Poll

Which paper model should I make?

Queen Elizabeth
11 (40.7%)
Queen Mary 2
2 (7.4%)
Caronia
3 (11.1%)
Queen Mary
4 (14.8%)
Carpathia
3 (11.1%)
Mauretania
2 (7.4%)
S.S United States
1 (3.7%)
S.S Andrea Doria and SS Stockholm
1 (3.7%)

Total Members Voted: 16

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Offline Anubhav Mitra

Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #15 on: Jul 10, 2021, 06:57 AM »
Also voted!

Really looking forward to seeing the process of assembling such a model. What a challenge ahead :) .
Building the main parts of the model like hull and superstructure but the challenge is to figure out which parts go where, locating the parts as there a 1000 parts in 16 pages and then cutting them.
And yes, making the small parts is a challenge.

https://jsc.pl/en/okrety-i-statki-w-skali-1-400/528-brytyjski-transatlantyk-queen-elizabeth-jsc-413.html

Another thing I want to make is the Southampton dock or the Manhattan piers but no has designed a template for them yet :)

Offline Anubhav Mitra

Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #16 on: Jul 11, 2021, 11:16 AM »
just noticed something, no one voted for the QM2.
Does everyone don't like the QM2?
I certainly like it :)

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« Reply #17 on: Jul 11, 2021, 09:59 PM »
just noticed something, no one voted for the QM2.
Does everyone don't like the QM2?
I certainly like it :)

It's not that - it's just that the traditional ships are much better looking, so in a limited choices poll..... *shrugs*
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« Reply #18 on: Jul 11, 2021, 10:44 PM »
Ditto Peter.
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Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #19 on: Jul 11, 2021, 10:52 PM »
It's not that - it's just that the traditional ships are much better looking, so in a limited choices poll..... *shrugs*
yes, you are right

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« Reply #20 on: Jul 12, 2021, 02:07 PM »
just noticed something, no one voted for the QM2.
Does everyone don't like the QM2?
I certainly like it :)

I don't dislike QM2, and I very much appreciate her for what she is.  She is a thing of beauty *compared to almost all modern cruise ships*, but she is no thing of beauty compared to the older liners with their sleek lines and not needing to have massive piles of balconies.... From some angles QM2 doesn't look good at all (to my eyes) - rear three-quarters being one, where she can look like a tanker...
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« Reply #21 on: Jul 12, 2021, 04:52 PM »
Also, The Big U did not get any votes either, but it is not surprising. The Big U was built as a military transport under disguise of a TransAtlantic liner, and even though she is indeed a great ship in many ways, she does not exude a warm, fuzzy feeling that draws people to her. Admiration - yes. Love affair - no.
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Offline Anubhav Mitra

Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #22 on: Jul 12, 2021, 07:20 PM »
Also, The Big U did not get any votes either, but it is not surprising. The Big U was built as a military transport under disguise of a TransAtlantic liner, and even though she is indeed a great ship in many ways, she does not exude a warm, fuzzy feeling that draws people to her. Admiration - yes. Love affair - no.
yes, the United States looks too much like a warship and especially hate the green deck and the lack of wood in the ship in general.
BTW, my choice has come down to either the Caronia or the Queen Elizabeth, also they are kinda expensive for paper models as most paper model are generally free, but many ships are not free but even then costs about $10 to $20 but this one with laser cut parts, UHU glue and shipping to India makes it $60 :)

Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #23 on: Jul 13, 2021, 01:44 PM »
They used to boast about the United States......."The only wood on board was the butchers pencil!"

Offline Anubhav Mitra

Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #24 on: Jul 13, 2021, 04:56 PM »
Order Placed! :)
I just placed the order for the Queen Elizabeth, should arrive in 15-30 days

Offline Anubhav Mitra

Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #25 on: Jul 13, 2021, 05:12 PM »
also, people can continue voting, I will make also the ship which gets the 2nd highest votes later this year or early next year :)
should I create a new topic for this model to post build updates?
There is very detailed Cunard promo on the Queen Elizabeth titled Getting there is half the fun, I guess most of you already know about it :)

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Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #26 on: Jul 17, 2021, 04:41 PM »
order shipped :)

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Re: QE2 Paper Model
« Reply #27 on: Jul 19, 2021, 05:05 AM »
Also, The Big U did not get any votes either, but it is not surprising. The Big U was built as a military transport under disguise of a TransAtlantic liner, and even though she is indeed a great ship in many ways, she does not exude a warm, fuzzy feeling that draws people to her. Admiration - yes. Love affair - no.
I also found Big U and the America to be aesthetically unpleasing too. The funnels on the US just seem to be too large. However that's just my opinion bahahaha
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 21, 2021, 12:27 AM »
A new topic on your Queen Elizabeth paper model would be good, I think, especially if you can post photos as the build procedes.  :)
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