Titanic Wreck Model


PRICE £10.00

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Bow section award-winning model
by Stuart Williamson


Titanic bow section montage print

This graphic print shows a number of haunting shots of the wreck, taken from Stuart's detailed wreck model of Titanic's bow.
It is an artist signed and numbered limited edition of only 100 prints. Print size 420mm x 350mm.
PRICE £10.00

 

Images of the model (not for sale)

One of the most detailed and accurate 3-dimensional studies of the wreck of the Titanic, following 15 years of research and constructed over a period of two years.

The model is eight feet in length and approximately two feet wide, making it the largest of Stuart's models so far.

These are two dramatic views of the model, which show how realistic it appears with the effect of blue lighting. The following pictures show the model with different lighting effects to emphasise the detail to its best advantage.

The model is produced to 1/72 scale, and is entirely scratch built apart from the anchor chains.

Bow of the model (left). Showing the anchor detail and the anchor crane.
The hull plates of the model are made from plastic card. Two anchors were cast in resin from a scratch built master. The anchor crane is made from brass and plastic rod.

 

Everyone asks me when they first see the model - 'where did you start first?' ....the first parts of the model to be built were the two well deck cargo cranes, seen here in this photograph. The distortion in Titanic's hull caused by her collision with the seabed can also be seen in this photograph. This was created by using soft brass and copper in conjunction with plastic card.

 

The starboard bridge wing collapsed under the strain as Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean. Titanic's wooden bridge was washed away during this process.
Here on the model you can also see the lifeboat davits for boats one and two.

 

 

Rusticles cover the entire wreck, and many hours were spent recreating their effect on the model. Each rusticle was individually placed on the model by hand to copy accurately the way the rust has actually formed on the wreck of the Titanic and where possible actual rusticle formations were copied from photographs of the wreck itself.

 

Titanic's well deck. Showing a close up of one of the cargo cranes and cargo hold number three.
It was on this part of the deck that ice fell after Titanic had hit the iceberg. It was reported that third class passengers were seen playing football with the ice on the deck not realising the danger the ship was in.

In the second photograph, you can see Titanic's collapsed mast which now rests against the port bridge wing. When Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the wreck in 1985 the crows nest was still in place on the mast, but fell away in 1987. The mast itself has also now collapsed further onto the deck below.

The model shows the wreck as it was originally discovered by Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985. Note also the steering Telemotor which is still intact on the wreck, seen towards the top middle of the photograph.

 

Close up of cargo hold number one. The winch behind it would have been used to lower luggage into the holds. Here you can see the grill beyond which, the Titanic's crew members galley and dining area where situated.
Even the tiny hand wheels in front of the cargo hold have been made by hand; they would have once operated the wind lasses.

 

Detail of the rupture in the starboard hull plating.
A door was once situated in this area where Titanic's third class passengers would have boarded the ship.
Note also the large and small port holes at the top of the picture - Titanic had various different sizes of port holes.

 

The base of the fallen mast, showing the winches each side.
The mast is made from plastic tubing and the winches were made from various materials including resin and plastic.

 

 

One of the legendary events of the Titanic disaster is that of her band, led by Wallace Hartley, who played until the end.

In this photograph you can see the area outside the grand staircase where the band would have stood. You can also see a lifeboat davit which would have once held lifeboat number 8, and it was here that Ida and Isador Strauss declined their place in the boat, choosing to stay together aboard the Titanic.

 

The photograph left shows the detail of the centre anchor which was situated in a well below the anchor crane and was larger than the anchors stowed on each side of the ship.
All the railings on the model were made by hand from brass wire, and all the mooring equipment was individually made by hand.

Titanic's journey ended when her bow stuck the seabed two miles beneath the surface.

Please note: All images on this website are the copyright of Stuart Williamson
and must not be used or reproduced for any purpose without prior permission.
Photographs by Steve Smith and Nick Allen.

For further details you can contact Stuart at his e-mail address:
stu_williamson@lineone.net
or write to: Stuart Williamson, 195 Chellaston Road, Shelton Lock, Derby DE24 9EB
Tel: (+44) 01332 700694