Concept to Reality

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Research
Design stages (4 of 5) pointer
Building the hull
Deck details and masts
Rigging and Sails
Shipping
Maintenance

Design Stage 3

Image of tafferel decorations

For the next stage in the design process, some or all of the details and artwork are created, such as the tafferel design for an 18th century frigate shown above, or the 24 pounder long-gun computer model shown directly below.

24 pounder ship's cannon

As you can see from the image above, there's a lot of design detail created, not all of which may find its way onto the actual model depending mostly on the scale. The cannon you see below are about an inch in length.

Image of model cannon

3D Launching ways model

The image above shows the design for a custom model stand, modeled after 18th century launching ways, including cradle and ground ways.

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Concept, content & Design: The Art of Age of Sail