N/S Savannah - 1:1000 scale

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by RocketmanTan, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Well, haven't posted a thread in a long while! ...then again, it's mostly due to schoolwork and my dorm's terrible wifi :p

    BUT, for whatever reasons, the Machine God has smiled upon me and allowed me to upload a few screenshots of my next model, the N.S. Savannah.

    I had a bit of fun designing the base, since that's usually where I'm given the most latitude with respect to physical design elements. I tried to go after the 'Googie'-type style of the 1960s (god I freaking hate the word 'Googie' though...), while at the same time keeping a maritime feel. As a result, I designed a minimalist base inspired by a captain's shoulderboards. I designed the stand with an upward slope and sweeping curves fore and aft, hopefully evocative of both the waves and the industrial accomplishment that this ship was, despite her shortcomings.

    ...hopefully the stand will look decent when I actually build it, haha.

    V/R,
    MIDN Bryan Tan 4/C, USMM

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    whoahey, my printer and internet still work!!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    well.. I'm surprised the stand turned out alright.
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    I have to show you how to loft a Hull. If you would let me, I would be honored. :)

    I banged this out in about 15 minutes, but if I had good drawings, I could make you a nice one in a short amount of time. Feel free to use or not use this. The top of the pic is the front and it goes together starting with the small bottom and each side progresses on, gluing behind whatever is necessary to hold it together. It is much easier than it looks. :)

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Damn, that looks nice!! Hull forms (or at least organic shapes) are complicated as all hell for me, haha; hopefully I'll figure out my own way soon enough, but thanks for showing me, Zathros!!

    I finished the model about a week ago, but my battalion's wifi is reeeaaaallly slow, so I wasn't able to upload any pictures until literally just now.
    Hopefully I can get the model up sometime this weekend.

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