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Captain Rijsk's Unfortunate Day, Part 3 - Again?

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Part II
After acquiring a new boat, Captain Rijsk went out for another adventure. His new Dhow, outfitted for fishing, once again, ran right into the hands of a much larger Garvian Xebec - he isn't the luckiest person in the world, after all. Well, he survived the previous adventures, so maybe he is?

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The catch of the day was safely put on board  in a big tub, but that wasn't the most convenient way to escape - he decided the best way to escape would be his personal chest - enough space for a person who once had 2 legs.
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Garveyan Xebec loaded with guys ready for the fight:
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Finished this in the last minute really - I'll see if I can add some more story before the deadline is up, but at least the build is already up now. Feel free to request more pics - I might be able to take some more tomorrow morning.

Edit: The Garveyan Xebec is a 4A (I'm gonna see about a story later) and the Mardieran Fishing Dhow is a 1F - I'm not even gonna bother with a story to aquire it;)
Edit: I guess we messed up a bit with the organisation - he lost his second leg twice, oops.

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I really like the foamy waves, and the fish are a nice touch too!  Great pair of ships also - the curves are excellent! :thumbup: 

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Great Xebec, but what really stands out is the Dhow, with its masts. connecting pins in a flex-tube (?) is a really nice idea! Oh, and I cant wait to find out what body part will our beloved captain lose at a possible part IV... :grin:

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4 hours ago, Captain Braunsfeld said:

Poor guy .... :pir-laugh:

:D He is Marderian

23 hours ago, Kai NRG said:

I really like the foamy waves, and the fish are a nice touch too!  Great pair of ships also - the curves are excellent! :thumbup: 

Thanks!

8 hours ago, Bodi said:

Nice ships! My favourite is the xebec, grey red and white, looking good!

Thank you! Glad the colourscheme worked out:D

4 hours ago, blackdeathgr said:

Great Xebec, but what really stands out is the Dhow, with its masts. connecting pins in a flex-tube (?) is a really nice idea! Oh, and I cant wait to find out what body part will our beloved captain lose at a possible part IV... :grin:

 

Thanks! I think the spar with a flex tube with technic pins has been done before, I think at least Kabel and Kolonialbeamter have used it. I think the hull technique is also from KB, but I'm not 100% sure. I guess there isn't much to lose, sadly our planning went a bit over board and he loses his second leg twice now:P

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If she's interacting with a xebec I might have called her a felucca, but then again this is BoBS so it doesn't matter all that much. I really don't think the pennants on the xebec really work. Took me a moment to figure out that's what they were. As for the rest of it, the ships, the scene, I love it all. This may be one of the nicest xebecs we've had around here. The small bronze guns are a clever construction using telescopes and really fit with the vessel just right. I'm willing to bet that the red masts were a case of making what you have work, but they do work so well. Having the transition between connectors and axles hints at a taper that's so hard to get with brick built masts and spars. 

 

I'm one of those sick puppies who can't help but chuckle at mini-fig on mini-fig violence and this made me snicker. :devil: It's a fairly brutal attack, going after a fishing boat like that. The shot hole in the dhow's sail is a nice touch too. I guess the xebec's gun crew just didn't have the range when they opened fire. 

 

This was fun, thanks for sharing !

 

Any chance of some isolated shots of each before they got to the knacker's yard? 

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7 hours ago, kurigan said:

If she's interacting with a xebec I might have called her a felucca, but then again this is BoBS so it doesn't matter all that much. I really don't think the pennants on the xebec really work. Took me a moment to figure out that's what they were. As for the rest of it, the ships, the scene, I love it all. This may be one of the nicest xebecs we've had around here. The small bronze guns are a clever construction using telescopes and really fit with the vessel just right. I'm willing to bet that the red masts were a case of making what you have work, but they do work so well. Having the transition between connectors and axles hints at a taper that's so hard to get with brick built masts and spars.

 
 

Pennants - the flag like thing I tried to replicate with 1x2 tiles and plates I guess? You are right, it was an experiment that didn't end up working out. Thanks! If you want me to I can go and post them in the Foundry later today. At the time of starting this build I was indeed running out of black long technic axles, but at the time I got new ones I still liked the old version so I just kept them. Same goes for the taper - most of my technic red technic connectors are in a red technic car, so I had to do with what I had.

7 hours ago, kurigan said:

I'm one of those sick puppies who can't help but chuckle at mini-fig on mini-fig violence and this made me snicker. :devil: It's a fairly brutal attack, going after a fishing boat like that. The shot hole in the dhow's sail is a nice touch too. I guess the xebec's gun crew just didn't have the range when they opened fire. 

 
 

:D

7 hours ago, kurigan said:

Any chance of some isolated shots of each before they got to the knacker's yard? 

Yes, will do that later today or tomorrow. They'll most likely remain intact for a while, as I quite like them :D (and I rarely keep a ship for less than 3-6 months, the oldest ship I still have assembled is from September last year.

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You have really captured the elegance of the lateen rig beautifully in both vessels, which is no small feat. And I really like colour scheme of the xebec - the ornate red on the white (and nicely shaped) hull, just like the felucca's discreet brown, works out really well.

I am pretty impressed by the shaping of the hulls, which is hard to get right at this scale. (Just like the guns at this scale - would like to see more of them too).

I don't think I have anything to suggest in terms of constructive criticism for the vessels, as they are really very well made! The waves work well, although at closer gaze, the 2x2 slopes does look a tad too straight sided. Perhaps just using one layer of those, varying their height and interspersing them with plates and cheese slopes could make it look more realistic. However, as I said, they work well for the purpose here as is. :)

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On 4/21/2017 at 6:29 PM, Bregir said:

You have really captured the elegance of the lateen rig beautifully in both vessels, which is no small feat. And I really like colour scheme of the xebec - the ornate red on the white (and nicely shaped) hull, just like the felucca's discreet brown, works out really well.

I am pretty impressed by the shaping of the hulls, which is hard to get right at this scale. (Just like the guns at this scale - would like to see more of them too).

I don't think I have anything to suggest in terms of constructive criticism for the vessels, as they are really very well made! The waves work well, although at closer gaze, the 2x2 slopes does look a tad too straight sided. Perhaps just using one layer of those, varying their height and interspersing them with plates and cheese slopes could make it look more realistic. However, as I said, they work well for the purpose here as is. :)

 
 

For the vessels - thanks, but don't be too fast; the Xebec actually has one of my least favorite hulls as of lately, you'll see why further down. I guess I managed to hide it well with the water :D

I was told to rework my waves by @Captain Green Hair before, I just didn't find the time before the deadline came around, so I had to leave them as they were, but I think they are still alright. Will keep your criticism in mind for the next time I'll be building waves (which might be a while until then...)

 

So, now the requested pictures of the vessels, starting with the Dhow (Felucca if you want...):

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Again, the technique for it is by @Kolonialbeamter, but I think mine is still a bit different from his construction.

Now, onto the Xebec:

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As I said further up, I think the hull is below the average compared to most of my other latest ships, but I guess I managed to hide the flaws quite well with the waves:D Maybe (just maybe) I'll eventually decide that I want another Xebec and recycle those sails then. Luckily it doesn't use many uncommon parts (besides dk tan for the deck), so I think I should be able to leave it assembled for some time at least.

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