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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.
  16. Blenheim, launched as a 90 in 1761, was cut down to a 74 in 1801. There's a profile plan showing the alterations (without the round bow, though) in the NMM collection.
  17. The compass is divided into 32 points, so 3 points would be a bit less than 34 degrees.
  18. Received this gem two weeks ago, but forgot to post it... The plan set is of an amazing quality, 32 sheets plus the book and jacket. If you want to built a beautiful ship in an rather big scale (1/36), then L' Amarante is definitely worth a look And it comes with top notch customer service, I got it within 6 days after ordering.
  19. Good to see another blender modeller here Got any special node setup for cycles? The pictures look pretty nice! And, of course, it´s a magnificent model!
  20. Early christmas time...ordered the book two weeks ago, but 'had' to go a short holiday to Athens with the admiral, so no time to pick it up at the mail center. What an amazing book! And a true bargain on top of that as I payed 18 euros for it Hopefully the monograph about L'Amarante will arrive next week...good times, I tell ya.
  21. It´s actually the Venus (that´s not the Bellona-class Venus) from the danish archives and Vial du Clairbois' L'Embuscade which have almost the same main frame as the Conny. I´d love to know where I put those comparison pictures, though The only 'hard' data - i.e. speed in knots - I know of is the ship log of the Diana during her cruise across the Atlantic when she repeatedly made 14 knots. Otherwise these ships were famed for their stability under sail and their sturdiness (and - initially - their armament, as they got their 24-pounders from 1783 onwards). If I remember correctly, Endymion´s speed with a battery of 24-pounders was 13.5 knots, with 18-pounders 14.2. For a first-hand comparison of both classes, one might have to dig through russian archives as they made 10+ copies of the Venus and also build a couple of Endymions By the way, is there any data on how the fir Endymions compared to the original? And to Leander and Newcastle? Edit: After looking through my files, I might have to add another ship to the 18-pounder frigate list in my post above: the danish Havfruen-class. 26*18-pounders on rather modest 148' 3'', capable of 10.6 knots close-hauled and 13 running free.
  22. Great post, John! Well, I think France had two 'peaks' when their naval designs - especially their frigates - were superior to that of other nations; first one was the tenure of Blaise Pangalo as master shipwright at Brest at the turn of the 17th century, second one was when Blaise Ollivier held the same post for a rather brief period in the middle of the 18th century. After all, it was him who finalised the design of the 'true' sailing frigate - i.e. a cruiser with two continuous decks - and the famous 'apple-shaped' body that was so typical of french (and danish) frigates until the end of the Napoleonic Wars. It´s a pity Ollivier died before he could contribute to the next step in frigate design, building larger ships that could carry a battery of 12-pounders. So it was up to Sir Thomas Slade to develop the 'stars' of this class, the Nigers and the Lowestoft. These ships set the standard for this type of frigate in the middle of the 1750s and still were at the end of the 18th century ( honourable mention goes to the american Hancock and Guignance´s Dédaigneuse-class, though). Which 18-pounder class was the 'best' is up for debate. Maybe Rule´s Livelys, maybe Sané´s Pallas-class, maybe even Constellation/Congress. When it comes to 24-pounder frigates and when we take into account what BW posted above - cruising endurance, cost, manning requirement, firepower, speed, stability, strength, longevity - , then there´s only one pick for me, af Chapman´s Bellona-class. La Forte/L'Ègyptienne supposedly had their problems with strength/longevity and the United States-class falls a bit short in the cost departement
  23. No, 'my' La Cybèle (Pallas-class) is the one launched in 1810 at Le Havre and cut down to a sloop in 1833 The french archives have the plans for the conversion of La Cybèle and La Circé (Rolland's Armide-class). La Circé can also be seen in the AdMG.
  24. We´re good at nit-picking, aren´t we? And thank you very much for the email!! Sent my request today, maybe there will be two versions of La Cornélie, one according to your plans and one as La Cybéle as a frégate rasée.
  25. Super Arbeit, Johann, bin echt begeistert! And you probably already know this painting, but I think it´s worth showing: Épisode de l'expédition du Mexique en 1838 by Horace Vernet. It shows the Prince of Joinville on the poop of La Créole, listening to the reports of the vessel´s Lieutenant, Penaud and sees the explosion of the tower of the Fort of Saint-Jean d'Ulloa on 27 November 1838. By the way, do we know anything about the sailing qualities of La Créole?

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