I hope you are having a good day today!! I’m modelling so I’m terrific LOL
If you have five or ten minutes to spare ---- I would be glad to pay for your time of course ----, could one of you help me please by describing the “panel lines” patterns for the outer shell of submarines…… I bought a vacuform 1/72 Soviet Alfa submarine, and I have found online drawings showing many of the “hatches” which I also see on the surfaces of 1/144 and 1/350 submarines…….. BUT I can’t make out from online photos the “panel lines” patterns around the surface of the hull and conning tower. I believe a sub has circular pressure hull sections joined every (what length?) 20’ or 40’ etc, then that is covered by ‘furring strips’ or ‘cladding’ to mount outer hull surface plating of some pattern or other. I don’t think the surface panels would be a square pattern (maybe 2’x2’ or 4’x4’ etc.) like the acoustical tile surface on modern subs ---- I’m guessing it might be like plywood sheathing on a wood house roof under construction: 4’ x 8’ sheets laid out in a staggered pattern of the 4’ widths being side by side but the 8’ lengths staggered in height (if you know what I mean?)…….
I am hoping one of you folks might have an understanding of 1960’s Soviet sub construction and could maybe give me a little description of what I could try to lay out on my 1/72 Alfa please, please, please……
Thanks for any help and time you could reasonably spare ---- I would be glad to pay for your time of course ----