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  1. Thanks It´s far from being done, though. A wireframe of your model would be nice, it´s easier to see problematic areas. Especially if you worry about polycount, most parts don´t need an excessive amount of triangles: I try to emulate how the planks would have been on a real ship, much easier to texture and you usually get away with using less triangles and still have a relatively smooth hull. Edit Oh, and 'wt' is 'wing transom'
  2. Off to a good start, it seems, bow is looking much better. But if you really want a nice looking model, take Mark's advice and redo the stern area, especially the quarter galleries. The hull goes all the way to the 'back' of the ship, the quarter galleries are just a nicely curved extension and not part of the hull structure. The wales stop at the wing transom (your wt should be straight, by the way, the round wing transom on my model was a particularity of the naval architect who designed this ship). Anyway, you've already made a fine looking model, happy blending!
  3. Ha. KrisWood, that's a name I haven´t seen in a long time (PotBS and PA! forums?). Looking forward to your build, the Oseberg ship certainly is an interesting subject
  4. Just talked with my boss and I'm going to extend my spring holidays till at least the end of April and self-isolate as much as possible. My gf runs a couple of pharmacies in a rather rural area here, so I really need to limit the risks of of getting her infected at home as much as possible. If she´s getting ill and her stores have to close for a couple weeks would be disastrous, especially as she supplies a retirement home and offers home delivery for a lot of elderly people. On the bright side, lots of time to get into the hobby again, which I'm really looking forward to. Re-reading 'Frigate Commander' at the moment and sorting my ship plan collection.
  5. Just experienced this yesterday, I gave an advice on how to approach a certain area with Blender techniques. Problem is, the thread starter is using 3Dmax >.<
  6. I'd recommend using latices - lot´s of them - for the stern and quarter galleries. Latices turn flat surfaces into nicely curved planes and can be easily modified. Example: Main lattice controlling the stern highlighted yellow Part of the stern in Edit-mode
  7. A reference object in the modelling app works, too, of course. But I take measurements from the plan(s) anyway, if only to check if there are distortions and if the horizontal pixel/feet ratio is the same as the vertical one. And if you already have a pixel/feet ratio, why not use it in the app?
  8. The '50 pixels per feet' probably is just a measurement taken from the original plan in a program like Photoshop or GIMP
  9. @Hubac's Historian Stumbled over this in the Swedish archives today: https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024826857/ritning/media?slide=0 https://digitaltmuseum.se/011024826859/ritning Both are attributed to Compardel, but the ship isn´t the SR. Any ideas which vessel this might be?
  10. Through industrial espionage missions educational trips of their shipwright trainees. These were a part of the very thorough education danish naval engineers received on the way to the top post of fabrikmester (with tasks similiar to the british surveyor). For example, Frantz Hohlenberg travelled to France, England, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden before he was recalled to Danemark. Um, 'step'? The transition from 'normal' planking/diminishing strakes to the wales?
  11. No planking and the breadth given is breadth moulded. By the way, the numbers on the right side give the distances between station lines.
  12. That's the Virginie-class La Belle Poule, launched in 1802. Not the same ship, hjx. The danish archives hold a copy of the original french body plan of the 1765 LBP, comparing that with the british 'as captured' plan might be worth the effort
  13. Sure there were. I'd suggest getting the excellent Frigate Commander. Reading Moore´s diary entries about his relationship with his crew and officers will answer your question :)
  14. Uh, another Blender user, good And very nice and easy to understand tutorial, I'm looking forward to seeing further progress on your Ernestina. My approach usually is a bit different as I'm using textured planes for the draughts, but that´s a matter of taste, I suppose. That´s a swedish sloop built in 1760s, by the way.
  15. I can only recommend this gem, one of the best books on naval history I've read so far! Willis' manages to pack a lot of information on a single page and makes it easy to read. 'The Admiral Benbow' and the 'The Fighting Temeraire' also are well worth buying.
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