Battleship Tirpitz Staff Pick

  • April 17, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: splatypi
  • License: CC-BY
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High-poly model of the Tirpitz, the second Bismark class battleship built by Germany in world war 2. This blend contains the ship, textured and the main/secondary turrets rigged, and the ocean I used in my renders. I couldn't include the sky texture due to licencing, so to get a good render you will need to find one. Hope you have fun with it! :)


  • Roachman911 profile picture

    This is truely an epic blend of epic proportions. Thank you for sharing this masterpice.

    Edited April 19, 2013
  • Roachman911 profile picture

    Shadows are a bit glitchy though.

    Written April 19, 2013
  • splatypi profile picture

    Thanks for the feedback! In what way are the shadows glitchy?

    Written April 19, 2013
  • Roachman911 profile picture

    In the middle of the hull it looks slightly crumpled.

    Written April 20, 2013
  • splatypi profile picture

    That is because it is! That is actually the armoured belt above the waterline. It stops halfway up the side of the hull, so there is a crease there.

    Edited April 20, 2013
  • etoven profile picture

    Wow.. I just went and trashed a whole scene file because I thought my custom build broke the mesh. It didn't occur to me how truly accurate the design was until I googled up a pic.

    You can color me impressed now sir...

    Edited June 13, 2016
  • BMF profile picture

    The detail in this model is impressive down to bolts and rigging.

    It would be interesting to know from your perspective what were the major lessons learned from creating the model.

    Written April 20, 2013
  • splatypi profile picture

    Probably the biggest thing I learned is that I should have used subdivision surfaces less, at least for parts of the ship it made sense to do so. This is because I ended up with a very high poly count because so many polys were wasted, so I had slower render times and a sluggish viewport.

    Edited April 20, 2013
  • grahas profile picture

    Just wait for dynamic typology

    sorry for abd english ( I'm from africa)

    Written April 22, 2013
  • sonylisation profile picture

    You can use a tool called Multiple Resolutions to fix that issue. It lets you set diferent resolutions on any object depending on what you are doing (fex the viewport may have ress 1 and the render will still use resolution 4) Thus saving a ton of unwanted/un-needed polygons before the actual render.

    Written April 28, 2013
  • ChrisKuhn profile picture

    Come on, internet... download this awesome Blend faster:)

    Edited April 21, 2013
  • wulankazak profile picture

    Nice ! will be more Good if the pic is detailed ! :)

    Edited April 27, 2013
  • saliiim profile picture

    I tried to do a 10 samples render of this an my computer just up and died XD It's so detailed, I love it. I would love to see a time lapse of this being created, but judging by the detail, recording the whole process would have resulted in... large... file sizes. Thanks for sharing this, I'll check back when I've got a new GPU.

    Written May 01, 2013
  • Lomar profile picture

    You have taken my breath away! "Epic" only begins to describe it. The vast amount of detail is incredible, and very appropriate for such a large vessel. (But if you download this, expect to wait a lot!)

    Your modelling skill is astonishing. I hope to see everything you do!

    Thank you!

    Edited August 19, 2013
  • Roninja profile picture

    EPICLY DONE! After you read HMS Ulysses by Alistair Maclean, you want to see what kind of vessel can bring unsurmountable fear in men. Now I know why the Royal Navy was afraid of the Tirpitz! Admiral Von Tirpitz!

    Written October 10, 2013
  • tmp12345 profile picture

    so many tks, Splatypi!

    Written July 16, 2014
  • DemiGhost profile picture


    Written August 29, 2015
  • drigerprg profile picture

    it's awesome :D do u have any tut on creating that complicated water result?

    Written September 05, 2015
  • builder5253 profile picture

    so after i download do render right away because when i open it there is no ocean and im confused can some one make a video on how to do this

    Written January 27, 2016
  • RSC115 profile picture

    lel Awesome

    Written February 10, 2016
  • HanoGames profile picture

    Fantastic! :)

    Written July 03, 2016
  • Lee3dee profile picture

    download keeps saving as a html???

    Written April 12, 2019
  • Lee3dee profile picture

    works on google chrome i was trying on microsoft edge, fix now

    Written April 12, 2019
  • Lee3dee profile picture

    amazing model to detail.

    Written April 12, 2019
  • Roben Da Bank profile picture
    Roben Da Bank

    This literally looks like its in an EA game, so good.

    Written February 27, 2022
  • carolynseay profile picture

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    Written March 29, 2024