FR - Monitor Sölve, Hull V2

This article was published Feb 23, 2019.

204a -- here you clearly can see the new angled deck
204a  -- here you clearly can see the new angled deck

I was done waiting for gray filament, so I decided to go full out with a yellow (sub)marine. While started preparing to print the rest hull pieces in yellow I had an extra look at drawings, articles and the few photos I have. To my despair I found out the deck of Sölve is not flat, but slightly angled. Not only that, but the deck is also not welded, but each piece of steel sheet is joint with bolts or giant rivets... Nothing more to do then go back to the drawing board (program..) and re-draw complete hull. It could be worse, I could have found out when all ten pieces of the hull was finished, instead now I only have four end pieces made so far. One advantage however, is that my own joints on the model will be easy to hide since the new hull pieces will have plenty of joints cross over the hull. I also did a new split with six pieces instead of previous ten. Last few pics below is of the first bow section which was finished this morning. Second part is printing now.

201a -- first and second part of the new deck
201a  -- first and second part of the new deck
202b -- second part placed to be printed, front
202b  -- second part placed to be printed, front
202c -- second part placed to be printed, back
202c  -- second part placed to be printed, back
102111 -- first section finished this morning
102111  -- first section finished this morning
102444 -- that is one big piece of cheese ! ...
102444  -- that is one big piece of cheese ! ...
103627 -- from the cheese piece at far right, down to the dinghy beside the crane, that is how long the monitor will be
103627  -- from the cheese piece at far right, down to the dinghy beside the crane, that is how long the monitor will be
111205 -- first section this morning under the morning sun, on top of one of the books which helped me found out
111205  -- first section this morning under the morning sun, on top of one of the books which helped me found out