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Paul T28/05/2021 15:10:17
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In a moment of inspiration (or madness) I decided that the coming winter project should be to build the three sisters of Olympic, Titanic and Britannic.

In that same mad moment I opted to 'go big' and use the Trumpeter 1:200 Titanic kit as the base for this project.

I bought two kits off the Internet but luckily found a complete kit on facebook with loads of extras including an extra lighting set, paints and tools.

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Chris Fellows28/05/2021 15:57:30
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Certainly was a moment of madness Paul! smiley

Not one but three!

Chris

Colin Bishop28/05/2021 15:59:00
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Yes - Tritanic...

May the Force be with you Paul, you're gonna need it...

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Bob Abell28/05/2021 16:42:43
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How about a progress report, Paul?

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Richard Simpson28/05/2021 17:03:55
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WOW! Holy smoke, three Trumpeter 1/200th kits! How many winters were you planning on this taking?

Colin Bishop28/05/2021 17:12:43
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Anticipating Ashley's comment - 'two of those would make up into an incredible catamaran.'

I can only guess what Dave M would have said but I expect it might have needed moderation.

Colin

Paul T28/05/2021 18:29:39
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Hi Chris

As an idea it has been floating in the back of my mind for a few months but became a more serious prospect a couple of weeks ago when I was helping Liz to empty Daves workshop.

Hi Colin

Tritanic! Did that just come to you or were you just waiting for an idiot to propose building all three? I can imagine the fun that Dave would have had at my expense, but it is partially his fault as I was sat in his chair looking at his well ordered workshop when I decided to take on the project.

He will be looking down on us and fuming that he can't comment on my extravagant madness or the fact that I am building not one but three plastic kits.

Captain Bob

Im not starting until late November but I will post progress reports, I have to decide if I build them one at a time or all three together, both prospects have their merits.

Hi Richard

I have little else to do during the cold months, I was going to build another quarter scale Mosquito but since the doc banned me from flying RC planes I have lost interest in that project.

Paul

Bob Abell28/05/2021 18:42:51
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Thanks Paul for your reply to my question

Better to build only one model and have three sets of ships nameplates handy

Otherwise, you may be meeting Dave, sooner than expected!

Bob

Paul T28/05/2021 18:50:43
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Hi Bob

Building one and swapping name plates is certainly one idea, but would it fool the experts because, as you know, the three ships are all slightly different.

Besides I have already bought the kits and I am looking forward to using my new indoor workshop, which will be a lot warmer than the outdoor one.

Paul

Edited By Paul T on 28/05/2021 18:53:13

Bob Abell28/05/2021 18:59:48
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OK Paul

Perhaps, when you have had enough of the three models. gathering dust. they could go to a Boat Museum for reference?

eg......Ellesmere Port boat Museum?

Eh ?

Bob

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