U.S.S. Simon lake

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Zathros, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Zathros

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    I am helping a young person up in Alaska by designing this boat for him that his father served aboard. He started out with drawings, but did not have sufficient reference material. I decided to take on the project, so, we'll see how it pans out. It took hours to find the reference material, suitable enough to use as reference material, and I have spent 2 hrs. preparing and scaling the first 3rd needed to do the Hull in Adobe CS3. This is where I am after working way too late into the night. This attached drawing represents about 45 minutes worth of work on Rhino from start up. I hope to proceed at a better pace. It should end up a 1/20 scale, and be 32.2" inches long.

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  2. Zathros

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    Resolved some hull issues. Hoping to finalize the hull soon. Trying to be productive! :thumb:

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  3. Zathros

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    Working on Deck details.

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  4. Zathros

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    It wasn't till after I loaded the last 2 pictures I realized there was a mismatch between the deck and Hull. It is fixed now. :)

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    Starting the Superstructure.

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  6. peter taft

    peter taft Senior Member

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    John, this is looking very VERY nice indeed... I'm coming round your house so you can show me how to work this magic :cool: If Only ! Carry on the great work, and i hope all went well for you yesterday. Take care.
  7. Zathros

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    Peter my dear friend, all is going quite well. SO much so, I shall keep hoping for the worse!! Time will tell, but supposedly, I am supposed to be in really bad pain right now and I am not, I hope that is a good sign! :)
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    Hey.... fingers crossed you go from strength to strength John, the BOSS is looking after you :thumb:
  9. Zathros

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    An incremental update.

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    Bits more.

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    Little more. Completely new Hull.

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  12. Zathros

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    More bits. Plodding along! Because of the hand drawn blue prints, there is a guess on some parts. As actual dimensions aren't given, I have to copy off the blueprint, the machinist in me cringes!!

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  13. Zathros

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    Some cranes and Booms, chaka laka!!

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  14. peter taft

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    Coming along nicely John :thumb:
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    Looking good. Keep up the good work and put me down for one.
  16. Zathros

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    Just by posting in this thread means you are on the list! Due to recent events, my build threads will be here now. I have taken a temporary hiatus from building as the storm did much damage to my house and with Winter coming, I have to button the place back up. It is not dead yet though, not by far! :)
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    Am very interested in this project ..wanting a model of the simon lake in 1/350th scale to go with the other modles of ships I have that I served on in my career in the navy
  18. Zathros

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    Sat on my hands on this for a long time. I am getting Rhino3D 5.0 next week. Maybe I'll have to take a gander at it again and see what can be done? :)