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[GoC - Cruisers of Terra Nova] Post-Ship HMS Black Panther

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[GoC - Cruisers of Terra Nova] Post-Ship HMS Black Panther

The Quinnsville shipyards have produced yet another vessel which it intends to donate to the Royal Navy for use in protecting Corrington's investments. The 18-gun, post-ship HMS Black Panther has just been launched and has entered the proving phase before joining the naval base in King's Harbour.

48828956216_098ac8bf23_b.jpgFrigate 3.4 by LM71Blackbird, on Flickr

In the gundeck she can carry eighteen 24-pounders and has an assortment of small cannon and deck guns for signaling and if necessary, boarding.

48829117887_af1d3b2b66_b.jpgFrigate 3.5 by LM71Blackbird, on Flickr

Down below, the first 24-pounders are being positioned. The rest of the armament will follow once the order has been fulfilled by the Quinnsville Cannon Foundry.

48828580608_0242f9bf3f_b.jpgFrigate 3.6 by LM71Blackbird, on Flickr

 

To Rear-admiral Fletcher,

In the interest of the Nation of Corrington and all her settlements she protects, I, Mayor Richard Brickford of the city of Quinnsville, hereby donate the recently completed ship, the HMS Black Panther. I believe that she will prove quite useful to the Terra Novian fleet that so bravely protects the sometime dangers waters that we call home. The proving is going quite well so far, and if she passes your inspection I do believe she will make a fine addition to the fleet. As the other vessels now in the service of Her Majesty's Royal Navy, the handy-work of our hardworking shipwrights should meet your quality standards.

In Her Majesty's service

Richard Brickford

Mayor of Quinnsville 

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My 3rd and final entry for the GoC Oaken Shield Tasks, the HMS Black Panther! I'm quite happy how the tumble home turned out overall. The figurehead may be a bit large, but I like how it looks in the end. C&C are welcome and apprecieated and thanks for looking!

@Bregir @Ayrlego @SilentWolf @Captain Dee 

 

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This turned out beautiful! As neonic said, the furled sails are very clever and look really cool.
Congratulations on being the first(?) to complete the Oaken Shield task!

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2 hours ago, Wellesley said:

This turned out beautiful! As neonic said, the furled sails are very clever and look really cool.
Congratulations on being the first(?) to complete the Oaken Shield task!

Thank you! I'm glad you like the finished product!

Now on to the Merchant Marine tasks! The fist vessel is already in the works!

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7 hours ago, Professor Thaum said:

Nice ship, even if I'm a little bit disturbed by the shrouds (thanks to LDD)

the figurehead is well thought !

Thank you! Yes, shrouds are something I need to work on...

2 hours ago, Fraunces said:

Looks great! I like the structure.

Thanks!

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I will admit that I am no ship expert. Bregir has a much better understanding of them then I do. I do think your brickbuilt furled sail technique is unique and adds some interesting depth you don't always see in LDD ships. I do like some of the small details you have added everywhere. They create a nice touch. The technique you employed to simulate tumblehome is a new one for me. I am always pleased to see new techniques tried but I am not sure it worked as well as would be hoped. It did take me a few moments to figure out what you were doing with them. I will say that you had a nice use of the panther as a figurehead, even if it is a bit large, it is unique and doesn't look overtly out of place. 

Areas of improvement: when tiling a floor in LDD, there is no seperation when rendering with Bluerender. So you need to add elements to mix things up. Try different colors, or a printed tile, or even a grate piece, or a stud, to occassionally break things up. I do know there are some other renderers out there that do render the edges of the pieces so it looks more realistic. You could also look for one of them. Have you looked at iStudio for building or rendering? On my Myzec build, I rendered it both with LDD and iStudio and they did render it differently as you can see below.

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On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:53 PM, SilentWolf said:

I will admit that I am no ship expert. Bregir has a much better understanding of them then I do.

Then were even as I am very far from an expert as well! lol! :head_back: 

On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:53 PM, SilentWolf said:

The technique you employed to simulate tumblehome is a new one for me. I am always pleased to see new techniques tried but I am not sure it worked as well as would be hoped. It did take me a few moments to figure out what you were doing with them.

Agreed, the tumblehome is probably the hardest part of building a ship for me.

On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:53 PM, SilentWolf said:

will say that you had a nice use of the panther as a figurehead, even if it is a bit large, it is unique and doesn't look overtly out of place. 

Thanks! It is probably to large for a ship of this size, but I don't think it is large enough to look silly.

On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:53 PM, SilentWolf said:

when tiling a floor in LDD, there is no seperation when rendering with Bluerender. So you need to add elements to mix things up. Try different colors, or a printed tile, or even a grate piece, or a stud, to occassionally break things up.

A valid point that I actually never really thought to do! I will certainly adjust the ship accordingly!

On ‎10‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 3:53 PM, SilentWolf said:

I do know there are some other renderers out there that do render the edges of the pieces so it looks more realistic. You could also look for one of them. Have you looked at iStudio for building or rendering? On my Myzec build, I rendered it both with LDD and iStudio and they did render it differently as you can see below.

Yes, I've tried Pov-Ray, but I never could get it to work properly. As to your renders, I much prefer the look of the first one than the second one.

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An impressive looking ship LM71 and a nice addition to our fleet. An interesting technique to achieve the tumblehome look, I can't quite make out how you have done it. Is it just SNOT tiles? Great colour scheme and interesting choice for a figure head. All in all, nice work! :thumbup:

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41 minutes ago, Ayrlego said:

An impressive looking ship LM71 and a nice addition to our fleet. An interesting technique to achieve the tumblehome look, I can't quite make out how you have done it. Is it just SNOT tiles? Great colour scheme and interesting choice for a figure head. All in all, nice work! :thumbup:

Thank you! I tired a new idea for the tumblehome look and yes, it is predominantly SNOT work. Glad that you like it!

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