Timento, on Jul 23 2007, 11:54 AM, said:
Well, I agree, the stern mast (I don't know how it's really called :-/ ) is too short and the sails are a bit funny, but it's a fantasy (if it's really the Black Pearl) ship and it doesn't need to be so historically correct... Although it's a bit funny the way it is.
Otherwise, I really like it (and so everyone should X-D ).
I don't think I said I didn't like it just because it wasn't historically correct, I said I didn't like it because it looked bad.
I only marginally care for realistic...ness...
I would much prefer something "look good" than be completely accurate. However, part of "looking good" is at least kind of looking proportional to a realistic ship. The sails in the middle are way too big and ugly, the lowest ones way to wide for the height. The mizzen mast is far too short, and I have no idea what is hanging off those masts...
PotC is fantasy for sure, but at least those ships looked like ships. I would have mo problem, for example with sails full of holes, or sails made of algae, or fantasy pirates with both hands for hooks and both legs for pegs, or ghost pirates, or anything like that, but when the ship looks
terrible, then I have issues.
To me, everything above the deck looks very bad, partially because it is historically not proportional, and partly because it is just plain ugle and poorly constructed... so that makes me not like the ship.
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