Thank you for all the comments!
Admiral Bejaune, on 15 November 2013 - 06:50 AM, said:
This is a great frigate. You cant go wrong with black and white. The lines are great, and the only thing I can see that needs changing are the main yardarms. They are too small. The need to be longer. Other than that its a great build.
The yardarms do look small on the photos. I guess it's because of the camera angle and depth issues. In real they are longer and are the correct size (scaled from a blue-print).
Bonaparte, on 15 November 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:
I had a very close look at the pictures and have no suggestions for improvements. It looks pretty much perfect to me. I love the simple color scheme, the lines of the ship are spot on, the masts, rigging and deck details are great.
Looking forward to see it finished with sails.
Horatio, on 17 November 2013 - 07:14 AM, said:
Wow. One word really comes to mind when looking at her, and that would be clean. She looks so neat and tight- dare I even say, ship shape. Is she based off of the HMS Trincomalee? At any rate, I can't wait to see her fully rigged. Also, did you put wire in the tubes so that they would hold their shape more easily?
The ship is based on many ships actually: real ships, other lego ships, but my biggest inspiration has been a ship that was digitally designed (and showed many detailed screenshots). The colour scheme is that of the USS Constitution, just because I like black, white and red. The tubes are custom made pneumatic hoses sold by http://www.bricklink...e.asp?p=fasblok
. They are bendable, yet firm and keep there shape well. I used some lego bar parts in the beginning of the hoses to give them the right shape and used white hand parts that connects them.
Making the ratlines goes well, but slowly... and errors are hard and time-consuming to correct. I want to do it without glue or anything and give it a feel that it's all tied together. However I also don't want a very 'straight' or 'too neat' look for the ratlines either, because that also is not the case with real ships. The mast at the back is done now and I am pleased with that... the technique I am using I now know and I hope to do the other 2 bigger masts more easily.