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French Gaff-rigged Schooner Æneias
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I am presenting to you all my latest build: Æneias, an Iris class french schooner from around 1820. She is a 14-gun gaff-rigged schooner based on the plans of La Recouvrance, a well-known vessel which sails from Brest. I have followed both the lines and the rigging of the original ship, since I had abundant free plans.There were 5 Iris-class vessels and they were originally used for mail-transport and latter for protection of merchant ships. In case anyone is wandering, the name is from the classical hero Aeneas which is said to have founded Rome (go remember school stuff! ), though I have chosen to write the name in latin.
About this creation
A broadside being fired:





The intricated SNOT technique of the stern with studs pointing out in 7 different directions:


She is also modular for maintenance reasons:


My 12-powder (12 parts)









Comments

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  November 22, 2013
Excellent creation here, the hull is very nicely made, with an original design. Looks incredibly realistic, thanks for posting!
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  November 16, 2012
A whole different level of building compared to your previous ship posted here, thanks for adding it to Kings of the Sea :)
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  November 13, 2012
I like the work you put into the sails and the rigging.
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  November 13, 2012
I like the graceful shape of the hull and your neat design for the ship's guns. Great photos on the lakes. I hope the crew managed to fend off the giant ducks :)
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  November 12, 2012
Beautiful....Something tells me she doesnt really float. XD
 
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