A minifig scale rendition of the French 18th century "man of war" galleon the Royal Louis. The ship is 196 studs long and 28 studs wide. All of the rigging is hand tied. I estimate that there are about 25k in elements used in the MOC. I built the ship in a modular manner, that way all of the interior activity and detail can easily be seen.
Quoting Oliver Becker
There's so much enthusiasm in your build, Boise! I love the incredible number of details here! But one remark: the masts should be higher, or is it a point of perspective in the pics...?
I built the sail masts about 2/3 the height that they should be, I built the forecastle mast at full scale height originally, then built it down as with the other three. There was too much play in lateral sway at full scale height while keeping it sturdy enough to still take apart to move and view the interior.
Quoting Jack Sparrow
Stunning work on this ship. The details are exquisite, and the sheer scale is massive. I had a similar idea as yours on the bow section, very cool to see your solution. Outstanding work! :-)
glad you noticed the bow work, almost a week trying to blend the bow transition to the bulk of the hull. I'm glad they came out with those pearl gold 32l spiral poles.