Anders T

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  • Birthday 03/23/79

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  1. I find that on early or ships such as a carrack or a galleon 2x2 stud gunports work fine. On later models like brigs, frigates and ships of the line 3x3 stud gunports seem more appropriate to me. In any case you should measure on the drawings. Work on one problem at a time. Either make a decision on your design of a possible opening of the hull and then go to the shaping. Or do it the other way around. -Do measure in LDD. If this is done right it makes the next stages of designing are so much easier. No matter what technique you are going for. On shaping: Here you should decide up front if you are going for something that relies on bending and twisting. - Can work very well: Or drawing with the bricks. Usually none of the standard LEGO® bricks (like guns, hullparts, masts, minifigs) work well on a scale model. This is where the challenge is.
  2. Rating a snow I think Legostone has it right, and furthermore. Snow referrers to the arrangement of masts, but arranging the masts in a snow fashion was usually because the ship was too small for three masts to be practical. Whether a snow would be unrated or considered a 6th rater would be determined by her potential armament. I consider HMS Ontario an unrated vessel. Design Designing something like this with bricks is always a question of experience. I’ll probably look at her again a couple of years from now and decide to do a 3rd version. The sweeps are sticking straight out. Thanks for noticing, I think about making gravity (my archenemy) an ally in this case. Let them rest in a loose fit. Sweeps Thanks man, that was exactly what I needed to see. Pumps Nothing fancy. They are similar to the ones on my HDMS Lougen design. LDD file found here:http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/356786 Thanks. My aim is to make a brick model similar to a wooden model. My process is quite similar to what 3D artists do: Planning-measuring-perseverance. You know it Every flake is unique
  3. The first MOC I uploaded was a model of the British snow (snau) HMS Ontario. Recently I decided to do a second version of the same ship. During this process I noticed some small square holes between the gunports. Researching this, I found out they were called “sweep ports”, and supposedly allowed the ship to be rowed. So I decided to experiment with oars. HMS Ontario version2 med årer .lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr HMS Ontario version2 med årer bagfra.lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr However I have never seen a model of a similar ship (sloop, brig, snow or frigate) with oars mounted. Why is that? A model of the HMS Ontario without oars would look something like this. HMS Ontario version2 uden årer.lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr HMS Ontario version2 uden årer styrbord.lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr Oars/No oars… What is the best choice?
  4. There is a lot of measuring and calculation in the initial stages of such a build. Feel free to share and ask.
  5. I recommend that you look here. And another Dutch ship from the same time period.
  6. I do understand your wife, but Kurigan is right: Start small. To give you a specific idea on the size of what you are planning. Look at this Minifig- scale LDD version of a ship close to the size of HMS Roebuck. http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/298034 I designed it quite some time ago and would never attempt to build it as it is.
  7. Very cool indeed. I like your choice of techniques. Fx: A more or less consistant use of 15573/3794 to shape the hull Your use of tubes to shape the Crows nests Plates and hinges to shape the stern A thing it took a while for me to notice, was the fact that not only did you replicate the ship on the cut trhough, but also all the little guys.
  8. Velkommen til Maskinen ser fed ud.
  9. Economy and the practical challenge of having a 2,5 m model in my home means that I probably won’t build it on my own.(soon) However I would gladly work together with anyone who wants to participate in making her come to life. Do contact me about such a project if you are interested. It looks to me like "LEGO Ideas" is for ideas on sets. She is thought of as a display item. I have written to the museum in Portsmouth proposing that I build the model for them. If they don't contact me soon I figure that my next move should be contacting some other museums as well as various toy stores. Thoughts on this are always welcome.
  10. Thanks man. Yes I guess it has been a while since I have posted something. I think I'm one of those moccers that do it in bursts. As for the "pro" thing... No one has offered me any money yet He- he- glad that you find her so attractive. I have learned so much since I designed my models in 2011 that I think none of them will be built "as is". At some point I will give them an overhaul. I guess a realistic model of the HMS Surprise will be well recieved. Feel free to take a shot at yourself. The LDD file is free and available here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/278472
  11. Thanks Thanks. My first ambition was to build models where both the exterior as well as the interior was realistic. However experience has proven that there is much gained by foucusing on the exterior. My last models, much like other big ship models, have no interior design. I think that a good solution would be to display a full ship and a crosssection. or do something like this. https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6232/6320162049_4523a97f97_b.jpg I try to stay in the same scale on all my models. -One stud=one foot- that is something like 1:(38-40)
  12. Great job. Not an inch without a quirky detail
  13. Ben Hur and with the same actor The ten commodores Planking with the apes/Pillaging with the apes
  14. Overall a vast improvement, but I really like how the figures on the first version seemed to have very different personalities.
  15. Magnificent. The titles from the album by beatles could also be fine titles for mocs, but here is a couple of ideas from movies. The Unsinkables Scurvy wars Guns of navy rum Bone huh! One flew over a pirates den Davys hunter Maroon