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Offline Waverley

Models of QE2
« on: Jan 31, 2009, 05:25 PM »
Fancy your own QE2.  Especially at the 1:350 scale. Have a look at the photos as the details are superb.  Price in dollars so best to wait until the exchange rate improves!!!

http://www.maritimereplicas.com/qe2.html

Robert

Note:  the original link was not working so I have replaced with an active link, which may not be to the exact model discussed. Lynda
« Last Edit: May 15, 2017, 10:47 AM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #1 on: Jan 31, 2009, 05:47 PM »
Look very good.

As the EUR / USD exchange rate is already excellent, I don't have that reason for not ordering...

But... I still want my own QE2... the real one!

Offline Andy F

Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #2 on: Jan 31, 2009, 08:21 PM »
Well, a fool and his money are soon parted, or so the saying goes!

Like a kid in a sweetshop, I would often gaze adoringly at the magnificent examples on display in the QE2 Shop whenever I would visit or pass by.  My inner strength was rapidly being sapped by the overwhelming urge until I could resist the temptation no longer and in one reckless moment, my onboard account shot up substantially.  Having purchased said item, I then had to figure out how I might actually get it off the ship but manage it I did.  From looking at the picture, I would say mine is probably the smaller of the 2 shown but it is incredibly detailed and (I believe), certainly worth parting with my hard-earned for.  It presently remains safely packed in its box but one of these days I shall finally get around to taking it to work, where I plan to proudly display it in my Office alongside my collection of QE2 prints.

Of course I would have been happier with a bigger one but size isn't everything...

« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2009, 11:20 PM by Andy Fitzsimmons »
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Offline singlemalt

Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2009, 12:43 AM »
Jealous much?!

I never bought one onboard in the summer and severely regretted it - but did convince myself that one of those Charger plates and toothbrush mug (sorry, 'Neptune' mug) with the QE2 image on them would be a sound investment.

My mum was out on the final voyage and I asked her to buy one for me and i would pay for it and excess baggage charges when she got back. sadly all gone so I ended up with a dinky one instead. Well actually 2... one I'm 'keeping safe' for my nephew. Honest  ::)

So Andy, we've got baby QE2, mummy QE2.... just need someone to come along with daddy QE2 and the family is complete  ;D
 
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Offline Andy F

Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #4 on: Feb 01, 2009, 12:58 AM »
Ah that's a shame Ali but if any consolation, I'm rather envious of your rubber ring!
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Offline singlemalt

Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #5 on: Feb 01, 2009, 01:09 PM »
Robert ( and everyone else!)

Have you been tempted by one of these?
We need to complete the family group  ;D
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Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #6 on: Feb 01, 2009, 01:27 PM »
..yeh, you bet I'm tempted......

....it's the one at Port Rashid...      :'(

Offline Waverley

Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #7 on: Feb 01, 2009, 02:33 PM »
Ali,
   I was tempted when I saw the smallest one in the QE2 shop but I had already bought two of the large QE2 bears for my nieces. Did not have enough arms left to carry everything out of the shop.

Robert
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Re: I would like one of these
« Reply #8 on: Feb 01, 2009, 11:05 PM »
Waverley - Should have gone for the model.  After all, one teddy bear looks pretty much the same as the next doesn't it?
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Re: QE2 Models
« Reply #9 on: Feb 26, 2009, 02:58 PM »
Hello all,

As you might see from my profile I am very much into model ships and collecting these. Re. the QE2, here's an interesting site (not only for her but QM2, Mrs Brown and Mauretania. QM to come soon I see).

http://scherbakshipmodels.tripod.com/id64.html

For a greater price but good "pewter" model, see:

http://www.classic-ship.de/queenelizabeth2-p-230.html?cPath=1&osCsid=6okr04d49si8mv9knv1o1c79f1

The QE2 will be reavailable soon I reckon.

Cheers!

PS: Please ask me if you want more unbiased model information - I might be able to help.



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Offline Mauretania1907

Re: QE2 Models
« Reply #10 on: Mar 07, 2009, 07:14 AM »
That isa such an interesting picture, the Maury, QE2 QMary die Grosse (now you might see why I call her that) and Vicky Brown side by side, very interesting to see how ships have changed over the past hundred years since Maury came into service.

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Re: QE2 Models
« Reply #11 on: Apr 03, 2009, 10:58 PM »
Great info

Offline Waverley

Models of QE2
« Reply #12 on: Apr 20, 2009, 07:35 PM »
Found this site with a good model of the QE2. Also click more photos

Twinkle - this model is made from scratch


http://www.qe2model.com/index.html
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Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #13 on: Apr 20, 2009, 08:23 PM »
That is AWESOME!!
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Offline andyh

Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #14 on: Apr 20, 2009, 09:54 PM »
Very impressive,  I think it would have taken me a bit longer than 1200 hours though  ;D

Offline Avariel

Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #15 on: Apr 22, 2009, 02:37 AM »
That is amazing.

*hats off to the model maker*

If it was me, I would take at least 2-3 years to build it. *has the attention span of a housefly*

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Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #16 on: Apr 23, 2009, 05:03 PM »
Not your average cornflake pack freebie this one

respect to the builder-what a skill to have.I see he was the model maker on the Titanic film. Wonder if this will be static or working-guess the former but fantastic whatever-a bit like the one in Southampton departure lounge-who made that? was it the builders model and is it still there?

Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #17 on: Apr 23, 2009, 08:51 PM »
Totally, desperately "in want" of that model. 

Offline Andy F

Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #18 on: Apr 23, 2009, 09:33 PM »
Agree absolutely superb and testimony to the Guy's skill (and patience)
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Offline Andrew Collier

Re: Model of QE2
« Reply #19 on: Apr 24, 2009, 03:49 PM »
It really is vert fine, very little for even the most eagle eyed to fault!

The etched brass really is the way forward for ship models of that type, the only way to get such a good finish to all those millions of windows, and getting a machine to do it for you saves you having to cut them all out yourself, genius, I have been considering somthing similar after reading some other websites for my project for a while, but seeing it done so well on the very ship I wish to built is a big encouragement!

Thanks for the link  8)

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