The Skull: an oversized cargo schooner?

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Bradster
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The Skull: an oversized cargo schooner?

Postby Bradster » Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:11 pm

My interest in the old 3D models I'd made for Star Fleet was recently rekindled and I've been trying to gather up some reference images again. Earlier today, I was trying specifically to find detailed images of The Skull or other sailing ships like it. I don't have much advanced knowledge of nautical language and terms, but I do believe I've identified The Skull as an oversized cargo schooner.Here is the cargo schooner image I found that fits The Skull's profile almost perfectly:(from http://www.yarmcentral.ednet.ns.ca/sail ... er.htm)The Skull appears to keep roughly the same proportions, but it is significantly larger than a normal schooner. The typical schooner is only large enough to support a few men.(from http://ina.tamu.edu/LCwaterwitch.htm)(from http://www.blueheronco.com/shipwrsw.htm)The more famous galleon, by comparison, has a much larger multi-deck body and wide square rigging, unlike the gaff rigging of a schooner.(from http://www.treasurelore.com/florida/flo ... .htm)(from http://blindkat.hegewisch.net/pirates/p ... l)Thoughts? Has anyone else here ever tried to identify the proper class of ship that describes The Skull?

Dr. Ben
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The Skull: an oversized cargo schooner?

Postby Dr. Ben » Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:26 pm

Y'know I never thought about it Brad. I don't think the design was based on a certain sailing ship. I'm glad you're back Bradster. It's been waaay too long.

Bradster
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The Skull: an oversized cargo schooner?

Postby Bradster » Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:58 am


(Dr. Ben @ Jun. 30 2007,10:26)QUOTEY'know I never thought about it Brad. I don't think the design was based on a certain sailing ship. That's possible, but it does bear a striking resemblance to the schooner. It could be mere coincidence.
(Dr. Ben @ Jun. 30 2007,10:26)QUOTEI'm glad you're back Bradster. It's been waaay too long.Thanks!Here's a glimpse of what I was able to produce this evening...(I must admit that I used a free model from TurboSquid for the human skull on the bowsprit.)

Dr. Ben
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The Skull: an oversized cargo schooner?

Postby Dr. Ben » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:29 am

Awesome! I don't mind if you use a free model. I do it all the time.


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