We've had Aircraft and Armour Group builds before on Kiwimodeller, but never a dedicated ship building group build. Time to get your ship together!
The GB will be launched on 1st November 2016, and run until 1st November 2017.
It is open to any scale, and material
The model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues at the beginning of your thread.
By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread. There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is welcome The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote.
Voting will run for the week following the 1st of November, ending Midday the 8th of November. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.
Looking really neat!
I do have one comment, but please keep in mind that I have never attempted anything like this at all....
Should the boat be creating bow waves or is that detail added in a later step?
Good point Chris, I guess it depends if the boat is moving, waves of this size wouldn't be unheard of in an estuary or outlet, used to see fairly choppy water in Portsmouth and that's a way away from the main sea. This would make a good scene of the ship at anchor in an open harbour or just offshore.
That is definitely going to look good, I'm guessing you'll be adding the choppy seas on top of this? What are you using silicone or something else? (yeah I could just wait but I'm impatient like that )
The other general rule of thumb is the angle of your wake pattern breaking from the bow should be no wider than 19 degrees either side of the centreline of the ship. i prefer 15 degrees (either side of centreline) but each to their own.