Capt.JohnPaul, on May 16 2010, 07:46 PM, said:
Ok, that works. But how many of the large tan and black plates are needed? Just a good guesstimation would be fine. And how much would we need to modify to have an interior of the captain's cabin?
I don't think you know what you are attempting to build here, really.
Shipbuilding generally is one of the most complex undertaking in Lego since they curve in three ways: horizontally, vertically and the tumblehome.
CGH's technique is the best looking, but also by far most complex way of achieving this.
People who build ships using this techniques invest months of their time and hundreds of $.
Based on the fact that your "HMS Thunderer" has been just a slightly modded BB, I would suggest trying a much more simple design first.
If you want a interior, you might want to look at IFS inspired MOCs like this beautiful one by Dutch Treat: LINK
These designs still look good and they can be finished in a reasonable amount of time and don't require a custom rigging which can be quite annoying to make.