Building the Hull: Overview        

The assembly of the Emiliana’s hull is non-standard, so I have included some detailed instructions:

Why go to all of this trouble?  When paper-modeling ships, getting the seams of the hull to fit tightly is always difficult.  If you do a full-hull model, it is even worse.  Actually, it is no wonder - you have irregular, curved surfaces meeting in three dimensions. 

Because of the difficulty in getting tight fits, I am typically dissatisfied with most hull designs.  So for the Emiliana, I set out to design the hull so that the parts would fit together perfectly.  This requires a little complexity (and some sandpaper). 

After sanding, the three sections are separated and finished separately.  

When complete, the hull will look like this (except for the color):

You have two choices for the lower hull section.  You can build part L or part M.  The difference is how the hull transitions to the fin where the propeller is attached. 



The M-Hull has a concave surface (leading to the propeller fin) that will requires a ¼ inch sanding drum (like on a Dremel-tool).  In the L-Hull, the propeller fin is glued on, so all surfaces are convex. 

Use sheets A1, A2, A3, B, C/Cr for the L-Hull.  Use sheets A4, A5, A6, B, C/Cr for the M-Hull.