Mysterious Rigging Added to the Dawn Treader’s Mast

Posted August 26, 2009 2:08 pm by fantasia_kitty

NarniaWebber icarus discovered a new picture of the Dawn Treader on “Kylie’s” flickr account.

Mysterious Rigging Added to Dawn Treader's Mast

They have added some mysterious structural pieces to the top of the Dawn Treader’s center mast. We believe that it is the rigging that the bottom half of the sail will hang from. As icarus pointed out, in the movie Master and Commander, the full set of masts and sails on the ship were too heavy for the gimbal to handle, so only the lower third or so was built. The rest was added in with CGI in post-production.

If this is indeed the case with the Dawn Treader, two things can be assumed. One is that her mast will be a whole lot taller in the movie than what we see here. The other is that we may finally see her sail very soon.

Thanks to icarus for the heads-up!

1 Comment For This Story

  • NarnianElf says:

    Awesome! That is so COOOL!!!!! The ship is SOOOO gorgeous they did a FABULOUS job of making and designing it!