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Iceman 29

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  1. A pleasure, Vincent! Can't wait to see it all glued together!
  2. Tks all! Progress of the day: Rivets and welding cords. Shelter kiosk glaces.
  3. A request from a Swiss friend. A Guppy kiosk conversion ( Porthmouth Sail version ) for a Gato Class submarine to represent the USS Torsk 423 with a 1:72 Gato Class Revell hull. I have to release the big sonar under the hull also. I found a lot of drawings on this excellent Gato Class website: http://www.gatosubs.com/mkptsail72draw.htm Unfortunately they are not very accurate, see picture, but they did help me a bit to start my 3D drawing. Luckily, you can find a lot of pictures of the USS Torsk in a dry dock during an interview and docked at the museum, especially on Flickr with HD pictures of individuals. This submarine kiosk looks simple in terms of shape, but it's quite the opposite. First sketchs:
  4. I'm coming to the end now, I'm trying to erase all the small defects when possible and to draw small details. Here the navigation lights, the foghorn, improvement of the stern tube connection, sacrificial zinc anodes etc..
  5. Seen on World Of Warships (well known online game) last Christmas by a friend, thanks to him for the screenshots. Surprising, isn't it? From there to think that they were inspired...
  6. Drawing of the Pelorus (The Lionel Corporation, New York) azimuth compass used in the US navy at the time. In situation. Today's "Azimuth compasses" are no longer magnetic, at least those used on board, gyrocompass repeaters, also called taximeters, have been in use for a long time now, they indicate true north or so-called true north. The angular difference between true north and compass north (magnetic) is called gyro variation (Wg). Personal photo of a taximeter (Tarragona, Spain), there are 4 of them, one in the centre of the bridge and on each wing in general. Another one is placed at the helm and autopilot. Magnetic North has moved a lot and is still moving, it has never been so close to true North (since it was calculated at least). 4 centuries of tracking magnetic north: The speed of movement of the North Magnetic Pole, which was on average about 11 km per year, suddenly increased from 1985 to reach nearly 56 km / year in 2005. Since then, the speed has been decreasing and is expected to reach 40 km/year around 2025. Or not.
  7. "Bow Pudding" . This is the terminology used in the USA. In France, it's called "paillet" or "pousseux", it's different in terms of realisation.
  8. Today I did some of the navigation lights, the bridge mast, and the lifeboat, a recycle from a previous project, which saved me some time. I'll see if I can cover it with its canopy or not. I could add 2 oars. The navigation lights are placed on the "upper bridge", but this was not always the case, on some, they were fixed to the railing in front of the bridge doors. Nokomis: Hoga:
  9. About the typical "Tug Bow pudding": The bow pudding is difficult to model in 3D, it can be ridiculous in fact in 3D. More easy to represent in real on scale model. https://www.google.com/search?q=tugboat+old+american+us+bow+bow+pudding&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjztoS76qX1AhVK0RoKHf0FCJcQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=tugboat+old+american+us+bow+bow+pudding&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzoHCCMQ7wMQJzoECB4QClCmC1j2OmCFR2gAcAB4AIABWogB0QqSAQIxOJgBAKABAcABAQ&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=5HDbYfO0OMqia_2LoLgJ&bih=653&biw=1024&prmd=sinxv&rlz=1C9BKJA_enFR649FR650&hl=fr Manufacturing in scale 1:1 : http://www.frayedknotarts.com/grudinskas.html
  10. Today's progress. I redrew the front bulwark at the bow because it was not in accordance with reality. The photos help a lot. It's right now. Added the windlass/cabstan controls forward and aft, the two skylights, the aft one opens into the galley. I have drawn the 6 fairleads and the aft bulwark ports (water drainage on deck)
  11. I reduced the size of some parts on the rear after analysing photos. Drawing of the rear steel grating, which has a lot of holes. Drawing of the hatch of the aft store room where the spare tow lines and hawsers were probably stored. Note that this room is called a "lazarette" in English, a term I did not know. Not very common anymore, perhaps. The hatch is not very well placed on the manoeuvring platform, there is no better way to catch your feet or the trailer/ships. Rollers have been added to avoid this problem.
  12. Good job Steve! It's real beauty this hull!
  13. Yes, one at 1:100 for me, and one at 1/350 waterline for a friend, Alain, he have to print several for a diorama. He work also on Fusion360. A specialist of yard cranes, and yard dioramas. More here : http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=167725&start=40 More here : http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=165113&start=80 More here : http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=154402&start=80 And recently, a celebrity, the Gusto crane, in 3D resin print. for partial diorama of the Battleship Jean Bart built in Saint Nazaire. More here: https://www.laroyale-modelisme.net/t27723-grue-gusto-saint-nazaire-scratch-1-350-de-nova73
  14. I redesigned the steering wheel to be more realistic. Drawing of the rear capstan, the towing bollards, letters of the name. Another type of capstan not quite the same.
  15. Tks Stuart! I started the design of the Sperry steering wheel specific to these tugs last night, nothing done today, just mechanical work. The wheel is not finished yet. A lot of stuff to modify.
  16. Fine details as usual. I can't wait to see it with its anchors, which I find a bit too big.
  17. Today's advances: on the front capstan, which also serves as a windlass, mooring bollards, hatch from the locker to the anchor chains, deck hatch, inscription of the construction number, draught scales. Drawing test of the bridge deck railing and the fishplate, nothing finished.
  18. A bit of work on the hull for a change. I took the version of the Hoga at the time for the hull protection tubes, it varied a lot depending on the shipyards and the life of the tug. New method to make the sheet metal lines, here the welds in positive in this case, but I can also do it in negative for the riveted sheets. I'm quite happy with it because it was complicated before and not too fair by projection... And it takes me 10 times less time for a better result. This has no technical truth of course, I don't have the platting plan of these ships. But it's much better than a smooth hull. I will be able to do the water outlets and intakes. YT-146 Hoga, probably new. I like "The Man In Black" on the bridge. You can see the starboard water outlets on this one.
  19. A good resolution of the year 2022 already kept and not the least, you must be the first! In general, we do not specify the year of excusion..
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