Though the default model is not bad in itself, with the addition of the following special add on kits, the model can be made to be more historically accurate. Many of the parts are either missing or of the wrong design and the following hardware remedies this.

Brass photo-etched parts
Gold Medal Models
Tom's Modelworks
 
Decals
Duane Fowler's decals
Bruce Beveridge's decals
 
Other Products
Kristal Klear
Display cases
Brass Photo-Etched Parts
There are two manufacturers that make these in 1:350 scale for the Titanic, they are GOLD MEDAL MODELS and TOM'S MODELWORKS.

Gold Medal Models

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These parts are available from GMM's website at: Gold Medal Model

Mailing address:

Gold Medal Models Gold Medal Models
Route 2, Box 3104, -or- 1412 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez, Washington, Lopez, Washington,
98261, U.S.A. 98261, USA

The photoetchted sets available for the Titanic are:

Gold PLUS Titanic/Lusitania Detail Set vv
Description

Specific parts for both Titanic and Lusitania kits in 1:350 scale. Illustrated instructions.

Replacement X-frame bracing for eight cargo crane booms, crane boom supports (when cranes are stowed), wireless antenna spreaders with integral rigging fittings, docking bridge support girders, ship's wheel, replacement support legs for Titanic's compass tower, lifeboat safety ropes, and 52 fold-to-shape deck lounge chairs.

Part No. 350-15
Price 20.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

Supplements GMM No. 350-3
Merchant Ship Set (Titanic/Lusitania) vv
Description

Railing in several styles, vertical ladders, railing for stairways, crane details, lifeboat rigging, life preservers, special ratlines for Minicraft Titanic and Gunze Lusitania.

Part No. 350-3
Price 36.00 USD
Scales available 1:700*, 1:600**,1:350*** ,1:192****.

Notes

*Fits all 1:700 waterline kits of merchant ships, hospital ships, and ocean liners.
**Fits all 1:600 and 1:570 ocean liner kits by Airfix and Revell.
***Fits Entex/Minicraft Titanic and Entex/Gunze/Revell Lusitania. Also see sheet 350-15 for further detail parts for these models.
****For scratchbuilt models.
Ocean Liner Figures vv
Description

Fits 1:350 scale Titanic and Lusitania kits. Painting required. Illustrated instructions.

Ocean Liner Figures: contains 218 figures relief-etched in 3-D in .013" thick brass for extra depth and detail. Features adult and child passengers, crew figures, and four member of ship's orchestra (three violinists and one cellist) complete with instruments. Also includes figure of Titanic Captain E. J. Smith with beard and overcoat. 3-D features include early 20th Century clothing styles including hats, coats, and ties.

Part No. 350-16
Price 10.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

 
Titanic Lifeboat Davits vv
Description

A full replacement set of highly detailed 3-D relief-etched brass davits for Minicraft's Titanic. Can be built in stowed or deployed positions. Extra parts provided in case of loss or for practice. Includes simulated rigging in two lengths. For expert modelers. Can be assembled either in stowed or deployed positions.

Fits Minicraft 1:350 scale Titanic kit. Painting required. Illustrated instructions.

Part No. 350-16
Price 10.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

 
Limited Edition 1:350 scale Titanic Skylights vv
Description

This is a set aimed at expert modelers knowledgeable about the Titanic's appearance. No instructions are provided but all parts are identified with etched-in labels. Skylight covers and related parts are provide for both First Class skylights, the crew's galley skylight on the forecastle, the officers' washroom and wireless office skylights aft of the No. 1 funnel, and replacement skylight covers for the engine room casing. Other items included on this set are tie-down chains for the lifeboats, railing gates for First Class areas on the upper decks, and special railings for the platforms on the electric cargo cranes.

Part No. No part number
Price 10.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

This Limited Edition set will eventually be discontinued due to the inclusion of corrected skylight patterns on the upgraded Minicraft kit.

TOM'S MODELWORKS

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Tom's Modelworks took the lead in July of 2000 and collaborated with some of the TRMA and Debris Field Rivet Counters to create a wider and more accurate range of brass etched products, many of which were specifically designed for some of the fixes in this tutorial.

Thanks to Tom for listening to all of the Titanic Modelers out there.

These parts are available from GMM's website at:: Tom's Modelworks

Mailing address:

Tom's Modelworks
1050 Cranberry Drive,
Cupertino, California,
95014, USA

RMS Titanic Rail set vv
Description

Highly detailed rails with kick plates, ratlines, tank room rails, gates, stairs, The first set at the correct scale height, bow rails with correct stanchion placement to fit the models deck detail.etc...

Part No. 3511
Price 17.50 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

Associated titanic sets 3521,22,23,33, & 51 
RMS Titanic Rail set vv
Description

Same as above but at 1:400

Part No. 4005
Price 17.00 USD
Scales available 1:400

Notes

 
RMS Titanic Rail set No photo available
Description

 

Part No. 144-1
Price 40.00 USD
Scales available 1:144

Notes

Associated Titanic sets 144-2, 144-3 or 144-3A
Titanic Detailing set vv
Description

Vent covers, grill covers, crane booms and supports, compass tower and stairs, propeller spanners, block and tackle, bow anchor well grill and grating, skylight covers, windlass detailing, funnel ladders and platforms, Marconi/lavatory skylights, boat davit details, ship's wheels, foredeck skylight, lifeboat guard rails, crane railing and hook.....and much more. The most complete detailing set for the Titanic currently on the market. A feast for the superdetailer!

Part No. 3523
Price 17.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

Associated Titanic sets 3511,21,22,33 & 51
Titanic Detailing set vv
Description

Cranes, vents, skylights, etc. same as above but at 1:400

Part No. 4013
Price 16.00 USD
Scales available 1:400

Notes

 
Titanic Window Frames vv
Description

Over 270 highly detailed and accurate window frames, tank room covers, double doors, etc.

Part No. 3521
Price 12.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

Associated titanic sets 3511,22,23,33, & 51 
Titanic Window Frames vv
Description

Same as above but at 1:400

Part No. 4014
Price 12.00 USD
Scales available 1:400

Notes

 
 
titanic Benches vv
Description

Highly detailed benches with 2 different style optional center leg (use depends on the modelers mehtod of bench folding) contours to suit your taste. Each bench has the iron scrollwork scanned directly from Titanic wreck footage. The benches are 1 piece and 3 folds.
The choice of those seeking both accuracy and ease of assembly.

Part No. 3533
Price 8.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

Associated Titanic sets 3511,21,23,33 & 51
titanic Benches vv
Description

Same as above but at 1:400

Part No. 4015
Price 7.50 USD
Scales available 1:400

Notes

 
Titanic Benches No photo available
Description

24 Benches

Part No. 144-3
Price 20.00 USD
Scales available 1:144

Notes

Associated Titanic sets 144-1 &144-2
Titanic Benches No photo available
Description

2 x 24 benches

Part No. 144-3A
Price 35.00 USD
Scales available 1:144

Notes

Associated Titanic sets 144-1 &144-2
Titanic Boat Davit & Misc. Detailing Set (multi piece set) vv
Description

 

Part No. 3551
Price 17.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

This set recommended for the hard core modeler only. Associated Titanic sets 3511,21,22,23 & 33
Titanic Deckchairs vv
Description

40 per set

Part No. 3522
Price 8.00 USD
Scales available 1:350

Notes

Easy addition to your new or completed model Associated Titanic sets 3511,21,22,23 & 51
Titanic Deck Chairs No photo available
Description

40 Chairs

Part No. 144-2
Price 20.00 USD
Scales available 1:144

Notes

Associated Titanic sets 144-1, 144-3 & 143-A
Titanic Detailing Set No photo available
Description

Rails,details, benches, deck chairs similar to set 3511,21,22,23 & 33

Part No. 196-01
Price 100.00 USD
Scales available 1:192

Notes

Special order item - not in stock
Decals

Duane Fowler's Decals

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In addition to the set of decals that come with the model kit there you can make a wide variety of additional decals to enhance your model using graphics available from the Titanic Research and Modeling Association.

See the MODELING TECHNIQUES section for information on making your own decals.

The first set of decals were developed by Duane Fowler. Duane's decals come in a variety of scales and include the following: crane decals, flags, stern designations, lifeboat numbers, class area signage, telegraphs, bow names, draft marks, builder's plaque, door plates and more.

Note: In the reissue of the Minicraft 1:350 they have added the propellor warning signs, corrected the flags details, lifeboat markings, gold hull striping and corrected the slant of Titanic's name on the bow.

Bruce Beveridge's Decals

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1:350 Scale Decals

Bruce Beveridge has developed another range of decals for the 1:350 modeler. His decals include:

  1. Windows on different decks such as the Lounge, Reading & Writing Room, and Palm Court to replace the reverse moulded windows on the model. These can be used as an alternative to Tom's photoetched windows.
  2. Doors
  3. Grab ropes for the lifeboats
  4. Interior details for the Private Promenades
  5. Interior details for the Cafe Parisien
  6. Palm Court Cafe windows and door
  7. Deck planks

The graphics to make these decals are available from Titanic Research and Modeling Association

See the MODELING TECHNIQUES section for information on making your own decals and tips on working with these decals.

Bruce Beveridge Decals 1

The deck decal sheets measure approximately 6 X 8 1/2. They are transparent decals with darkened lines representing the deck planks. The planks are spaced correctly for the Titanic with a deck plank length of approx. 12 feet. The 12 feet length is Bruce's estimation from looking at construction photos.
1:570 Scale Decals

Bruce has fabricated a complete set of decals for the 1:570 Titanic model that include the missing bow anchor well, grate and catwalks. In addition the kit includes door, windows, lifeboat grab ropes, lifeboat gunwales, funnel grating, and correct fore and aft Grand Staircase skylight covers to name a few. From what we have heard from customers, they were -VERY- satisfied with these decals, and went a long way to making the 1:570 look more accurate than the `out-of-the-box' version.

BB 1:570 Decals

The remainder of Bruce's 1:570 decals can be viewed at theTitanic Research and Modeling Association.

Other Products

Kristal Klear

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Microscale Kristal Klear is fine product generally used for simulating glass in windows but it can also be used for many other projects. Such as:

  • glue
  • Grand Staircase's railings to help hold the decorative gold plaques.
  • seam filler between the hull plates and the deck bulkheads, much neater than putty in right angled seams.
  • water on the decks

Kristal Klear is made by Micro-Scale who also make Micro-Sol and Micro-Set for decals. They also produce a sheet of stripes in "Delux Gold" that can e used for the "gold" stripe on the Titanic's hull.

Display Cases

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Having spent a large amount of time and money on your model it makes sense to ensure it stays in excellent condition. The best way to do this is to either build or buy a display case.

Doug May offers the following URL's to buy display cases:

Displayit (USA)

Gemo (USA)

Nu Tech (USA)

Seacraft Classics (USA)

DSC Showcases (U.K.).

Hobby World of Montreal (Canada)

Small Corp (USA)

SEGMENT ENDNOTE

Here is a brief review of both PE suppliers. As with everything the choice is yours.
Gold Medal Models
Advantage Disadvantage
  • Large variety of sets to choose from
  • Proper railing openings, support bars, and rails for each *labelled* segment
  • Fine detail
  • Extra pieces available (if needed)
  • Excellent service (1.5 week turn around to our location)
  • How-to instructions
  • Forced to overbuy on railing kit as it also includes Lusitania material
   
Tom's Modelworks Brass Railings
Advantage Disadvantage
  • cost and willingness to match and beat any price offered on their product sold by distributors
  • fine detail
  • extra railings included (if needed)
  • excellent service
  • excellent choice in products
  • rails do not come with pre-placed fairlead openings
  • if you decide to use Tom's Modelworks' brass railing kit please be advised that you are obligated to scratchbuild the lifeboat block and tackle as it does not come supplied as it does with the GMM brass railing kit.

 

 
 
This site was created by David Cotgreave January 2000