Admiral Croissant, on 29 January 2013 - 11:24 AM, said:
That is magnificent!
It's a fantastic and very detailed build.
Very clever you you managed to make an interior with this building technique. And the working rudder is a great feature too!
I think the headrail would look more accurate if you'd put another vertical hose in the middle, between the other two.
And the first bowsprit beam and topgallant yards seem to be too thick and long IMO.
Then again, I really like the fact that you're adding stunsails!
Thanks Admiral! I've looked into your suggested improvements and changes have been made. The headrails have received some more love and a third vertical hose has been added. I've also decreased the length of the first bowsprit beam though I have not decreased its girth as I didn't like the look of it when I attempted. The topgallant yards will be made thinner but I have to order the bits to do this.
The new headrails:
Grimmbeard, on 29 January 2013 - 04:47 PM, said:
Fraunces, on 29 January 2013 - 07:09 PM, said:
Wow I love the way you did this! Keep it up!
Thank you gentlemen
Frank Brick Wright, on 29 January 2013 - 08:11 PM, said:
My first thoughts too
In the reference pic you are using and that I posted somewhere in an older post you can confirm that. For a ship of this size even 2x2 in the bowsprit is even too much (probably) so your extended thickness/length looks off. Another slight issue for me is that the yards look way too bent. That's quite visible in the first picture but mostly here:
I don't quite like the 1x1 rounds because of the benting but they do look good! If you add extra-weight (like sails and so) to bent yards that may look off, though it might also be easily solvable with rigging. Also the headrails, even after all that pain, still look a bit unfinished
This all being said, I really really like her! She has such a sweet lines and a terrific colourscheme! The amazing degree of detail/dedication you went for this project are noticeable at the first look!
The working rudder, the stunsails, the interior, all that adds up! Keep up the excellent work!
As always Frank you insight is appreciated. As I've stated earlier in this post the bowsprit has been shortened which you can see in the new pictures of the headrails. The yards are bent like that simply because I haven't yet bought flex tubes long enough to transverse the whole length of each yard. One of the yards is actually held in place by a 4 length bar.
With the purchase and conditioning of some new flex tubes this issue will be fixed entirely.
Thanks for your always well written and constructive comments.
kurigan, on 30 January 2013 - 03:57 AM, said:
She is a fine brig to be sure. I am quite enamored with her. I love your level of detail. I am quite eager to see her finished. I do have a few points to raise however. Firstly I might suggest turning the eyelets on the fighting tops 90degrees so that they come off the side of the platform rather than the top. Then tie a string between those and the ones underneath where the lower shrouds are anchored to the top of he mast, for a more realistic look.
The hight of your courses, relative to their width (studding yards considered) seems a bit stunted. The rest of your yards seem well enough, but it appears you could do with a few more bricks to build up the lower portions of your mast, before you apply any string.
Compared to the rest of Godwin-Austen your capstan seems a bit simplistic. I offer for your consideration, the design I first concepted on my digital fleet and had for a time installed on the late Scorpion. It's not much bigger than what you have, but you can fit many more bars and, if I may flatter myself, looks very much like the real thing. Please feel free to use the design if you find it to your liking.
I can see why the head rails might have given you such trouble, and applaud your tenacity, though I do agree with Admiral Croissant.
Also, I'd just like to add some clarifications in terms if I may be so bold:
That's not a whip staff, it's a tiller. A whip staff is an archic instruriment; a pole through which a tiller is passed that increases leverage. The purpose of which was to ease the burden of the helmsmen by amplyifying their strigenth against the ocean. By the period of you fine vessel they had fallen out of use on account of their amplyifying the seas force as well, a significant danger to the seamen who operated them.
If the helm is located there it is a quarter deck. A poop deck does not have the vessel's steering mechanism. Your's, however small and aftward situaited, is a quater deck.
Also, a vessels curvature relative to the water line is known as sheer.
Thanks for sharing, keep building!
Thanks Kurigan! I'll see about adding some height to the lowest masts. As I start working on the rigging I'll see about the eyelets on the fighting tops though angled as they are seems to have worked well for Perfectionist. Your capstan design really does look nice and if you can provide more detailed pictures or a parts breakdown I may attempt to add it. However do keep in mind that as the capstan does actually raise the anchor it needs to fit a technic axle in the bottom and have strength enough to withstand the tension created by the gears under the deck.
About my terminology I appreciate your corrections and have edited my previous posts in order to sound less ignorant.
Brickington, on 30 January 2013 - 04:33 AM, said:
Looking great. However, I think that blue circle on the stern isn't the best fit. Just my two cents.
It'll come together once a decal is added.
Thanks everyone for your viewing and support.
- W. Townsend
Edited by Mr. Townsend, 07 February 2013 - 01:24 AM.