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Title: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Brian60 on July 16, 2017, 05:39:42 PM
words fail me on this design <:( <:(
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tonyH on July 16, 2017, 06:09:01 PM
That is absolutely beautiful in a 'form enclosing function' sort of way - but what is it? :-))
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 16, 2017, 06:32:48 PM
 
Certainly different.... Love it!
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Peter on July 16, 2017, 06:51:56 PM
This is the Shanthi Sagar 17, and is a dredger.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Pirate on July 16, 2017, 07:28:50 PM
http://www.dredgemag.com/April-May-2017/Indias-Largest-Port-Operator-Expands-Its-Dredge-Fleet/
Beauty is in the eye of the sucker!!


pirate
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: ChrisF on July 16, 2017, 08:08:36 PM
I agree that is one ugly design. Even functional can be acceptable looking.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tonyH on July 16, 2017, 08:17:06 PM
If you look at the link from Pirate it's the back end that lets it down with what appears to be the back end of a double-decker bus!
 %)
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tonyH on July 16, 2017, 08:26:59 PM
       www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxR9wxZx5yM

The launching

 :-))
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 16, 2017, 09:06:52 PM

Certainly different.... Love it!

Building beast! - https://youtu.be/IKkJkjL60Gg
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Capt Podge on July 16, 2017, 10:04:48 PM
Looks as though they got the plans for 4 different vessels and mixed them up.  {-) {-)

That said, it's probably going to be super efficient at it's designed purpose. O0

Regards,

Ray.

C'mon Brian - when are you going to build a model of it ? %%
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: BFSMP on July 16, 2017, 10:38:54 PM

This is the Shanthi Sagar 17, amd is a dredger.


we could do with that down the river wyre, lol.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tigertiger on July 17, 2017, 04:31:20 AM
It is certainly striking looking.
It seriously looks like something out of the Transformers movies.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Brian60 on July 17, 2017, 09:21:22 AM

C'mon Brian - when are you going to build a model of it ? %%


I draw the line with this one. Never would I build something like this Ray. I guess the bulbous nose is to allow it to slide on/off mudbanks if its a dredger for use in Indian delta areas, I just don't understand the reasoning behind it being so large.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tigertiger on July 17, 2017, 11:54:26 AM
I was also wondering about the size of the bulb. I notice it is very fat across the beam, compared to its height.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 17, 2017, 12:01:18 PM

This was being built next to Kinderdijk (the world heritage windmill site near Dordrecht) in April.


I thought that it was interesting & a real challenge!


Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 17, 2017, 12:02:39 PM
More
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Baldrick on July 17, 2017, 01:49:02 PM
It's interesting the way the anchors have to be deployed on outriggers in order to clear that Jimmy Durante schnoz,
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tigertiger on July 17, 2017, 04:04:58 PM
Do they still call them 'cat heads'?
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on July 17, 2017, 06:05:53 PM
The shape of the bulb allows it to make speed in very shallow water.

 ok2
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on July 18, 2017, 04:02:56 AM

Beautiful  O0 O0  %) %)

What a model it would make O0 O0
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: BFSMP on July 18, 2017, 01:38:02 PM

Beautiful  O0 O0 %) %)

What a model it would make O0 O0


I realise why you antipodeans like this ship...........reminds you of your famous marsupial, the Duck Billed Platipus.


Jim.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: JerryTodd on July 19, 2017, 04:46:40 AM
It's interesting the way the anchors have to be deployed on outriggers in order to clear that Jimmy Durante schnoz,

Google got a few dozen new hits as a bunch of folks went to find out who Jimmy Durante was.  Good night Mrs Calabash, wherever you are.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Jerry C on July 19, 2017, 09:32:21 AM
It's growing on me, like a wart.
Jerry.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on July 19, 2017, 09:54:28 AM

I like industrial & I thought this interesting. I am not sure of the purpose of the red framework but I am sure that it is there for a purpose. The only one that I can think of is overhead load but???????????


I think it looks fine. If you want really ugly try any of the similar version of this:



Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: steamboatmodel on July 19, 2017, 04:03:26 PM

I like industrial & I thought this interesting. I am not sure of the purpose of the red framework but I am sure that it is there for a purpose. The only one that I can think of is overhead load but???????????


I think it looks fine. If you want really ugly try any of the similar version of this:
Floating Apartment Blocks.
Gerald.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Brian60 on July 19, 2017, 04:41:30 PM
I posted that one a year or so ago tug fanatic. I even suggested the wing on the back was for extra downforce sort of like a formula 1 car  %) %)
Title: There is always Beauty
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 20, 2017, 10:45:46 PM

 BBC Radio:
QE2: Portrait of an Ocean Liner  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fkbrp


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7266/7551227266_b3f3cb9a4f.jpg)
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Brian60 on November 13, 2017, 07:37:49 PM
Time to revive a topic with another pair of fugly's %)

It looks like the designer didn't know when to stop adding levels - either that or he was high on lsd.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on November 13, 2017, 08:35:09 PM

Funnily enough I quite liked these as well!


Each of them had its own mail box.



Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: SteamboatPhil on November 13, 2017, 08:37:08 PM
Now that's style  {-)
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on November 13, 2017, 08:39:56 PM
In Helsinki I thought this ferry counted as ugly but the Pilot boat was magnificent.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on November 13, 2017, 08:50:38 PM

The Pilot boats in Tallinn were even better.



Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: cos918 on November 13, 2017, 09:51:29 PM
Super Star been gone awhile . She is now replace by Mega Star .


John
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: McGherkin on November 13, 2017, 11:53:00 PM
You want ugly? I'll give you ugly!


This one's got a fivehead:

Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Neil on November 14, 2017, 12:31:49 AM

You want ugly? I'll give you ugly!


This one's got a fivehead:
its alright...........from the sheer line down {-) O0
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on November 14, 2017, 08:39:06 AM
I believe in function over styling but even I have limits. Can you imagine the conversation where a group of people were proud of what their new ship was going to look like?
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: bfgstew on November 14, 2017, 08:48:40 AM
What are designers thinking!!!!!!!



Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: bfgstew on November 14, 2017, 08:54:31 AM
Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?



Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Arrow5 on November 14, 2017, 08:56:04 AM
Tug Fanatic, did you visit the Seaplane Harbour Museum in Tallinn ?
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: malcolmfrary on November 14, 2017, 08:57:46 AM
Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?
Perhaps they're saving up for the rest of it?
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Neil on November 14, 2017, 09:43:54 AM

What are designers thinking!!!!!!!


THINK THIS ONE TAKES FIRST PRIZE

Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Tug Fanatic on November 14, 2017, 10:16:48 AM


Tug Fanatic, did you visit the Seaplane Harbour Museum in Tallinn ?


Unfortunately no - I was not aware of its existence.


The Oceandiv Futura was so "interesting" that I couldn't miss taking photos at the 2016 Rotterdam Port Days. Couldn't miss a bit of elegant contemporary design.  %) . Their web site is worth a look.


shttp://www.oceandiva.co.uk/2-ships/futura/



Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: McGherkin on November 14, 2017, 05:43:25 PM
Do not adjust your sets!
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Brian60 on November 14, 2017, 07:02:41 PM
Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?

Actually they are supposed to look like that :} It gives the maximum stern width for towing sonar array for underwater mapping purposes. One of them holds the record for the longest towed array at something like 5 kilometres.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on November 14, 2017, 07:58:53 PM
The "ramforms" are interesting, but I wouldn't build a model of one.

The Bottsand, however, would be a fun model to split open and collect a simulated oil spill or something.

 :-))
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: tigertiger on November 15, 2017, 04:59:27 AM
And I just thought it was more Navy cutbacks  %)
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on November 15, 2017, 10:00:12 AM

Truly beauty is in the eye of the beholder designer. O0 O0

No different to some of the architectural "wonders". :(( :((

The worry is that they convinced someone to pay for and build it. :o :o
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: RST on November 17, 2017, 07:32:26 PM
I had the pleasure -no not that -wonder, of watching this sail pass me one day while we moored in Holland a few years back. It looks better in photos than real life...
(http://http://allaboutstevejobs.com/pics/stevesplaces/yacht/featured.jpg)

http://allaboutstevejobs.com/pics/stevesplaces/yacht/featured.jpg (http://allaboutstevejobs.com/pics/stevesplaces/yacht/featured.jpg)

...it is not pretty from any angle.  It was raining so never got my phone out, mind you I was standing on the back of on this at the time (sister to Seabex1)...

(http://www.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/9/7/2/1429279.jpghttp://)

http://www.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/9/7/2/1429279.jpg (http://www.shipspotting.com/photos/middle/9/7/2/1429279.jpg)
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: RST on November 17, 2017, 07:42:13 PM
Not exactly ugly, more unfinished........?

...These are not ugly IMO.  We've had a few of these in our area while we were sat diving.  When I was sitting my Nav Arch. degree these were cutting edge.  They deploy a load of towed sensors behind and the wide transom is genious invention.

........They don't help however when you have sat divers in the water while a sizemic vessel is within 10-20 miles.  Noise from explosive charges travel a long way under water!!!!!
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: Brian60 on November 26, 2017, 05:42:20 PM
BGFStew posted the ramform ship a couple of posts up.

Here's a view of it from the stern, it would take a lot of scratchbuilding skill to model this one....
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: raflaunches on November 26, 2017, 07:03:42 PM
Nigel M in my club is building Ramform Sovereign and we were amazed at the amount of stuff in the stern.
He displayed his build so far at Warwick and I donít think he managed to escape for much else as everyone wanted to talk to him about it.
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: McGherkin on November 26, 2017, 10:14:06 PM
That lack of freeboard is slightly worrying! I'm sure those compartments are sealed off in bad weather but everything must rust to hell and it only takes an open door...
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: BOF on December 02, 2017, 12:19:00 PM
I just wonder if the Dredger that started all this off had creases in the plans on parts of the upper works?


BOF  ;)
Title: Re: There's ugly and then there is this
Post by: BOF on December 02, 2017, 12:20:56 PM
I'm sure those compartments are sealed off in bad weather but everything must rust to hell and it only takes an open door...


I'm sure someone should have said the same thing to the designer of the Herald of Free Enterprise.


BOF  ;)