Captain Green Hair

Build a frigate with Captain Green Hair

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What type of hinge are we going to need?

This and this. :pir-wink:

The new types can also be used, but they stick out more and have to be modified when you choose to do so.

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Thanks.

I would love to use the dark blue with white but I am not sure if that will work. It will depend on the type of bricks I'll need and the amount. Otherwise I am thinking it will be the classic black and white. I am waiting for a BL order to arrive so I can start building the ship. I can't wait!

I am down to a few tweaks to the roof and the interior for St. Elizabeth and then the frigate will be my only project.

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This is an excellent idea, (i wish i had more time at the moment to learn to build this). The first two posts are detailed and I can see this topic being a well used resource in the future. I wish you all the best of luck!

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Share your thoughts on this!

Way-a-go! Cpt. Green Hair!

I like that you are even trying to to do this!

In that sprint I have a "thought" (my brain hurts!).

Why not use "slope 45 inverted" and "wedge plate (wing)" parts to widen the hull?

I feel that you get a fairer (smoother) surface.

I CADed up some versions for you, with five mid sections.

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enjoy

kurt

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Thanks for the idea and thinking with us here Kurt! :thumbup:

The method i use gives a more gradual curve and looks less bulky IMO, since it uses half studs.

I have tested yours in the past and i know some others used it as well and it doesn't look bad at all.

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Thanks for the idea and thinking with us here Kurt! :thumbup:

The method i use gives a more gradual curve and looks less bulky IMO, since it uses half studs.

I have tested yours in the past and i know some others used it as well and it doesn't look bad at all.

I just did some cross sections, I'll try to update them as you build!

they are:

a brick built mid section ----- slope inverted mid ----- jumper mid

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Note: that they are all the same width.

enjoy

kurt

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May i suggest you try it with real bricks and then see what you like best?

The mids have a bit of a straight part on the top, with the inverted slopes it just makes a weird dent IMO.

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This image might display what CGH means by looing wierd. I share the same opinion. See below:

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I can't decide on my colorscheme. :pir_wacko:

I'll post a pic when i do, how are your thoughts about your colorscheme guys?

Please be advised that there is a small mistake in step 2, which i will fix tomorrow when i post step 3.

But for those who want to change it in advance: the first and last 5 studs of the widened part should be on 3 plates instead of 1.

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I can't decide on my colorscheme. :pir_wacko:

I'll post a pic when i do, how are your thoughts about your colorscheme guys?

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Here are 2 colorschemes, the red one, the traditional franco-spanish colorscheme for the napoleonic war, the second, the british one. Which do you prefer?

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I think i like the red better, i'm also thinking about red myself.

Here's my quick sketch of the colorscheme i'll use:

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It's dark red in my case.

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My coloursheme will be quite similar to the L'Achéron from Master and Commander.

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As you see it will be dark red with black stripes, the stern will be yellow/gold and black.

I think I will make a Spanish Frigate from it, since the Spanish also used the black-red coloursheme on their ship.

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I'll probably use yellow with black stripes or white with blue or black stripes either of them will do.

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In that sprint I have a "thought" (my brain hurts!).

Why not use "slope 45 inverted" and "wedge plate (wing)" parts to widen the hull?

I feel that you get a fairer (smoother) surface.

kurt

I use the inverted slope on my brig and quite like the look. Then again, I am going for a fat, squat, looking ship anyway.

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So is this like build a frigate acadamy?

What about a Sloop, Or Man of War?

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So is this like build a frigate acadamy?

What about a Sloop, Or Man of War?

You can use these techniques to make any ship you like, so shipbuilding academy would be a better description. :pir-wink:

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Well I think I have all the parts I need for the first three steps so I will be laying the keel this weekend and catching up. Looks great so far! Thanks again.

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This is actually a really cool idea. I wont be building along with everyone, as I don't have the parts to build a frigate right now, but I've been wanting to build a ship for awhile, so I will keep these instructions in mind, it will really help with my first ship. I will be getting parts of bricklink soon, I found a store with everything I need.

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I found a store with everything I need.

Really? Because I need to buy similar pieces for my ship. What store is it?

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Really? Because I need to buy similar pieces for my ship. What store is it?

I found the hull pieces and other things like jumper plates at Pacific Pieces, but you can find a lot of the stuff you need at bunte-steine-aus-daenemark, too.

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Ok, i added hinges to it and uploaded more pictures into the build thread.

Hope all is cclear, but do not hesitate to ask questions if it isn't. :pir-wink:

Next up i will start building up the bow and stern, and lay in the gundeck.

Stay tuned!

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Looks great captain! I'm eager to see the next step, but I have to catch up with the build too. :pir-blush:

I really like the way the curved shapes turn out. :pir-wub:

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Looks great captain! I'm eager to see the next step, but I have to catch up with the build too. :pir-blush:

I really like the way the curved shapes turn out. :pir-wub:

Thanks!

I've added some more steps as well. :pir-wink:

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