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- Manbench Industries
- Manbench Industries; Purveyors of general mayhem since 1994, a blog to follow the crazed, possibly deranged projects and emotive musings, of an undergraduate engineer, and an apprentice organ builder who have always felt they were born in the wrong age. Follow us as we, re-write history, learn lost skills, discover strange new worlds, break things, rant at things, mend things, make new things and generally find ways of passing the day instead of doing "proper work" !
Monday, 14 January 2013
This was built for my AS Product Design practical section. It is based on the designs of the British battleships built around the 1880s and 90s. The hull is a crude, flat bottomed design made of plywood - it weighs a ton! The photo shown here is of the boat midway during construction where the hull framework has been completed, but little else. The bodywork and guns are simply card mock ups taken from the full scale card model built before construction. I will post further photo of the ship during construction and at completion.