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The Titanic Is Finished!

Posted by Stev187 on Saturday, March 22, 2008

Well, we are finished!

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Before he went to bed, Owen left me with a short "to-do" list for finishing our model of the Titanic.  He's used to me getting project type stuff done while he sleeps. 

This model is constructed from one piece of 1x6 mid-grade pine that I purchased at Home Depot for $3.69.  I laminated 3 pieces together to form the hull; the bow and stern were cut on the bandsaw from the same stock.  Two pieces of board make up the ship's upper decks.  The paint is simple latex acrylic (water clean-up is important around here) and a good chunk of it was here already--the white is the paint we use for trim moulding here in the house.  The 1/4 dowel rod cost us .69 cents, and the kite string I had lying around.  The black and white detailing was performed freehand (you can really tell) with Krylon paint pens.  These things are very cool.

We rushed to get the boat in playing shape before bed; while playing with it, Owen managed to mess up some of the string on the model.  There was also the important issue of the gold stripe down the middle of the hull.  I added a few other touches as well.  Now it is finished.

This model took 2 days (we did the Edmund Fitzgerald in 1 day).  I told Owen that I am taking some time off from building ships.  He is already bugging me to build the Novadoc, a ship that sank near my grandmother's house near Little Sable Point off Lake Michigan in November of 1940.

Click here to see other photos of us building the Titanic.


1 comment on “The Titanic Is Finished!”

Badger Says:
Sunday, March 23, 2008 @2:12:24 AM

Looks like Owen will have quite the fleet. At least it is ships--he could be asking you to build him his own banjo!

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