Thursday, December 20, 2012

Okay... some serious work on the naval scene to show

Okay!  Well, I am working a bit on the scene.  First off... be kind.  I know it is so completely illogical and ahistorical.  I know that bottom gun would go falling through the grate if it fired.  I know.  But it is what it is, and that's all I can do:)

Still... at least some work is getting done!  The guys in the shot above aren't all in the right places... I have to work on the gun crew layouts a bit.

Here you can see the guys waiting for paint... largely gun crews, but also a few officers, one for a gun deck, and a few for standing below around Nelson dying.

Here is the approximate layout of the guys who will be gathered around Nelson as he dies.  I might mess around with it a bit.

I still have a LOT to do, I know... the block and tackle for the guns in particular scares the crap out of me.   I also have to plan the background scene... should I use a painting?

Anyway... be kind!:)


Mikko Asikainen said...

The gun won't fall through as the recoiling gun is caught by the ropes before retreating too long.
Here's a nice cutout of the interior:

Kris Marquardt said...

I like your concept, your decks are a bit tall though. Deck ceilings were quite low and should really give a very claustrophobic feeling. You might consider mirrors on the left and right sides of the upper two decks to give the impression of a full gun deck. You need a mirror that is silvered on the front side as opposed to the more normal back side. They are available from scientific supply stores.

Brummie said...

Nice work I like the idea of the decks very good! Look forward to its completion.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Kris has it re deck height - that would be my suggestion too... drop the deck height to just about head height (I'm just shy of 6' and had to duck when I visited HMS Victory)... any chance you could shift the grating deck to the top floor of your model??