New Project: USS Chickasaw

Posted June 28th, 2012 by Devin and filed in Civil War, Modeling, USS Chickasaw

This is a 1/200 scale scratch build.  I am cheating a lot on this one, though, as the bulk of the framing was done in a 3D CAD program by Dean Horvath.  He broke the 3D model down into kit components and we had it laser cut from thin plywood for me to assemble.  The process of the 3D design can be found on the website HERE.

At 1/200 scale the hull will be right at 14″ long.  We split the hull into upper and lower parts, so that it can be built full hull or waterline.  I still haven’t decided yet if I’ll just build this as-is, or seal it up and cast resin hulls for the actual detail and finishing portion.  I’m leaning towards the latter.

For this first post, I’m going to let the photos do the talking.  Click on the first one and it’ll pop up full-screen, with a caption along the bottom that will have information.  This is my first time using this Lightbox-esque plug-in, so let me know if it doesn’t work well (it seems just great from my testing, though).

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