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Old 22nd April 2010, 08:13 AM   #1
thierry_st_malo
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This is a first picture of my ongoing model of the Italian fast battleship "Italia", launched in 1880. She was an incredible and epoch-making ship: when launched she was, quite simply and by far, the largest, the fastest, and the most powerful warship in the world. Completely unarmoured, too ( Crazy Italians ! Almost as crazy as the French and the Russians ) !

I use the model as a testbed for V3DTools, my companion software for AC3D. Written in VB Express 2008 ( soon 2010 ) it saves a tremendous time to create such things as cuboids, ladders, railings, bulwarks, windows and portholes, as well as rigging.

As for "Italia" I need to "glue" more than one hundred windows ( not portholes ) to the hull, which involves one translation and two rotations per window, you understand that the development work is worthwile.

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Old 25th May 2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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Here is the present state of my models of the "Italia".

Among other things, windows have been "glued" to the hull ( 148 of them, which made the investment in V3DTools worthwile ). There were so many windows because the ship was expected to carry the 10,000 men of a whole infantry division across the Mediterranean in a single trip ( and in appaling conditions, I think ). Those poor guys had to breathe somehow !

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