A barquentine, also known as a schooner bark, is defined as a three-master, foremast being square rigged while the main and other masts are fore-and-aft rigged.
This combination makes it an excellent ship to sail close to the wind while it still has a good performance before the wind.
This is my second try at costum rigging (the first one being the dutchman).
I optimized my variant of CGH's technique, instead of creating multiple offsets and slanted sections I use built the ships' side in one piece and attach it with no more than two hinge pieces per side. Originally I created this variant when I was short of hinge plates (in CGH's tutorial you need a lot of those), now I see it as a much better technique for small ships.
This barquentine (4 midsections) is about the biggest you can achieve with this technique, when you want to build a bigger ship CGH's technique is a much better choice.
During the building proces I considered the possibilities of making a frigate with my variant technique (Frigate meaning a ship with a continuing gun deck).
If I would raise the channels holding the rigging and sacrifice the galleries I could give this ship a broadside of 10 cannons, a decent 20 gun frigate as it were.
However raising the channels means that the ship will be taller, which looks less good.
So I guess if you really want to build a battleship this is not it .
- 4 midsections for a large prefab hull.
- Capacity of 12 cannons (and such many cannon ports).
- Fully functional capstan
- Interior (although no easy access).
Anyway, enjoy the pictures .
The functional capstan:
This is what really sets this MOC apart from other ships, as far as I know only my ships feature this kind of sophisticated capstan so you can guess it's something I like to brag about .
The inner workings:
Some on-board pictures;
Ah, vintage doors and windows, I love them, perfect for a tall ship.
The totally functional capstan .
A look into the cabin from the stern.
The cabin used to be accessible but when I started on the rigging it became complicated.
I hope you liked it, I think I'm done with the good old prefab hull now, moving on to some bigger hulls now .
Other ships with this tumblehome technique include my Brig-of-war, merchant brig, pirate brig and polacca.
Interesting fact: There was only one barquentine indexed in the MOC ship index, the previous version of this ship.
So you could say I'm the proud owner of the only barquentine at Classic Pirates .
Edited by Sebeus I, 25 January 2014 - 04:53 PM.