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Sideway roofing basic idea
About this creation
The idea of this technique is to mimic the rounded shape of the ship in crosscut, while still maintaining some structural strength.

It has widespread use as a means to design especially the lower hull curvature.

The basic bricks:



Any brick with knobs on the side can work as the core pieces



And any roof brick can work as the shape/surface bricks

Steps:


I usually place the core bricks bottom up, so they can be covered with tiles later on.


And then itís just like building a roof.





Advantages/disadvantages:

The advantage of this technique is that it does exactly what itís supposed to do.
And it gives complete freedom of size and shape of your ship.

The downside is that it has the tendency to lack smoothness in bow and stern.


Part of the
-General building/design comments
In the
-General ship building topic
of the group
-Ship builders guide.



Comments

 I made it 
  February 9, 2012
Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free I'm liking how well these instructional Pages are structured, very clear images displaying needed Bricks and how to assemble the desired result, and simplified but without sacrificing clarity. I also like how you list the Topics for your Group Members, though I suggest converting that portion of the Text into Links, this way they can instantly navigate to related Topic Sections.
Thanks, It took some time and effort to come up with the concept of these instruction pages. As you know the way this idea is integrated in my ships is way more complicated than this, so there was a lot of "back to basics" thought process going on. Yes! obviously the topics should be links.
  February 9, 2012
I've posted that build that I mentioned earlier. I would love to read any feedback that you or Sebus have, since I admire the quality of the work you both do. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/308555
 I like it 
  February 6, 2012
I'm liking how well these instructional Pages are structured, very clear images displaying needed Bricks and how to assemble the desired result, and simplified but without sacrificing clarity. I also like how you list the Topics for your Group Members, though I suggest converting that portion of the Text into Links, this way they can instantly navigate to related Topic Sections.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2012
Hmmmm. I think I might use this if I ever build a boat.
  February 5, 2012
It is funny that you just posted this after I had finished a build with a similar idea in mind, although I built mine perpendicular to this. It looks a bit more like one of Sebus' designs. I'll be posting it in a few days, once I've finished with the detailing.
 I made it 
  February 5, 2012
Quoting Sebeus I Very interesting...
Thanks for the link, and you really should upload these. btw I know that it is not "my" technique and that is excactly the idea of this group. I have taken the liberty to add your creation to the links in the general ship building comment. (Another)btw I think there should be some difference between the complexity of the "tutorials/explenations". Your take could be sort of a next level targeted towards the pre-steam era.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2012
Very interesting, I have a variant, http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=494101 It was supposed to be a bigger version of my small hulls http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=491840 (I should really post these sometime) Anyway, I started building using your technique without realizing :P A great advantage is that you can also get a relative light hull, most other techniques involve heavier structures
 
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