Ship hull help!!!

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  1. fmcl123
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    I'm building a ship with more or less 9ft but im having some trouble making the correct shape of the hull:confused::confused::confused: can someone help me? The ship is something close to an ocean liner of the early 20th century.
     
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    Welcome.
    Is this to be a miniature, a model?
     
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    Hi, yes it is, but im trying to make something diferent with the hull and give it a diferent shape then the titanic but similar tho.
    Thanks for the blueprints;)
     
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    Boa sorte.
     
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    I hope that the attached files are of some help.
     

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    "making the correct shape of the "

    Trouble making the shape,or trouble knowing what shape to make?

    I have built a couple of hulls in this size range,

    Bead and cove strips, the same process used to make canoes and kayaks, and you will find all kinds of website articlals about these builds. Usually fiberglass covered after the wood strips are formed into the hull shape.

    Bread and Butter sandwich construction, where the hull form is made from several horizontal layers of boards, generally 3/4 inch thick, glued and screwed together to make the approximate hull shape. Followed by rasp and sanding to get the fair hull.
     
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    Bead & Cove Strip Planking

    Method used for many canoe and kayak projects, in this case to build a working model of the John Fitch Steamboat. 1/4 x 1 inch planks, (6mm x 25mm) covered with 10 oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy. 1790 Fitch ran this boat in regular commercial service on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, 17 years before Fulton.
     

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    Bread and Butter Model Building

    A few pictures of this method, building a 5 ft long (1520mm) model of a typical British Coastal Steamer. Made with 3/4 inch thick (19mm) marine plywood slabs, glued together with "Bondo" automotive body filler, and fastened with sheetrock screws. On the day I was about to paint the hull, an interior decorator told me it looked perfect on the mantle as-is, so I just put a clear coat on.

    This little steamer swings a 4 inch (100mm) four blade prop, and can tow a man around in an inflatable raft.
     

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    Thanks you all, but yes the problem is knowing what shape to make since its a custom ocean liner. I dont want the mistake of making the hull too wide or too tall or too thin. But thanks ill look into this;);).
     
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    Liner framing HELP!!!

    Hi could someone help me how to make the ship in the picture into a model ship? Framing and scale please!!!
    Its an unfinished design and its supposed to have 145cm.
     

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    You need the lines plan. If you do not need much accuracy, you could try to get it from the main dimensions and some other "pictures" of front and plant.
     
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