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#1 jjsipes

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

Does anybody know whether anybody has made a model kit of this ship? I would ike to build one for my wife's family since her great-granmother came over to this country on this ship. All I have been able to find is assembled models at a big price.

Any help?

Edited by jjsipes, 16 April 2012 - 08:19 AM.


#2 Chuck Most

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

Nope... those custom builts are all you're going to find for the Aquitania. Really not much out there in the way of Transatlantic passenger liners in kit form, other than the more well-known ships.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

Depending on how crazy you want to get with detail, a Titanic kit might be a good starting point. The dimensions of the Aquitania and the Titanic were pretty close, and at the typical scale of 1/500 or so, the difference would be hardly noticeable at all.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 04:54 AM

Depending on how crazy you want to get with detail, a Titanic kit might be a good starting point. The dimensions of the Aquitania and the Titanic were pretty close, and at the typical scale of 1/500 or so, the difference would be hardly noticeable at all.


Ditto

Aquitania

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Titanic

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:44 AM

try Bluejacket

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

try Bluejacket


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

There are no ocean liners in Bluejacket's kit index.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

Triang makes an Aquitania in 1/1200 scale, diecast and plastic. Tiny, though...9" long.

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 04:20 AM

I've got the Triang (missing masts), and have been looking a long time for a larger one without luck.
My father served in the Royal Navy on her during the war, and would love to get a better version.

If you're keen, you could also check out an Airfix kit of the RMS Mauretania.
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Photo from Vintage-Airfix.com.

It's also a 4 stacker, and could be converted to the Aquitania.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

The Mauretania was a "sister" to the Aquitania, but is over a hundred feet shorter. Mauretania is also 10' narrower, but that won't show. The real problem is the difference between the two ships' lengths and superstructures. It would take two Mauretania kits, which while are somewhat rare, are availlable. Dave's Drydock on Ebay usually has an Aquitania blueprint available for around $15.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

Yeah, the Mauretania is quite a bit different in the hull as well. So cancel that suggestion.

There is a nice looking Aquitania model on ebay at the moment.
Looks nice, but too big for me at 800mm long.
Looks like the seller got the photo's mixed up, as there are some of the Lusitania there as well.

Edited by slotbaker, 22 April 2012 - 01:09 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

Nice! Haven't seen the 1906 Mauritania kit before now.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:15 AM

Thanks guys. I do not know what to do so I will hold off for now. I have enough models in the pile to work on in the meantime.