HMB Sabre 18 gun brig
Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:02 AM
I wanted to make each gun 3 studs apart, but I didn't have enough tall white slopes on hand. So I decided to try black slopes for the gun deck instead. I'm rather pleased with the result. She's currently without her full compliment of 18 guns, hence the closed gunports.
In addition to some added details here and there, I also gave her rope ratlines like the HMS Achilles. I spent the better part of a week tying the ratlines --- just a little bit at a time.
The stern and quarter galleries were also changed, but the design is still a bit preliminary.
The headrails are a somewhat lacking in my opinion, but there's not much else I can do given the space available. I'm open to ideas.
I'm currently working on a French corvette (my British ships need something to shoot at) as well as another small overhaul for the Achilles. I've tested out some ideas on the Sabre.
Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:52 AM
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:02 AM
Yes, I'll admit she's a bit "stocky". I wouldn't put more than 18 guns on a brig. However, during the war of 1812, the USS Wasp (a sloop of war) battled the brig HMS Frolic. Both ships had 18 guns, albeit most of them were carronades.
Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:34 AM
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:27 AM
And of course the colourscheme, very original
There's just nothing wrong with it Except for the headrails, they are a bit too yellow, I think a bit more black will make it look better already.
For the rest it's excellent
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:01 AM
For the rest it's excellent
Hmmmm. I really didn't notice until you mentioned it, but there is somewhat of a disconect between the headrails and the rest of the ship. Sort of "in your face" for lack of a better word. I'll throw in some black and see how she looks. Thanks for the advice.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 06:33 AM
Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:17 AM
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:39 PM
soz im new to eurobricks but ive been browsing for ages so if i make any mistakes could anyone please correct me.
swab this ship is awsome! its so small yet so powerful and looks ready to kick big behind!!!!!!!!!!! btw wat does th inside look like?
Posted 06 February 2010 - 03:48 AM
An 18 cannon tumble home intricately detailed hull;
A light, yet well done patchwork of rigging;
An artsy bow, with a nice small stern;
Nicely done flags and a very quality flag (If you have the choice, use fabric. It'll give every ship a more quality look to it)
to sum it up into one word: lovely
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 02:40 AM
There's not much of an interior. I splurged and made everything below decks the same color (black), and it has arches in between each gun (more for structural support than detail). Most of my ships don't have an interior at all except for the guns.
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