Sorry guys... it's been a while since my last pirate ship, but I think it is definately worth the wait. My new ship is the Hommel (honey-bee in Dutch). It is a captured dutch warship that has been converted to the flagship of the pirate hunting fleet in the Caribean. It is a 28 gun East Indiaman and has three masts.
About this creation
We'll start with the front of the ship with its bow chasers and elaborate figurehead. While this ship isn't as big as past projects it packs about twice as much detail and new construction techniques, making it a lot better in many respects.
This is my first two deck ship and also the first which uses an awesome hull technique which I have seen around mocpages. The credit goes to T. Green's Sang Royale which I think best represents this style of shipbuilding.
The Hommel was chosed as the flagship of the antipirate fleet in the caribean because of its speed, shallow draft (due to the fact that it is a dutch ship), and its strength.
Sorry for the different colored cannon ports. I could find the rest of my white ones and was too lazy to buy some more of them.
Next we will go with some side views of my latest masterpiece of shipbuilding. Note the steps to get on the ship, can't live without those.
I have to say I am very happy with the way the stripes went on this ship. Also if any of you were wondering why I named it bumbebee, look no further. If you are still confused then you are obviously extremely stupid and this ship will haunt you in your dreams... :) have a nice day.
On goes the tour to the rear which is my favorite part of the ship even though I am not completely satisfied with the length of it.
An overview of the side view to end this section of the grand tour. Man, I would not like to get this view of the ship if I was a pirate.
Onward or should I say backward to the rear of the ship. "I rather do like the view of her stern" said Admiral Jamison at the tavern the night before she sailed out of Port Royale. I don't know whether he was talking about the ship or the waitress in his drunken ravings.
Zooming in now... the Admiral also said this last night, but this time he was definately talking about your mom's stern.
A view of the tallness of this ship.
Now... the moment we have all been waiting for: THE CLOSE-Up!
"We have a nice view of the crew activity on the top deck", said the tour guide which in fact is a seagull, unaware of about half the crew taking aim with their muskets at the anoying bird.
*Bang!* Uh oh. There goes our tourguide. I guess I'll have to continue for now.
There's our friendly neighborhood spotter with his spyglass. Unfortunately the spotters don't live very long. When some curious crew members asked the Admiral he said something about having to climb up into a wooden basket everyday on top of the mast without a ladder.
And now my friends, the sexy figurehead.
One of the dumber crew members was seen asking:"Man are those real?" He later died from drinking salt water, thinking it was strong rum.
Now before we go to the random pictures, here is the rudder.
Awesome ship, I hope you don't mean it's too short when you say you're not satisfied with its length. The shape turned out very well, there something odd with the cabin (where it starts, beginning from the deck) but I can't really say what, I love its bow, great job!