2. Since you want to make her a Brig you need to place the masts different. The foremast needs to be more centered. Something like that:SNIP
I would place him above the 3rd gun port. But lovely work so far...
Keep it up and you'll have a lovely Brig!
1)I will use string for the rigging but I have not got around to planing that far yet.
2)I have centered the foremast more but I also think that this means I will need to move the mainmast (name?) back a little more so it looks better.
She's generally coming along rather nicely, but I would strongly suggest making the 2nd mast section thinner than the lowest one, that looks far more elegant!
Also the deck is far to wide at the stern; a rather common mistake: It should be smallest there with the galleries (brigs didn't really have any btw) being under a roof and also extending the stern to less (or at least not more than) the maximum width.
Also the hole in the deck for the working area looks a bit small.
How are you planning to make this modular with the rigging when the sides are build up and sloping on the topdeck in the typical CGH way? You could try to make the sides modular instead of the deck like Admiral Croissant on his Vesta, that would be easier to build too. But the ratlines would still need to go somewhere.
Should I use this piece for the second part of the mast?
Also, I will re-build the stern but it might be hard since I would like three windows in the back.
It might be hard to see but the whole deck is modular. The railings are not connected to the sides. I can take better pictures if you would like.
Also, i think you need to re-build your stern completly over, its far too wide, id make the stern as Lady Washingtons stern.
Click Here.As you can see, there is no side windows or anything and the windows in back are quite small ones. Id change the gunports (Yellow flags)In black, and also would change the railing like Admiral Croissant already showed to you.
I wish you luck mate.
Just keep looking close at model ships and replica's and I'm sure it will turn out nicely. Good luck!
I have only got to see models on the internet since I don't own any but thank you for the kind words anyways.
I don't think I made this clear but it does not have to be too accurate. I am aiming for a ship that I think looks nice and is modular over a historical model.