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Old 04-10-2014, 12:24 PM
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i have built boats in the past when i was a kid out of household items and toys but i have never built one from scratch though and i wanna build a 6-8' ship and i would like some advice on how to start and what type of ship i could start out on and ive done some reasearch on container ships and what the hulls look like and stuff i thought that would probaly be the easyiest for me to start building on and what do i start building with like what kind of wood and where can i get it that would be awesome. what kind of tools would i need to start working on it and do i use glue or what also any tips would be awesome to thanks
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any advice???
Old 04-13-2014, 04:49 PM
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Try checking out sites like Loyalhanna Shipyard as they've got hulls and fittings.
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6-8' is a world of it's own. For a first scratch build, and this is only an opinion, I would look at something 3-4'. This is an area with plenty of expertise, and the inevitable mistakes are less costly. My first scratch build was a 30 inch long warship from a magazine feature plan by Glynn Guest. Most of the structure was recovered ply panels from a redundant kitchen door. It worked and worked very well for several years until I swapped it.
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how about a 40" container ship how would i go about designing a hull for it i have looked at some model container ship hulls and this is what i found and i have no idea how to start on the circle part at the bow and the stern sorry i really dont know what that is called
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:47 AM
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The circle part of the bow is called a bulb bow. The easiest way to do that is carve it out of soft wood or foam and glass it after it's attached to the front of the model. As far as the stern, that's one that you will have to plank over frames or carve that area from softwood or foam and cover with glass. I myself prefer the idea of planking in both the bow and stern to get the shape you want. The rest of the hull would be easy to build with plywood and frames
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i also went through the Loyalhanna Shipyard and i only found 1 cargo ship also when i build the 40" cargo ship how many motors and rudders should i add to iit and how do i place them in the ships hull
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A GOOD IDEA is to hunt around sites that carry build logs. Lots of hints and tips there. Back in the elder days there was a selection of magazines which were usually more up to date than the books available. Nowadays we have google and a selection of model boat sites.
As regards the number of props and rudders, if it is a model of an actual ship, what does that have? Same with any other visible detail. As regards internal fittings, much the same as the real thing in that it all goes where it fits, keeping in mind the need for servicing in the longer term future, and keeping it upright and afloat in the shorter term future.

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