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Old 07-27-2010, 09:29 PM
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More of a general design thread

So Im tired of clogging up the place with different threads, and as I tend to be quite proficient while working, Ill just post everything in this 1 thread. I hope to eventually convert most of this to at least simple kits, if not more detailed in the future, but we'll see how that goes.

For now, I finished a small project, and started a releated HUGE one.
Firstly, a genericish Fast Attack submarine, similar to the Los Angeles class...
23" long makes it about 1/188 scale...

This model taught me that there is a TON of math involved in making a rounded model that tapers off and changes shape, at least when doing it on paper anyway...

Secondly, I today started a much bigger, and more accurate version, this time an Ohio class SSBN, seems they are about 44' in diameter, so 1/44 scale seemed appropriate. The hull will be 12" in diameter for the rounded part, plus the missile door housing above, and overall will be around 12' 8" in length. The work im doing so far at work is mostly testing, and wont be part of the completed model. I want to make it so the missile doors will open to reveal missiles inside.



Anyway, Ill post updates as I can, and I apologize for the low quality pics, cameras are a no-no at work, so I have to be sneaky with my cell phone.

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Old 07-27-2010, 09:36 PM
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this is cool the bottom left pick looks like a toilet seat i am not trying to be rude but it is shaped like one
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Old 07-27-2010, 09:40 PM
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lol, ya realized that myself as well lol, will look a little better when its together
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:20 PM
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OK started working this up in 3d, cause it goes way quicker, here is the missile bay area of the sub, 6 segments, 7 inches long each, makes 42 inches for this area, which is about 1/4 of the sub.

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Old 07-28-2010, 01:15 AM
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Ok, Final update for the night, the missile area is pretty much totally designed now...


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Old 07-28-2010, 01:27 AM
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Did I get this right: ovet 4 meter long submarine papermodel? Wow!
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:07 AM
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OK, couldnt bring myself to go to bed yet, so 1 last update, 2/3 of the hull is mostly done, other than some minor tweaks to where the 2 hull shapes converge at the bow. Some info, I design around my printer, which takes normal 8.5 x 11 inch paper, so all the main segments are 7 inches in length, allowing for .75 on either side for tabs with the width of the paper. Im not sure how it will work out when I lay it out in Pepa, but it should be interesting. Unfortunatly, for this ill have to make assemblys off all the formers, using joining strips, but again, ill figure all that out as I lay it out. Any pointers would be appreciated.



Measured it against the blueprints im using in max, and it came to 152" at the base of the prop, perfect for the 12' 8" i calculated for 1/44 scale :D, always nice when a plan comes together. with the prop it will be just under 13' I imagine. Later...

p.s. 1 more thought, I have no intention of texturing this, as it would be a grotesque waste of ink. this will definatly be a painted model

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3 meters 96 centimeters qualifies for WOW too! :D
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:23 AM
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3 meters 96 centimeters qualifies for WOW too! :D
Wait till you see the R/C version I plan to do at the same scale , that one is probably a few years off still, will take alot more design work, but im thinking of opening and closing missile doors, model rocket trident II's, torpedo's, wireless camera in the periscope, and several other ideas im working on :D
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p.s. 1 more thought, I have no intention of texturing this, as it would be a grotesque waste of ink. this will definatly be a painted model

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Keep it as a white model, and let people print on colored stock, just group those parts together for the particular color in question.

If you need precedence, check out any of the Gundam models coming from the Far East, most if not all are printed using colored stock, with white paper used for small colored pieces

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