i thought i replied to this...
anywho... now i know what bismarck is and possibly where a certain thing came from now
i'd just go about it with nurbs... after all, b-splines are how the old wooden ships were built :p
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D