Coming Soon to Ages of Sail…
The latest release from our friends at OcCre is a new 1/300 scale model of RMS Titanic. From their website:
On April 10, 1912, the world’s largest and most luxurious ocean liner, Titanic, set sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.
She took the lives of 1,495 people and gave rise to the greatest legend in the history of maritime navigation. The Titanic did not have enough lifeboats for all the passengers, about 1,200 people, but there were about 2,223 on board.
In the early morning of April 15, 1912, the Titanic collided with an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland. The sinking of the Titanic was the largest shipwreck in the history of maritime navigation in peacetime. 1,518 people died. Only 711 people out of 2,223 survived.
Myths and legends have been created around the fatal shipwreck, making the Titanic probably the most famous ship in history.
For many years historians, treasure hunters, oceanographers and businessmen have searched for the wreck. Finally, the wreckage of the ship was discovered on September 1, 1985 by Robert Ballard during a secret mission in charge of the United States Navy. The wreck of the Titanic was located 3,784 meters deep, about 800 km off the coast of Canada.
The lights of the Titanic went out minutes before she disappeared into the Atlantic Ocean along with the dream of reaching New York.
The kit is on its way to our store, so please watch the store, Ages of Sail, or keep an eye on our blog here for an announcement of its availability. Price TBD. In the meantime, here are some photos of the new kit…
The completed 1/300 scale model measures just over 35″ long with a height of about 9-1/2″.
Check out OcCre’s YouTube preview here…