Yesterday I found the courage to disassemble it and change most of the shape into more realistic version, changing the lenght of the hull and completely rebuild the bow, according to a book i read ("the history of the french frigate 1650-1850"). The new bow is realistic, but still "LEGO" (for example the headrailing is brickbuilt, but every brick is completely lock in place, no moving bricks); but I need some help: my book is black&white illustrated and my bow is made by anycolours bricks.
May someone post (or link) images about realistic coloured bows, so i can place the bricklink order and post some decent picture of this version? :)
Edited by Matteo1130, 17 April 2013 - 01:31 PM.