Tereglith, on Nov 11 2009, 08:38 PM, said:
WOW! This is looking great. I love the SNOT deck of the ship, and snaggletooth random dock that you have is great too. \
If I had a suggestion for the ship, it would be to play up the light blue even more and add more chrome silver like the two 1x1 rounds that you have there - light blue and silver would give the ship great personality when most are decorated with dark red and pearl gold accents.
For a name, I might put forward "The Rebirth of the Eagle", since, in the US at least, the Eagle can often be seen as a symbol for warlike times and actions, the opposite of the peaceful dove. If The Eagle were being reborn, it would symbolize the peacefullness and tranquility that this contest has brought about.
I had all intentions to play up the light blue. I just need to find a few more bricks in that color. As for silver I'll see what I can find.
TheOtters, on Nov 11 2009, 10:03 PM, said:
So wouldn't that mean having the eagle reborn would actually connote preparing for war? Just a thought... Not that I don't like the suggested name, or eagles in general ;) Speaking about that - I also enjoy the light blue elements on her hull and seeing as you've included a light blue stripe on the sides, I'd strongly suggest continuing that onto the stern and bow of the ship.
NewRight, coming from that "sailing in the port upon its completion" thing you said, I must ask - whose completion, the port's or the ship's? In any case, I was just wondering - have you considered turning this into a shipyard which is just launching a new flagship? Workers applying finishing works on her hull while the crew are anxiously awaiting for her to finally be ready to sail... Or celebrating her launch while the water from the launch creates a nice tidal wave? Have you considered anything in that sense or would you rather have a regular "ship entering port" scene?
If it's the latter, I would suggest adding a lighthouse there. Port lighthouses are usually not too prominent, so it does not have to be a huge structure. It would however liven up the surroundings and add a very unique touch to the whole scene.
I'm sorry I can't really help with the ship's name there, but unless we know what it is exactly you have in mind as a backstory, I don't think we can be of much use. Unless of course, you're going to tailor the story to the name, in which case I'd suggest "Rebirth of the Arawak". The Arawak were one of the tribes encountered in the New World, and also one of the first ones to face almost complete extinction. I don't suppose this sounds like a logical choice of name, but it could be seen as an implication of peace between the Spanish invaders and the Arawaks and recognition of the native's culture... especially if it's their ancestral land that the port is built on!
I was actually meant the rebirth of the port and not the ship itself. I had had plans to also add a light house, but I've instead replaced it with a small set of houses. I was thinking this would be a merchant town due to the two ports is has.
As for dark red accents I feel that if I bring another color into this it will become to congested and colorful. I was hoping to stick to Brown, Tan, Lt. Blue, and Silver, but I may add some regular blue. Maybe that will add a little more 'spice' to this.
As for the deck I plan on adding an upper deck and the picture I've shown is very prelim. There will be more to come.