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HMS Intervention

By JanBoruta
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HMS Intervention is Cpt. John Boruta's ship in the~CdreJohnPaulJones's, ~GeneralVyse's and the rest of "Pratts-o-Carribean" (or so...) crew's Dream Squadron. ([link])

Intervention is a fifth-rate, one gun deck frigate, carrying 36 18-pounder guns. Further technical information will be added after I study more about the Age of Sail. ^^;

About 3-4 hours, HB and 2B mechanical pencils, eraser, some drafts found on wikipedia and a lot of frustration.

SORRY FOR THE MASTS BEING TOO SHORT (again... ^^;)

I hope you like, sea dogs! Ahoy! :ahoy:
Tom :D

EDIT: I added a texture. Looks better.
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Beautiful work. A naval tidbit: for most ships in the Royal Navy, the number of guns specified in a ship's rating (ex. "36-gun frigate") didn't actually correspond to the number of guns they carried, but were based more on the theoretical number of guns. Most "36-gun" frigates actually only carried about 28 long guns on the gun deck (the main battery, either 12- or 18-pounders), and about a dozen or 16 carronades on the quarterdeck and forecastle (carronades weren't usually even counted in the number of guns). Even ships of the line rarely carried more than 28 guns on a single deck. 18 pairs of guns would have made for an usually long ship.
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Thank you! I learned of what you are writing way after (probably a year or two) I drew this picture - it took some time to get used to, but it eventually seeped into my brain. Thank you for the explanation nonetheless. On another note, I don't think I ever used carronades in my ship pictures - always assumed there just were smaller calibre long guns on the quarterdeck (and didn't even bother with counting the forecastle with smaller ships). Although counting the quarterdeck does work with fourth/third rates and up, which most often carried only long guns for all the long distance fighting. 
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DeathoftheUndyingHobbyist General Artist
A beautiful piece! You have amazing talent!
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are you left handed
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JanBoruta General Artist
nope
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ok thanks for responding though
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nice ship... i'll take it :D lol
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JanBoruta General Artist
Pack it up or slice? :P
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I don't know much about ships, but are the masts supposed to all be around the same height?

...Otherwise, it is awesome down to every single viewport.
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JanBoruta General Artist
The middle one should be a lot taller but I lacked wider paper.
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magicswordzStudent Digital Artist
oooooooooooh, aaaahhhhh
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JanBoruta General Artist
*Japanese tourist mode on*
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SteinWillHobbyist Digital Artist
you sure like drawing detailed stuff don't ya? :o anyhow very nice work on this one! it looks good =)
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Thanks! I can't live without details :P
dasAdam's avatar
me like :O these were the good old days! i do remmeber playin for hours with my LEGO ships! :giggle:
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I played LEGO pirates only at my friend's house, he had the ship and I only some rafts :( But I stole him a red lifeboat :giggle:
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Lovely detail, though, I wouldn't begin to know where to start with critique, I'm simply too clueless when it comes to things like ships.
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Then just blame me overall :giggle: :D :laughing:
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another excellent ship! very good work ^^
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Thanks, matey :ahoy:
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DingoPatagonicoHobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome ^^
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CdreJohnPaulJonesHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah ha, can't wait for the portrait! :D
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