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Old 09-13-2020, 06:39 AM
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Struggling with design

Hi team.
My next ship model has a cruiser stern which i am struggling with.
I'm using Inkscape to design the model and was wondering the cuts I've included are OK. I've iterally took a scab in the dark as too the actual location.

is there an equation of pattern to follow.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-13-2020, 11:38 AM
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If designing without 3d, the gold standard is a testbuild. No simple equation beyond finite difference describes what you are trying to achieve. Try fitting parts in 3d and then tracing them down flat, rather than trial and error from 2d.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:24 AM
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Old 09-14-2020, 04:07 AM
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One option could be to learn a free tool like Blender 3D software with paper unfold addon. What you need for your purposes is a small part and is covered by YT tutorials and in case you run into problem I am sure the guys and girls here will help! I know one can be overwhelmed with the full functionality of such a software suite but just ignore what you don't need
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:12 AM
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Thank you very much. Will have a look.
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If you go the test build route, start with the stern drawing of a similar model. (I can hear a lot of us say " too obvious, Al. But bashing kits may not be the first thing people think of.)
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Hi team.
My next ship model has a cruiser stern which i am struggling with.
I'm using Inkscape to design the model and was wondering the cuts I've included are OK. I've iterally took a scab in the dark as too the actual location.

is there an equation of pattern to follow.
Any help would be appreciated.
Have included my design pics.
Nm I misunderstood the problem

Wes
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:34 AM
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If you go the test build route, start with the stern drawing of a similar model. (I can hear a lot of us say " too obvious, Al. But bashing kits may not be the first thing people think of.)
Sometimes the best way. I shall look into it.
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:35 AM
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Nm I misunderstood the problem

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Wes, i can't get the stern of the ship to look right.
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