Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:22 PM
The new addition to my fleet
tips or suggestions please
Both of these ships have very many problems including the entrance to the captains cabin and the gun deck
Posted 26 June 2011 - 11:05 PM
I do not know if you are aiming at technical accuracy or not. If you are, here my suggestions come:
Both ships feature a far too high poop deck (the part with the captain's cabin - a poop deck of this size would be a phenomenon of older ships from the 15th to early 17th century and need a much higher forecastle (the risen part of the deck to the bow) - you could start by reducing those poop decks. Your ship could also need a little curving in the sidelines.
To the frigate: If you want to do a frigate, this one needs more guns - traditional rating systems of old navies would classify this as a sloop or a brig.
But then again - why go for accuracy? I'd suggest you forget my comments and make it a much more fantasy-esque fleet with a bit more ornaments and maybe a steam-punk approach? (I am building a steampunk-ship meself at the moment, so the idea comes quite quickly)
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:13 AM
(Can't wait for the ship your building )
Edited by red coats rule, 27 June 2011 - 02:17 AM.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:21 PM
Frigate design was different before the 1740's and did have the higher poop decks. It all depends on which era of frigate Cap'n Red Coat is going for, which seems to be whatever looks the coolest.
Here is an image of a 17th century frigate.
I believe the gunboat is closest to a brig.
As for the ships themselves:
The Gunboat (Brig):
The Frigate (Corvette):
(If the pics were re-sized to 800x600, you could post them right into the forum. )
The coloring of the ships look really good and you've done a fine job at the overall design. I like the use of the "bubble-space-helmet" things for lamps.
The two primary things about these ships I would improve upon would be to have the poop deck and captain's cabin transition better with ships' middle. And I would remove some of the stripes in the gunboats and maybe thicken them.
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