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HMS Ambuscade vs. Bayonnaise, 14th Dec. 1798


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27 replies to this topic  – Started by TinyPiesRUs , Apr 24 2010 04:04 AM

#1 TinyPiesRUs

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:04 AM

I've been working on a MOC loosely based on the skirmish between the British frigate HMS Ambuscade and the French corvette Bayonnaise. It's not quite finished yet, I'm working on some better rigging and a mast as well as a few other bits and pieces.

Outgunned and outmaneuvered, Bayonnaise rammed HMS Ambuscade and proceeded to board and capture the British frigate. This was seen as a great victory by the French, and many paintings were made to commemorate their naval triumph.

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Bayonnaise fires off a couple of final shots before the boarding.
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Under the deck of HMS Ambuscade. Obviously the green bush is just a place holder. Once I get my hands on the PoP sets, I'll be replacing it with a dark tan bush.
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The French boarding party:
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One poor frenchman loses his balance:
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Combat on the deck:
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Enjoy! Feedback will be much appreciated. :pir-classic:

Edited by TinyPiesRUs, 28 April 2010 - 06:57 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2010 - 04:29 AM

Marvelous MOC. There is a lot going on in it. I don't know what to say about improvements. Good job. :pir-classic:
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:40 AM

Wow! That's a beautiful MOC. The detail put into it is amazing. The only thing I see as being inaccurate is that the HMS Ambuscade is not being rammed by the Bayonnaise. I only point this out because you brought it up in the description. It looks great regardless of this. The action is done extraordinarily well in my opinion.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:58 AM

really good moc. Using the bush as splintering wood is great ! Maybe you could have a cannon ball coming out of the end of it ?

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:09 AM

Very nice vignette. The detail is amazing.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 12:06 PM

This a pretty nicely conceived MOC, really!  :thumbup: Love the concept and, of course, all the action all around  :pir-wink:

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 02:36 PM

That MOC is amazing!  :pir-oh:  There is action everywhere! Very well made. :thumbup:  :thumbup:
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:39 AM

This moc is great
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 09:49 AM

Absolute great MOC. You can immediately see the dynamic of the fight ...

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 02:20 PM

That's a very nice battle you chose. It was also one of my possible ideas. My ship the Vesta is partly based on the Bayonnaise, very nice ship :pir-classic:
Your MOC is also looking good so far. But I would not use the paper in the water since it looks a bit out of place
For the rest there's a lot of great action in it. Keep it up!
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Very nice battle! It has a lot of good action, but I would see if that new dark tan bush would better fit the splintered wood, than the green one. Other than that I think it's great. :pir-classic:

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Apr 25 2010, 03:20 PM, said:

But I would not use the paper in the water since it looks a bit out of place
I will agree whit Croissant, the paper sure looks a bit weird and therest of MOC is gool, keep it up

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:00 PM

This is a wonderful way to do a sea battle!  There is so much detail added to every bit.  Good Job!

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 11:24 PM

Very nice, I just love all the detail.
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:18 PM

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:17 PM

I love it!  Nothing like a good boarding to start out with on a Monday morning.  It really looks fantastic.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 06:16 PM

I like it! But why is there a Green explosion from the deck? I hadn't  heard of this battle before, But looking at the figures, the French lost more men on the day...Strange.  :pir-laugh:

"Outgunned and outmaneuvered, Bayonnaise rammed HMS Ambuscade and proceeded to board and captured the British frigate. This was seen as a great victory by the French government, and many paintings were made in honour of this naval success."

And then, It, was outgunned by the HMS Victory on 28 May 1803, So, The french shouldn't have celebrated too much! Just a few years before the final humiliation of the French Navy!  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:11 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Apr 27 2010, 07:16 PM, said:

I like it! But why is there a Green explosion from the deck?
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View PostTinyPiesRUs, on Apr 24 2010, 05:04 AM, said:

Obviously the green bush is just a place holder. Once I get my hands on the PoP sets, I'll be replacing it with a dark tan bush.

The green bush will be tan when he gets PoP sets

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:44 PM

View PostCaptain Becker, on Apr 27 2010, 09:11 PM, said:

Read this Joey
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But aren't explosions like...Red/Orange?

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:49 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Apr 27 2010, 05:44 PM, said:

But aren't explosions like...Red/Orange?
The brown bush is intended to represent the wood splintering and flying everywhere.
This is looking really good, you have a good chance at winning so far :pir-classic:

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An excellent MOC! I love all the action going on.
Certainly a good one thus far! :thumbup: Nice job on the tumblehomes as well.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:56 PM

View PostRatshot, on Apr 27 2010, 09:49 PM, said:

The brown bush is intended to represent the wood splintering and flying everywhere.
This is looking really good, you have a good chance at winning so far :pir-classic:

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:06 AM

Cool concept.  I like it.. The only thing is the tumblehome is a bit off. It should slope in at the gunports instead of out. This picture is a great example.  (I know its not a frigate but its the same concept) http://upload.wikime...ic_mp3h9729.jpg
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Posted 30 April 2010 - 06:30 PM

View PostTinyPiesRUs, on Apr 24 2010, 05:04 AM, said:

Under the deck of HMS Ambuscade. Obviously the green bush is just a place holder. Once I get my hands on the PoP sets, I'll be replacing it with a dark tan bush.
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whats the white thing in the guy on the grounds mouth
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