HMS Black Swan WIP Part 1a – Intro

You maybe wondering what this WIP (Work in Progress) is. Someone on the MGT forum gave me an idea to show how I make my plans. Well this will be a rough guide, as in rough as a badgers… well you get the idea. I’ll do my best and try not to give too much away.

This assumes you have sketchup and some sort of image edit program, Gimp is ok and free Sketchup should be sufficient. Of course any other program could be used, like inkscape. Just I don’t know them, sorry.To be honest I don’t know Gimp that well and I use PS.., there all pretty much the same..

I usually start with an idea of what the hull looks like, in this case the ‘client’ has suggested a needle/wedge ala the classic sort of vessel (Imperial Star Destroyers, The Kinunir, HMSS Cheeseblock etc) Makes my job easier and the fact he’s given me the specs. I do  the lots, specs, blurb, deckplan and a 3D model too, so any help is good. Mind you if I do the specs I find sometime as I do the drawing, I can tweaking things if need be.

Well more as soon as the Dry Dock is empty, got a rush job on….

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