MMC-APRIL 2009....'GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY' - 1st steamship : Savannah

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MMC-APRIL 2009....'GREAT MOMENTS IN HISTORY' - 1st steamship : Savannah // Work in Progress

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Post by theuns // Apr 15, 2009, 10:57pm

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As mr.3d suggested, I'm putting each of the 1st vehicles i want to do into seperate WIP threads so that I can drop ones i don't like, combine them into one collage or submit them as seperate entries if i want...


so here is the Savanna, the first steamship to do a trans oceanic journey...


Started with the basic hull, masts, engine room and padels...

Post by Jack Edwards // Apr 16, 2009, 5:13am

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Fixed your title theuns. :)

Looking forward to seeing this one develop, you're already off to a good start. ;)

Post by Mr. 3d // Apr 16, 2009, 3:27pm

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Ahoy there !!! Full steam ahead !

Post by theuns // Apr 16, 2009, 9:12pm

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tnx guys :)


ps. what was wrong with the heading? i didn't even notice! :P

Post by theuns // Apr 19, 2009, 9:52pm

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did some more detail on it... need to find some more reference picks of sail ship rigging and parts since the Savvanah photo I have does not have a lot of fine detail to look at...

Post by Mr. 3d // Apr 19, 2009, 10:15pm

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Now that I look at the design of this ship, I was wondering if, considering that there is only one paddle on its port side, did this create a yaw effect by trying to always steer the ship starboard (to the right )...thus the captain would always have to counter this effect by always crabbing the ship with the rudder ?...maybe not ?;)

Post by theuns // Apr 19, 2009, 11:16pm

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hehehe, no 3d, just haven't added the other side yet, i tend to do one side of a complex model and then copy the geometry as a mirror to the other side later ;)

Post by Mr. 3d // Apr 20, 2009, 7:57am

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Oh yeah :D(hee-hee !!!)
It's looking great theuns....shipshape !!!

Post by Breech Block // Apr 20, 2009, 2:48pm

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Now that I look at the design of this ship, I was wondering if, considering that there is only one paddle on its port side, did this create a yaw effect by trying to always steer the ship starboard (to the right )...thus the captain would always have to counter this effect by always crabbing the ship with the rudder ?...maybe not ?;)


Intrestingly (or maybe not), that is the exact reason for the demise of the paddle as in a heavy swell (ie crossing the Atlantic) that is exactly what happens. Isabard Kingdom Brunel created the propellor for his tranlantic ships and would you believe, that despite all the modern advances in CAD, in terms of effeciency, his design has only been imroved upon by 5%.


Anyhows, great work theuns, I love machines/engineering from this time period. It looks an awfully complicated model to do but you have made a very impressive start. Can't wait to see more.

Post by theuns // Apr 20, 2009, 8:05pm

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thanks guys :)


very interesting Breech, sounds like you have some interest and background in that area. do you perhaps some reference material or sites that I can look at for more close up detail views? the image I'm using is very low res and I can't see the finer details to model it properly...

Post by Breech Block // Apr 21, 2009, 2:31am

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Fraid not, I'm just keen on the History Channel.


Have you got this site bookmarked? There is some very hi-res stuff there.


http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25544/25544-h/25544-h.htm

Post by theuns // Apr 21, 2009, 2:53am

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Wow! Thanks Breech where did you find that one? It will definitely come in handy, thanks a lot :)

Post by Breech Block // Apr 21, 2009, 3:10am

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Wow! Thanks Breech where did you find that one? It will definitely come in handy, thanks a lot :)


30 seconds on Google images.;) When I find resources hard to come by (darn those Victorians and there lack of digital photography :D), I insert the word Model in my search parameter. You'd be surprised how many scratch built models, plastic kits and blueprints there are on the web even for the most obscure subjects. Enjoy.

Post by theuns // Apr 21, 2009, 10:09pm

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interesting, also did a google search and only found the one above and another of a model, will remember to include the 'model' bit in future searches ;)

Post by mrbones // Apr 21, 2009, 10:27pm

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I love this, This really reminds me of yesteryear.:p Looks like a precise start.

Post by theuns // Apr 21, 2009, 10:56pm

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tnx mrbones :)
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