This steerage public
room, as seen in the James Cameron Titanic movie, was the gathering
place of the 3rd class for mingling and dancing and sat underneath
the forward well deck.
To recreate this
room for your model, start by cutting away the little 'pits'
to hatches #2 & #3. Sand the edges so they're clean. Take
Evergreen M-2 strips and line the bottom inside edge of the
hatch openings, allowing a .5 mm to jut out into the hatch opening.
On the port and std.
sides of the hatch walls, there appear to be three hatch support
bars. Fabricate out of pulled sprue or use 3 pieces of GMM railing
from unused Lusitania sections.
Make the floor out
of sheet plastic. The floor color is uncertain. If it's like
the other 3rd public rooms, they were alternating black and
white pattern tiles. If you don't wish to recreate the pattern
on a desktop publishing system, paint the floor flat gray. .
For the support beams
from the ceiling to the floor, use pulled sprue. Refer to Cameron's
"Titanic" for the steerage party room scenes. There's 3 on each
side of the hatch opening. Fabricate a hatch at the same dimensions
as the opening above, same height off the floor as the hatch
above deck. Use Evergreen M-2 strips to represent the planked
hatch cover (the one that Jack and Rose dance on) painted wood
Glue the finished
floor to the posts
Use the A/M kit benches
to use for the long benches and furniture, all painted flat
brown. If you wish, add GMM people and have your own steerage