Captain Green Hair, on Mar 26 2010, 11:51 AM, said:
I congratulate you with such a daring project!
In what scale are you building exactly? It seems a bit small to be exact minifig scale which would be about 1:39.
The way you are building the hull is good, I like the way you made the keel.
However your stern is running up a bit fast, instead of flowing upwards and in the middle your hull seems a bit like a V shape, though it should be rounded.
In the picture below you can see what I mean:
Good luck on it!
1. Thanks! So far there's been few problems, other than getting a nice shape on the hull...
2. I'm building as close as possible to a 1:40 scale, and I've done plenty of measurements to make surethat it is minifig scale. Keep in mind that the HMS Beagle itself is 90 feet from stern to bow across the deck.
3. Thanks! I'm sure you'd agree that Brick built hulls are HARD!
4. I'm glad you pointed that out. It should be SLIGHTLY more rounded, but I find it very difficult to get the shape just right, esspecially since I don't have a billion jumperplates... I've based nearly everything off my book, Anatomy Of the Ship HMS Beagle
Here is a sketch from it:
As you can see, it is rather V shaped, but not quite like the way I built it, so I guess I'll be starting in on v5 of the hull pretty soon.
Again, thanks for pointing that out. I wish you luck with your ship as well!
Edit: Here is a sketch of more sections of the ship:
The sketch on the right is about from the middle of the hull, and it has a rather 'V'ish shape to it. However, the shape is right in between a one and two plate incline, making it rather hard to get the shape quite right. What I think I might do is convert these cross section sketches into bricks, then 'Meld' them together to give me an accurate shape.
Edited by the_green_avenger, 27 March 2010 - 04:30 AM.