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[Tutorial] Building a superstructure for any modern ship in an awful lot of steps!

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avatar Rossky
Level 57 : Grandmaster Technomancer
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So I was just building the superstructure for my latest project [Building progress can be followed in this forum post] and I got an idea :

Because of the fact that many PMC users have asked how I build those kind of things, I decided to show you - Step by Step - with screenshots :)

Step 1
Grab any kind of reference picture you want to get the overall idea
from. This can range from medieval ships to modern ones and even
spaceships as long as the superstructure is visible and does not merge
with the hull too much.

Step 2
Build the individual floors using a block that is not found anywhere
else on your ship. I decided to use yellow wool for this. The layers
should be differnt in size and shape. This creates overhanging platforms
and makes the superstructure look more realistic!
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Step 3
Unless you want an unsymmetrical superstructure, devide the hull into
two halves and only build on one - this saves time and makes sure you
don't make mistakes! This wall will prove helpful when filling the
layers with worldedit!
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Step 4
Fill the space between the layers with another material (in this case :
stone) and fill the floors with yet another material (blue).
Make sure that the stone only fills in the gaps between the layers and does not touch
the yellow blocks as this slice is being filled with blue wool.
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Step 5
If the floor above has a shape like this, only place the stones where
the lower floor allows it. This creates the overhang that we wanted.
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As you can see, the unfilled spaces between the yellow wool and the stone walls are sticking out.
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Step 6
Now fill this space with a new material (red)
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Step 7
Continue with this simple method until you reach the final layer of your
superstructure. If you look closely you can see that I did not always
use the red wool when I usually would have to - this is just for looks!
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Step 8
Make final touches to the structure. Here you can see that I added one
layer of blocks below the large overhanging layer to the top. That way
it looks more supported.
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Step 9
I also did that on the other side.
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Step 10
Now replace the middle layer of the wall material with yet another new material (magenta).
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Step 11
Use worldedit or simple punch the blocks out in order to add glass. If
you want to use worldedit try //replace magenta 20%glass,80%magenta
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This adds the windows randomly, giving it a better look than doing it by
hand as it is - as I said - random. In this screenshot, I used the
command 2 times.

Step 12
I decided to raise the bridge by one block, making the windows larger.
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Step 13
Now remove the wall you made to devide the superstructure.
I ended up adding 2 more floors to it.
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Step 14
Replace the materials with anything you want. With my resource pack, I did the following:
Yellow -> Quartz
Red -> Light gray stained clay.
Blue -> Gray stained clay
Stone -> White stained clay
Magenta -> Stone
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Step 15
Add the details...
And now - mirror it!
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All that's left to do - if you decided to build it somewhere else - is to place it on your ship!


Done!
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  • Joebricksy
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • November 10, 2014, 11:02 pm
Great guide and I really love the trick at step 11!
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 11, 2014, 4:07 am
Thank you :)
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • November 9, 2014, 2:47 pm
I was cringing at the color scheme until you changed out the colors in the last step!

Also, the finished ship looks fanastic (no surprise there). When did you build it?
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 4:00 pm
The build is not done yet, you can follow its completion in this forum thread which I update every time something is added. [CLICK ME]
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • November 9, 2014, 5:57 pm
Oh cool, I'll watch it!
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 6:07 pm
Thank you!
  • TeamPwnCraft
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Cowboy
  • November 9, 2014, 8:21 am
  • n8mo
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Princess
  • November 10, 2014, 3:29 am
I laughed far harder than I should've at that image. :'D
Thanks for the chuckle.
  • TeamPwnCraft
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Cowboy
  • November 10, 2014, 9:58 am
euheheheuheuheueh
  • Laserbilly
  • Level 42
  • Master Engineer
  • November 9, 2014, 2:46 pm
I laughed so hard at this.
  • Axiim
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Wolf
  • November 9, 2014, 11:21 am
wait this is actually hilarious
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 9:28 am
Oh come on - that sounds like it isn't helpful at all!
  • TeamPwnCraft
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Cowboy
  • November 9, 2014, 9:47 am
Hehe, well you went from 0-60 in like 1 step so pretty much ;P
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 11:35 am
If you could tell me where the instructions are getting so unclear that you ended up getting your snake stuck in the ceiling fan, I could add some comments or screenshots :D
  • TeamPwnCraft
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Cowboy
  • November 9, 2014, 2:31 pm
Heh just basically I was expecting this to be a how-to-build-that-fancy-ol'-thing-you-built, so going from the last screenshot to the finished product was a bit of a let down, but I realize now that that wasn't the original intention, and you were mainly highlighting how the control room or whatcha-ma-call-it is built, in which case 'tis a stupendous tutorial indeed 8)
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 3:59 pm
Thanks alot!
Now I can image what you meant by that :D
Making a tutorial for the entire ship would be an enormous task and maybe a bit too much to read and get motivation from. It is just so you can see how this particular example turned out.
  • Sethc177
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 9, 2014, 12:31 pm
I found it helpful, I think a hull tutorial would be more helpful.
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 3:59 pm
The way I build the hulls for my ships are the same every time as I want to stick to the overall style. I think I can do that, it is really, really easy :)
  • Sethc177
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 10, 2014, 2:35 pm
Thanks.
  • Sethc177
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 9, 2014, 12:57 pm
Also, please note that the title is "how to build a superstructure," not "how to build a boat."
  • CraftyFoxe
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Fox
  • November 9, 2014, 6:50 am
Interesting what was behind the building. Not sure about the "modern" part tho, this feel like its from steampunk/world war two era.
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 7:08 am
behind the building? I am not sure what exactly youre talking about. :P
  • CraftyFoxe
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Fox
  • November 9, 2014, 8:22 am
lol its not literally behind the building. Maybe I should've said behind the building design sorta like behind the scenes but building. Whatever lol.
  • Rossky
  • Level 57
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • November 9, 2014, 9:28 am
Oh I see... Yeah. Thats probably because I used WW2 ships as a reference for the shape of the superstructure :D
Gere us ny reference [link]
  • Sethc177
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • November 9, 2014, 12:32 pm
That's the exact same ship I used as a reference for my superstructure.  So far, it's not coming out too hot, I maght start over completely.

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