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  1. Greetings, shipwrights. Whether a novice, an apprentice, a master, or a veteran shipwright, following the process of others, sharing your own, and giving and receiving feedback can help everyone improve. What's the point? This is just a place for all of us liberally to post WIP's for feedbacks, tips, suggestions, and questions, without otherwise littering the BoBS forum with WIP's. You can post just one step in the process, or several over a period. It's all up to you. So I am working on a vessel/ship - what do I do? Post one or more pictures, questions, ship-plans, descriptions, etc. here, and hopefully someone will step in with some wonderful advice. At least, I expect to do so. I know NOTHING about ships - can I comment, and how do I do? Everyone with something constructive to say can comment. No need to be a scholar in historic vessels, medieval carpentry or sail making. Sometimes it might just be aesthetics, a crazy idea, a suggestion for a technique, use of a specific brick, or whatever you can think of. Just keep it nice and constructive. In return, builders posting here will pwomise not to take offense! I'd suggest tagging the builder you are commenting on. But I am not an expert - the arrogant elite will laugh at my puny attempts at shipbuilding! First of all, the arrogant elite was not invited. In fact, they have been given specific instructions to go back to their fancy little elitist coffee houses to talk about how brilliant they are. Secondly, regarding puny attempts, take a look at my first attempt at a ship just two and a half years ago... Well, you really don't have to look. Move along... Nothing to see here... The rather obvious point being, we all start somewhere, and no matter where you start, or how steep your learning curve is. The only requirement is that you want to share your process, learn from others, share your ideas, and/or improve. Soooo, is this something official? What will I gain from participating? EGS bonuses? HAH! This is merely me gone rogue - and I may hang from my toes for it! No official bonuses here. However, I'd like to see a bit more focus on the process and techniques of building here, and I think ships is an interesting place to start. This is, however, quite likely to be replaced, superseded, or added to by something official at some point in the future. Who manages this and keeps the record? Manages? Keeps records? Bwahahaha - forget it! Just post your WIP's and comments. Don't overthink it! ________________________________________________________________________ Kick off! Oooohkay, here we go: I have been working on a 4th rate, circa 50 guns on two decks. I present to you: The HMS Endeavour. Started here: Went here: And have ended here: She is supposed to be the first in a series of 4th rates designed for colonial waters. A 4th rate is a small ship of the line between 46 and 60 guns, just above frigate size. This one is (IC) specifically designed to serve as flagship for colonial squadrons, sailing in consort with frigates and sloops. Looking forward to hearing your comments! And to see your WIP's!
  2. Saga of the Sea Rats, Volume 1: Piraat Rhys in Bastion Previous: The Bastion Otchet Next: Antigone's Fury |~+=@&@=+~|~+=@&@=+~|~+=@&@=+~| Log Entry Day 190 20 February 616 Port of Bastion License type: Artisan (large) Capt. Rhys Flaidd DeTaillefer After much hard work, and weeks of scrounging the local islands for wrecks, Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks appears to be a thriving enterprise.... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks on Flickr The lot adjacent to the Sail Company proved quite a good choice.... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks on Flickr The side lot affords plenty of room for the men to fashion masts from raw timbers.... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks - Working raw stock into masts on Flickr We fashioned an improvised "dry dock" that is useful for both breaking and building hulls.... Drydock retention/release mechanism on Flickr It keeps the hull nice and steady while the crews do their work.... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks - pounding nails on Flickr We reinforced the pier to support a small crane, which assists in loading and unloading materials... Shipyard - dockside crane on Flickr The ample wrecks from local shores have provided us a generous supply of lumber... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks - retention fence on Flickr Of course, most of my time is spent in the shipwright's shed....which is rather cozy.... Shipwright's Desk on Flickr Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks - materials outside the shipwright's hut on Flickr The .... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks - Mast finishing work on Flickr ....and the neighbors couldn't be nicer.... Bastion shipwrights on Flickr Providence seems to be with us in our new seaside home... Far Horizons Salvage and Shipworks - Inspecting the progress on Flickr ======================================= Thanks for visiting!