hello people! I present you work in progress of HMS Pegasus, Swan class sloop from 18th century. big sail ship from that era was on my to-do list for some time. while searching for some blueprints and references I stumbled upon a scale ship building forum where folks do the modeling like it was a real ship. that means almost every plank, timber, frame and whatnot is being modeled according to practices of the era. crazy, I know, but what I saw there borders on witchcraft, even for us used to CGI magic - those things are real models.
there I was given the opportunity to create a build log for some guys who wrote the modeling practicum for HMS Pegasus, so I’m making a model by following their books to the letter. book one almost done - two more to go. right up to rigging the beast.
this is where I’m currently at.