I made a model of a Confederate Blockade Runner similar to ones used during the Civil War. I made it by studying the cover of a book called “Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65” (Copyright 2004 Osprey Publishing ltd) and drawing my own 3d interpretation in Gravity Sketch. I was pretty happy with the overall result, but just like I feared the scale is all over the place. But who didn’t put on some pounds or thicken a few skinny parts in the pursuit of art?

My main issue is that the railings are too high and too thick. The steps over the paddle wheel housings are tall and wonky, and the rigging is also too thick. I think I need to spend more time building down at ground level, but for a V1 sketch I’m pretty pleased. I already fixed the smoke stack poking through the bottom.