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Old 04-09-2018, 06:43 PM
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... but the drawing is so thin that when I rescale it from 1/250 to 1/700 the detail is lost. I'm making experiments with some graphics editors to correct this.
I expect to publish some pictures the next week
Hi Draco,

Not sure if this helps or not, and what tools you have, but, I would suggest using InkScape. If you can scan the art into InkScape, you could then convert the raster image to vector using the "Trace Bitmap" tool. Once converted, you can then edit line properties to thinnest line without losing detail. It is a very powerful tool and InkScape is free.

Best of luck.

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Old 04-15-2018, 05:55 PM
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Harry, Hi!
Thanks, but I already solved the problem some replys ago.
This weekend I finished the ribs and the main deck.
I'm going to place some tabs on the ribs to see if it will improve the underwater hull. This part is allways problematic to me, because is monocromatic and smooth, so any wrinkle will be easily seen.
About others civilian liners, I like the SS United States and the SS Kronprinzessin Cecilie, but the first is waterline only and the second has a incredibly simplified hull.
So, some day, I'm planing to draw (and release here) the hulls of both ships. The drawing will be in 1/700 and in the original scale, so any of you can assemble them. I have the contourns of both ship, so I just need... time.
On this pictures, I'm comparing both sister ships against the Titanic
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:01 PM
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Hulls look straight and true Alejandro, with parallel ribs and lower decks. Nicely done!
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:07 PM
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Thanks, Elliot!
I'm trying to improve the sumerged side of the hull using tabs and reinforcements. I know that it's not a great discovery and that a lot of modelers use them, but I believed that, being my ships so small, it was unnecesary.
Well, It's necesary. I'm convinced. It's a bit more work, but I'm surprised how easier went the aplication of the outer layer.
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Old 04-29-2018, 04:45 PM
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And continuing to assemble the sumerged sections of the hulls.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:49 AM
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And still assembling the sumerged hull.
Two ships, twice the time. :-(
And making a eindekker at 1/72 scale at the same time.
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Still working with the lower hull, this weekend I'll place the four propeller shafts, the lateral keels and the rudder... or eight shafts and two rudders.
After that, varnishing, sanding and painting.
AND, after that, the uppper hull and that's is when is going to start the fun.
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Still working with the lower hull, this weekend I'll place the four propeller shafts, the lateral keels and the rudder... or eight shafts and two rudders.
After that, varnishing, sanding and painting.
AND, after that, the uppper hull and that's is when is going to start the fun.
And going with the plan... shafts and rudders done, lateral keels, varnish and sanding will happen next weekend
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:40 PM
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I finished the lower part of the hull, and proceded to apply a first layer of paint, to sand the imperfections, and apply the second layer of red.
This new way of assemble the hull (for me) gave me better results, so it's the one that I'm going to use from now on.
Maybe I'll apply a third layer of red.
Now comes the upper half of the hull, and here start the difference between the Lusitania and the Mauretania
Lusitania's upper hull was black, but at the time of it's sea trials, it had a white stripe from the deck level up, by the bow.
Mauretania, was all black too... except TWO times in WWI when it was painted in dazzle camuflage. The first one wasn't good documented (see wikipedia), but the secont one is well know.
And here comes the problem: the oficial colors were blue, black and gray
https://retronaut.com/content/1918-t...hip-mauretania
But every one paints the ship a different way.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4950026/
Seen the b/w pictures, I can't imagine black paint at the rear of the hull, but maybe on the bow. The funnels may be clear blue or dark blue.
At the end, I have decided to paint the ship sky blue, dark blue and a ghost gray, with a very rusted finish, just like this paint
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/core/lw...27sas-fig2.jpg
By the way, I discovered that if you print the instructions in letter size, the top and lateral views are almost almost at 1/700 scale. You can see it in the pictures with the Titanic.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:47 AM
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And building the upper hull.
Now starts the differences: the bulwarks are longer on the Mauretania, and of course, the paint.
Lusitania has the white stripe used by 1907. Mauretania has the dazzle scheme used in July 2018.
There are more differences, like the propellers blades, but they will be done later.

As you can see, the dazzle scheme is harder to do, and I'll be making retouches wille assembling the superstructure and the rest of the hull, but is eye-catching.
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