So I’ve been working on the Hearts of Oak version of the Hebe. I've modified quite a bit, everything has added detail, and I made completely new headrails, based off the plan of the Proserpine of 1785, which I followed for the stern as well. (In her as captured configuration in 1796) Hopefully she looks a bit cleaner overall. Details like the chainplates and rudder are built from Jean Boudriot's plans of the French frigate Venus of 1782 (contested with the Hebe as the lead ship of the class, she was the first laid down and the second one launched) I hope to have download links of parts like these soon for other shipbuilders to use if they so choose. Unfortunately I couldn't find a good coppering texture, so the underwater hull is just painted white for now. I think the outer hull is essentially done, meaning all further work should be on the decks, interior, and rig. This design of 18pdr armed frigates by J N Sane was one of several prepared by different designers when 18pdr frigates were first built for the French Navy in response to the British 18pdr frigates built in 1778. The Sane design proved fast both closed hauled and large, maneuverable, without any serious flaws, and capable in all areas. It became the standard French frigate design for the remainder of the days of the 18pdr frigate, with the last one completed for the French navy, the Armide, being launched in 1821. There were several evolutions of the design, essentially increasing the length and width by small amounts. This divided the J N Sane frigates into the Hebe, Virginie, Hortense, and Pallas classes, with 83 being built in all. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hébé-class_frigate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginie-class_frigate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortense_class_frigate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas-class_frigate_(1808) However, they all had the same hull lines, and the appearance of ships built as late as 1812 was very much the same as this model, with low rails on the forecastle and all. If one adds the 47 ships built to the British Leda class (with the underwater lines of Hebe) to this count, a total of 130 frigates were built to these lines. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda-class_frigate And I realize it's not within the seven years’ war time span, which would be ideal, but it’s at least within the 18th century requirement! Any comments, criticisms, and suggestions are welcome!