I wanted to post this here just in case I’ve overlooked something and see if anyone has any feedback for what I’ve done already.
I’m in the middle of building a 74 Guns 3rd rate Ship of the Line. I’m not aiming to create a like-for-like replicate of a real ship, I wanted something passable cos I want to create an animated project with it when I’m finished. If anyone is interested, I might post the details for that down the line.
I had finished the quarter galleries but I had received feedback from elsewhere saying I should redo them so I’m in the process of rebuilding that (that’s why it looks incomplete!) Otherwise, I’m fairly happy with my current progress.
There are historical inaccuracies that I’m aware of (the wale being the biggest complaint atm), but it hides the seam between the keel and the hull and it’ll be underwater so I’m not too worired about remedying that.
When I’ve finished the Quarter Galleries, unless there’s specific problems that require my attention, I want to try and move on with the top-side and finish off what needs doing on deck. Then finish off the gun-ports (square them out using frames potentially). The masts and the rigging I want to tackle last cos I fear they’ll be the hardest part.