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1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« on: August 06, 2014, 01:43:28 am »
Collectors of model ships especially what-ifs may be interested in this new release from the UK firm Mountford Miniatures
 
http://mountfordmodels.com/marketplace/23-1250-Waterline-Ships-Models-Spares/286-mm366p-damned-by-destiny-cunard-q3-liner
 
It is a replica of the model and artists impressions released in the early 60s of the pre-QE2 design for a Cunard liner. Also available as a kit for those who want to detail her.

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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 03:41:29 am »
More elegant to my opinion, than the QE2.
But the model looks a bit basic to nowadays standard.
It takes a long time, before all mistakes are made ...

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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 04:32:18 am »
Hi
The model is available as a kit and being resin can be worked on.
The intention was to have a simple model to go with the Triang Minic Cunard liners which many UK collectors have in 1/1200.

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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 08:40:40 am »
Well, I'm out of the 1/1200 and 1/1250 "business" since the late '80s. Hadn't realised, that it's
a kit, because it is advertised as "painted", which for me always meant "finished". But you're
right, a kit gives everybody the chance to detail it to te wanted level. The davits just reminded
me to those good old Wiking vintage !
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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 10:56:20 am »
I don't like the forward funnel/mast, IMHO it is too far forward and throws the design out of balance.  What was the planned size of the power plant, were two funnels necessary?
 
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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 06:59:29 am »
I don't like the forward funnel/mast, IMHO it is too far forward and throws the design out of balance.

I'd agree, the funnels look too tall for the length methinks. Are there any specifications for this ship? More to the point, did the designers get as far as drawing up the deck plans?
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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2015, 02:50:26 am »
I think there are drawings somewhere. There is a thread about Q3 on one of the Cruise Liners sites.


The artist's impressions and the models were all I had to go on when suggesting the model to Mountford. The absence of detail is deliberate as the model is intended to look like a Triang Minic ship model from about 1963 when Q3 might have been announced.  Triang Minic did a model of the FRANCE without wings because they had info before she went into service.

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Re: 1/1200 model of unbuilt Cunard Liner Q3
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 11:53:00 am »
There isn't really a whole lot to go on here, though, in truth, there was more than one design in contention to replace the aging Queens, offered by several shipyards. 

This forum link tells a fair bit about it

http://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=842.0

While this one includes one potential design for the newer, smaller ship that ultimately became the QE2.

http://www.travelserver.net/travelpage/ubb-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=005276

In case the details of the boardroom fight didn't make it in the others, there's this:

https://crociereuk.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/cunards-uncrowned-queen-the-q3-project/

Thought I'd also add one of those pictures...