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The finished article from a mag
Model maker's Titanic effort
Photo and story by Rosalind Lane.
Wednesday, 10 November 2004
Over the years, Mr Collins purchased 100 editions of the 'Build the Titanic' magazine in order to obtain all the parts and instructions.
"I started in October 2002 and finished in October 2004," Mr Collins said.
"I think there's 1,500 portholes facing outwards and each one had to be individually drilled and each individually fitted by hand.
"It's a scale of 1:250 and it's built from the original plans of the Titanic."
Mr Collins said he started to have doubts about building the model ship about six months in but carried on and was now very proud of his accomplishment.
Mr Collins' Titanic model is on display at the Western Australian Museum, Geraldton, for about one month and will then be moved to the Geraldton Regional Library.
Museum regional manager Adam Wolfe said he was proud to be able to display the work of a community member.
"Actually building the model is quite an achievement...because it's very intricate work. It has been a great pleasure to be able to exhibit the model," Mr Wolfe said.
Mr Collins said he was now focussing his attention on building the Red Baron's famous Fokker Dr.1 triplane, which would also be constructed from 100 issues of a magazine.
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