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Old 05-11-2014, 01:58 PM
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RMS “Mauretania” 1/250

Hello everyone,

As a new member I’m starting my first post: RMS “Mauretania” 1/250.
The aim of the post is to prepare model for publishing on the net (probably on “Downloads” list if it is possible).

Introduction

During the marvelous era of transatlantic passenger steamships, “RMS Mauretania” was the fastest steam-liner for many years and held the “Blue Riband” trophy from 1909 to 1929 [at 26.06 knots (48.26 km/h)].
“RMS Mauretania” was the second ship of a Cunard’s (the company) duo. The first one was “RMS Lustania” which sadly was sunken by German submarine in 1915. Mauretania was launched in 1906 and finished her glorious duty (together with Titanic’s sister ship “RMS Olympic”) in scrap yard in 1935, serving for almost 3 decades.

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The model designed on Lusitania’s blueprint, which is probably the best blueprint of steam-liner you would find on web (except Titanic stuff). The main (most visible) difference between sister ships (as much as I manage to find) was captain’s mast. Mauretania had pushed forward mast and longer broadside on the bow as well.
The scale was chosen taking account the information I had, the quality of blueprint. 1/200 would lack in details and 1/300 would be too small, so 1/250 seemed to be the best. Overall dimensions: length ~960mm; width ~108mm.
The current model based on the after-war refit period. Later the whole ship was painted in white.

Comparing to the ship’s models on the forum, mines probably is at medium level in detailing. In addition to this I even couldn't manage to finish all the ropes I’ve designed – the lack of experience. Although the ship assembles in the same manner like most of such kits on the market and I hope that someone would try to glue it.

For that reason in upcoming posts I shall display mostly the preparation of assembly-instruction hoping You (community members) would give me some remarks from your point of view.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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that would be a great ship to see.i have the jsc version but thats only at 1;400 scale.i like em big!!!
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Beautiful Ship, would love to build it some day.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:19 PM
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Thanks guys for the kind words on this model!

@herky. Yes, I've seen it too. Must admit JSC have a great series for such era ships. However also agree with you that those models usually are small in scale and without underwater part.

Today I managed to prepare a few pages of instruction (see attachments).
Whole model is being prepared to be printed on ISO-A4 page format.
However it is important to have an image of a whole ship in one page, but to fit it in A4 would be a mistake. So I prepared a general views of a ship on A3 format and separated that page into two A4 sheets. As a result both sheets after printing could be joint together.
I also inserted a scale-indicator so that it would be possibility check output page correctness.

That's all for now.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:33 PM
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At 1/250 scale the model will be about a meter long. It looks great! Definitely following this one.
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Would really like to build this, looking forward to the build.
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please either release it through ecards or as a download here when finished
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:48 PM
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Hi everyone,

thanks again for positive replies.

@herky
I'll definitely try to release model in any desired online form on this site (forum).

Unfortunately project at this is a bit halt due to lack of free time, but I hope in period of 3-weeks I shall try to show some progress.
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thats great to hear.
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Hello everybody,

Finally managed to make some little progress with the instruction.
Made a few drawings how to assemble upper decks. The assembly isn’t very complicated; however I’m always afraid that it might be hard to understand for somebody. For this purpose I prepared two sketches:
  • One – a bit more like building drawing, with sections;
  • Other – axonometric view with loose parts.
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