Today's project is the pirate ship boat hull for the Skallywag Bay primary sign that will be installed in Trinidad. I started with the drawing I had come up with some time ago. The sign will be a full 3D boat
I first created the boat as vectors. I also created a variety of vector shapes I would use to cut away certain sections of our base relief.
I then created a zero height relief of the shape I want to cut away from the giant egg.
I then merged (LOWEST), first selecting the egg and subtracting the zero height relief and shape the top of the hull. I then created a zero height rectangular relief which will be used cut off the bottom of the hull.
When I was done these procedures the hull looked like this.
The slice tool was then used to slice the zero height portion off of the ship relief.
I then added the small front deck as a separate relief which I then combined with the hull shape.
I'll duplicate and flip the sections to create the other half of the hull. It will be a foot thick by two feet long and about fourteen inches tall when it is all glued up. Well sculpt the detail over this form using sculpting epoxy.
We'll be building to of these ships at this size and another slightly smaller for the signs in Trinidad. I am looking forward to the project with a great deal of anticipation! First we have to wrap up our current project which will take another eight weeks or so. Then the fun begins anew on the next project. Stay tuned...