HMS Aiax

  • December 08, 2012
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Blender Internal
  • Creator: rkgalery
  • License: CC-BY
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It is a complete model of non- existing (although historically correct) english frigate HMS Aiax. File provided with render setup (on pressing F12 you should get precisely same results as visible on preview screen). It took me some time to complete it so I would be grateful if you can send me an info after using it just so I can take a look what you did. Pure curiosity and humble request, by no means "mandatory".

Here's WIP animation (in case you are curious):

Hope you like it and... Yarrr... ekhm... nice blendering.


  • ICanHazSource profile picture

    Blimey! This rocks mee' Boat! :D

    Written December 08, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    Will keep them comin' matey :)

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • BMF profile picture

    Well done. I enjoyed your video as well as it gave me insight to your workflow. Usually when I download a model to investigate the artist's techniques, I have no clue how he/she built it. I hope you continue to post your WIP videos in the future.

    I had to mark this as a favorite. I used to live in Hawaii and I'd sail around the islands in a 21 foot sailboat anchoring in protective coves overnight when I could or pulling into a marina. There is only one thing better than sailing--I mean besides that; and that's flying (I was a commercial/instrument rated aerobatics pilot and also had my gliders license as well). Both are exhilarating and provide a peace within the soul.

    Written December 08, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    You are very kind, thank you. Listening to your story I am getting envious. I am working with models of old sailships (my field is French pre- napoleonic navy) but I have never sailed one.

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • alecfara profile picture

    cooooooooool :)

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • thesupermonkey profile picture

    I've been a fan of this render since I first saw it as a competition submission for blenderguru. Really outstanding work. Thanks for sharing it!

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    I am honored you like it mate. That's my only way to say "thank you" to Blender community ( I do not have enough molah to support it other way). You (we) guys rock.

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • 3d4blender profile picture

    You did not bored us to death, on the contrary a lot joy and fun.

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    Always at your service guys, always at your service :)

    Edited December 08, 2012
  • bramble profile picture

    Exceptionally impressive, sir.

    Written December 09, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    Pleased you like it, sir.

    Written December 09, 2012
  • BMF profile picture


    Is there some significance to fact that you ship is towing a partially submerged long boat?

    I just curious if it was part of the story you are telling in the scene or perhaps I just missed the obvious.

    Written December 09, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    Nah, there is no story, really. Historically longboats were usually towed like that (they were not- as it is presumed today) lifesaving devices, but a way for a ship to communicate with land (after all if there was no port, ship was unable to approach a shore and crew still needed to get there for water or supplies). It is "submerged" only because for purpose of rendering it didn't really mattered if I cut- out "sea" or not. Yep, I am lazy.

    Edited December 09, 2012
  • AndrewGMF profile picture

    I assumed the longboat was in tow because battle was imminent. They'd put the captain's valuables in there so it won't get shot up. And also, this blend ROCKS!

    Written August 24, 2015
  • webshinra profile picture

    Sorry, but you Impress me to death. and I will certainly use it in some strange way, I keep you informed. thanks a lot.

    Written December 09, 2012
  • krabz profile picture

    Great work!

    Written December 09, 2012
  • sony007eat profile picture

    Looks great. Can't know for sure because Blender crashed when I tried to render it...

    Written December 09, 2012
  • chrisieboy1997 profile picture

    shut up man offcourse your not bored me you just inspired my great work man!!

    Written December 23, 2012
  • ulquiorraad profile picture

    100000000000 Points!

    Written December 29, 2012
  • gonzoayame profile picture

    very nice,i like it....

    Edited December 29, 2012
  • cordell.james_removed_email_address profile picture


    very realistic. I could not get the ocean to render though. I see somthing about ocean plugin. Which one is that?

    Written December 31, 2012
  • rkgalery profile picture

    Ocean simulation is included into most Blender builts now- all you got to do is to turn it on in preferences.

    Written January 30, 2013
  • Felis profile picture

    great job! i really like it. i guess i will share my boat too, when i finish it.

    Written January 06, 2013
  • phfrancke profile picture

    thank you very much for sharing this. I'm a blender Noob and this model forced me to understand how the Ocean works. I'll never be able to create something like this, but seeing this will force me to at least create a detailed block and tackle object like you might find in an old barn. Anyway I thank you, I exported object and rendered it with Octane at DA

    Edited February 17, 2013
  • UAndreyI profile picture

    Thank you, that showed an example of a good image of a sailing frigate and sea.

    Edited February 20, 2013
  • alvaro5361 profile picture

    Im using this model in udk soon wil be full animated also crew and also Im making the inside of ship

    Edited February 28, 2013
  • cvbeats profile picture

    Thank you for your Artwork. We used it in this video

    Written April 26, 2013
  • giotigger profile picture

    Wow! It left me without words!! I am super super noob in blender, so I happily downloaded the file and tried to render it, but it brutally crashed after about 10 seconds (no error messages, the window just closed). I'm working with a Dell latitude windows 7 4 GB RAM 32 bit OS Do you have any suggestions? Thank you in advance!

    Written October 21, 2015
  • rkgalery profile picture

    Sorry for lack of responses guys- I've been rather busy those days. If any of you needs to contact me, I am usually on skype as rkgalery. Happy blending.

    Written November 17, 2015
  • drigerprg profile picture

    Man that's AWESOME!!!

    Written November 26, 2015
  • janpan profile picture

    wheres mee rum mates

    Written November 28, 2015
  • Herman9Stapelberg profile picture

    How realistic.

    Written April 26, 2018
  • oldsouls profile picture

    Yeah, you're hard core, bravo, mate.

    Written December 27, 2018
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    Written March 05, 2020
  • Wolf-Shield445 profile picture

    I'm late in but just wanted to say that she is absolutely stunning

    Written August 24, 2022