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 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: RMS Mauretania (II)

 Post subject: Re: RMS Mauretania (II) Posted: January 24th, 2015, 2:32 am 

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Amazing work! I always hated the green and gray paintjob Cunard gave their ships when they started cruising instead of doing transatlantic crossings, though.

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: RMS Alexandra

 Post subject: Re: RMS Alexandra Posted: January 23rd, 2015, 12:56 pm 

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Could you give me a visual example? As for the name I was flipping randomly through a high school yearbook of mine and I chose that name thinking to my self "That sound like a good name for an ocean liner". Here is an example of the camber, or sheer, of a ship: http://imageshack.com/a/img540/8136/6...

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: RMS Alexandra

 Post subject: Re: RMS Alexandra Posted: January 22nd, 2015, 10:47 pm 

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WWII44 - You might want to think about increasing the camber (the upward curve at both the bow and stern of a ship) of the liner. Right now, she looks almost flat, an unrealistic characteristic among ships of the last decade of the 1800's. Also, the portholes in the hull are too evenly spaced and un...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Liner Boston

 Post subject: Re: Liner Boston Posted: January 22nd, 2015, 10:34 pm 

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I've never seen a liner that wasn't German with the funnels uneven like that. I guess Gibbs was also influenced by the NDL 4 stackers. He definitely was. He always admired speed over size (Boston, and the Big U combined both). He was probably most influenced by the Mauretania and Lusitania, althoug...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Liner Boston

 Post subject: Re: Liner Boston Posted: January 21st, 2015, 10:59 pm 

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The exterior was extremely unimaginative, but the engines and propulsion were all revolutionary and attest to W.F. Gibbs' brilliance in the design of ships. Has anyone else read the book A Man and His Ship? Outstanding book by Steven Ujifusa from 2012 about Gibbs' quest to build a superliner with tw...
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