It's the summer of SHIP! I'm going for it. I can build very large ships using a white color base and dark bley greebling, and I love the way bright colors pop off of white, so that's my chosen color setup. As to the ordering part of this query, how do you SHIP Builders estimate what to buy on bricklink? Is it worth my time building one section and doing a piece count?
I don't want to give away a lot of my design ideas, but essentially, I'm going to be building with walls rather than plates, like builder42's Valley Forge.http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoderism/3228990250/
So if I build a plate-and-technic frame, do I want to attach this to the outer shell by a series of points? For instance, I have an outer rectangular shell, and inside, I have beams that meet both walls and a center beam for support. This seems to cut down the potential for interior, but I don't know how much tensile strength walls have after 100 studs.
Since this is a first SHIP, i'm going with exactly 100 studs, or close to it. Wish me luck.....
Thanks for any help.