She's another Spanish 74, but painted in a very specific scheme. I based this one on the painting of Nelson in HMS Captain capturing the Spanish San Nicolas and San Josef at the Battle of Saint Vincent in 1797. You know, this painting:
|L to R: Captain, San Nicolas, San Josef|
Technically, San Nicolas was an 80 gun ship and not a 74. Since the ship I used has stern decorations unlike any of my other Spanish third rates, I think it turned out OK. The painting (by Nicholas Pocock, so we can be sure it's accurate) doesn't show much of the Nicholas' stern and nothing of the head, which means I could take some liberties there also. So, with that in mind, here's the newest member of the family, a Spanish 74 painted like the San Nicolas.
|As always, a shot with the Quarter of Comparison™|
|Unique stern decorations for a Spanish ship (so far, anyway).|