08 April 2012

SketchUp 3D Challenge #141 - Hydrofoils

Sunday, 8 April 2012 - Wednesday, 18 April 2012

View Entry Models | Status: Finished

This time around you will be tasked with modeling hydrofoils; more specifically the synecdoche definition of a boat that uses hydrofoil technology. (I can believe I actually used synecdoche in a sentence!)  Big or small they can be fun to ride so shouldn't it also be fun to model one? Just be sure not to confuse them with hydroplanes because those are completely different.

Thanks to Sketchmaster Toth's suggestion for this topic. (Oh, and if you actually meant hydroplanes, don't worry, we'll get to that topic eventually.)

3D Challenge Tag: 3D Challenge 141

The winner of previous 3D Challenge #140 - Musical Instruments is...
HenkieTenk with his highly detailed Bandoneón model! Congratulations on the win and great work!


  1. Hydrofoils, yes I meant them. Oh, and if you will use the topic hydroplanes, expand it with ekranoplanes. (they are between seaplanes and hydroplanes)
    thanks Jedi

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  3. Wow, that was more fun than I thought it would be. I ended up going to sleep at 2am thanks to this challenge. I was really getting into it.

  4. I am glad to be of your assistance.

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  6. Hey Charles,

    I think it's about time I do one of these challenges and put my Sketchup skills to the test!

  7. I almost gave up when I saw a.j.unknow model, I started a similar model ...

    As it was already well advanced, I finished it anyway. After all it is a challenge ...

  8. Shoot! Stupid life/work getting in the way, I had such a good idea, too. Oh well, what can you do, no time to do it justice. I may start work on it anyway and post it when it is done. Jet-ski sized, carving, Hydofoil

  9. -----
    Challenge #141 - Hydrofoils is now closed. Thanks for the great entries!
    Let's start the voting!

    You may make 3 votes.
    - your First choice is worth 3 points,
    - your Second worth 2 points,
    - your Third worth 1 point,
    You may also make a comment, if you wish, on why you chose each model.

    Please also take a moment to suggest a future topic for the challenge.

    Good luck!


  10. 1st - The Blue Shadow by DALEXD
    2nd - Hydrofoil by a.j.unknow
    3rd - USS Gemini (PHM-6) by Crazy Eyes

    i wanted to participete to this one , but did not have the time :(

  11. 3 point: The Blue Shadow by DALEXD
    2 point: USS Gemini (PHM-6) by Crazy Eyes
    1 point: Hydrofoil by Guillermo Sureda by cathy.tritschler

    neither had i time...

  12. suggestion : hand held indoor power tool

    ex: drill/drill press /jig saw/ circular saw/grinder/ orbital sander /belt sander/dremel /

  13. 3 Points:USS Gemini (PHM-6) by Crazy Eyes, great details! Nice work

    2 Points:The Blue Shadow by DALEXD, nice modelling and a good concept!

    1 Point: AT-X9 300 by ankush, I like the model of the ship, but it could use some improvement in scaling....the chairs and the stairs don't really have the right scaling.

  14. 3 points Blue Shadow by Dalexd
    2 points USS Gemini by Crazy Eyes
    1 point Old and Rusty hydrofoil by Ankush

  15. 3 points : Hydrofoil by Guillermo Sureda
    par cathy.tritschler

    2 points : Hydrofoil
    par a.j.unknow

    1 point : USS Gemini (PHM-6)
    par Crazy Eyes

  16. 3 points - USS Gemini - Cray eyes
    2 points - Hydrofoil - a.j.unknown
    1 point - Hydrofoil - Cathy.Tritschler

  17. 3 points: "USS-Gemini" by Crazy Eyes
    2 points: "The blue shadow" by DALEXD
    1 point: "Hydrofoil by Guillermo Sureda" by cathy.tritschler

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    Voting is now closed. Thanks for your votes!