Corioso

GALLUS - Ship-of-the-Line

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Hello, everyone!

I’d like to present my ship of the line “Gallus”.

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photo at Flickr: Gallus_MAIN

While building her I used mostly the sketches of the first Russian ship of the line “Goto Predestinatsia”. However I changed it in some respects.

The first reason is that I wanted to build something personal, but within historical principles. On the other hand I managed to take good photos (with the help of EB-user VerSen), but didn’t leave myself enough time to complete the building. That’s why half of the masting was built right at the exhibition from the parts at hand. You see this hyper-big-blind-topmast.

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There are 64 cannons on board – 30 at every side and two in the front and two at the stern.

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I didn’t want to use standard frames with shutters which are often used in ship-projects, so I decided to use such parts instead. Besides this decision helped to create an illusion of a two-deck-stern.

But they left nasty chinks.

So I used these parts:

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Of course it led to difficulties for the interior, but as I built her first of all for an exhibition, I could do without it.

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The building of the balcony was a tiresome business. It took me nearly one hour to come to this variant. I think it isn’t bad, is it?

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C3PO plays the part of the latrine figure here! :pir_laugh2:

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The total time spent from the draft till the performance – about 6 months.

I’m not sure that the building is complited. There must be at least sails and perfection of some small deficits. An ambitious project were the interior and the masting made of strings.

Thanks for waching! :pir-sweet:

Photos at Flickr.

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Incredible is all i can say at the moment.

Captain Becker

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Wow, simply amazing. Truly a lovely and unique ship. You might have shared some bit of her as a WIP though. I, and I'm sure many others, would like to make inquiries or comments on certain elements of her. At this stage however, I'd feel quite guilty, what with you the "proud father" so to speak and her so far along as to hinder any significant modification. That bit aside, I do rather like much of what you have, and with all that brown and gold she must have cost you a fortune in bricks. She's truly a regal and intimidating ship.

Thanks for sharing her!

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EPIC comes to mind.

That is, how do you say. An incredible amount of guns. I just love how smooth and clean everything is. Ignoring how beautifully you photographed it, it just looks right. You've managed to fit an enormous number of cannons onto a ship and just make it look proper.

I'm not a big MOC'er so I won't even comment on the technique, because I'm no pro, but I love your end result! :pir-classic:

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The part where C-3PO as the figurehead cracked me up. :pir_laugh2:

Beautiful smooth, clean, and massive ship. You know, I didn't expect it to turn out like this. By the way, lovely cabin. :thumbup:

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Beautiful vessel, great structure and color scheme! :pir-wub:

I like the detail of the helm chains led from the helm wheel on the bridge :thumbup:

Nice the pictures of the deployed army :cannon:

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This is beautiful in every aspect!

The colors are amezing so are all the angels, if I would have seen this pass by at google i swear I woulden notice it was Lego pirate_wink.gif

//Viktor

Edited by -DoNe-

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Before anyone else takes the opportunity to point out my folly, I’ll make a correction. I see, looking back over the board that you indeed have a WIP thread, which I even looked over with interest several time, but simply slipped my mind. Apologies, and she is still a great ship.

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i really enjoy how you solve the problem of circle windows in the back side of the ship using gold pieces to fill the holes...

great work.

If you made a rope rigging you will make a real masterpiece

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I saw this on Flickr a while ago, amazing ship!

keep up the good work!

=Legonardo=

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That's simply breathtaking!

I really love your whole colour scheme and the your amazing details of the weatherdeck and the balcony. However, I think that most of us would like to have a glance below deck? Thanks! :pir-wub: :pir-wub:

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Nice, the headrails smoothly follow the hull curve, clever to use bars between the stern windows, I guess that excludes the possibility of interior :pirate_sad2:

The deck is beautiful, sweet dark brown.

I think the stern galleries start a bit abrupt, it would be very nice if you could angle that part:

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I see that that would not be an easy task, considering you fixed it to the ship pretty good...

What you could do instead is adding some color change in the brown where the galleries start, add some black perhaps.

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What a build! Fantastic, she is amazing pirate_wubnew.gif

I totally love the hull and the totality of the vessel. The stern is specially ornate and of course the technique you used for the windows is brilliant default_thumbup.gif The way you built the curves, so smooth is amazing too, and of course all the tilling gives her a very shiny look.

Besides agreeing with Sebeus on the galleries I would like to point some things out. In the upper gun's deck your gunports are way too high (comparing to the gun's height, of course) because in that position the crew would only be able to fire upwards. That wouldn't be very useful in such a giant, would it? pir_laugh2.gif Wheels on the cannons would solve the problem I guess.

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The shrouds look odd in such a masterpiece, I really hope you go for custom rigging. An issue that I immediately spotted is the masts' distances. Ok, it is not something that noticeable but I made some simple calculations using your reference pictures and your mainmast is 4 bricks farther to the foremast than it should. Of course you are not building an historical accurate replica, but from naked eye one understands that the two aft masts are way too close. Nitpicking, I guess, but she is so good she surely deserves it pir_laugh2.gif

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this is a big one, i like the use of all the darkbown parts, its a nice color, i really like the curved towers at the cabin, it looks really nice, and i love firepower, and especialy when you have that many real lego cannon fitted into a ship, this thing just need some sails, and then its all ready to go, awesome job

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This is a great ship, Im glad you decided to keep working on her. What I find most interesting about this build is it's based on a drawing which by itself is meant to be dramatic not accurate, and you've captured that brilliantly "in the brick". The only things I think that would improve her would be custom rigging of course, and also maybe one more headrail below the current one. I think that would top things off nicely. Well done :thumbup:

:jollyroger: Dread Pirate Wesley

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I always hoped you could add some more updates on your former WIP thread, thought you had declined on your attemp, which made me kind of sad, coz I was following the progress really closely, I really love how you make curves on the hull... you had some really nice ideas, I was about to copy some of them for my QAR hehe...

Anyway, this is the WIP thread if I am not wrong, if anyone like to check it:

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amazing ship,

you keep increasing the quality of your posts:thumbup:

even with the lack of sails, it looks great! congrats

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Is there some reason no one blogged this? Anyone? No? No one at all? No? Not you down in the corner there? No? No one? Okay.

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Wow! This one is so incredible.

I believe this ship is a piece of art work.

Thanks for sharing.

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What a wonderful ship!! Great details too! and I particularly like the colourscheme and your weatherdeck. :pir-wub: However, a little flaw would be that in my opinion, I think that your rails at the stern and front castle might not be tall enough as you can see from this photo the rails are only at the captain's legs and so that it will be easy for him to lose his balance.

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COrioso. Do you have Yahoo ID???

Isn't it on his Flickr account? Where the photos are hosted?

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You should totally do another Ship like this one, But rather that having for blue coats you should make it for redcoats or otherwise known as lobster backs

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