USS Neosho River Monitor

USS Neosho River Monitor

The Neosho class of river monitors consisted of two armored, shallow-draft paddle-wheelers, the Neosho and the Osage. The class had a single steam-power turret forward, housing two 11-inch Dahlgren guns. The single paddlewheel, powered by four steam boilers and two engines, was protected by an armored conical housing. Both monitors saw action on the Mississippi, Red and Cumberland Rivers.

This fully-rigged Poser figure is based on period plans, photographs, and illustrations of the Neosho class vessels. It incorporates an operating (but somewhat speculative) turret based on drawings of similar monitor turrets, and articulated steam engines based on photos of the recovered USS Cairo engines. The model features a full, unfurnished, interior extrapolated from period plans.

(The model was built for Poser but loads and operates in DAZ Studio – see the ReadMe for particulars).

The model has ERC control at the BODY level:
o Paddlewheel and engines operate realistically
o Rudders and helm operate
o Turret and guns operate
o Hatches open
o Interior doors open
o Wind for flags and smoke

The Neosho loads preloaded with props, some of which are made visible or hidden with Hide/Show poses (see below).

Other smart props may be loaded manually:
o Coal in coal bunkers
o Hot coals in fireboxes
o Smoke (2 versions)

Extra props:
These must be manually positioned.
o Wall and overhead utility hooks

o Hide/Show deck, turret, and deckhouse roof for interior viewing
o Hide/Show boats, tarps, wheelhouse armor, deck rails
o USS Osage sister ship
o USS Neosho default
o M4 and V4 crew poses

o Full camera set tailored for easy viewing and rendering - Includes main, auxiliary, left, right, top, bottom, front and back cameras
o Many individual Dolly cameras to view exterior details and the interior

o Simple day and night light sets

See the ReadMe file and view the product promos above for more information.

Software: Poser 6+

Props for Poser and Daz Studio