Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:55 PM
I’d like to present my ship of the line “Gallus”.
photo at Flickr: http://flic.kr/p/c34n5m
While building her I used mostly the sketches of the first Russian ship of the line “Goto Predestinatsia”. However I changed it in some respects.
The first reason is that I wanted to build something personal, but within historical principles. On the other hand I managed to take good photos (with the help of EB-user VerSen), but didn’t leave myself enough time to complete the building. That’s why half of the masting was built right at the exhibition from the parts at hand. You see this hyper-big-blind-topmast.
There are 64 cannons on board – 30 at every side and two in the front and two at the stern.
I didn’t want to use standard frames with shutters which are often used in ship-projects, so I decided to use such parts instead. Besides this decision helped to create an illusion of a two-deck-stern.
But they left nasty chinks.
So I used these parts:
Of course it led to difficulties for the interior, but as I built her first of all for an exhibition, I could do without it.
The building of the balcony was a tiresome business. It took me nearly one hour to come to this variant. I think it isn’t bad, is it?
C3PO plays the part of the latrine figure here!
The total time spent from the draft till the performance – about 6 months.
I’m not sure that the building is complited. There must be at least sails and perfection of some small deficits. An ambitious project were the interior and the masting made of strings.
Thanks for waching!
Photos at Flickr.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:23 PM
Thanks for sharing her!
Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:32 PM
That is, how do you say. An incredible amount of guns. I just love how smooth and clean everything is. Ignoring how beautifully you photographed it, it just looks right. You've managed to fit an enormous number of cannons onto a ship and just make it look proper.
I'm not a big MOC'er so I won't even comment on the technique, because I'm no pro, but I love your end result!
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:01 PM
Beautiful smooth, clean, and massive ship. You know, I didn't expect it to turn out like this. By the way, lovely cabin.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:40 AM
I like the detail of the helm chains led from the helm wheel on the bridge
Nice the pictures of the deployed army
Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:10 AM
If you made a rope rigging you will make a real masterpiece
Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:27 PM
The deck is beautiful, sweet dark brown.
I think the stern galleries start a bit abrupt, it would be very nice if you could angle that part:
I see that that would not be an easy task, considering you fixed it to the ship pretty good...
What you could do instead is adding some color change in the brown where the galleries start, add some black perhaps.
Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:02 PM
I totally love the hull and the totality of the vessel. The stern is specially ornate and of course the technique you used for the windows is brilliant The way you built the curves, so smooth is amazing too, and of course all the tilling gives her a very shiny look.
Besides agreeing with Sebeus on the galleries I would like to point some things out. In the upper gun's deck your gunports are way too high (comparing to the gun's height, of course) because in that position the crew would only be able to fire upwards. That wouldn't be very useful in such a giant, would it? Wheels on the cannons would solve the problem I guess.
The shrouds look odd in such a masterpiece, I really hope you go for custom rigging. An issue that I immediately spotted is the masts' distances. Ok, it is not something that noticeable but I made some simple calculations using your reference pictures and your mainmast is 4 bricks farther to the foremast than it should. Of course you are not building an historical accurate replica, but from naked eye one understands that the two aft masts are way too close. Nitpicking, I guess, but she is so good she surely deserves it
Edited by Frank Brick Wright, 23 May 2012 - 08:02 PM.
A ship is floating in the harbour now,
The wind is hovering o'er the mountain's brow;
There is a path on the sea's azure floor,
No keel has ever ploughed that path before
(Percy Bysshe Shelley)
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:02 PM
Posted 23 May 2012 - 10:56 PM
Dread Pirate Wesley
Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:36 AM
Anyway, this is the WIP thread if I am not wrong, if anyone like to check it:
Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:10 AM
you keep increasing the quality of your posts:thumbup:
even with the lack of sails, it looks great! congrats
Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:56 AM
See these MOCs and MORE in the Guilds of Historica!
Trian Burress fell in Nocturnus at the battle for Abyssian!
Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:05 PM
I believe this ship is a piece of art work.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:55 PM
Edited by hobbes5a, 30 May 2012 - 01:56 PM.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:27 PM
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