When Agora Models announced they are going to offer the new metal-hull 1:200 scale RMS Titanic partwork model, I knew I was going to build it. Therefore, I have already started the groundwork on a new build site at http://myrmstitanic.com. Check it out!
Agora Models is at it again – their latest large-scale model available for pre-order is the infamous RMS Titanic in 1:200 scale! I have been hoping that one of the partwork companies would eventually release a big Titanic and here we are. This is the same model that Hachette Partworks is releasing later this month in the UK. However, Agora Models ships worldwide so I will be able to build this here in the US. I am beyond excited, and that means another build site is coming soon! Look for this Titanic to be available from Agora in May of next year (2022).
“From the makers of the extraordinary Bismarck, a new masterpiece of model shipbuilding, rich in the most realistic details, the most famous ocean liner of all time – RMS TITANIC.
Designed according to the original construction plans at 1:200 scale, this is an unprecedented model constructed with a die-cast metal hull, wooden deck, and with tiny details from the deck fittings to the hull coverings and mechanical parts at a level of perfection and realism that capture the euphoria and optimism of that moment when the liner set out.
All components are already painted in historically accurate detail and colors, making this Titanic model enjoyable for modelers new to the craft, and experts ready for a new challenge.”
“As it prepared to embark on its maiden voyage, RMS Titanic was one of the most opulent ships in the world, designed for comfort rather than speed. Its immense hull was the largest movable manmade object at that time, having a gross registered tonnage of 46,328 tons.
Having inspired countless stories, articles, films and scientific research, and capturing the worlds imagination, we feel honored to bring such an accurate and detailed scale model of this most famous, British luxury passenger liner. Created following the original plans designed by shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, this 1:200 scale model features refined metal details and photo-etched brass railings along the decks and brilliant attention to detail in every part of the ship from the wooden decks to the technical accessories, resulting in a masterpiece in naval modeling.
All components are already painted in historically accurate detail and colors, making the Titanic model enjoyable for modelers new to the craft, and experts ready for a new challenge.”
Each of the 140 issues of this partwork will include a magazine detailing the story of the Titanic from the ship itself to life on board. The Agora Models subscription plan consists of 24 shipments, each one about six weeks apart. The initial shipment includes the first four issues, then the following shipments each contains six issues.
Materials: Die-cast Metal Hull, Wood Deck with Brass accessories, photo-etched metal details, and ABS plastic
Length: 52.75″ (134cm)
Width: 6″ (15.5cm)
Height: 8.75″ (22.5cm)
Number of parts: approximately 1,800
This model is supplied pre-painted.
- Metal Hull, wooden deck
- Smoke effects from funnel
- Working internal and external lights
- Electronic rotating propellers
- Removable sections
- Replica of functioning engine
- Remote control unit based on the original design of the engine room telegraph on the Titanic
If you opt for the premium subscription at an additional charge, you will also receive this nice display case:
And finally, there will be three FREE GIFTS that Agora will send out as the build progresses: a Titanic-styled pocket watch, tool kit, and a replica Titanic tin plate:
Head on over to the Agora Models Titanic page for more information. I have already got my name on the list for this build!
Not one, but TWO Titanic partwork build-up models are coming in the next few months. Eaglemoss and Hachette are both releasing different versions of the legendary ship that tragically sunk after hitting an iceberg on the night of April 14, 1912. I have collected some information on both models and wanted to share the differences.
February 2022 Launch
1:250 scale (42.36 inches)
MDF and Wooden Deck/Slats/Hull
- Brass, Die-cast metal, and plastic details
- Highly-detailed Lifeboats
No paints supplied
Appears to have more rigging
Internal and Navigation Lights
- Five Free Gifts
Completed in 144 Kits
December 2021 Launch
1:200 scale (52.75 inches)
Metal Hull with a real Wood Deck
- Removable Sections to view interior
Detailed Engine Room
Remote Control shaped like the Bridge Telegraph
- Five Free Gifts
- Completed in 140 Issues
Based on the feature list and the larger size, I think I would like to build the Hachette model. Unfortunately, the Hachette version of the Titanic is only available in the UK at this time. I am hoping that Agora Models will be able to work out a deal with Hachette and offer it up to US customers soon. My collection is definitely missing a large-scale Titanic!