Minicraft RMS Titanic Ocean Liner 1/350 Scale Model Kit 11318
The sinking of the Titanic on April 12, 1912 is known to the world as the one of the greatest maritime tragedies of all time. The loss of over 1.500 people who perished in the icy waters of the North Atlantic was profound, resulting in regulations mandating sufficient lifeboats for everyone on board, establishment of the International Ice Patrol and manning a ship‘s wireless station around the clock. e. Until the discovery of the wreck on September 1, 1985, The Titanic Historical Society was primarily responsible for the keeping the Titanic story alive. When Dr. Robert Ballard and his team of French and American scientists located the RMS Titanic gravesite, interest in the vessel and her history soared. For decades now after the discovery of the wreck of the Titanic, countless books, newspapers, video specials, and a major motion picture have chronicled the ill-fated liner in both fact and fiction to the point that the ship has become an icon in modern popular culture. Many people, recognized the value of offering a quality large-scale model representing the Titanic. Work on the project began in the early 1970s using reference information provided by the Titanic Historical Society and blueprints supplied by Harland & Wolff, the builders of the Titanic and her sister ships Olympic and Britannic. The model kit that evolved into the current Minicraft 1/350 scale Titanic was first offered for sale in 1976 and remained virtually unchanged until 1997. Further research gleaned from underwater photography of the wreck, engineering studies of the ship and the causes of the disaster created a new body of knowledge that had not been available prior to the discovery of the Titanic on the bottom of the North Atlantic. It was recognized that the kit designed in 1974 contained errors that could not have been anticipated until new information was brought to light. With new information available and with the contribution of many, the Minicraft Models 1/350 scale replica of the Titanic was revised to reflect new information that corrected the original design. Reference information can also be found at the Titanic Research & Modeling Association website.
Model cement and Paint are recommended to complete this model
The Minicraft RMS Titanic kit sets the standard. This kit features unequaled detail and craftsmanship for a challenging and truly rewarding modeler’s experience. Every effort has been made to ensure authenticity. Some of the many outstanding features which set this kit apart include: Accurized forecastle with a number one cargo hatch, correctly angled breakwaters, a ship’s bell, and free floating forward cargo boom; The grand forward staircase skylight contains 44 windowpanes and the rear stairway skylight contains 34 windowpanes. Kit features 1-piece full hull, decks with raised plank texture, separately molded bilge keels, well detailed superstructure, intricate deck fittings, display stand with gold-plate pedestals, and nameplate.
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