HMS Nereid . This build started as a proof of concept build to make a ship without pre-made ship parts so that I could use the same build method to make ships of any size. I'm quite pleased with the end result, allowing construction of everything from a small freighter to a 28 gun frigate, the HMS Nereid. . Acknowledgments:
Sebus I and Anders T inspired me to try new techniques through the quality of their builds.
I actually discovered this third ship builder after I built the HMS Nereid, but the techniques used are admirable and similar to what I was trying to achieve with this build.
This is the first ship I built, The Scarlet Lady.
I had tried a build where the direction of the bricks switches part way through, but this turned out to be too awkward and difficult to manage.
This second ship was a test to see how the design would work with more than one level and to try out methods for scaling.
This ship, the Nereid, is much larger and better built, the culmination of the other efforts and then some.
You can see that this method lends itself well to replicating the paneled look of a wooden ship, and the gradual bulge that ships of that type had, but it doesn't do well to replicate the sloping toward the center, with the aft and bow higher.
Here is the captain's cabin.
Here is the galley, complete with wash basin, knifes, pots, pans, oven, and stove.
This is the brig, complete with scruffy looking brigand.
Here is the powder magazine.
This is where the food stores are kept, including a goat for milk, tools, and a rat.
Here are some shots of the gun deck, ready for action.
This is a shot of all three concept ships together.
Uh-oh! fire got into the powder magazine!