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16 replies to this topic  – Started by Bonaparte , Feb 26 2008 05:48 PM

#1 Bonaparte

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:48 PM

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There were some very fine entries in our latest competition that deserve a decent discussion.
I'll give the example by posting my entry in a separate thread.

I would like to encourage all the contestants of the Pimp your IMTP ship contest to make separate threads for their ships.

The sidewheeler "La Gloire" build by the empire of France can run both on steam and sail.
It is a small but fast ship that can be used for a variety of naval tasks.
It's built in a black and white color scheme with a bit of brown.
Here we see the ship on a secret mission for the emperor somewhere near the North Pole.

* Special thanks to Legeaux who's ship 'Guerre de Roue' was a big inspiration. The design of the sidewheels is based on his brilliant ship.

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#2 Benk

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:08 PM

Bonaparte, I absolutely  *wub*  this ship. Superb efort *y*  *y*
In fact I voted for you on the first poll (silly me ;-) ).

I think it is a good idea for seperate threads as each entry deserved one *y* .

I will make a thread for mine once CGH's sails arrive (sometime this week).
  She looks different now but I won't spoil too much...



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Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:07 PM

i have to say it again, i love the whole background you got going on. vivre la france, le bateau est trop beau.

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:29 PM

Wonderful ship Bonaparte! *y*

I absolutely love the ''ocean''! *wub*
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:38 PM

A very good and original idea, beautiful executed!  *y*
The way you did these side wheels is very smart too, and the proportions and the
color scheme 're plain charming too. A cool work indeed!  :'-)

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:39 PM

I've made it quite obvious I'm not a big fan of steam ships, however this doesn't dissuade me from acknowledging this is a very good MOC.

It's nicely structured and as has a consistent aesthetic, so the design is cohesive and appears to be well thought out.  The rigging is masterful and I don't think I've seen Technic bricks used like, but they achieve a wonderful effect.


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Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:54 PM

I simply love this ship!  *wub*
I might have to borrow that pipe design  ;-)
Will you be making sails for it now that you've lost?
I would have recommended some smoke coming out of the chimney though  :'-)

And, of course, the stunning (if lucky) photomography... *wub*

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:23 PM

What are you going to be using pipes for SlyOwl?  You're not going to build a sidewheeler are you?  X-O


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Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:10 AM

I really love this ship, Bonaparte  *wub*  It's a very good size, and it's good to see some industrialized ships. The pipe and sidewheels are great, as is the railing. To top it all off, the colour scheme , with the brightly coloured French flags looks very eye-catching.

Great work, I always love your creations  *y*

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:03 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Feb 29 2008, 11:23 PM, said:

What are you going to be using pipes for SlyOwl?  You're not going to build a sidewheeler are you?  X-O
No, no, no - the one Steve's smoking - I'll be using it in Nassau Port :-P

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:05 PM

This really is a fine ship B *y*

Sidewheelers don't show up very often in the Index of MOC Ships.
I think this ship is a good inspiration to venture outside the norm of square-rigged war ships.

Great work on getting second in the contest too.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 10:32 AM

View PostSlyOwl, on Mar 1 2008, 11:03 PM, said:

No, no, no - the one Steve's smoking - I'll be using it in Nassau Port :-P
What did you end up using it for?


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Posted 10 March 2008 - 04:11 AM

You really should have won.
I love the pipe idea. I hope you don't mind if I use it in my future MOC's.
And how did you get the name plate on the back of the ship?
Regards, an envious Captain Zuloo  :-D

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:00 PM

I've been waiting to see a sidewheeler ship for a long time.  La Gloire is a superb lego creation.  What did you use for the iceburgs?

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Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:25 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Mar 9 2008, 10:32 AM, said:

What did you end up using it for?
Um...a pipe X-D One of the old men having a picnic is smoking it ;-)

View Postzouave, on Mar 10 2008, 10:00 PM, said:

What did you use for the iceburgs?
I think B. got very lucky; his swimming pool froze over and the icebergs are small clumps of snow that settled on top; they have all the luck in Blegium |-/

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:02 AM

View PostSlyOwl, on Mar 11 2008, 09:25 AM, said:

Um...a pipe X-D One of the old men having a picnic is smoking it ;-)
Are you being serious?  Is there a picture?


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Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:15 PM

Thanks everyone for all the nice compliments!

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Mar 10 2008, 04:11 AM, said:

And how did you get the name plate on the back of the ship?
I designed it in Paint Shop Pro, printed and glued it.

View Postzouave, on Mar 10 2008, 10:00 PM, said:

What did you use for the iceburgs?
One this wonderful day in December our pool was frozen and there was a bit of snow on the ice.
Luck? Maybe :-)

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