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Walk Through of a Spanish Galleon

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avatar Sillouete
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Hello everyone, on this walk through I will show you guys how I built a Spanish Galleon. Some of you probably have seen this ship on my project submission Seraphim Nisroc. This ship is meant to be a Spanish Galleon, but can also pass out as a Race-Built Galleon which was a smaller version of the regular Galleon. It is a trading vessel so it doesn't carry too many weapons.



Before we start, this build tries to capture the looks and feel of a real galleon. It is meant to be a trading vessel, so it's not too big or too fancy in terms of decoration. I used real blueprints and reference picture of galleons of this era, specifically Spanish Galleons. Here are some of the blueprints and reference pictures I used:



Well hope this is helpful in someway and let's get started!


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Hope you guys liked this walk through an Von Boyage!


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Do you use shaders?
  • Miner5700
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 20, 2014, 9:01 am
DOWNLOAD PLZZ
  • xElandriax
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Architect
  • January 19, 2014, 4:47 am
Excellent guide, biggest problem I've found with the ships already built with schem. download is that they are absolutely HUGE in comparison to anything else I've built, so they are just no good for my world. Will attempt to make a more proportionate ship of my own :) Thanks for the very helpful information!
Learning :D
We need a world download! :D
Do you think you could do another one of these but with a smaller boat? Thanks!
  • WalGy
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • November 7, 2013, 5:05 pm
Thats what Im looking for
  • eab_
  • Level 23
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • August 12, 2013, 12:10 pm
I'm an amateur shipwright, but nothing i make comes close to this. I found the tutorial helpful, though, and as soon as I can get my Minecraft to work, I may try to build something excellent. Thank you!
  • Mitchamaya
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • May 22, 2013, 5:24 pm
I really appreciate the thorough description on how you made every part. I intend to make good use of this. Thank you.
  • motionape
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 10, 2013, 9:45 pm
This is epic o_o
may i know about the resources used? and the length & width? :D
  • mescalitto
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • January 11, 2013, 5:15 am
Fantastic stuff ! Im just thinking about a ship build and these will be invaluable diamond and sub'd,
whoops lol my bad. sometimes i'm a little slow. have you considered building a ship with working cannons yet? with your skills i'm sure it will look spectacular
i love this ship! big fan of the great galleons :) may i use it as inspiration for my next ship? and by the way does it have real working cannons or just for show. i know you said it had little gun power.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • January 7, 2013, 7:11 pm
Sure you can use it as inspiration.
And no it doesnt have real working cannons. What I mean by little firepower is the fact that it doesnt carry too many guns due to it being a trading vessel.
  • Nunuxx
  • Level 29
  • Expert Mage
  • April 15, 2013, 8:07 pm
This Vessel/Ship is not a merchant ship/trading vessel, This is a Warship, Merchant ships have maybe one deck but merchant ships are very low so the water might be 1-2 meters beow the bulwarks, I'm just confirming that.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • April 16, 2013, 6:59 am
Not necessarily. See, this build have around the same amount of guns and decks of a Manila Galleon, and they were trading vessels, not Warships. True that the build came out a bit too tall, but nonetheless, it has features of that of a trading vessel. Also, a lot of trans ocean vessels had a bulwark that was considerable taller than 2 meters. They were trading vessels, they did float high up in the water to make up for the weight shift when loaded.
  • bigstar2k
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • December 5, 2012, 10:00 pm
Can you make a world save of this ship? It's my personal favorite of your ships but theres no download
  • thefungi
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • December 1, 2012, 2:20 am
Heyyyy havent seen you in forever man remember me from woolcity. i was looking at boats and saw all your epic ships when trying to find inspiriton keep up the epic work haha
  • bilZ
  • Level 61
  • High Grandmaster Pirate
  • November 22, 2012, 4:15 am
I like this description. Nice done.
  • shaffirXD
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • November 12, 2012, 2:58 am
Great job as always!
  • Elek962
  • Level 22
  • Expert Skinner
  • November 6, 2012, 4:04 pm
Great job Sillouete.
Is there A world save of this ship? I must have it.
try making ur own. its just minecraft lol
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 6, 2012, 3:35 pm
Not yet, I am not sure if i am going to put it for download any time soon >_<
  • carguy123
  • Level 43
  • Master Pirate
  • November 9, 2012, 5:34 am
PleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasePLEASE put a download! I NEED this ship for my collection!
  • ZaphodX
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Network
  • November 5, 2012, 12:36 am
Nice one, another excellent tutorial.
  • Dzotshen
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • November 4, 2012, 11:56 am
Nice work! Looks like a digitized photo of a Spanish Galleon!
  • Miru
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • November 4, 2012, 10:45 am
Amazing! :o
  • AyreTV
  • Level 43
  • Master Gent
  • November 4, 2012, 9:11 am
Was looking forward to you posting this :) looks really nice
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 6, 2012, 3:36 pm
thanks!
  • arcanitezz
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 4, 2012, 7:10 am
your god when talking about from ships ._.
*goes and cries in corner*
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 6, 2012, 3:36 pm
nah, im no god! I do alright!
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 6, 2012, 3:36 pm
nah I am no god, I do alright
  • arcanitezz
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 9, 2012, 3:46 am
BEHOLD!
BEHOLD THE MIGHTY GOD SILLOUETTE AND HIS SHIP MAKING SKILLS!
that is a pretty cool boat but could u film the turtorial
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 6, 2012, 3:38 pm
I would love to do a filmed walk through of a ship, but unfortunately my laptop cannot handle filming and minecraft at the same time. Hopefully in the future I'll get a better one!
hope u do
  • SamoaSpider
  • Level 40
  • Master Spider Rider
  • November 4, 2012, 12:18 am
This is clearly the best ship tutorial i've ever seen! :D

Good job lad, good job indeed
  • Stumpers
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 3, 2012, 5:53 pm
Man, you're too freaking good! xD
AMAZING!
  • RubenDelight
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Grump
  • November 3, 2012, 12:16 pm
Very useful Sill! I might try an actual normal ship sometime with the help of these tips :)
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:24 pm
I don't usually make too many realistic ships as people prefer fantasy, but I've got some PM's and comments from people that think I can't build one, so I do these walk through sometimes! The reason I don't build too many regular ships is because I feel like I can do them easily and rather push my creativity to do something more fantasy-ish that has never been done before!
  • RubenDelight
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Grump
  • November 3, 2012, 12:38 pm
True, but it's also nice to pay tribute to the some of the greatest pieces of craftmanship in history. ;) I still have to rebuild the ship that got deleted on TVB.. but on Mith this time :D
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:39 pm
True that, I love 17-18th century ships, they got me started into this!
And I would love to see it!
  • res
  • Level 23
  • Expert Pirate
  • November 3, 2012, 8:21 am
Amazing, just i think it should be little bit lower, because it looks like proper galleon with 2 decks, but wow! Long way for me untill your level ^^
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:10 pm
I agree! Truth is this ship was meant to be a regular galleon. I decided to turn it into a spanish galleon after most of it was built, mostly for a mini story i was making. But since it's all small and compact, I thought it could pass as a spanish galleon and possible a race built galleon. Anyway thanks for the comment and it's nice to hear from another fellow ship builder!
  • Miso_Soup
  • Level 43
  • Master Network
  • November 3, 2012, 6:55 am
Amazing work as always man ^.^
  • Xylvion
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Princess
  • November 3, 2012, 5:39 am
looking great sil :D
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:13 pm
thanks!
  • Unnatural
  • Level 20
  • Expert Toast
  • November 3, 2012, 4:10 am
wow, u followed m comment AMAZING! thank you <3
  • mega_franco
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Bunny
  • November 3, 2012, 4:07 am
By far the best ship creator out there !
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:12 pm
Well I don't consider myself the best honestly. There are many types of ships and i just specialize on sailing ones. I like to think there is always someone better than me out there!
  • khakiInferno
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 3, 2012, 4:00 am
This will help me so much! thanks sillouete! :D
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:11 pm
glad it will!
  • Celestian
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 3, 2012, 3:46 am
Thanks so much
Was really wondered how you made it so natural and organic!
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:11 pm
well hope it helps you in someway XD
  • Jinzha
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 3, 2012, 3:44 am
Absolutely GREAT. Favorited, diamonded and I'd subscribe if I weren't already.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:08 pm
thanks man, appreciated!
  • carloooo
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • November 3, 2012, 3:08 am
Great tutorial! maybe i'll start making ships.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:08 pm
DO it do it!
  • Roi_Louis
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • November 3, 2012, 2:13 am
nice one again sillouete ! diamond.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 3, 2012, 12:14 pm
thank you!
  • ARREXP
  • Level 46
  • Master Wizard
  • November 3, 2012, 1:10 am
woop woop! waka wiki whah whoosh~ (good job!)
  • KaiSupremo
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • November 2, 2012, 10:03 pm
Amazing and speechless, teach me you did well :3
  • LivingEntity
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • November 2, 2012, 8:58 pm
Finally! A good rigging tutorial on galleons.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 2, 2012, 9:09 pm
well about rigging i don't think it's that good because it doesn't particulary focus on it!
  • LivingEntity
  • Level 22
  • Expert Architect
  • November 2, 2012, 10:27 pm
It's decent enough for me :D
  • Brendalf
  • Level 42
  • Master Enderdragon
  • November 2, 2012, 8:25 pm
Silloute I'll start on your skins soon.
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 2, 2012, 8:25 pm
oh thanks :D
  • Voth
  • Level 40
  • Master Dragon
  • November 2, 2012, 7:41 pm
Amazing!
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 2, 2012, 7:42 pm
Thank you!
  • Ash
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Button Pusher
  • November 2, 2012, 7:34 pm
FIRST <3
  • Sillouete
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Sailor
  • November 2, 2012, 7:35 pm
Hai Snowy! <3

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