Jump to content


Prince Egbert's Pleasure Yacht


  • Please log in to reply
31 replies to this topic  – Started by Hinckley , Jul 05 2007 07:14 AM

#1 Hinckley

Hinckley
  • Kills for Cash?


    Posts: 29254
    Joined: 15-September 05
    Member: 486
    Country: Chicago, USA

Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:14 AM

Posted Image 33a

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

I was going to post this in the My Own Creations thread but thought I would suck it up and send it over here where the big dogs play. Let me know your honest opinion!

Posted Image

Prince Egbert's Pleasure Yacht-The newest MOC from The Book of the Ancients. Just a little sneak peak from the upcoming castle epic on BrickZone.net!  

A little (exclusive to Eurobricks!) backstory:

King Sophos has left Prince Egbert officially in charge of an important mission:

Posted Image

He must find the missing Sparos. Although, technically Egbert is in charge, the wise Sophos has asked his trusted advisor Barazar to oversee the mission.

Posted Image

Barazar knew it was a bad idea to bring the showy pleasure yacht on such an important mission...

Posted Image

...instead of the King's more agile and heavily armed warships...

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


#2 john cleese

john cleese

    Posts: 781
    Joined: 11-January 06
    Member: 610
    Country: Canada

Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:23 AM

I love the story line, but this is the most unique ship moc i have seen yet. I find the lion figurehead is a really nice touch and its an overall flawless design. Egbert looks pretty full of himself for a guy named eggbert.

#3 Timento

Timento

    Posts: 157
    Joined: 04-July 07
    Member: 1742
    Country: Slovenia

Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:58 AM

Really nice, hinckley39 *y*  I don't think I've seen a figurehead like that before.It really is beautiful. If it didn't have a storyline I would have named here Lionheart X-D
My very, very small Brickshelf gallery:
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?m=timento

I don't like Legos, I love them ;)

#4 Tyger

Tyger

    Posts: 41
    Joined: 28-April 07
    Member: 1551

Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:55 AM

I love the back end of this ship! It looks gorgeous and you didn't over do it! Amazing!

#5 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20145
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:46 AM

View Posthinckley39, on Jul 5 2007, 05:14 PM, said:

Posted Image
I don't really think this thumbnail does your MOC much justice.  Going by the thumbnail the ship looks at bit goudy because of the red hull, however upon closer inspection it does look very good.  I'd recommend you choose one of the larger pictures to put at the very top of the thread.

And this figurehead is awesome!

Posted Image


Posted Image


#6 Lt. Col. Thok

Lt. Col. Thok
  • Captain Blue Hair is the best!


    Posts: 2514
    Joined: 05-January 07
    Member: 1188
    Country: Canada

Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:39 PM

Wonderful!  This ship is truly eye candy!  Your storyline is nice, your ship awesome ans your figurehead amazing! 1000/10
Quick! Defend your breakfast choice!CLICK
Posted Image
My "Pirates in the Snow" Series: Part One~Part Two~Part Three
Follow my new LDD Castle series: Church~Butcher Shop~Soldier's Pub~Blockhouse
Is it just a coincidence that Grand Theft Auto and the Greater Toronto Area use the same initials? :-p
My Brickshelf Posted Image<---Thanks Joey!

#7 ZCerberus

ZCerberus
  • Little Boney


    Posts: 4560
    Joined: 23-October 06
    Member: 1043
    Country: USA

Posted 05 July 2007 - 01:27 PM

Very nice.  This is an excellent castle/fantasy type ship.  Good back end and very nice figurehead.  

The one thing I might recommend changing though is raising the height of the main mast a bit so the sail up there isn't so cramped for space!  Obviously making the base of the whole mast taller won't help, so here is a technique for making the TOP of the mast taller!

Posted Image  Posted Image  Posted Image


Try that out if you want, though there is no definite need to change anything, as overall this is an excellent MOC!

Edited by phred, 07 July 2007 - 05:06 PM.

Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image

See these MOCs and MORE in the Guilds of Historica!


Trian Burress fell in Nocturnus at the battle for Abyssian!


New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#8 Asuka

Asuka
  • Pictural Poet


    Posts: 6658
    Joined: 19-June 06
    Member: 816
    Country: Schnitzelland

Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:20 PM

Just  *wub* !  
Great color scheme, great figurehead, great overall appearance!  *y*
Hmm, maybay a small roof for Prince Egbert´s "throne room", right
now the wall looks a little flat.... and, just perhaps, a handrail for
the seaward side of the stairs....

#9 SirNadroj

SirNadroj
  • Rock Hard ABS


    Posts: 3049
    Joined: 02-October 06
    Member: 998
    Country: U.S.

Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:38 PM

*y* Very unique! Love the figurehead, too! *y*

#10 TwistedDreams

TwistedDreams

    Posts: 68
    Joined: 10-June 07
    Member: 1668

Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:11 PM

haha, The figure head surely is unique! however I'm not a big fan of lego created animals and things. But I absolutly LOVE the paws. those makes it very cool.
Not one cannon? YES, my Aurora can take on one of the big boys!  *sweet*  *y*

#11 Hinckley

Hinckley
  • Kills for Cash?


    Posts: 29254
    Joined: 15-September 05
    Member: 486
    Country: Chicago, USA

Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:20 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 5 2007, 10:46 AM, said:

I don't really think this thumbnail does your MOC much justice.  Going by the thumbnail the ship looks at bit goudy because of the red hull, however upon closer inspection it does look very good.  I'd recommend you choose one of the larger pictures to put at the very top of the thread.

And this figurehead is awesome!

img snip!

Thanks Mr. Phes!  :-$ That means a lot coming from you! I took your advice and posted a different picture in the opening thread.

View PostZCerberus, on Jul 5 2007, 01:27 PM, said:

Very nice.  This is an excellent castle/fantasy type ship.  Good back end and very nice figurehead.  

The one thing I might recommend changing though is raising the height of the main mast a bit so the sail up there isn't so cramped for space!  Obviously making the bas of the whole mast taller won't help, so here is a technique for making the TOP of the mast taller!

image snip

Try that out if you want, though there is no definite need to change anything, as overall this is an excellent MOC!

Thanks ZCerberus.  :-$ Imagine my joy at getting positive feedback from you pirate experts! Thank you also for the mast advice. Building the mast up from the base was proving difficult, since there are quarters down there and it was blocking up the hallway. I never thought of extending it at the top.  :S

I built my own sails for this and I'm not crazy about how they turned out, but that particular sail you are referring to, I was really disappointed with because it didn't sag the way the LEGO sail did that I used for the stencil. It looks dowdy. I think your suggestion will make it look the way I want it to. Thanks, you're awesome.

View PostAsuka, on Jul 5 2007, 03:20 PM, said:

Just *wub* !  
Great color scheme, great figurehead, great overall appearance!  *y*
Hmm, maybay a small roof for Prince Egbert´s "throne room", right
now the wall looks a little flat.... and, just perhaps, a handrail for
the seaward side of the stairs....

Thanks Zen master! There can't be a fully functional seaward handrail on those staircases, it's a plot point, but I do see the same thing. I'd like to tie the white railings from the staircases up front to those in the back. I did try a roof, but I like it better without. After all it is a summer yacht and Prince Egbert likes to be seen.

However, I do have the habit of rushing the last step of an MOC, so perhaps I should address the flat walls. Never hurts to play around with it and maybe I can correct a bad personal building habit while I'm at it. Thanks for your feedback, always appreciated.

And thanks everybody for checking it out and giving such great feedback. I'm glad I had the guts to post it here in Pirate-land with the ship experts! Will get to work on v.2!  X-D

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


#12 Bonaparte

Bonaparte
  • Member of the stwnfbjs Club


    Posts: 14136
    Joined: 22-June 06
    Member: 822
    Country: Belgium

Posted 05 July 2007 - 07:12 PM

This is a beauty Hinckley.
You didn't make a mighty frigate like the most of us, so it's refreshing to see your Pleasure Yacht.
I have the same remark as Z, making the main mast a bit higher would be an improvement.

Now, let me come to the best part of this ship: The figurehead.
This is soooo impressive. It is most probably the best figurehead that has been seen on this forum.
This ship doesn't need cannons to scare enemies. The figurehead will do the job.

This must be the first thread you started in the pirate forum.
I hope it is not your last  ;-) .

Want to find out more about our Reviewers Academy? Just click the logo.

Posted Image

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here


Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide




#13 Quarryman

Quarryman
  • Pretty Princess in his Carriage


    Posts: 3899
    Joined: 27-May 07
    Member: 1620
    Country: Norway

Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:43 AM

It's kinda funny, I noticed this on your website and thought "wow, that's nice, I wonder if he's going to post it on EB", and then I dropped by the Pirate MOC forum and saw that you already had posted it.. ;-) Like most others I really like the figurehead, it seems very fitting on a pleasure yacht. Same goes for the colour scheme, it works great  *sweet*

View Posthinckley39, on Jul 5 2007, 06:20 PM, said:

However, I do have the habit of rushing the last step of an MOC, so perhaps I should address the flat walls. Never hurts to play around with it and maybe I can correct a bad personal building habit while I'm at it. Thanks for your feedback, always appreciated.

And thanks everybody for checking it out and giving such great feedback. I'm glad I had the guts to post it here in Pirate-land with the ship experts! Will get to work on v.2!  X-D

You're not the only one rushing the last steps.. I suffer from the same. ;-) (I also suffer from taking ages to finish a MOC, or anything else for that matter  :-P ))
3.14159265358979323846264338327950..

#14 Hinckley

Hinckley
  • Kills for Cash?


    Posts: 29254
    Joined: 15-September 05
    Member: 486
    Country: Chicago, USA

Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:13 AM

View Postbonaparte, on Jul 5 2007, 07:12 PM, said:

This is a beauty Hinckley.
You didn't make a mighty frigate like the most of us, so it's refreshing to see your Pleasure Yacht.
I have the same remark as Z, making the main mast a bit higher would be an improvement.

Now, let me come to the best part of this ship: The figurehead.
This is soooo impressive. It is most probably the best figurehead that has been seen on this forum.
This ship doesn't need cannons to scare enemies. The figurehead will do the job.

This must be the first thread you started in the pirate forum.
I hope it is not your last  ;-) .

:-$ Thanks!

I have to admit, I cheated a little on said figure head. I took the lion head from 4884 Wild Hunters and said how can I make it more menacing? So, I image googled a roaring lion and basically started replacing the head bit by bit to make it look like the pic I found. In the end, I think the only thing that remains from the set is the lower teeth.

It does make me feel better about my ability to build brick-built beasts especially since there are a lot of odd creatures in my castle story. But I felt a little guilty taking all the credit on the figure head.

Thanks again so much for the nice welcome to the Pirates Forum and the great feedback Bonaparte (Quarryman too!) and thanks to everybody again for all the great feedback. It is much appreciated... :-$

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


#15 ZCerberus

ZCerberus
  • Little Boney


    Posts: 4560
    Joined: 23-October 06
    Member: 1043
    Country: USA

Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:32 AM

I looked up the head for Wild Hunters this afternoon since I thought your figure head looked a lot like that one.  When I went to look at it though I realized you had made several changes including the whiskers, the mane and the bridge of the snout.  

I think all of those changes do make the head more "menacing"  as you had wished!

Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image

See these MOCs and MORE in the Guilds of Historica!


Trian Burress fell in Nocturnus at the battle for Abyssian!


New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#16 El Bucanero

El Bucanero
  • Kiwi addiction!


    Posts: 3547
    Joined: 14-July 06
    Member: 851
    Country: Canada

Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:43 PM

Very unique and extraordinary! I've never seen a ship like this before. The windows at the sides and the figurehead make it very different than all the other ships... (in a good way).

And that stern section is just wonderful!

Bravo Mr Whacker!

Mr Tiber

#17 Piranha

Piranha
  • Tag! You're it


    Posts: 4380
    Joined: 07-April 07
    Member: 1506
    Country: USA

Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:39 PM

Very good ship indeed  *y*
If only I could see more Pics  X-D
Hmmm the links are taking forever so I will try again later

Piranha

Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines | Index of helpful tutorials | Eurobricks FAQ

Posted Image
  


#18 SkaForHire

SkaForHire
  • Historica's Fortune Teller


    Posts: 1938
    Joined: 04-May 06
    Member: 759
    Country: USA

Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:29 AM

Really like the ship, alot. i think the figurehead is really cool, but i also think it is way too big. However... its supposed to be gaudy i am guessing, and if i can wrap my military orientated sense of style around it it is pretty slick. I really like it a lot. Good work, awesome model.
D.L.T.B.G.Y.D.  Flickr Feed

Dugal MacLean of the Kaliphlin Guild ~ "GEAR Up with GEAR CO supplies."


Posted Image   Posted Image Posted Image
Triumphal Arch of Petraea ... | ....   Devil's Island   ...... | ........    Rakath Mountain Ritual

#19 Sir Dillon

Sir Dillon
  • Longs for the days of Wooden Ducks


    Posts: 4332
    Joined: 15-July 05
    Member: 435

Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:28 PM

Hello Hinckley,

This is wonderful. At first glimpse, I thought it was too ugly and bright, but after looking at it more closely, I realized how cool it is. I actually like the bright colors, and you have coordinated them very well. The details on the front and back are very nice, and I like the element of fantasy you've added to the lion head.

The use of those windows where gun ports usually are is very cool. (assuming there aren't any guns, anyway)

This ship has heavily inspired me for my own ship (which may not be started for a while), so thanks!

Great work! *sweet*
"I'm sorry, I don't have the time to build anything that doesn't directly promote me."

#20 Phred

Phred
  • Tweet-meister


    Posts: 3097
    Joined: 18-October 06
    Member: 1037
    Country: USA

Posted 07 July 2007 - 05:14 PM

Nice ship hinckley!  8-o  *y*
There is a lot of detail all over the ship.
As already mentioned, it's nice to have a change from all the war ships and pirate ships.

The figurehead is very awesome looking; it just looks a little big for this size of a ship.
But it does add to the fantasy look of the ship if that's what you're going for. X-D

Oh yeah BTW,
I added this ship to the Index of MOC Ships too.

P
Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines | Index of helpful tutorials | Eurobricks FAQ

Pirates don't hunt for treasure.  They bury it- I mean we bury it.  - Captain Kirk

Posted Image


#21 Hinckley

Hinckley
  • Kills for Cash?


    Posts: 29254
    Joined: 15-September 05
    Member: 486
    Country: Chicago, USA

Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:14 AM

View PostMr Tiber, on Jul 6 2007, 01:43 PM, said:

Very unique and extraordinary! I've never seen a ship like this before. The windows at the sides and the figurehead make it very different than all the other ships... (in a good way).

Extraordinary? Really? Jeepers Mister Tiber, thanks!  :-$ That mean a lot coming from you...

View PostMr Tiber, on Jul 6 2007, 01:43 PM, said:

Bravo Mr Whacker!

I'm so proud of myself that my actions have resulted in being referred to as 'Mr. Whacker.'

View PostSkaForHire, on Jul 7 2007, 01:29 AM, said:

Really like the ship, alot. i think the figurehead is really cool, but i also think it is way too big. However... its supposed to be gaudy i am guessing, and if i can wrap my military orientated sense of style around it it is pretty slick. I really like it a lot. Good work, awesome model.

Thank you! And yes, it is supposed to be gaudy and the figure-head is supposed to be over-sized for a plot point. Ever notice that whenever someone has a legitimate ciriticism I say it's because of a plot point. Looks like I need to learn how to take criticism... :-D

View PostSir Dillon, on Jul 7 2007, 04:28 PM, said:

Hello Hinckley,

This is wonderful. At first glimpse, I thought it was too ugly and bright, but after looking at it more closely, I realized how cool it is. I actually like the bright colors, and you have coordinated them very well. The details on the front and back are very nice, and I like the element of fantasy you've added to the lion head.

The use of those windows where gun ports usually are is very cool. (assuming there aren't any guns, anyway)

This ship has heavily inspired me for my own ship (which may not be started for a while), so thanks!

Great work! *sweet*

Hooray! Thank you! I'm glad I could inspire you...

View Postphred, on Jul 7 2007, 05:14 PM, said:

Nice ship hinckley!  8-o  *y*
There is a lot of detail all over the ship.
As already mentioned, it's nice to have a change from all the war ships and pirate ships.

The figurehead is very awesome looking; it just looks a little big for this size of a ship.

plot point...

View Postphred, on Jul 7 2007, 05:14 PM, said:

But it does add to the fantasy look of the ship if that's what you're going for. X-D

Oh yeah BTW,
I added this ship to the Index of MOC Ships too.

P

You did?  8-o  Thanks! *wub* *wub* *wub* I'm honored. :'-) All these pirate experts giving great feedback makes me feel special.  :-$

Thanks again everybody for the great feedback. I am continuing to work on a v.2 and I can't wait to start getting the story up so everyone can start (hopefully) enjoying it...

Edited by phred, 09 July 2007 - 12:04 AM.

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here
Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


#22 ZCerberus

ZCerberus
  • Little Boney


    Posts: 4560
    Joined: 23-October 06
    Member: 1043
    Country: USA

Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:26 PM

Awesome!  Can't wait to see version 2!!  Any idea when it will be completed?

Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image+Posted Image

See these MOCs and MORE in the Guilds of Historica!


Trian Burress fell in Nocturnus at the battle for Abyssian!


New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#23 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20145
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:43 PM

View Posthinckley39, on Jul 6 2007, 03:20 AM, said:

Thanks Mr. Phes!  :-$ That means a lot coming from you! I took your advice and posted a different picture in the opening thread.
Actually I meant post one big picture like this...

Posted Image

Your images are only 650 x 488 pixels so you can easily afford to post one at full size in the top of the thread.  I'd say you're safe with an image upto 800 x 600.  However, if your selection of thumbnails are bringing you the type of feedback you require then no need to do add a big one in the first post!


Posted Image


#24 Dreamweb

Dreamweb
  • Thanks for your contributions!


    Posts: 1567
    Joined: 28-June 05
    Member: 396
    Country: Poland

Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:56 PM

This is now blogged on Classic-Pirates.com  :thumbup:

Go to Classic-Pirates.com



#25 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • Uncle Sam edit!


    Posts: 20145
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 27 June 2010 - 09:42 PM

And what worthy addition it is to the frontpage!

I shall however put another "Blogged" tag in the first post so its more prominently positioned.


Posted Image





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links