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    Hello all!

    Another great mapping challenge is out ( http://www.cartographersguild.com/cu...oy-maties.html ) and I think I'll test my mapping skill with this one. I aim to make a deck plan of the HMS Victory (as best I can). I don't expect it to be 100% accurate, but I'll be working off of the many virtual tours and pictures online in order to make it realistic.

    First off, I just drew a simple border for the map. There are a total of 8 decks on the HMS Victory, and I plan on using each big rectangle to map one deck. Assuming my entry cannot be multiple pictures, I will need to print the border out 3 more times (the original making 4) and draw each deck. Then, I'll have to put them all together on the computer. Does anyone know how to do that?

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    Yeah man, easiest thing in the world (to put them together). I can help you if you don't figure out how to do it yourself!

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    May/June Lite Entry - The HMS Victory-hmsvictoryaerial-cb05093.jpg

    That's the best aerial photo I could find of the HMS Victory. I was disappointed to find they don't have photos taken from the crow's nest looking down.

    Now I get to attempt to draw the first couple decks. Once I figure out the shape, it should be "smooth sailing" (I hope).
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    Maybe this can help you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    Maybe this can help you?
    It sure can! That's a Third-rate ship, whereas the Victory is a first, but I'd imagine they share some things in common. HMS Victory - Fun Facts and Information contained a lot of info about what each deck holds...


    I could turn the border sideways and do the decks that way, if I can't figure out how to draw them looking directly down. However, I'd also like to include the hammocks and goods stored in the hull, and it's be rather difficult to do that side-on, I would think. Maybe I can do two decks on the vertical sections and then those two horizontally (like the lower part of what you sent) below that...

    It's a good thing this isn't due tomorrow, cause it's gonna take some work and decisiveness. Thanks for the photo.
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    No problem, glad it helps. I'm loooking forward to see the progress on this map

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    I think I have found a nice way to do this - I'm going to map out the whole ship on one sheet of paper. In order to give each deck the most room possible, the paper will look like this:

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    |__________| Each deck will fit into (basically) a 7 1/2 inch wide by 1 2/8 tall space, which will fill the whole sheet and give each deck enough room to have details.
    |__________| The border will be much like my last one, but without the stuff in the middle. This is probably the best way to put this on paper, since I can't do it side on and
    |__________| retain the amount of detail I am looking for, and the looking-downwards view isn't that draw-able.
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    |__________| Looking forward to getting to work on this tonight and tomorrow!
    |__________|
    |__________|
    |__________|

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    Sounds good! I found this cross-section picture, thought it might help http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/...3ef25e3354.jpg

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    Thanks Bogie! I think it's all about the angle I'm drawing this at.
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    May/June Lite Entry - The HMS Victory-paper-texture-2.jpg

    This is the paper background I'd like to use for my map. When I scan my map into the computer, it'll be on white paper. I can add in the background with GIMP, right?
    Considering that the map is going to be very complex, is there an easy way to put the paper texture in the back?

    How to change a photo's background (using Gimp 2) - YouTube looks like something I can do, but it'd take forever to remove the pixels. I can't figure out how to add layers either - I can make a new layer under the first and fill it with the paper texture, but then I can't figure out how to go back to the first layer.
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