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  1. Thought I would ask on this forum if anyone can give me some input on making a model ship using 3d printing. I am not a ship modeler and have no experience with CAD or 3d printers. The above name ship built in 1880's was a very ornate Victorian style ship. My wife's GGG Uncle was a Captain on the India. She and her two sister ships were the first iron hulled passenger ships on the Great Lakes. I've looked for years on ebay and the internet for old or existing models to no avail. I just purchased a wood model on ebay that has close to the same hull shape and am considering jumping in. I have dozens of old photos of her. Over the years I've looked at things like photogrammetery and the different cad stuff wondering about the possibilities to make a model, specifically the various ornate parts. Round windows and shutters, the cupola structure on top etc. I'm a pretty smart guy but this is all pretty much beyond my skill set. Things like CAD, Scale, converting pictures, the actual printing etc etc. I have searched quite a while and have yet to see any discussion or info about using 3d printers and converting photographs to make a ship model. So I thought I would try to start a discussion here. And ask if anyone would consider helping..IE make the necessary file and print parts for a fee. Thanks in advance for any insight.

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