Columbia Mission Boat

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3ds Max 13 Default Scanline -----
Blender 2.76
OBJ ----
VRML x3d
3D Model Specifications
Product ID:977701
Geometry:Polygonal Quads/Tris
UV Mapped:Yes
Unwrapped UVs:No
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Columbia III Mission Boat
The model reproduces one of the last versions of this historic small ship operating in British Columbia, the western region of Canada.

The original vessel, 68feet long, was built in 1956 in Vancouver, having been designed in 1955 by Robert Allen, one of the leading marine architect of the province.

Her wooden hull is fully covered, at water level, so as in the model, by a steel plate for protection against floating trunks and ice, not uncommon in those north waters.

The boat and her similar ancestors, seventeen in all, have been built as coastal mission ships for communications, and to bring assistance, social and medical, to people operating in the remote and lonely bays of British Columbia, within the Sunshine Coast and Northern Vancouver, intended to assist farmers in tiny settlements, logging camps, hunters and isolated lumberjacks.

Some of the boats carried a chapel and was equipped with doctor/dentist and a nurse.

The reproduced version, retired from active mission service, is actually used as pleasure boat for sport cruises in the area.

All parts of the model are named in english and partially grouped for easy of use and positioning

The compressed model is less than 17 Mb of which 4.3 for textures. Some of the textures have been taken from the website cgtextures, offering free use of them.
The full list of used textures is:
British Columbia tissue.jpg        30.1kb
bidon021.jpg                               368kb
Buttons0001_S.jpg                       172kb
Canada_flag.jpg                               5.19kb
compass brit fb small.jpg               128kb
fb_rada.jpg                                       26.6kb
fb_rpt rope hemp.jpg                       20kb
fb_rpt rope white.jpg                       24.7kb
fb-forno.jpf                                        37.7kb
fb-mohagany-rep-S.jpg                179kb
fb-til_chester leather green.jpg        193kb
fb-til_clinker white.jpg                 84.1kb
fb-WoP10046_1_S.jpg                360KB
Lakerem2x.jpg                               137kb
MachineryHeavy0003_S.jpg        288kb
MetalBare0102_S.jpg                       281kb
MetalBare0144_1_S.jpg                256kb
pitch pine vecchio.jpg                       38.1kb
PlanksOld0155_15_S.jpg                421kb
Rust0095_5_S.jpg                       321kb
til-WoodFine0007_M.jpg                330kb
Various0490_S.jpg                       317kb
WoodPlanksBeamed0012_1_S.jpg 361kb        

The model uses about 196.000 verts and 206.000 faces in 3dSmax and 190.000 verts and 208.000 faces in Blender.
Both model versions 3dSmax and Blender have been worked manually, while vrml and obj versions are automatic conversions: in particular obj+mtl and x3d from blender and wrl from 3dSmax.
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