Ahoy mates, Many of you are probably familiar with this ship from various promotional images for Hearts of Oak; an early eighteenth century Russian frigate carrying 36 guns, which I originally built for the PotC Build Mod (more details on the ship's construction here: http://www.piratesahoy.net/threads/frigate-rossiya-1728.18305/). I built her to a high standard as far as PotC is concerned, making her a good candidate for eye candy to promote Hearts of Oak, but this standard simply isn't as good as what we're aiming for with the project. So, as I briefly mentioned before, she's in need of an upgrade, which is exactly what I've started working on recently. Below you can see a comparison between the existing model and a new basic hull profile, showing a smoother geometry flow and better overall build quality. The white lines represent the part of the existing model that will be replaced by the new part, highlighted green. Anyone wondering why the original geometry is so messy in comparison, remember that started out as a low-quality stock ship for PotC, and I simply tweaked it to get a better shape. The new hull, by contrast, was made from scratch, and was necessary to use tileable textures as shown below. The following images show a texture comparison between the two; the original using a traditional non-tileable texture, and the new part using high-quality tileable textures provided by Wedori. I decided to go with a blue upper section instead of black to add a more colourful paint scheme to the hull. Note: The geometry and UVs aren't fully 'polished' yet, and the textures might be changed or adjusted later on. I'll keep posting updates as I make more progress. Let me know what you think so far.