No, I'm not dead, I've just been busy recently. To make up for it, here's another WIP of the S.S. France, which I did do some progress on. The hull is practically finished, and the superstructure is 40% done. I've managed to find a brick supplier, so I will be able to make better designs with more types of bricks.
An overview of the finished part of the ship.
This here is the new part: as you can see, the hull is almost complete.
I also did some work on the interior: I tiled the bridge to make it (somewhat) less ugly.
I had a lot of arches laying around, so I decided to make the promenade windows with a SNOT design.
I did some work on the interior itself: this here is a view of the unfinished 1st-class dining room; the deck underneath is soon to be the kitchens, and the deck above soon to be the amphitheatre.
View of the stairs into the dining room.
As you can see, this project is much bigger than any other up to now: while my S.S. Normandie (2nd version) had only 4 decks (above waterline), the S.S. France has 6; this will leave room for much better interior design.
The stern, along with my design of what is soon to be the glass roof for the stern pool.
I also tweaked the bow; it now rises more drastically to make the curvature more visible.
I am French and I find that this reproduction of the ship in LEGO is impressive ! It is extremely realistic and gigantic and very well detailed ! In addition, the fireplace is very well reproduced . Very nice job!
C'est un énorme bateau que tu nous prépare là! La taille est juste monstrueuse, et le travail derrière est phénoménal! Tu as le goût du (moindre) détail, et à cet taille, il y en a un paquet! Je te souhaite bonne réussite pour la suite de la construction, et encore une fois "bravo!" pour cette création fantastique! Avec le bonjour d'alsace / lorraine / champagne ~Yann~ 5/5