French Frigate Minerve (20 guns)
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:03 PM
I'd like to present the 20 gun French Frigate Minerve which is another co-build with my friend Captain Green Hair.
This ship was finished roughly a year ago and serves as a sister ship to this ship.
The Minerve was put on display already 2 times, along with it's sister and the rest of the fleet, on BeLUG events.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:12 PM
eh, I mean very nice ship, will I have the chance to see it again at Brickmania Antwerpen ?
If I had the bricks I'd make a sister ship too, three frigates
Edited by Sebeus I, 04 November 2012 - 06:03 PM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:47 PM
How did you get the rigging to fit into the pegs in the nailboards (or whatever their called)?
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:01 PM
Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:36 PM
But she looks great! I like how it looks almost the same as CGH's, but upon closer inspection there are actually quite a lot of small differences.
I think I prefer Green Hair's spanker sail, but Minerva's bowsprit looks better.
The rigging and sails are of course excellent, and the stern is nice as well.
Another detail I like is the knotted anchor cable.
My only tiny point of criticism is that it may look better if you add a 1x2 brown tile to the 2x2 slope in the bow piece.
But you guys did an amazing job on this vessel
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:16 AM
The detail is excellent and just like its predecessor (sorry for the big word).
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:59 PM
And I wanted to thank Bonaparte and Captain Greenhair for inspiring me with their work. I am currently working on a ship as well.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:04 PM
I'd like to suggest two points for improvement though
First I think your bowsprit is a bit too angled, i.e. the angle made with the horizontal is too large (I've talked with CGH so I know you used this as a ref-pic and you can check that indeed the bowsprit isn't that angled).
Then there is the Boom. I'm not 100% sure about this so my apologies if I am wrong. However I am pretty sure that the angle the boom makes with the mast should also be much larger, i.e. the boom should be closer to the horizontal. Usually booms have indeed an angling but I don't think it would be that steep. I have not measured but I'd say you have a 20º angle there and the highest angle I have seen there should be around 10º.
Again: a great masterpiece
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:19 AM
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:21 PM
You've fallen for one of the classic Blunders! the most famous of which is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this, Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!!!
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:10 AM
Great job Bonaparte. Your talent really shows!
Edited by Mr. Townsend, 19 November 2012 - 05:15 AM.
Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:40 AM
Since you said she has been on display already, are there any pictures of that? I've never had a ship on display so far, so I'm quite interested how that works too.
The black 1x3 plates with the pearl gold 1x1 round plate and 1x2 grille appears to be glued on the inverted slope, am I correct?
Anyway, it's good to have one more fine vessel for the French fleet!
"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire
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