Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:37 PM
Well I present to you my first build ship, of the Age of Sail.
I wanted to build a Dutch VOC ship so I started my search, I found some nice ideas and I chose to build a states yacht.
State yachts, were used to transport the members of the Staten-Generaal or other important people.
It's still a WIP although it is almost finished, some small things are yet to be build. the left side is also not yet finished. And the rigging and the sails are yet to come. The biggest part that I miss is one of the small midsection, so I used some black bricks to substituted it.
I based my design on "De Utrecht" which you can see below:
Now my ship:
The bow of the ship with the figurehead:
And a picture of the side so you can see the swords better:
A couple more pictures can be found on brickshelf when moderated.
Hope you all like my ship,
Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:37 PM
Anyway, i hope you luck whit this ship, even at im not sure why it has to be that huge wooden shield. At me it just ugly
Thank you Jebediahs
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:34 PM
A typical Frisian Skûtsje (Frisian type of ship)
That aside, off to the States Yacht.
She is a beauty the Inventor! Especially as it is your first ship.
Great colours, and the details at the stern are very nice. The figurehead is great too!
I only dislike the chains used as ropes.
Good luck with the sails!
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:36 PM
Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:37 PM
I guess it won't be long before the CP 'blogged' icon will appear in this thread.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:41 PM
@ Captain Blakmoor, of course those chains are going to be changed into ropes, when I start with the rigging. I just forgot to mention it.
Edited by the Inventor, 02 November 2010 - 06:42 PM.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:44 PM
I'm looking forward to see her under full sail, as she is a beautiful vessel.
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:53 PM
The colours, and the details (especially stern and figurehead,and the 'horizontal capstan') are very nice.
I'm also glad that you're going to give it a better rigging, and sails.
In case you don't know, if you're going to add a sail to the 'normal yard', keep in mind that it should look like this:
So the square sail is on a horizontal yard (so not in the same direction as the 'sprit yard' that's hanging behind the mast).
I would also remove the flag on that yard, so you'll only have them on the places of this picture.
And then it will be perfect
Edited by Admiral Croissant, 03 November 2010 - 10:34 AM.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 07:19 AM
The reddish brown striping is actually red on the real ship, you might want to use dark red for that.
In Dutch we call them swords, as they work like one.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:41 AM
@ Admiral Croissant: about that flag, on some pictures you do see that there is a flag on that place.
@ Captain Green Hair: if you meant that striping above the blue-yellow, than that actually is dark red. Maybe it looks a bit like reddish brown in some pictures, but it is definitely dark red.
Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:37 PM
And I'm happy seeing a Dutchman making a VOC ship. If I were from the Netherlands I wouldn't make any other ships but VOC ships. Well, maybe I'd make an English ship but just for target practicing
I'm hoping that one day one of our dutch expert LEGO ship builders (Captain Green Hair, Admiral Croissant, Captain Blackmoor, Teddy, ...) will make a 'minifig illusion scale' VOC ship like the Batavia (seems like a good medium sized ship to start with) and maybe even one day the might Seven Provincien
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