The Edmund Fitzgerald

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by RocketmanTan, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    One of the models I've always wanted to do has been the Mighty Fitz (okay, technically I've always wanted to design a model of the titanic, but honestly, who could beat Mr. Currel's work?). I think my skills are currently "good" enough where I can make a mediocre pass at the vessel. So, here goes.

    Currently drawn up the hull; not much else as of right now. Might include a base/stand seeing as that's becoming the norm for me.

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    ...I'm actually finishing way faster than I had expected.

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  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Ok now your making another model that I will want...
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry, I'll hopefully release it before monday! :thumb:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Alright, so the model comes with a very generic loading dock base:

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    "Infoplates" are a good way to practice graphic design I've found out...
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    PDF's compiled! Testbuild will be tomorrow; for now I'm gonna get some much-needed sleep.

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  7. zathros

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

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    I think this will be a very popular model, especially if you embed Edmund Fitzgerald's song "The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", in this thread, with the "Three Witches of November" like this:

    The "Three witches of November":

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Lightfoot's song is one of my favorites! Very haunting.
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Ohkay, dock's done:
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    The hull was the scariest part for me; glad it came out better than expected!
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    And the Mighty Fitz is done!

    I'll try to get the model up by tonight.

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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rocketman Tan, you did a great job.
  13. zathros

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

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    It looks fantastic, though I would paint the base the ship sits on blue (to simulate water). It's quite amazing that you build the dock too, That looks great and could serve many a ship model. The Hull looks great, that many formers is scary! This will be a very popular model. :)
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of doing blue, but I felt that it clashed with the rest of the colors, and a muddy brown sort of lended an industrial feel to the whole setup.
  15. zathros

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

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    A textured muddy brown would add to the reality of many of these harbors! It's a beauty, and a nice package. :)