull was masked and the bottom color applied using Ktylon rust red primer. The glod stripe was then added using automotive pinstripe tape.
Jan 12, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Moving Up

The decks were airbrushed using Model Master enamels. Various cabin walls and railings were also painted in preperation for the basic framing process.
Jan 12, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Prepping the Hull for the Deck Assembly

The main deck was fitted into the hull to find that it did not fit well. The hull was warped slightly making it too wide for a good fit, so an internal framework of 1/4 sq. spruce was added to true it up.

And here's where the first big dilemma cropped up -- how to get into the hull for maintainance and battery access.............
Jan 12, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Starting the Deck and Cabin Assemblies

The problem is, the entire upper deck will need to be removed to gain access into the hull. I looked at several different ways to set it up so that the main deck could be glued in place, but the longer I looked, the less likely it seamed practical. So, it looks like the entire deck assembly will lift out -- which in the end doesn't look like it's really going to be much of a problem.

The main deck was fitted first, then the middle section was cut out -- just in case I changed my mind about access. As it turns out, the opening just isn't big enough to do anything with anyway....
Jan 12, 2009, 11:46 AM
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Working up the First Two Levels

From here, it's down to simply assembling the deck and cabin components according to the assembly instructions. At this point, the small parts were not added. Will save those for later when they're less vulnerable to damage.
Jan 12, 2009, 11:48 AM
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Continuing Upwards

The process continues up through the deck levels. I got as far as the third deck, and will continue upwards next time around.

Nov 16, 2009, 10:01 AM
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How did this ever turn out?
Nov 16, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Wartoy, Unfortunately I haven't made much progress since the last update. I do plan to finish the project, but there's so much going on that I just haven't been able to get back to it.

Nov 16, 2009, 10:12 AM
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I have the same kit and have been saving it for the same conversion. I will be watching this closely.

Good luck
Feb 06, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by P. Tritle
Since the model will use only a single S-280, the prop shaft was made up from 1/16" brass wire. The stuffing box is 1/8" O. D. brass tube with a 3/32" O.D. tube, 1/2" long, soldered into both ends.
Getting the hole drilled into the aft hull was a bit tricky due to the angle needed to work around the rudder hinge post. The process started with a .039" bit hand drilled into the boss to insure the hole was centered. Then progressively larger bits up to 1/8" were run in to open the hole for the shaft.

The shaft was installed and Cya'd in place, with a 3/8" block to support the front end. The motor will be glued in place with silicone using triangle stock for support with a plastic tube flex coupler to connect the motor to the shaft.

THANKS, I got a Tamiya Big 1/350 Enterprise Aircraft Carrier to RC.
I wondered about the stuffing box.
Feb 06, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Ahoy Pat

Hardy Well Done, How do you get to the battery compartment? will you have to construct the palamade midship section please excuse my spelling, I have a titanic kit to thinking of doing what your doing looks great keep up you might have something started here on your thread.
Feb 06, 2010, 08:41 PM
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I bought this exact same kit with intentions of rc'ing her. I started but got a little ticked off when I started installing my shafts and couldn't get the center one to go in nicely. So it went back int he box and i'm working on the WACK and NAIKOON TUG for now. Will finish it someday.

Feb 06, 2010, 09:31 PM
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Ive often considered painting out my parts like that ..but the glue always throws me of ..You using alot of CA on this one ..Pat ..
Never had any luck my self with paint and plastic cement
May 06, 2013, 04:04 AM
Glow? What is that?
Any chance this model was ever completed?

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