1:144 Scale USCGC Lilac

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by RocketmanTan, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    So once again I'm doing another model of the ship I'm helping to restore. I've had plans to do a larger, more serious and more detailed model ever since I made that paper toy of the ship about a year ago.

    My "boss", Mary Habstritt sent me over some deck plans and a starboard elevation of the ship which was used in the vessel's entry into the NRHP and was taken from the June 1934 edition of Marine Engineering and Shipping Age.

    Again, I am aiming to depict the ship as she appears today, which I guess is more or less a "marketing" decision so people can more easily recognize this model as being that of the Lilac.

    The model will come in two versions: a "Lilac Exclusive Edition" which will be more detailed and include display base and buoys, and the internet release, which I will put on my site. The internet release will have a few details removed and will not include a base or buoys.

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    That ship has beautiful lines. I'd love to get some drawings of her, especially any of the formers, if available. Looking forward to this. :)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Superstructure & boat deck drawn up:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I'm really looking forward to this! :)
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    Wellp, ship herself is drawn up! Gonna do the buoys.

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    Buoys done. Will testbuild either friday or sunday.

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    Instructions:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    So my current plan for this model is for me to upload the entire thing on my site and leave it free for download for maybe a month or so, after which point I'll take it off, and the only way to acquire it is through the ship's giftshop.

    ..of course, for friends on the forums, I can always link you guys to the master file ;)
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    pdf compiled; might testbuild tomorrow.

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  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The parts sheets look really good. She's a fair looking ship, nice lines! :)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Why thank you! If you're ever in the area, I'll be more than happy to give you a good tour around her :mrgreen:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    hull & superstructure:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    and done! Quite a few glitches regarding the hull length, but other than that, the model's pretty seamless!
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    and buoys added:
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    This is awesome! I wonder how you do this every time... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    rocketman this boat has great lines and detail.. if it is still available i would like to get it somehow.. i didnt see it on your deviantart account... any info is greatly appreciated...
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    Could you consider doing a thread about how you design models? I'd be very interested to see, as you don't appear to use any modeling software. Nice model, as always