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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2022 7:16 pm 
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After seeing some posts on various forums about using FreeCAD to model ship hulls, I decided to give it a try myself.
My original goal was to make laser cut hull kits for 1:144 Scale RC Combat. For various reasons, I'm less inclined to actually produce those kits but, I'm planning to build a relatively detailed RC version.

It all started with some scans of the plans that I found online.
I'm pretty happy with the shape of the hull that I've come up with and my 3DP prototype came out pretty well, IMHO.
Currently, I'm working on deck pieces and superstructure parts.

C&CC Welcome.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 12:10 pm 
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what plans are you using as I have a set of her when built if you need?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 4:40 pm 
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I found a scan of the hull lines for "Cruiser 185", online, that was sufficiently high resolution to trace.
They could be wrong but, they seemed to be close enough to match up with the other references I used.
I'm curious if you may be able to confirm my guess?

DavidP wrote:
what plans are you using as I have a set of her when built if you need?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:01 pm 
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what do you mean by "my guess"?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:25 pm 
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DavidP wrote:
what do you mean by "my guess"?


That "Cruiser 185" was HMS Invincible.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:40 pm 
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ok.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 10:49 pm 
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I'm also wondering if there are any pictures, drawings, or descriptions of what was changed in her refit at Gibraltar after the Battle of the Faulklands?
I'd like to build her as she would have appeared at Jutland.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:20 pm 
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what year does your drawings represent as mine supposedly is 1914?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2022 10:31 am 
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DavidP wrote:
what year does your drawings represent as mine supposedly is 1914?


Most of the references I have are "as built." The .stl files that I'm working off of for the super structure say they are for 1914.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2022 3:33 pm 
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In another thread a poster posited that I might be afraid of resin kits... I think I am, especially of the cost of screwing one up. It got me thinking though. A good friend of the family made a "test" mold from a 1/350 print of my Invincible hull. (Please see the attached pic) He does amazing work on full scale skiffs and this mold came out very nice, I think. We were thinking about making fiberglass hulls in 1/144 scale but. I wonder if we could cast resin parts in 1/350? If we did would anyone be interested in them?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:45 pm 
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how thick is the hull skin?
1/350 scale resin version already being done.
http://ironshipwrights.com/pages/Invin-Rizzato.html
http://ironshipwrights.com/ships_350.html


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DavidP wrote:
how thick is the hull skin?
1/350 scale resin version already being done.
http://ironshipwrights.com/pages/Invin-Rizzato.html
http://ironshipwrights.com/ships_350.html


That does look nice and seems to be available, so it's maybe not an urgent itch to scratch.
I'll go back to working on the super structure for Jutland : )

PS. The hull thickness in my model is parametric. In 1/144th scale I was using 4mm.


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