NOAA fisheries vessel

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by lizzienewell, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    83
    Somewhat to my chagrine I found out that I'm not on build #5 but on build #8. My working methods sure aren't the most efficient, but I love the puzzle of figuring out how something will go together and then seeing if it works. I don't have the patience to do all the design before attempting to build.
    I also lose interest once I know how it willl all fit together which means I usually stop working on a model in the middle of the final build. Once I know how it will fit together building no longer interests me.
    Here are builds #1-#7. In the latest version I've added the overhead(roof). The fit of the prow is still messy. I'm getting close to the point were I can attempt the sponson.

    ---Lizzie

    Attached Files:

  2. clarklfarris

    clarklfarris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    lizzie,

    I'm impressed with your results so far. I think that if you approach the sponsons simply as tubes they should not be too much of a problem. As you said the prow is likely to be the most challenging. That being said, just think of the prow as segments of a longer tube. This type of boat is in use in a vast array of civilian as well as military applications.

    Regarding your design/build method. I prefer to build the "white" model until I am relatively certain I have the bugs worked out. Saves ink that way. Please in no way do I mean this as a criticism.

    I look forward how any tips on how you loft the hull. Lofting is one of the things that I continue to struggle with. Going from a 2D drawing to a 3D shape is always challenging and I look forward to seeing how you do it.

    Continue the good work.

    Clark
  3. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    83
    I've pretty much got the hull lofting done. I just refining the prow. Here is the page with the hull structure.

    I started with the keel piece taken from the side elevation, the deck plate taken from the overhead view, and the transom from a stern view. I didn't do all the rib formers in the first build. It saves time to only do a few of them until the shape is right and I know how they will attach to the deck plate.

    I have the deck plate aligned with the keel so that I can easily align parts and keep changes consistent. I've put the rib/former in the place where I work on one and put in lines to show how I take the dimension from the gunwales, deckplate, and keel.

    The hard part is getting the prow of the gunwales right since it slopes upward and needs to be longer that it appears in the overhead view.

    This particular boat has a consitent distance and shape where the sponson fits. It's also made out of aluminum so it doesn't have compound curves.

    I use color because it makes me happy. It also makes fit problems more obvious.

    ---Lizzie

    Attached Files:

  4. Gregory Shoda

    Gregory Shoda Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Noaa

    I admire your determination. Very nice graphics. Wish I had your skills.
  5. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    83
    After I don't know want to tell you how many builds, I've got the sponson on. The v-berth has been giving me the most trouble.

    This is the first attempt at the sponson, so it still has an ugly gap. Part of it is held together with scotch tape. And I haven't colored most of the edges yet either.

    ---Lizzie

    Attached Files:

  6. barry

    barry Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    0
    Noaa

    Lizzie

    That's just beautiful

    barry
  7. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    turning out really nice! :)
    Chris
  8. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lizzie, even with the gap this model is coming out superbly!

    Brilliant design!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  9. SCEtoAux

    SCEtoAux Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    6
    I'll jump on this here wagon and say it's lookin' good, too. I bet those boats are fun to run through some of those large waves.:yep: :shock:
  10. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,677
    Likes Received:
    0
    It does look good!

    Lizzie check out the post I put out for you, you might be interested!

    john
  11. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    83
    Here is one of the itty bitty Evinrude outboard (225 horsepower) for the NOAA enforcement boat. This is the second build for the motor so it still needs some parts and refinement. Carl's tutorial was a help in rolling the propellor shaft.
    Is anyone else doing outboard motors?

    --Lizzie

    Attached Files:

  12. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2005
    Messages:
    522
    Likes Received:
    83
    Here is one of the itty bitty Evinrude outboard (225 horsepower) for the NOAA enforcement boat. This is the second build for the motor so it still needs some parts and refinement. Carl's tutorial was a help in rolling the propellor shaft.
    Is anyone else doing outboard motors?

    --Lizzie
  13. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Nice one Lizzie! You should post that picture on TWE's Tiny Challenge.

    Scott K.
  14. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    Nice one Lizzie! You should post that picture on TWE's Tiny Challenge.

    Scott K.
  15. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,677
    Likes Received:
    0
    I concure!
  16. Bowdenja

    Bowdenja Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,677
    Likes Received:
    0
    I concure!
  17. eibwarrior

    eibwarrior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, that's tidy and tiny! :grin: Nice job. I've never seen an outboard done or even at this scale.

    Good work.
  18. eibwarrior

    eibwarrior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Messages:
    588
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, that's tidy and tiny! :grin: Nice job. I've never seen an outboard done or even at this scale.

    Good work.
  19. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    0
    VERY nicely done, Lizzie!

    I admire your skill in designing this little fellow, and the clean build.

    Thanks for posting the photo, and looking forward to more!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  20. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    2,327
    Likes Received:
    0
    VERY nicely done, Lizzie!

    I admire your skill in designing this little fellow, and the clean build.

    Thanks for posting the photo, and looking forward to more!

    Cheers!
    Jim