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Old 09-25-2011, 03:26 AM
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Ultra Large Crude Carrier, another side project I might finish...

Hey,

Here I am with another spur of the moment design and work that I'll try my best to actually finish.

Some weeks ago I assembled the free model of the MV Asuka that is available online in many places, and hung it on the wall.



It looked very lonely, so I decided to start making some ships to go with it.

I've always liked big cargo and tanker ships, so why not build the biggest ship ever built, the Seawise Giant (also Happy Giant, Jahre Viking, Knock Nevis, Mont)

The Seawise Giant is much bigger than even I realized, at 1504', causing me to at first recalculate the scale again, thinking I must have done it wrong. My 1/800 Asuka actually measures out to be 1/867 scale, and I plan to make this, and any others to match.

At 1/867, the model is approx. 21" inches long, compared to 8.75" for the Asuka.

I hope to actually finish this soon, and I will release it free on here.

Here are some pics of my first test build of the hull, need to rearrange alot of tabs, and split the hull into equal sections, but I wanted to see how it would go together and look. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.



Thanks for looking :D
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:17 PM
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I am looking forward to following this build. I to love tankers and cargo ships and also ocean liners. Looking good so far.
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Great idea! Dust you be your worst enemy. A low powered one with a very "brushy" end will be your best friend.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:33 PM
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Dear Ted:
Looked at the pictures, How the H____ do you mount them to the wall?, I expected to see a shelf.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:49 AM
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Hello, and thanks for the comments. I have made some changes, and done a second test build, which i wont bother posting, as it looks mostly the same, the changes include some simple formers, and relaying out of the parts for the bow and stern.

I'm happy with the stern now, but need to do some more work on the bow.

Miles, I make a simple wire shelf from a hanger bent into shape, and then set the model on it.


It is simply pressed into a nail hole and is quite stable for such small models.
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:06 AM
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Dear Ted:
WOW inpressive simple I will try it.
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Old 09-26-2011, 09:55 AM
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Impressive. Love big ships.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:36 PM
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Heres what I modeled today while at work.


Now I need to test build it :D

Keep in mind, the main building of the superstructure is the size of an 8 story apartment building...
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:24 PM
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Excellent idea for a ship model! These are HUGE vessels, and your side by side with Asuka is a nice demonstration of the size difference.

Looking forward to seeing this one develop further.

BTW have you tried building the NYK line LNG carrier LNG FLORA?

http://www.nyk.com/kids/papercraft/flora/index.asp
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:04 PM
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In the meantime, a quick side build for my 5 yr old, who loves planes :D

Did a repaint of the FG DC-3 in Pan American colors to match a small toy of his...

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