Author Topic: Floaty Inspiration  (Read 10190 times)

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Floaty Inspiration
« on: February 01, 2015, 04:42:54 AM »
Whilst we await our captain moderator to untie the mooring lines on this GB, here is some inspirationů


Please feel free to post more.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 08:22:51 AM »
Post your inspirational materials here people.

Try Browsing these two forums for ideas.  If you can't think of something after reading through them then well.... ;D

Model Warships - Whiff Section (You'll find a bunch of my old ideas in there  ;) )
http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewforum.php?f=67

Secret Projects - Naval Projects
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/board,23.0.html

Go to your local library and look for Norman Friedman's Illustrated Design History series.  Volumes include Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines (2 volumes), Small Combatants (PT boats and riverine craft), and Amphibious Vessels.  They are all choked full of line drawings, photos, more info then you ever wanted to know and most importantly design sketches/proposals for never built vessels!!!!  They're a treasure trove of ideas and a scratch builder's dream  8)  Feel free to discuss anything you find in them with me.

Photo sources of real ships:
http://www.navsource.org/

Russian Navsource
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.navsource.narod.ru%2F&act=url

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/org11-2.htm
http://www.navyphotos.co.uk/index2.htm
http://www.defenceimagery.mod.uk/fotoweb/LandingPage.fwx
http://www.defenseimagery.mil/index.html
http://collections.naval.aviation.museum/emuwebdoncoms/pages/doncoms/AdvQuery.php

Official USN Plans in PDF Form.  A scratch builder's DREAM!!!!
http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/booklets-of-general-plans-online/
http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/single-topic/boats-of-the-united-states-navy/
http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/

http://www.navweaps.com/

Official USN Spring Style Design Books #1 (1919-1925) and #3 (1939-1944).  Ever wonder how ships were designed?  A Whiffer's/scratch builder's paradise!  Did I mention they're all high-res  8)
http://156.112.98.23/photos/albums/s584-ax.htm
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/OnlineLibrary/photos/albums/s511.htm



I'm always available to bounce ideas off of as well.  Ships are my passion and area of interest so fire away!

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Offline perttime

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 03:56:30 PM »
Some not-totally-realistic floatplanes...


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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 06:43:28 PM »
Also...

Offline nils

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 03:42:04 AM »
Porco Rosso's Savoia S-21  ;)

on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 08:47:07 AM »


 ;D
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 08:59:23 AM »
Jon - that is way cool 8)     Never woulda thought of it

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 09:23:13 AM »
Anyone up to scratch building the FHE 400 Bras d'Or as if it made it to production status.

« Last Edit: February 02, 2015, 10:33:39 AM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Offline kerick

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 12:12:07 PM »


 ;D


Need one of those Budwieser Miss America racing boat kits. Used to have that one.

Anyone brave enough to take this on?
« Last Edit: February 02, 2015, 12:15:23 PM by kerick »

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2015, 02:49:23 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline kerick

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 05:00:12 AM »
I like the comment in the add about buying a bigger work bench!

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2015, 05:51:05 AM »
Land Nagato

Offline finsrin

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 07:05:02 AM »
Didn't know about this one.  It is cool 8)

http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/02/wanna-buy-a-boat/

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 09:53:37 PM »
How about this piece of whiffery goodness from "X-Men : First Class":

Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 11:00:40 PM »
That was one of the supposedly Soviet ships, wasn't it? ???
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