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I am presenting to you all my latest build: Æneias, an Iris class french schooner from around 1820. She is a 14-gun gaff-rigged schooner based on the plans of La Recouvrance, a well-known vessel which sails from Brest. I have followed both the lines and the rigging of the original ship, since I had abundant free plans.There were 5 Iris-class vessels and they were originally used for mail-transport and latter for protection of merchant ships.
In case anyone is wandering, the name is from the classical hero Aeneas which is said to have founded Rome (go remember school stuff! ), though I have chosen to write the name in latin.
I would like to thank:
Cb4 for the amazing hull design, most credits for the hull go to him;
Captain Blackmoor for the efficient and neat designs on almost every torso of my crew — credits to him!;
Captain Green Hair for overall support, great assistance and expertise on ship-building:
Thank you so much Rick!
The prow figure (which, by the way, is Dido ):
The stern is one of the ares of which I am most proud: the curve is recreated using an intricate SNOT which places studs in 7 different directions.
The brick-built 12 powder cannons (each one consists of 12 parts):
The crew (around 30 sea-men), the armament and the provisions:
For maintenance reasons, she is almost fully modular:
Finally a view a clear deck, focusing on the capstan: