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22 replies to this topic  – Started by oo7 , Sep 03 2007 06:34 PM

#1 oo7

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:34 PM

Brickshelf member user Josef is making a very fine replica of the Swedish warship Vasa (<--Wikipedia link).
It has one of the nicest shaped hulls and color schemes I have seen for a ship despite the fact that it is not yet finished.
Check it out:

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Hopefully Josef will be able to join our discussion shortly, thanks to Emperor Bonaparte.

Edited by Bonaparte, 03 September 2007 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:52 PM

This is a most remarkable ship!
And it has an interesting story (check the wikipedia link oo7 has provided).
It sank after sailing only a mile into her maiden voyage...

As oo7 indicated, I will contact the Dutch constructor of this ship in the near future.
Before he arrives, share your thoughts on this remarkable work in progress.

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#3 SirNadroj

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 06:59 PM

I saw this on brickshelf a day or two ago. I was blown away!!! It is absolutely incredible, and I love the hull, and colour scheme!!!  *y*  *wub*

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:11 PM

Amazing ship, this guy is busy for a long time.

I think he made a new BS username, i've seen the beginning about 1,5 years ago in this folder:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=179305


I already wondered what had happened to it..

Amazing!

PS: the've salvaged the real ship, and it was very well preserved. They are restoring it now in Sweden, many pictures of the actual ship can be found.

Did the Swedish really think the Dutch would give away a good ship, aye:)
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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:20 PM

What a beauty! Really nice ship - and nice find too

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:22 PM

Nice ship!

I like it alot  *sweet*

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 07:41 PM

That's very amazing. Especially the forecastly, it's brilliant! Just look at all those details, it's great!

It's a shame it's not minifig scale, but beautiful nonetheless.

View PostCaptain green hair, on Sep 3 2007, 09:11 PM, said:

Amazing ship, this guy is busy for a long time.

I think he made a new BS username, i've seen the beginning about 1,5 years ago in this folder:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=179305
I already wondered what had happened to it..

It's not the same though, look at this picture ;-)

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View PostCaptain green hair, on Sep 3 2007, 09:11 PM, said:

Did the Swedish really think the Dutch would give away a good ship, aye:)

:-D

Edited by Bonaparte, 03 September 2007 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:46 PM

I just send an email inviting the mastermind behind this ship.
Let's see if he joins us...

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#9 ZeekyBoogeyDoog

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:00 PM

X-O  Fantastic!

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:20 PM

Let's hope the creator joins.  Someone with creations this good would make an excelent addition to EB.  I don't believe I've ever seen anything this good.  :)

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Posted 03 September 2007 - 10:39 PM

Impressive.  This is one of the best brick built (or plate built) hulls I've seen. That color scheme is very nice and the shape of the ship is beautiful. My compliments from me to the creator.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 01:16 AM

That is really impressive, I look forward to seeing it finished. I hope it has better luck than the real one.  8-|





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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:47 AM

It looks as nice as the real one! And I saw it  *wub*  *wub*  yes that was a wonderful day, to all who have the money I advise going to Stockholm and viewing it if you haven't done so already

But to get back to the ship, I find it even more impressive the model isn't a waterline one, he built the entire hull, very nice indeed  *y*  *y*  *y*
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:51 PM

I think it's the same, look at the frontpiece and the rudder....

Did you see the pictures of my stern on BS mr. Tiber? I'd like to know if this is helpful?

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 10:24 PM

Hi There,

It's me, Jos the person who build the Vasa.
Thanks for the nice reactions! I'am new here so I have to find out how everything works, ahum...

Greets,

Jos

Or do I have to write something cooool when I go...something like: don't get shot! :S

View PostImperialScouts, on Sep 4 2007, 12:39 AM, said:

Impressive.  This is one of the best brick built (or plate built) hulls I've seen. That color scheme is very nice and the shape of the ship is beautiful. My compliments from me to the creator.
Thanks,
And indeed...plate built! :-$ ,

View PostBonaparte, on Sep 3 2007, 10:46 PM, said:

I just send an email inviting the mastermind behind this ship.
Let's see if he joins us...

I Think I now al little bit how it works now...

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:13 PM

Hey, welcome to Eurobricks :capn: , or more specifically, Eurobricks Pirate forum! I hadn't noticed this, but the deck is all tiled, cool.

Are you going to put minifigures on the ship?
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:26 PM

View Postvasa, on Sep 5 2007, 12:24 AM, said:

Hi There,

It's me, Jos the person who build the Vasa.
Thanks for the nice reactions! I'am new here so I have to find out how everything works, ahum...

Greets,

Jos

The mastermind behind the Vase has joined us! (and he also is appropiatly named :-D ) Welcome to EB Jos! It's always nice when the creators of great MOCs like this join us.

View Postvasa, on Sep 5 2007, 12:24 AM, said:

Or do I have to write something cooool when I go...something like: don't get shot! :S

Just be yourself ;-)

View Postvasa, on Sep 5 2007, 12:24 AM, said:

And indeed...plate built! :-$ ,

Plate built, interesting! It really makes the ship streamlined.
Must have taken you a lot of plates! 8-o

So why exactly did you chose to build this ship not at minifig scale (please correct me if I'm wrong)?

Edited by Mr Tiber, 05 September 2007 - 07:26 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:46 PM

View Postvasa, on Sep 4 2007, 10:24 PM, said:

Hi There,

It's me, Jos the person who build the Vasa.
Thanks for the nice reactions! I'am new here so I have to find out how everything works, ahum...

Greets,

Jos

Hi Jos, we are happy to have you here.
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View Postvasa, on Sep 4 2007, 10:24 PM, said:

And indeed...plate built! :-$ ,

I didn't realize this... wooow. How long have you been working on this ship already?
Here is a close up picture of a part of the hull to demonstrate it is made out of plates:

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 09:33 PM

Hi Jos,

your ship looks really great!  :)

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 11:08 PM

Welcome to Eurobricks!

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And indeed...plate built!
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:50 PM

View PostImperialScouts, on Sep 5 2007, 01:13 AM, said:

Hey, welcome to Eurobricks :capn: , or more specifically, Eurobricks Pirate forum! I hadn't noticed this, but the deck is all tiled, cool.

Are you going to put minifigures on the ship?

Hi there,

No I'am not goging to put minifigures on thŪs schip becouse the scale isn't right for minifigures...if yes then the ship has to be more bigger...

But there is news! After this ship I want to build the "zeven provinciŽn" and that one of a differed scale.
And will be about 1.4 meters.

Greets,

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View PostMr Tiber, on Sep 5 2007, 09:26 PM, said:

The mastermind behind the Vase has joined us! (and he also is appropiatly named :-D ) Welcome to EB Jos! It's always nice when the creators of great MOCs like this join us.
Just be yourself ;-)

Plate built, interesting! It really makes the ship streamlined.
Must have taken you a lot of plates! 8-o

So why exactly did you chose to build this ship not at minifig scale (please correct me if I'm wrong)?

Actually I was only interested in building a right Lego-model of the Vasa. Building it at minifigur was not my priority.
And then...wat is minifigur? What is the scale? In 1628 people would not often get more longer than 1,70 meters...

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:24 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Sep 5 2007, 09:26 PM, said:

The mastermind behind the Vase has joined us! (and he also is appropiatly named :-D ) Welcome to EB Jos! It's always nice when the creators of great MOCs like this join us.
Just be yourself ;-)

Plate built, interesting! It really makes the ship streamlined.
Must have taken you a lot of plates! 8-o

So why exactly did you chose to build this ship not at minifig scale (please correct me if I'm wrong)?

Trouwens...ik zie net dat je een Nederlandse nationaliteit hebt...als je graag meer wil weten wil ik je graag te woord staan. Ben je bekend met msn? Voeg me maar toe voor een babbel.


Groet,

Jos

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