Admiral Croissant

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About Admiral Croissant

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    Popped his title cherry!
  • Birthday 07/20/91

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    Underwater
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    sailing ships from the 16th till the 20th century. and lego ofcourse and a lot of other things like soccer, ice skating, eating croissants, collecting fossils and other old stuff.

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  1. Hilarious! I really enjoyed it! A very funny mix between a cruise in the eighteenth century and the insurance problems with live vests, and the pizza deliveries we are used to in our time I also had to grin because of the desperate face I make when it turns out there are no croissants left. But to be honest I would have liked frietjes met mayo too It was an honour to be part of the maiden voyage of this beautiful piece of ship-building. I hope she will travel far and wide, and it would be great if I could see her IRL some time.
  2. Sad to hear.. shows how even in these times with modern safety regulations such things can still happen. Fortunately enough most real valuable historic ships are in a dry dock.
  3. I'm sorry, but Classic-Pirates is not just an advertising platform for other websites. However, it seems to be a rather nice story, and pirate stories are always welcome here. We do allow you to post the full story here, and place a link to get some views on MOCpages as well. So if you want to, you can do that but for now I'll close this topic.
  4. Beautiful stern! But also the part just below the windows is quite brilliant Perhaps you could improve the bow a little by adding a figurehead or make the headrails end a little higher on the front below the bow sprit. Good luck on this project. Such a design can only end in an even better final product!
  5. Nice MOC! The colourscheme makes it look realistic yet the design is very classic Lego-ish. I like it. However, could you please reduce the size of your images? Our max. allowed is 600X800 pixles. Thanks in forward
  6. Which banner do you mean? Do you mean the one you see on the top of each page which changes during the day? In that case: yes, this was supposed to happen because we recently had a major forum update with a new skin and new images.
  7. Thanks for sharing this, Pirate journalist! I'll be sure to watch this episode, hoping to see more LEGO piracy!
  8. Beautiful ship! And you did a fantastic job on incorporating the MOC into a painting It actually looks more like a ship from the "Nederlandsche Handel Maatschappij", like this one. But it's a fantasy ship ofcourse and I like how it incorporates some nice elements from different ships and times. Great job, and congratulations on your well-deserved Ship MOC Expert tag!
  9. And congratulations to Capt. Stabbin on becoming the new Pirates Regulator, and to Louie le Brickvalier on becoming Shipyard Master!
  10. Yes certainly! We're currently developing things further with a small team. There will most likely be 4 different factions (2 "imperials", 1 pirates and 1 merchants) and we've also chosen the faction leaders. In a hidden sub-forum we're currently developing their background stories, the maps and everything else. So that's where we're currently working on, and soon we'll spend more time on all the rules and how to play in this "factions-game". We're also thinking of faction tags and logos. I can't tell you much more yet because we're still developing and I don't want to spoil too much. The launch of this is depended a bit on Guilds of Historica and on the progress of the development but it seems to be somewhere in june. I'll try to keep you informed!
  11. I remembered something like that had happened, but couldn't find the exact post and wasn't sure.Still a shame, I really thought it was becoming one of the best LEGO replicas I'd ever seen. Very promising. However, perhaps you might still give it a try after you've finished this vessel. It could be a good training for some techniques, or for the rigging. Anyway, best of luck with this project! It's nice too
  12. Great to see you building these kind of ships again! This seems to become another nice project, but if you really want to make a LEGO model of USS Hannah, I agree with Kurigan that a custom hull could fit the original shape better. But if this ship is more "inspired by" USS Hannah it could just be a great ship MOC. By the way, how's the Endeavour coming along? Or did you abandon that project? I thought that was a very exciting project!
  13. Well look at that! What a pleasant surprise! Just when we're thinking about Pirate guilds TLG is thinking of a new LEGO Pirate set!
  14. Well there are lots of books about ships, but you could just look for images of "ships of the line" model ships from ships of the end of the 18th century. We also have an index with photos of historic and replica ships here in the Pirates forum.But as long as you look on the internet for ships of the line from the same period you'll find good sources of inspiration. As for the colourscheme, here you can see a Dutch ship (De Vrijheid) at the battle of Camperdown in 1797. The colourscheme is rather brown-ish, just like your model (here's a link, the image is quite large). Though of course with lego it's better to have some different shades of brown. As you can also see, the gun ports are red on the inside, so when you open yours, it's historically correct!
  15. I created a secret forum for the rest of the development and added a few members so the decision-making will be easier/faster. However, we'll take your ideas into account and I think we will sometimes open up a poll for some issues. Thanks for bringing up ideas, and new ideas are still welcome.