Saturday, March 27, 2010

New ship: Willamette Chief

The Willamette Chief was a sternwheel steamboat built in 1874. It was thought to transport wheat and farmers along the Willamette River to Astoria, where the cargo was loaded into ocean-going ships. In 1894 the ship was destroyed by fire. It's a small 50 meters long steamboat, and was able to load about 200 tonns of wheat and over a hundred people.

The real specifications for this ship are (taken from the wikipedia):
Length: 49.7 m
Beam (~"width"): 9 m
Depht of hold: 2 m
Cargo capacity: 200 tonnes / 150 passengers
Max. speed: N/A
Engine power: 26 hp

You can see a picture at the wikipedia

As it was used to transport people (farmers) and wheat, I've decided to paint two versions for this ship: goods and passenger versions. Here is a rendered preview:

Blender renderized output

This vehicle is available in the Pak128 2.0. See the Pak128 web site for more info.
For more information on this ship check the following links:

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