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    Posted 6 years ago

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    In keeping with yesterday's purchase of the "Rose" doll, I ran across this picture of my "Titanic" model which I built around 1986. It was about a year or so after Ballard discovered the wreck. My sister even sent me the New York Times article from that year. I picked it up at an outlet mall in Myrtle Beach. It's almost 36" long and I still have it in a make shift case I built out of acrylic sheet and scrap wood. I mangled a smaller model to imitate the ocean bottom wreck, but you can't see it in the dark picture. It's survived well after all these years and many moves. The interior shots of the first class suite and the Turkish bath from a submersible dive a few years ago are amazing in their preservation. Sadly the wreck is doomed to collapse and deteriorate into the ocean floor, so I'm all for these official visits before it's too late. I love the Karcher "drain the ocean" immersion pump ad in pic 4 which shows how the ship rests on the ocean floor. The 103rd anniversary is just around the corner April 15th. -Mike-

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    1. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thank you CindB for the"love" and comment :)
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 6 years ago
      You're really good at models! I wouldn't even attempt something that large...Well Done!!
    3. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ken :).... I had much more patience back then too. I did drill out all the port holes and installed tiny lights in the hull but I wired them incorrectly (series-parallel thing) and the bulbs ran too hot. Plus you have to paint the underside of the decks black or it shows through all the brush marks from painting. It did look awesome all lit up though. I had thought of carefully dismantling it for a redo but I really don't want to replace all the rigging. It would be a daunting task to say the least.
    4. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Very nice model:)
    5. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      A re-love here!
    6. mikelv85 mikelv85, 5 years ago
      Thank you Pops...I'll have to see what I can do about that awful pic though.:)

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