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  1. I personally like the two masted better, with a big boom and gaff sail on the aft mast. swooping over the quarterdeck (cabin top)
  2. You can still have an working capstan, just need a longer rope/chain. *on the chain part, I just learned that the Brittons during the Roman times already had iron chain because they couldn;t make rope strong enough back then. After the fall of the Roman Empire a lot of knowledge was lost, and the Vikings returned to using stones on rope. The first 'modern' use of chain was in 1809 by lt. Samual Brown (Royal Navy) onboard the Penelope. Because of increase in ship size hemp rope not being strong enough, and the hemp rotted to fast in the East and West Indies, making the crew sick. By 1830 chains where common on the world fleet. So a chain is accurate too :)
  3. During the 'Age of Sail' ships (we commonly use as a base of reference for our Lego models) didn't have an anchor chain, they had an anchor rope. (Maybe some knowledgeable EB member knows when the change occurred?) The anchor rope it self didn't go round the capstan to lift the anchor, it is too thick. The capstan has a so called messenger rope, and endless loop, going around rollers in the manger (place to clean the dirt of the hauled in anchor rope and let the water drain away, not to store livestock) the anchor rope was secured to this messenger rope by a small pieces of line. On even bigger ships (three masted) the capstan dedicated to lifting the anchor was even behind the main mast (where it also worked on the big yards) so the messenger rope ran all the way trough the ship (around the masts) giving it a long length and lots of pieces of line to transfer the weight from the anchor and rope to the messenger rope to the capstan. Dedicated crew members (maybe the powder boys?) where in charge of connecting, and loosening the small pieces before the reached the capstan, the anchor rope was stored in the hold midships on racks so it could dry. Seen in the picture, the hawse holes, with one anchor rope (thick) coming in, the manger(boards) the rollers and the messenger rope. Here some links to some ship deck plans, where you can see the location. (you can find more on google, searching for something like 'Frigate deck plan"/"age of sail ship deck plan"/ "ship of the line" etc etc) Hope that helps, enjoy your build. Bart
  4. @spud I would change the fore mast and capestan around Small arms where stored in racks/boxes/ arms rooms on big vessels. It is my understanding that the ship provided the arms to the crew (sailors -> cutlasses and pikes (knifes would be personal) Officers probably came with their own sabre and pistol. For marines rifles would be issued by their garrison.
  5. Ranks and positions in the pirates theme.

    note, a navigator/officer is not the same as an helmsman. helmsman is somebody who steers at the wheel, just a common sailor following orders from the navigator/officer.
  6. Thanks you, you have my permission to move if that suits the build better. Might change the title aswell too. "1:40 steamship from 1910" I'll have a look what happens when I transvere it to the normal mode in LDD, or put it into Bricklink. Bart
  7. Uh select them? I build in the digital designer extended mode. LDD version 4.3 maybe you need to do something in the script to unlock it, I recall something like that. But that was for old versions. Thanks on the detail part, I try to do as much as possible to counter balance the fact it's digital. Bart
  8. Cool, thanks a lot! Yeah maybe I was a bit ahead by posting the notice there, i'll fill out the webform. Bart
  9. [OL - FB] New Directions

    Ahaa that explains. Well if anybody still had the mod, they may contact me ;).
  10. [OL - FB] New Directions

    he left? @msx80 is still posting in the bluerender thread. *but I also found version 6 there, and downloaded the other one, I'm going to experiment.
  11. [OL - FB] New Directions

    thanks I'm going to try that! (how on earth do you know what version I have of bluerender, I didn't ...)
  12. thanks! I was expecting something along those lines about the license, no worries, it was a try.
  13. [OL - FB] New Directions

    very nice gate! may I ask which rendering software you use? that it outlines the bricks like that. I use bluerender and it makes walls like that into a flat smooth surface. Bart
  14. i've build a small digital moc, a counterfeit working out of Totuga counterfeiting *not sure if this counts as an artisan. question pending in the moc thread,