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Offline Dr. YoKai

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S.P.S Polyandrous
« on: October 31, 2012, 05:44:43 AM »
 I noticed the new categories had gone up, and was horrified to discover that there wasn't a
 single post in the 'ships' category. Gentlemen, that simply will not do! Herewith, one of the
 mainstays of the Science Pirate Syndicate, the SPS Polyandrous an 18 knot steam ram,
 with a novel propulsion scheme, fiendishly advanced armaments, and the look and feel of real
 wood. For now, this teaser of the early construction. More recent pictures in a day or so.

 

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 05:48:06 AM »
Good man!  I like your attitude...and this creation. :)
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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 07:38:53 AM »
I love that bow, too. Perfect for ramming. So who's the lucky girl in the crew?

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 01:50:46 PM »
I love that bow, too. Perfect for ramming. So who's the lucky girl in the crew?
Being as their pirates, girls are probably optional.  ;D
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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 03:01:12 PM »
Love that kinda style, has class  :-*
Looks 1880-1900.  A few though not many ship models of that era available.
Goooood job !
How long is your model ?
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 05:03:00 PM by finsrin »

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 10:22:07 PM »
I love that bow, too. Perfect for ramming. So who's the lucky girl in the crew?
Being as their pirates, girls are probably optional.  ;D
This is a Dr Yo(Kai) crew, chances are the good Doctor is the only male in the crew; the rest being tall, leggy, leather-clad femme-fatale types.

Nice ship, Doc! :)
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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 01:34:39 AM »
I see how you did that; nice idea  8)  Looking forward to the finished ship.

Now what hull did you use?!  It looks British or Russian.
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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 04:01:15 AM »
The hull looks like the inverted hull of a water-lined modern destroyer kit, without the under water hull.

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 04:29:12 AM »
That's looking most excellent, Doc! I especially like how it combines the look of a gun boat with a Dreadnought prow.

This one's going to be a lot of fun to watch!

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2012, 05:30:41 AM »
She really does have beautiful lines!  :)
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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2012, 07:59:57 AM »
Ah, My colleagues are too generous in their praise, but I thank you.

A bit more recent imagery...lets see if this works.


Hmph. Evidently not. I'm trying to post them from Facebook, and I am set to 'public...not sure what else I
would need to do.

In any case, this is the last design of Clark Yo, originally the USS Everready. The Father of Wen Heupolius & Clark Yo, Jr. 's
final design, it was powered by water jet- ( based in a surprisingly advanced experimental ship from the late 1860's-
H.M.S.Waterwitch  More later. )

- removed the img tags so the link is now directly to your FB album - jcf. looks very cool

 Edited before I saw your note, jcf- many thanks. I got advice on how to directly link from a colleague
 of mine Robb Merrill.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 03:49:10 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2012, 05:18:43 PM »
Neat, Doc! :D :D

So, Waterwitch was powered by a single pump, therefore it would be possible to use 2, 3, or even 4 smaller pumps allowing a narrower, faster beam if not so nimble.
You could have them either in-line or staggered in a N alignment giving a narrower beam than the single engine but shorter than the in-line allowing greater manoeuvrability.
I'm not sure the double-bow concept is necessarily a winner, though.

Cool! 8)
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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 11:07:15 PM »
Wins for the longest ram prow since the USS Dunderberg;D

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And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2012, 04:14:08 AM »
Heheh, proportionately, perhaps ;) ( and given what a colossal white elephant the Dunderberg
proved to be, its a wonder we weren't at war with France in 1873...

In any case, the rest of the images.







 Frank had it right, by the way- it all started with the bow section of a 1/700 Dragon Arliegh Burke,
 inverted. The deck house is from some ancient Revell/Renwal? box scale ship. It came in a box of
 very old build-ups given to me by a friend of a friend about 11-12 years ago.  A little work with a
 straightedge and some sheet plastic gave me the deck and waterline templates, and a little bit of
 Aves epoxy putty, and a scraper gave me the tumblehome. After looking at it for a few months, I decided
 I just had to give it a proper hull, and used a scrap of insulation foam, cut with a hot wire cutter, and
 shaped with a contour sander rigged up out a....something half cylindrical. I forget. ( But it is 
 symmetrical,  dang it. ) Since these photos were taken, I have covered the foam form with Aves,
 and made a first attempt at sails, also from Aves. looking at reference material from the period,
 though, I've decided I need to make the main mast two sails, rather than the single it has now.
 Aves does seem to work fairly well for sails, though, and its fairly simple. I can probably roll it a bit
 thinner. We'll see what happens.

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Re: S.P.S Polyandrous
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2012, 06:37:00 AM »
Nice job with the pink foam!  :)  Thanks for reminding me, my Ave's is getting dangerously low...need to place an order!  ;)
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