3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Monitor in 3D by Andy Hall of the Dead Confederates blog

Andy Hall has really insightful views about the Civil War, please check out his blog here at Dead Confederates

Check out his latest blog about a 3D model he is building of the USS Monitor: I posted some of it here

New post on Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

U.S.S. Monitor Modeling

by Andy Hall
With the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Hampton Roads just a few days away, I'm hoping to get my digital model of U.S.S. Monitor finished soon. (Good thing the U.S. Navy was depending on Ericsson's Monitor, and not mine.) It still needs a fair amount of work -- especially at the stern, where I haven't even started with the rudder assembly -- but she's starting to look good topside. It's hard to see in most images, but all the deck porthole covers and coal scuttle covers are removable. The finished model, I hope, will be configurable to the different stages in her very brief naval career. A few more images in higher resolution are available here.


  1. Thanks for the mention. My renderings of MONITOR and VIRGINIA are featured in the new edition of the Civil War Monitor, which should be hitting newsstands and subscribers' mailboxes soon. The new image contains updates from Anna Holloway with the Monitor Center at the Mariners Museum, and so is more accurate in some details than the older images on Flickr.

    -- Andy Hall