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The Cutter Tresfroid

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The Tresfroid is a cutter operating in the waters around Port Brique, a much more modern design than many of my other vessels.

Built on a one centre section narrow hull (from the Sealion), the Tresfroid's hull is widened using inverted slopes to achieve sufficient hull width. The hull is built with conventional studs up bricks, although the gallery (such as it is!) is angled.

The Tresfroid is much closer to scale than most of my vessels, and the cutter rig, with its raked mast is fairly close to early nineteenth century practice.

Sails are, as is my usual practice, parchment paper, although the size is pushing what can be made from an A4 sheet.

I'm quite happy with the result, although I think the mainmast/topmast join is far from ideal, and there are a few details which will no doubt be enhanced over time.

More pics:

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre01.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre02.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre03.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre04.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre05.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre06.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre07.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre08.jpg

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/rdulin/tallships/tre00.jpg

(Edited to tidy image links - I couldn't get preview thumbnails working!)

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That is excellent *y*

It's not extra long, most people seem to like em big... :-P to them

A fair amount of detail work, just over all nicely done!

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Nicely done. The ship looks great from afar. The inverted slopes are a simple, elegant solution for widening the hull. Seeing the sheer height of the mast I can't help but think that my previous ship's mast is too short. I'm struggling for perspective. :-/ The railing is a creative solution; though too unstable for my taste. I like the white color scheme. *y* I haven't seen many ships that utilize the color. Believe it or not I intended to make a "winter ship" covered in snow and all that jazz, but had to improvise because I lacked sufficient pieces.

If anyone knows of an educational site centering around sloops and cutters or just something general, feel free to toss out a link.

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A simple and fast looking ship. No need for all the extra details or ornaments, it fits a purpose and is more realistic for it. Nicely done.

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Looks good, simple but effective, I only don't like the sails, the parchment paper looks a bit strange too me...

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What a sporty looking vessel this is! Its kind of like the Imperial Guard equivalent of the Renegade Runner except I notice the mini-figures aren't Imperial Guards, although the flag is. Is that because you didn't have enough Imperial Guard mini-figures to spare Mr Legeaux, or was this done inadvertently?

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What a sporty looking vessel this is! Its kind of like the Imperial Guard equivalent of the Renegade Runner except I notice the mini-figures aren't Imperial Guards, although the flag is. Is that because you didn't have enough Imperial Guard mini-figures to spare Mr Legeaux, or was this done inadvertently?

Historically, it was quite common to fly a 'misleading' flag. ;)

I haven't built a British/redcoat/Imperial Guard vessel for quite a while... perhaps it's time I did?

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Looks good, simple but effective, I only don't like the sails, the parchment paper looks a bit strange too me...

Too white? Too different from Lego sails?

A few of my older vessels use stiffened calico sails - do you think that looks better?

(They certainly can have a nicer shape, but they do tend to droop a bit after a while).

(Excuse the old camera)

mis07approach.jpg

(That's the original Mis

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A few of my older vessels use stiffened calico sails - do you think that looks better?

(They certainly can have a nicer shape, but they do tend to droop a bit after a while).

Woah, that ship deserves its own thread. *y* The "stiffened calico sails" are more natural looking than the parchment paper, IMO. Did you switch to parchment paper because the other material drooped too much?

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Historically, it was quite common to fly a 'misleading' flag. ;)

Indeed it was, however this isn't usually reflected in LEGO so I never would have guessed that's what you were attempting to achieve in a million years. Possibly even 2 million years.

I haven't built a British/redcoat/Imperial Guard vessel for quite a while... perhaps it's time I did?

YES IT IS!!!

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Looks good, simple but effective, I only don't like the sails, the parchment paper looks a bit strange too me...

Too white? Too different from Lego sails?

A few of my older vessels use stiffened calico sails - do you think that looks better?

(They certainly can have a nicer shape, but they do tend to droop a bit after a while).

(Excuse the old camera)

mis07approach.jpg

(That's the original Mis

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Looks good, simple but effective, I only don't like the sails, the parchment paper looks a bit strange too me...

Too white? Too different from Lego sails?

A few of my older vessels use stiffened calico sails - do you think that looks better?

(They certainly can have a nicer shape, but they do tend to droop a bit after a while).

(Excuse the old camera)

mis07approach.jpg

(That's the original Mis

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Looks good, simple but effective, I only don't like the sails, the parchment paper looks a bit strange too me...

Too white? Too different from Lego sails?

A few of my older vessels use stiffened calico sails - do you think that looks better?

(They certainly can have a nicer shape, but they do tend to droop a bit after a while).

(Excuse the old camera)

mis07approach.jpg

(That's the original Mis

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That ship deserves an own thread in here, and you really should rename it, it isn't miserable at all ;-) I personally like the old bow better, but thats your choice

Maybe you could make a tutorial for cutting hulls in 2, it is quite interesting *pirate*

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Yes let's do that. I would like to know where the name origins from, Tr

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Yes let's do that. I would like to know where the name origins from, Tr

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Legeaux, I can't help but notice you haven't answered Mr Tiber's questions! He's got me curious now so I wanna know to! Tell us! Tell us! Ohhh tell us now!

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Yes let's do that. I would like to know where the name origins from, Tr

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Ahhhhhhh... I think I've just caught on. I have a Froiden slip! :-D

I just went into the Brickshelf Folder to find more pictures of the Tr

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Ahhhhhhh... I think I've just caught on. I have a Froiden slip! :-D

LOL

I just went into the Brickshelf Folder to find more pictures of the Tr

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