Skipper, on 25 May 2012 - 04:42 AM, said:
Looks awesome! The interior's always one of my favorite parts of a MOC, so I'm glad you're able to include it in this fantastic ship. On the stern itself--my only criticisms are that I think the balconies were usually recessed as opposed to protruding, and also that the 'stepped' construction of the stern looks odd to me (I prefer Blackmoor's solution).
Anyways, keep it up!
Im not quite sure what you mean about 'stepped'. There is a little step there between the upper quarter galleries and lower galleries on the real ship, though I may have exaggerated it a bit. On larger ships like Victory the step is less noticeable, but this is a 64. As to the balcony, from models and plans I have researched the balcony is both recessed and protruding, partly behind the galleries but extending a little beyond them as well. I found PR Dobsons fantistic digital rendering of Agamemnon very helpful for visualizing this:
I realize it wasn't very obvious in my first pictures how the balcony is designed, so here is a collage showing how it is both recessed and protruding. Perhaps I made it stick out too far but there is a small section behind the galleries too:
Captain Blackmoor, on 25 May 2012 - 10:47 AM, said:
Giving this some more thought, I would go for this:
Remove the part above the yellow curved line to maintain the horseshoe shape. It would be very accurate.
Sebeus I, on 26 May 2012 - 12:54 PM, said:
That stern is coming along great, I'm very curious how you'll decorate it, there seems to be an extra compartiment between the arched windows and the cabin, is there ?
I think the above collage answers these two questions as well. Capt. Blackmoor, the portion above the yellow curve is necessary to mount the ships lanters, as well as covering the space between the captain's galleries and the poopdeck. The top two pictures show how the poopdeck sits in connection with the stern. I like your idea and might experiment with making the horseshoe larger to go all the way up to the taffrail rather than under the lanterns.
Sebeus, yes there is a small compartment behind the curved windows. These are probably going to be the captain's quarter galleries (private privy) and captain's storage. I may make them a little larger but am hesitant to reduce the space in the captain's cabin.
dafi, on 25 May 2012 - 09:25 AM, said:
Nice work :-)
And here we get a little bit the historical background of the ship: It is a french prize as can be seen on the horse shoe stern ;-)
ALl the best, Daniel
Thanks Daniel! I will divulge the full historical background once she is finished. Since she is not based on any one ship, during her design she became a love child between a Slade designed Ardent class and French designed Raisonnable
Thanks for the comments everyone! Im going back to the rigging for the time being and will post updates on that soon.