For the ship itself, there's not a lot to say really. She's another British 74, of the Middling persuasion. That means she measures between 173-175 feet on the gundeck, and normally carries 28 18-pounders on her upper gundeck. This miniature will be representing one of the five Middling class vessels at Trafalgar. I decided to paint her as a ship that is fresh out of the dockyard: whitish sails, no additional coloring or decoration other than stock. My thought here is that perhaps her commander doesn't have a lot of extra money to spend on flashy decorations. So, much like Captain Hardy in Victory, our fictional captain here took what he was given.
|I haven't posted a picture with the Quarter of Comparison (TM) in a while.