Tugboat Hermes

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by zathros, May 7, 2013.

  1. zathros

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

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    I sometimes make models for people for various reasons. They are one offs. This is a Tugboat Hermes I am making for a doctor/friend of mine. He is helping me out a lot and charging me far less than what he could be. I am making the boat as a gift, he has no idea I am making it. He captained a 67 foot long pleasure craft, holding all the certification, but told me he always wanted a Tugboat. So now, I will give him one. :) The pictures you see of the hull are the drawings used to develop the surface. The final hull will be composed of horizontal lines to the waterline, and vertical lines of the bottom of the ship developed off of the ships present skinning. When making a ship to be made out of paper, you must model it to take that into consideration. So the ship does not look "perfect", but that is because all the parts unroll, and it is easy to "Render" really nice models that can't be built. :)

    p.s. This is one reason the "Hot-Rod" had to go to the back-burner.

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    What a WONDERFUL gift. I am sure your doctor will like this model.
    You have my curiousity now. I will be following this thread to see just how it turns out.
  3. Rogerio Silva

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    I've just subscribed to this thread, "Mentor"! As a former Navy Officer, you can tell how interested I am in ships...
  4. zathros

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    Dialing in the Hull. :)

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    Looking good, can't wait to see more.
  6. Rogerio Silva

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    Oh, boy, I want one!!!
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    Next step for the Hull is deciding how far the longitudinal strips of paper will go, traditionally to the waterline, before the vertical lined pieces for the bottom hull care cut out. I need to do more research to find out if the boat was wood or steel. I believe it was in service till 1921, which could mean it's wood or steel, I don't know.

    Thank You guys, for the nice comments. :)
  8. Rogerio Silva

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    A little help...

    Zathros

    My "Mentor", I thought I'd found it for you, but it was just a tugboat named Hermes, built in 1973...:cry:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    I found that too! :)

    1920 is a strange year as many work boats were still made from thick timbers. I wouldn't be surprised as to what it was made from.

    Oh, and I am not worthy of being called "Mentor" by anyone. A lot of people just called me "Z". That works and is easy to type. With the fountain on information you provide, you are the mentor around here! :)
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    very nice!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Thanks Allen! You are the Rhino3d King, I appreciate your sage words!

    I have now found enough evidence, after reading, in German, an account of her life, being bombed in France, then raised by the French renamed, and finally scrapped in 1970, I find it hard to believe a wooden tugboat would last from 1922 to 1970. So that issue is over, Yeah! I think I have enough pictures to place the weld joints. I am making this model in a civilian configuration as it apparently had a hideous camouflage paint scheme and a deck welded on the bow with a big gun. None of that will be on this. I just spent an hour re-doing the stern as the propeller shafts did not line up properly. I just have to make the parts that blends the shafts into the Hull now. :)

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    Bit more progress. Fared in the propeller shaft mounts, smoke stack, part of deck housing.

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  13. Rogerio Silva

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    She's becoming great, man. I'm not much of a "ship builder", but I definitely want this one! Oh, boy!
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    Incremental progress. added deck weather sides and engine cabin. :)

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    Zathros

    It's looking very cool, man! Do you intend to design a stand for it?
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    Yes, I will make a cradle. :)
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    This Tug is really coming together BEAUTIFULLY!!!
    I can not wait to see it built.
  18. Rogerio Silva

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    1st!

    First volunteer!sign1sign1
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    I posted this picture to show how Rhino unrolls pieces. This is the bottom section of the ship. As you can see, the numbers give orientation. It's helpful. :)

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    Pretty nice! This thread gets better "by the post"...