Sailorjohn wrote:Dom wrote:Thanks all for your comments.
Axe: I think I'll make a mini tutorial someday about mapping, but it's not difficult but very time consumming and that riveted plates mapping has been quite a work. (Would look great on your nice FERRIS I think).
While it might arguably look nice on Ferris, it would be an historical anomaly. Ferris and her sisters were all wood; their sad rotten remains still lie awash in Mallows Bay on the lower Potomac River...where I have seen them. A similar design was also built in ferrocement during WWI; a surviving hulk of one still lies just off Cape May, NJ...which I've also seen.
Thanks for that precision SJ, I didn't know FERRIS had an all wooden hull.
That said, iron/stell plates or wood planks, a right mapping would look nice on her hull, especially at the stern.