Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Sun Jul 02, 2023 6:45 pm

Started this Schooner as a personal project for the new Virtual sailor ng simulator, always wanted to tackle the fine lines of a Grand banks ( in this case Fredonia`n ) schooner but was always intimidated by the need to accomplish such long sweeping fair bends needed in SU, im going to be using a cartoon edge style renders while modeling, until the texturing phase, here`s a first look:






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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Sun Jul 02, 2023 7:04 pm

Gorgeous already! :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:29 am

Thanks Bryan, these 19th century hulls are fantastic!

More details added, heres a shot showing how each scupper cut had to be individually aligned
Also added a few figures for scale




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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Mike Amos » Mon Jul 03, 2023 12:10 pm

A very cool piece of kit you have there, very nicely done.
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby HornOxx » Mon Jul 03, 2023 3:43 pm

...grooooßartig :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Mon Jul 03, 2023 5:01 pm

Thanks guys, more details and textures added :




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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Mon Jul 03, 2023 7:35 pm

Wow! :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Mike Amos » Tue Jul 04, 2023 1:05 am

I agree with this guy ^. Wow. :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Tue Jul 04, 2023 10:59 am

Thanks guys, here are some more images of the progress:





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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Tue Jul 04, 2023 7:10 pm

Definitely top notch work!

Say, is that Capt Jack?
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Tue Jul 04, 2023 8:51 pm

Yarr the one and only! although he would probably be around 150 years old at the point when this boats keel was laid :D

Completed the helm, Fife rail and pins, deck step profile, fairleads, hawsehole, Doryblock, gallow, main pinrail & finished the bow







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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Jul 04, 2023 9:26 pm

Stunning :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby ntxdave » Tue Jul 04, 2023 10:11 pm

Rich O Brien wrote:Stunning :thumb:

Agree 100% :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Mike Amos » Wed Jul 05, 2023 12:35 am

Likewise, when I grow up I want to do that. :knockout:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Wed Jul 05, 2023 1:34 am

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Wed Jul 05, 2023 9:37 pm

Thanks guys, Im glad to say the hull and deck fittings are just about complete, items added today include ringbolts, bulwark steps, large flap scupper at the deck step, chain lockers, windlass fittings, chainplates, whisker booms and the bowsprit standing rig, excited to get working aloft







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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:20 am

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Mike Amos » Thu Jul 06, 2023 1:53 am

Brilliant, the texturing especially, masterful. Inspirational when stuff I am doing is going not so great.

Which is how it goes with this hobby of ours, two steps forwards, some steps back until we get what we need.

Thanks for the smiles today. :knockout:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:01 am

Thanks Bryan & Mike, glad this little old boat can still inspire, I cant take credit for her fine lines, that credit belongs to Arthur D. Story who designed and had her built.

Yea SU is like that on some days, I guess the biggest step back for me ( which happens continuously ) is that when replacing some wood materials the grain direction is vertical and I have used horizontal, and theres no simple rotate button anywhere like in other software, which results in you having to remap the entire material!

The rig is up and she is sporting her anchors, she still needs a smaller anchor to starboard, and im thinking that chain looks a tad to thick






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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby L i am » Thu Jul 06, 2023 12:49 pm

Not an original comment........but..........Stunning, just stunning.
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby ntxdave » Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:09 pm

All I can say is WOW! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Mike Amos » Thu Jul 06, 2023 2:55 pm

This belongs here when complete. viewtopic.php?f=81&t=33509
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Fri Jul 07, 2023 2:59 am

Mike Amos wrote:This belongs here when complete. viewtopic.php?f=81&t=33509

Yep. :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Fri Jul 07, 2023 9:57 pm

Thanks guys, I dont know about belonging in that thread, theres some mighty impressive modeling there!
Progress feels slow when working on the rig, hours pass with little to show, but thats how it goes when working from reference images rather than the plan. Deadeyes are in, another pinrail and ive started adding details to the booms, also added the inner jib boom, which rotates on a bracket well off the sails rotation, should be interesting to get it to work correctly in vsng..





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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby ntxdave » Fri Jul 07, 2023 10:24 pm

ntxdave wrote:All I can say is WOW! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:


Repeat! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby Bryan K » Sat Jul 08, 2023 1:36 am

Better and better!

Even without plans, you seem to have some decent references images. When I made my catamaran, even the plans I had were not that good and no good references for the rigging.

Excellent work!
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Sat Jul 08, 2023 2:02 pm

Thanks yes working on an existing vessel is always handy, especially a popular 100+ year old original! what becomes tricky is she has undergone so many changes to just about everything, the deck, fittings, rig to an engine fitted! im trying to show her as she was built for the day she was launched

Single and Twin mainsheet system complete :

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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby axeonalias » Sat Jul 08, 2023 9:20 pm

Slowly but surely the rig takes shape, current furled sail is just a place marker, im going to do some cloth simulation on that as soon as the sails are drawn

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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby ntxdave » Sat Jul 08, 2023 9:40 pm

The detail of this just blows me away. :fro: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" 1893

Postby majid » Sat Jul 08, 2023 10:53 pm

Speechless! I can not believe my eyes
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