qwarek7, on 25 September 2011 - 09:33 AM, said:
I apologize for my protracted absence. I took a bit of time off during the POTC contest and have only recently started building again. Alas I have been making progress though! During my hiatus I was pondering a new capstan design that would look accurate, be functional, and also connect between the two gundecks. Here is ultimately what I came up with:
was really my inspiration since it allowed for six bars to be connected to it for manning.
Here's what it looks like fitted between the decks. the design allows for 6 4-long bars to be attached to it as shown in the second picture. The bars are chest high on a minifig which is just right.
As you can see Ive added quite a bit to the waist of the ship, including boat rails, hatches, ladders etc. But more on that later. Here is one more view of the lower gundeck. You can see how it connects to the upper capstan through the deck, allowing them to rotate together.
Let me know what you think. More updates soon I promise!
Dread Pirate Wesley