Erdbeereis1, on Oct 30 2008, 08:45 PM, said:
What I ended up doing was printing out some of the sails in the index here (I think they were from the BSB), and trimming it down to the right size. The I took that template and cut it out on cloth and then punched holes in the corners so it would stay on the mast.
I own the Caribbean Clipper and tried to use sails with the approximately the same size, but the ship is quite a bit larger, so it did not look right and I put an additional layer of sails on top, to make the masts a bit higher. I might try looking through that index for some triangular shaped ones.
JimButcher, on Oct 30 2008, 08:48 PM, said:
I would perhaps, use more detailed sails, though.
I most certainly will! It is just easier to cut them from paper for deciding on the size.
Talon Karrde, on Oct 30 2008, 08:50 PM, said:
The only thing i want to know is how this is going to fit into the "pillage the village" theme, are you going to add a small town section and have the pirates raiding it? I think you need something like this for it to fit into the contest.
Guss, on Oct 30 2008, 09:02 PM, said:
I just have one question ? will all the action be on the ship ?
There won't be too much action. I am going to make a long row of prisoners taken while 'pillaging' and them having to walk the plank being 'gifted' to King Kahukas sea monster. I already made the basic shape of the monster and still need to make a rock formation sticking out of some water. I don't have much blue though, so I am still in doubt whether to use regular blue or take all the darkblue panels and roofpieces from the big agent truck.
And well the ship should contain escaping prisoners who meet sharks and some prisoners who did not behave correctly and undergo some sort of 'pre' punishment. But first I want to get those sails right
EDIT: Missed your post Grevious
Grevious, on Oct 30 2008, 010:07 PM, said:
I think that the problem you are having with the sails is due to the stern â€“ itâ€™s way too tall, and it makes the back sail looks strange. The rear sail should probably be lower than the frontal and middle sails, so I suggest you lower the stern at least 7 bricks, if not more. That would probably improve the design immensely.
I agree with you about the stern. however, you give the one option I hoped to be able to avoid
Removing the top part of that mast (including that tiny sail) would lower it by 7 bricks, so maybe I'll just do that. It does make the balance between the main masts and the rear mast better looking.
Edited by Lord King of Everything, 30 October 2008 - 09:23 PM.