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Santisima Trinidad- bow gallery [message #44954] Tue, 06 March 2012 15:36 UTC Go to next message
avatar R.Kurczewski  is currently offline R.Kurczewski
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As some of you might know (most probably not but anyway...) apart from being a 3d artist, I am a ship modeler. Now- it happened that my wife bought me an expensive but not VERY detailed model of spanish ship of line, Santisima Trinidad. Now- kit is not very detailed and I am doing historical research and constantly upgrading it so what you can see here is a result of that struggle.

Original representation of bow gallery is not very detailed... at best. I've decided to upgrade it a bit.

Here is one of ref photos (Museo Naval, Madrit, original model shown to king for approval of a new ship design) I got

http://www.digitalshipyard.republika.pl/assets/images/masquaron.jpg

Based on photos and dimmensions from plan I've sketched a base layout of gallery...

http://www.digitalshipyard.republika.pl/assets/images/bow_gallery_01.jpg

... created a 3d model

http://www.digitalshipyard.republika.pl/assets/images/bow_gallery_02.jpg

... and just today got a final print (yes, I know, there is a fly on a photo). It fits perfectly to model, at the same time prooving to me that in this case, in 1/90 scale difference between a flat and properly shaped deck is- sadly- invisible. Small rail details are below half of the milimeter in radius (at thinest place). Obtaining same results using traditional methods would be maybe not impossible, but certainly would call for a world- class modeling skill.

http://www.digitalshipyard.republika.pl/assets/images/bow_gallery_03.jpg

Hope you enjoyed the story, more to come.
Re: Santisima Trinidad- bow gallery [message #44955 is a reply to message #44954 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 15:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very nice story, are you planning on making the doors hinged?


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Re: Santisima Trinidad- bow gallery [message #44956 is a reply to message #44955 ] Tue, 06 March 2012 16:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar R.Kurczewski  is currently offline R.Kurczewski
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Not really- that would call for reconstruction of interior and I do not think I do have enough knowledge for that BUT I have no other choice then to reconstruct and print all THAT:

http://www.friendsofsantisimatrinidad.org/images/ST%20stern%20photo%20naval%20museum.jpg
Re: Santisima Trinidad- bow gallery [message #45679 is a reply to message #44954 ] Mon, 19 March 2012 01:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Holy s*** ! that will be some work. The figures too?

Glenn


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Re: Santisima Trinidad- bow gallery [message #45682 is a reply to message #45679 ] Mon, 19 March 2012 02:35 UTC Go to previous message
avatar R.Kurczewski  is currently offline R.Kurczewski
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I hardly have a choice- doing it "by hand", traditional way would give very unpredictable results and mistakes would be way too costly- its cheaper to do it in 3d (plus- better details). Yeah, I know- cheating Smile

 
   
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