Wellesley

[COR - FB] Class IV WTC Topsail Schooner Sjælland

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This MOC was inspired by @Mr. Townsend's Miss Elizabeth and @Bregir's use of 4185. Also of course the USS Hannah, on which the Miss Elizabeth is based.

 

- Intro story will follow -

A new ship was launched at the Farrensman shipyards. This time an order from the WTC. The Topsail Schooner Sjælland is a fast, light armed merchant vessel. Her rig doesn't require a big crew and her four carronades as well as her four swivel guns are enough to defend against little ambushes and make her one of the more independent merchant vessels.

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Nathaniel Stienhouwer's first signed position as a steersman.
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Her recommended stats:

R M G C $ H
4  6  1  2  4 1

78 of those little brown wheels are in this MOC. I'm happy with the result, only the sheets for the foresails bother me a bit. I might think of another solution but for now I want to give her some rest.

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Nice one... Great rigging !

For a topsail schooner, it is especially well rendered.

I always avoid to built one just because of the topsail. I was afraid of a possible ugly rendering. Yours is impeccable. Well done !

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You don’t need to flex so hard on us with that rigging. Next ship I make I’ll send you to rig for me :pir-laugh:

Well done!

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19 hours ago, TomSkippy said:

You don’t need to flex so hard on us with that rigging. Next ship I make I’ll send you to rig for me :pir-laugh:

Well done!

Is this a thing ... Can we do this? Lol

@Wellesleylove the rigging as well.  It might be the photo angles but a couple of shots make the side very flat looking. 

If you can get a free Hi res shots of her on a blank background I would love to blog it! 

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Thanks! I might think about doing it as a side job:D 

Oh yes, it's absolutely flat:D At least there is no tumblehome. All I got is the hull shape from above.

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20 hours ago, Roadmonkeytj said:

If you can get a free Hi res shots of her on a blank background I would love to blog it! 

I will try, but currently for decent lighting I'm dependent on the sun. Is the following pic okay?

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Beautiful, beautiful vessel. :wub: It's nice to see some of the less-common sail plans, and while the hull itself is fairly simple, the rigging is just astounding. Excellent work!!

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7 hours ago, Wellesley said:

I will try, but currently for decent lighting I'm dependent on the sun. Is the following pic okay?

Yes ... I have it wrote up will post tomorrow! Thank you

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Beautiful and very detailed schooner! Especially liked the anchor.

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That's some fine rigging there! Say...my frigate has yet to be properly rigged...how much do you charge per hour? :laugh:

Jokes aside, another masterpiece, Wellesley! Your rigging, sails, and hull curvature always shocks me, and I enjoy every second of admiring your work!

Have you ever referenced or made a tutorial as to how you go about your sails? Haven't really found how to properly make them yet, and yours are some of the best I've seen.

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As the others have said, that is some seriously fine rigging! I too like the unusual configuration here. A very sleek and beautiful ship! How is it you don't have a ship expert tag!?!

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