February 01 Update:

Hello all! Well, the month of January 2004 was one marked by much activity, here on the DF and in the shipping / modeling world as a whole. Not only has Cunard’s ‘Queen Mary 2’ successfully completed her maiden voyage, it has come to our attention that two plastic assembly kits of this liner will be made available. Exactly when we can see either kit on the shelves, or available for ‘on-line’ ordering, remains to be seen however it is anticipated to be a ‘hot ticket’, and without doubt the kit will be ‘the’ topic of discussion for many months! After so many years of ‘recycled’ ship subjects it is refreshing to see an entirely ‘new’ subject being introduced, and we hope this may be an indication of things to come. We would like to thank all contributors for sharing their fine work this past month ~ of which highlights of the February Update include:


New to the Features Page:

Book Reviews: 1:1200 Miniature Merchant Shipsby Scott Reigel


New to the Kit Review Page:

Heller’s 1:200 ‘Le Suroit’ Review by Olaf Schulze


New to the Gallery Page:

1:350 Lusitania by Jon Archibald

1:400 Paddle Steamer URI by Jim Baumann (Restoration)

1:600 (1:570) Queen Mary + additional 1:600 QE2 and QM2 photos by Onno Heesbeen

1: 700 Nitta Maru and 1:1200 QE2 by Atle Ellefsen

1:720 Titanic by Adam Leet


New to the Researchers & Modelers Page:

Atle Ellefsen

Jon Archibald


New to the Resources Page:

QM2 Southampton sailing day photographs submitted by Jim Baumann

Bremen (rare and unique) photographs submitted by Chris Schonberger

‘BTSK QE2’ work-in-progress photos submitted by Chris Schonberger

QE 1:600 window & vent ‘papercals’ by Russ Wild and Scott Reigel


~ Coming Soon ~

Onno Heesbeen’s ‘How-To’ Scratch Build Tutorial ~ Part 2 & Scott Reigels 1:600 (1:570) Revell’s Queen Mary Kit Review


We would like to again remind our members and potential contributors that the deadline for submissions (for the March 01 update) is February 15.

SCRM (Scott, Chris, Robert and Mike)