This is a model of one of the Royal Australian Navies new Armidale
class patrol boats which replaced the older Fremantle class boats (all
of which have now been decomissioned).
This particular vessel is the HMAS Hammersley from the TV series "Sea Patrol" the Armidale class will feature in the 2nd series of this popular drama series.
This render was a joint effort between myself and Jason Simpson who is a member of the Royal Australian Navy and helped me tremendously with reference material as well as modeling the hull and superstructure and a lot of work on the masts. I modeled a lot of the little details, the RHIBS and davits, Typhoon cannon and other bits & pieces.
Armidale class statistics
Hull : Hull Semi-displacement vee, with Seastate active ride control system (hydraulic stabiliser fins and stern trim tabs).
Displacement : 270 tonnes
Length : 56.8 metres
Beam : 9.68 metres
Ship's company : 21
Propulsion : Two MTU 16V M70 2320kW diesel engines driving twin screws through ZF transmissions.
Speed : 25 knots
Armament : Rafael Typhoon 25mm naval stabilised deck gun and two 12.7mm machine guns.
Surveillance : Low light optical, communication direction finding and radar.
Builder : Austal ships