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Latest update, 11th Sept 2011.  Week 93.

Copyright  I retain the copyright on all photos and contents of this web site.  You may not copy any of the contents, including photos for re-publishing in any form without permission.  This includes using my photos on your own web sites. 

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Build The Titanic wais a magazine published by Hachette Partworks.  It's a weekly magazine, with the main aim being to complete a 1/250 scale model of the Titanic, which will take 100 issues, or 2 years.  I would suggest that first time visitors read the 'Magazine' Page, then have a look at the model pages.  The magazine series is long out of print, but the same kit is available as a boxed kit made by Amati.

Please note that this site has no connection with Hachette Publications.

Announcement about a new web site from me.

I have started a new web site which covers all part work models released in the UK.  There is a community of modellers who like the partwork style, and I have created this web site as a portal to bring them together.   As the site covers all partworks, the models, modellers and forum will survive from build to build, rather than finishing with one project, and then starting from scratch when a new one comes along.

There is a forum attached to the new web site at  It's a great place to compare notes, admire other people's work, and show off your own work.


"Build the Bismarck"

Hachette Partworks, the publisher of Build the Titanic and Red Baron launched a build up model series. The model will be the German WWII battleship, the Bismarck. This ship is famous for sinking the HMS Hood and consequently for being rolled over and sunk by the Royal Navy in 1941. The laser cut parts have been made by the same manufacturer as the Titanic model and its been created from the original plans to a scale of 1:200. The first issue goes on sale on 21st February and as per the other build up models, you receive some parts each week to complete the model.  I shall be building this model and running a web site.  The address is



"Build the Red Baron's Fighter Plane"

The web address of the site is

This is a model of the Red Baron's famous red Fokker Dr1 Triplane, in a massive 1/8th scale.



Bruce has sent in a drawing.



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Please note that this site has no connection with Hachette publications.

Disclaimer :  The information and advise on this web site is given in good faith and with the best intentions.  However, I will not be held responsible in any way for any loss or damage caused by following the advice I give.  You use the information on this web site entirely at your own risk, especially where it deviates from the instructions given in the magazine.  Or to put it another way - if it all goes wrong, don't come asking me to pay for a replacement kit.  This is the way I am building the kit, it's not necessarily the best way, and I may well make mistakes.  Having said that, I hope you all find the site useful and enjoyable.

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