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Most techniques will have a place here. I think this will also be where the most basic techniques is linked to.

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| February 5, 2012, 5:03 am
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Sideways roofing

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/307885

The idea of this technique is to mimic the rounded shape of the ship in crosscut, while still maintaining some structural strength.

It has widespread use as a means to design especially lower hull curvature.

Some of the mocs using variations of this technique is:

Sebeus I
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=494101

Henrik Hoexbroe on his

Cutty Sark
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/240551

and Calypso
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/135603

I use it on all of my ships
http://www.mocpages.com/folder.php/130144

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| February 5, 2012, 5:47 am
I found using technique angle connectors with technique bricks gives a nice round shape and the ability to increase/decrease the width with little problems. Small 1 stud or 2 stud wide plates over the top with tiles on top give a nice finished look. I'm having very good success using this for my Schnellboot as well.

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=161810&id=/user_images/11353/12777469333

http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=298960&id=/user_images/11353/1325889354m
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| February 5, 2012, 1:01 pm
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1X2 upper hull in combination with sideways roofing lower hull.

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/137324

This is a posting of the well known Custeau exploration vessel the Calypso, made by Henrik Hoexbroe.
A wonderful example of how these two techniques can work together to make a very convincing hull structure.

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| February 11, 2012, 7:59 am
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