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 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: C.S.S. Alabama (1862)

 Post subject: Re: C.S.S. Alabama (1862) Posted: September 13th, 2013, 4:26 am 

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I mentioned source materials earlier. I’ve two primary sources and odds and ends found on-line. The most useful would be CSS Alabama, Anatomy of a Confederate Raider by Andrew Bowcock. Naval Institute Press 2002 ISBN 1-55750-003-7. This books organized and researched like the old Anatomy of the Ship...

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: C.S.S. Alabama (1862)

 Post subject: Re: C.S.S. Alabama (1862) Posted: September 12th, 2013, 9:33 pm 

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Bombhead: Thanks! Kim: Didn't occur to me that one could save the two versions...within the framework of the SB world. Such the newbie. To that end I'm doing just that! Thanks! Raxar: Digging out 2 reference books I've got regarding the Alabama tonight that should answer the window question. Will ci...

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: C.S.S. Alabama (1862)

 Post subject: Re: C.S.S. Alabama (1862) Posted: September 9th, 2013, 1:24 pm 

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Began outlining bits in black. http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af282/craigh666/Shipbucket%20Fodder/CSSAlabamaV2-S21000x385_zpsdfbdff9c.png I've been studying more Shipbucket sails, and highly prefer non-black outlined examples so, I'll keep them as they are. The stern windows pose a problem. The...

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: C.S.S. Alabama (1862)

 Post subject: Re: C.S.S. Alabama (1862) Posted: September 8th, 2013, 7:04 pm 

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Please take a look, comment, and feel free to criticize: 1) Changed the TEMPLATE to 1000 x 385. 2) Removed the SHIP DATA. 3) Hoping that I've figured out how to adjust for the Photobucket re-scaling. (This is the critical bit right now!) http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af282/craigh666/Shipbucket...

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: C.S.S. Alabama (1862)

 Post subject: Re: C.S.S. Alabama (1862) Posted: September 8th, 2013, 6:29 pm 

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Addressing the comments so far (in order): Judah , I generally do my drafting in 1:1 for mechanical, architectural, etc. in AutoCAD. For material like this I generally scan the image and work from there unless there's a compelling reason to change the scale at the start (Most of what I do is in vect...

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: C.S.S. Alabama (1862)

 Post subject: C.S.S. Alabama (1862) Posted: September 7th, 2013, 1:39 am 

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My first drawing for Shipbucket: http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af282/craigh666/Shipbucket%20Fodder/CSSAlabama_zpsab3a763a.png C.S.S. Alabama (1862), Confederate Commerce Raider. I was perusing Shipbucket and Darth Panda’s U.S.S. Kearsarge (1861) http://shipbucket.com/images.php?dir=Real%20Desi...
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