Entr'acte: the ship from set 31109, and some small modifications.
So by now I have pretty much build the ship from the 3in1 Creator set 31109. Do I like it?
I love it! I think it is a fantastic ship.
I love the 'busy' look from the tiles with studs on the side, the colour scheme and its basic shape.
In real life the brick build sails look waaay better then I expected, and they allowed me to make a few different sets of sails for different occasions.
And with that last remark I drift into what I always tend to do; even with great designed sets, I want to change some things. So this and the following pics are about the small modifications I made to this ship.
Here is the very simple and by no means perfect solution I had for the originally open deck. This simply drops into the open space, the front and back row resting on studs of the original ship. It would be better on tiles, but just resting this deck on studs works great too,
I don't know where I saw this capstan, but it is a very good design I think. It is a nice knob to lift the deck. And also it gives my sailors something to do...