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13 replies to this topic  – Started by Matteo1130 , Aug 27 2010 09:54 AM

#1 Matteo1130

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:54 AM

This is a simple design for cannons, it's cheap and it takes 2 studs instead the classic 4 (maybe it could look better with four 1x1 round black plates as wheels).
I think it could be fine even in the small mid sections.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:58 AM

I still think it would look better with wheels or at least 1 x 1 round plates for wheels. I really like the way of attaching the barrel though. Don't know if this is an already known/used technique.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:12 PM

View PostMatteo1130, on 27 August 2010 - 09:54 AM, said:

I think it could be fine even in the small mid sections.

Or on the top deck on a 44 gun ship. :pir-wub:
You have designed the cannon I'm trying to design a whole time already!
The 12 pounder, ideal for the top deck. And yet such a simple build!

I had a go with it in real bricks to see how it looks like:

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I have added 1x1 round plates as wheels, a 2x2 plate and a 1x2 tile to fill up some gaps. I have also made a black line in it to break the plain yellow.

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I'm very grateful, I'm going to use this on my ship if I have your permission. Of course you will receive all the credit you deserve!

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:08 PM

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on 27 August 2010 - 02:12 PM, said:

I had a go with it in real bricks to see how it looks like:
I believe it would look better with the studs facing the other way.  But otherwise it's a nice little design for cannons. :cannon:

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:10 PM

And with some pin connectors you would get an even smoother barrel.
I think the undercarriage would also look better without the yellow plates on the bottom, making them all black might look better and then maybe some brown (wooden) wheels for colour?
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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:21 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on 27 August 2010 - 08:10 PM, said:

And with some pin connectors you would get an even smoother barrel.
Hey, I was just going to edit my post with that suggestion. :thumbup:

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:24 PM

Of course I would go with those technic connectors, which are not avaible in dark pearl. :pir-sceptic:
I'll have a go with the suggestions, but don't forget I just made Matteo's design in bricks. :pir-wink:

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 10:23 PM

It's surprisingly nice for a cannon design that simple. However besides the aesthetic flaws CGH has discovered already I also reckon that you won't be able to move the barrel down and upwards looks simply silly...

I would try to stick to the original undercarriage from Lego and use connectors for a black barrel...
I know it's 4 studs wide, but it looks sooo much better  :pir-tongue:

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 11:21 PM

It also depends on the scale of the ship, I think the cannon with 4 studs in width is a little too wide sometimes.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:02 PM

wow what a feedback for a design so simple... i'm very glad someone found it a good idea (or a good base)and uses it!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 07:51 PM

Very nice desing Matteo, i really like how it turned out for a real bricks as Blackmoor showed. I might use this sometime too (If you give permission to do that). And the barrel can move up and down (Yes it can be) Blackmoor can try to do that :pir-classic:  Anyway great desing and i think over all it looks great :thumbup:

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

obvously you can use it (no need to ask!!)

can't wait to post some pics of the frigate i'm building to get some tips :)

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:53 PM

I have wondered at when this will be added to a Cannon Index? I havent seen this over there yet, and i guess this have to add there immidedly.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:37 AM

View PostCaptain Becker, on 07 September 2010 - 09:53 PM, said:

I have wondered at when this will be added to a Cannon Index?

Soon. :pir-wink:

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