This is what the test model looks like so far.
I traced the hull onto some blueboard
but stretched the template another three inches to give the model a leaner look
then I traced the barbette deck onto another sheet of blueboard
this is what my "creative process" looks like in action,
no I'm not a trained draftsman
my new best friend came out to play,
in the blink of an eye two sections were cut
I test fit everything because I rarely measure carefully
I added some turrets to be sure the look was what I wanted before I went further
I then cut the tumble-home, as is easy to see there will be some sanding involved
next to the other ship she looks very exotic
I do believe that I have gotten pretty close to what I wanted in the first place
wacky turret arrangement, too many funnels, tumble-home,
yep she looks French to me!
As always, input is welcomed and encouraged! Several people have asked about the foam cutter, it can be had from Proxxon it works like a dream, they make a hand-held version as well.