She may not look like having changed much, but the recent catastrophies around here that happened to all the great ships made me rework HMS Centaur completely. I realigned the outer hull and the deck-plating to make it sturdier and less fragile. I also redid the stern, some of the rigging and reworked the complete captain's cabin. The cabin now features a light and removable walls for clearing the deck. Here are some pics:
Centaur5_total1 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
Centaur5_stern von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
Centaur5_quarters01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
The table has a stud for adding a map that will press down the light-switch
Centaur5_quarters02 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
The cabin with activated light - notice the removable walls in the background
Centaur5_CrowsNest von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
Centaur5_Bow01 von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
Centaur5_astern von HMSCentaur auf Flickr
As I was re-reading the Hornblower books I thought it might be nice to try to build a ship myself and this was my first attempt on the matter:
The HMS Centaur, a sixth-rate frigate with 24 guns and 150 souls, supposed to be build around 1750. As you might see, my approach on this one was rather clumsy. I tried to focus on a realistic model with all the necessary details. In the end, I constructed a modular vessel that could be divided into four sections to view the decks from within.
Sadly, I made the mistake to put it on the heater and when my flatmate turned the heat on, the bricks distorted and when I took the ship up the next time, it collapsed in my hands. However, this gives me the opportunity to try a better model and after the weekend I will post some pictures of my new approach on the vessel!
Edited by Horry, 06 August 2012 - 01:03 AM.