Plastic Model Kits
The story of the
Titanic is the stuff of legends. In 1912, the Titanic was the largest, most luxurious
moving object on the face of the earth. It has been said that more care and detail
was lavished on the Titanic's interiors than on any vessel before or since. There
were seven magnificent grand staircases, two huge wrought iron and glass domed
skylights, four elevators, a gymnasium, swimming pool, squash court and Turkish
baths. There was a hospital with an operating room, a library, post office and
a 50 phone switchboard. When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, off the coast
of Newfoundland, there was an appalling loss of life. The Titanic was designed
to carry 2,500 passengers and a crew of about 900. The British Board of Trade
specified 16 lifeboats; White Star Line provided 20.
The “unsinkable Titanic" grazed an iceberg, slicing
open one-third of her length to the sea, and sank two hours and forty minutes
later, leaving over 1,500 people to freeze in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.
It remains to this day history's most controversial marine disaster. Uncounted
among the casualties was the end of an age of innocence and a way of life. No
more would class distinction determine who lived and who died. The very fabric
of society was about to undergo wrenching changes. That night, there was heroism,
sacrifice, and cowardice among the passengers and crew. To this day, there are
very real questions relating to the cause of the disaster, its effect on our society,
and what really happened on that fateful night. Today, over two miles below the
surface of the deep, her beauty has been transformed by marine life and the passage
of time. RMS Titanic
J.P. Morgan the owner of the
Line would be proud of this model! Engineered from the original plans this kit
is accurate down to the smallest details. The Titanic Historical Society was very
helpful in providing the story this tragic event. The styrene parts are molded
in four colors. We do recommend painting for the most realistic finish. The stand
which is included is chrome plated in gold chrome. Flags, decals, plastic railings,
rigging along with brass chain complete this marvelous kit.
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This page was last updated Jan 1st 2007.