This is my attempt at building a USS Constitution Lego replica. Ok, it's not a true replica, just a look alike...
About this creation
This model was based on the USS Constitution. Its not quite a close enough model to call it a replica (not enough guns for example), but I think it looks pretty good. I started with six black ship hull sections plus a bow and stern section.
Building the window area on the side of the ship was a challenge. After many revisions, I finally came up with something I was satisfied with.
Another tough part was creating each sail. I made my own sails from a fabric backing I found at a fabric store. I cut the sails, then painted on a mixture of water, canvas gesso and tan acrylic paint. I finished them off with pencil lines.
I plan to eventually cover the deck with brown tiles. I hope you enjoy the post! Let me know what you think and any suggestions you may have for improving it.
UPDATE TO THE POST:
I've added the brown tiles for decking (I have just about wiped out my brown tile supply!) and I was able to get some better pics which are shown below.
For all of you who are in the Washington D.C. area, please come and see this ship! It's now in the National Society Children of the American Revolution Museum which is located on the second floor of the DAR Building which is located on the 1776 D Street NW, Washington, DC. It's there along with the ship it defeated--the HMS Guerriere. Many thanks to Ben for making this happen. Our museum is so pleased and proud to display it for our Star-Spangled Banner/War of 1812 Exhibit.
Your USS Constitution is really wonderful. In fact, the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution Museum is looking for things like this that would be interesting to children of all ages for its War of 1812 Exhibit which will run until next summer. Would you consider loaning this to our museum? It would be very secure and appreciated by people all over the county. To discuss this further, you can get in contact with me thru headquarters by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org asking the email to be forwarded to the Senior Curator. Our website is www.nscar.org.
You are absolutely right! your ship looks absolutely gorgeous. The hull is just perfect both the bow and stern. And the sloping ship sides and the great sails makes it all look authentic. This model deserves a lot more attention.