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#1 Phred

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 06:28 PM

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Since the voting is almost done for the Halloween contest, I'll post some more pics of my ship that was in the entry X-D

My ship's design is based off of the Half Moon Replica (the website)
This was a dutch exploration ship from the early 1600's
and is about the same size as my model. *y*

As a refresher, here be thumblinks, in order, that i submitted in the contest:

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And a couple of thumblinks of the crew:

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Since Mr. Phes, ZCerberus, and I are off driving around in the warthog, i had to get some other ppl to show off this MOC X-D

First off, the stern.  
I was influenced by Mr. Tiber's latest ship design, so i had my entire stern be removable.
And who other to help show this than Mr. Tiber himself, with the assistance of Norrington, Evil Willy, and ApophisV:

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Here're some views of the backside of the stern:

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One thing i REALLY like about this ship are the crows nest.
The one on the mizzen mast isn't that good so i won't get a very good close-up of it. :-P
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Here's the view of the bow:

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Here's the gangway and gun deck.
In the thumblinks below, you can see that the gun deck is removable:

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Then, here's a side view and closeups:

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Almost done  :hmpf:
Just gotta get a quick view of the ppl that showed off this ship and a closeup of the cannons:

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Finally done, now you can comment on it or just leave. :-P
Have a great day!

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#2 Mister Phes

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:15 PM

View Postphred, on Nov 9 2007, 05:28 AM, said:

Since Mr. Phes, ZCerberus, and I are off driving around in the warthog, i had to get some other ppl to show off this MOC X-D
Diving?  Is that what you think I was doing?  X-D

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 10:58 PM

A fine ship she is Phred!
I'm happy to have inspired you, but..

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What's this? you're making me lift the cabin?!? I inspired you and this is what you do?!? :-(

Heheh just kidding  X-D

About your crow's nest technique, what did you do exactly? I can't see it that well (that could be because it's getting late perhaps...)

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:00 PM

Great ship Phred! *y*

I love the platforms and the interior of the stern!


However i would have made the stern about 5 bricks lower and then make the side go up from just behind midship....
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:00 PM

View Postphred, on Nov 9 2007, 05:28 AM, said:

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That figurehead is fit for a king!  You're putting castle pieces to excellent use Sir Phred!

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:21 PM

Fantastic! Very nice work.. Really like the colours. Also like the railing and the way you fastened the ladders. great moc!

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:29 PM

That is a really nice ship and it's why you got my vote!  *wub* . The stern is probably too tall for my taste, but the reference ship looks even taller!  8-° Did you buy the MTT to make this?





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Posted 09 November 2007 - 06:46 AM

One of the most decent ship MOCs I´ve ever seen, beautiful in size, color and proportion
with very fine details like these crow nests and the rigging. The stern´s wonderful and
that lifting feature and opening back´s a very cool thing too. A clever work indeed!  *y*  *sweet*

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:29 AM

I am really amazed by this. It is truly one of the best ships I have seen. Most of my other favorites are massive, but what I like about yours is it looks like it could be produced by LEGO at a reasonable cost but is better than the sets they have released. Now, please forgive me for not knowing the technical names for ship thingies...but my absolute favorite part is the way the masts are stabilized. Um, cool cool cool. That gives it such a nice simple detail that just kicks the realism up a notch! The figurehead is incredibly cool! I am a big fan of interiors so I really appreciate your ingenious access to the cabin and lower deck. I guess the stern may be a little tall, but it only looks out of scale from the back. And I love the detail back there, so I wouldn't change a thing. The only negative thing I can say about it at all is that I don't like the pick with the circular frame around it :-D I really like your cannons as well, but I wonder why some Pirates MOCers don't use the LEGO ones. Are they out of scale?

Nice work Phred! It really is inspiring... *wub*

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:39 AM

i love it
thecolors are accurate
the design is superb and the way you designed it to be easily got inside of is brilliant

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 12:11 PM

You've have based you design on a beautiful ship  *wub*

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Like others said before, this is a fine MOC.
I don't think the stern is too big when I compare it with picture of the Half Moon.
I like how it looks with all the lovely details (like the blue birds).
You are right about the crow nests. They are beautiful!
Also the way the rigging is connected to the side of the ship is inventive.

Did you already have plans to build this ship prior to the contest or was this really made specifically for the contest?

Good idea creating a dedicated thread for your entry and I hope that the other contestants follow your example.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:08 PM

Woah! Lots of replies after a long night of homework and sleeping 8-°

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View PostMister Phes, on Nov 8 2007, 02:15 PM, said:

Diving?  Is that what you think I was doing?  X-D
You mean driving? ;-)

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View PostSinner, on Nov 8 2007, 05:29 PM, said:

That is a really nice ship and it's why you got my vote!  *wub* . The stern is probably too tall for my taste, but the reference ship looks even taller!  8-° Did you buy the MTT to make this?
I used Jabba's sail barge and the sand crawler :-D

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I really like your cannons as well, but I wonder why some Pirates MOCers don't use the LEGO ones. Are they out of scale?
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My belief is that the non-MOC cannons are 18 to 24 pounders which generally aren't used on ships until they're the size of frigate.  This ship is a very small merchant ship with only a few, small cannons X-D
I assume that these cannons are 9-12 pounders.

View PostBonaparte, on Nov 9 2007, 06:11 AM, said:

You've have based you design on a beautiful ship  *wub*

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Did you already have plans to build this ship prior to the contest or was this really made specifically for the contest?
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I had no plans to make this ship at all until the contest.
Originally i thought the time period of the contest was 1600 to 1700 *wacko*
so i decided to make an older ship *y*


As for the crows nest, i'll put some pics together as to how i made it, if ppl would like :-$

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:19 PM

View Postphred, on Nov 9 2007, 05:08 PM, said:

As for the crows nest, i'll put some pics together as to how i made it, if ppl would like :-$

Good idea. I would certainly like that and reuse on one of my future ships!

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:49 PM

I know!  Let's sail Phred's merchant ship to Gui's extended dock...

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I could have sworn Gui extended the dock for the very purpose of letting Phred's ship moor there X-D

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:54 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Nov 9 2007, 10:49 AM, said:

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I could have sworn Gui extended the dock for the very purpose of letting Phred's ship moor there X-D
That would be a superb dock to make bluff *y*

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:57 PM

Well go tell Gui that in his thread.  Meanwhile I'm going to conduct a little experiment...

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 07:32 PM

Very nice ship indeed! I love the colour scheme and the lifting mechanism is very nifty!! *y*  :-$
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 12:00 AM

Well i made a bunch of pics of me crows nest
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Well first off here's a thumb-link of your typical mast.

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On the back of the top-mast place a Bracket 2 x 2 - 1 x 4.
This is what holds up the whole crows nest X-D

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Then put on a couple of Plate 2 x 2 Corner pieces and a 1 x 4 plate.
On top of those plates, place 2 1 x 6 plates on top.

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Now you put on the string.
On here and on my merchant ship, i used one piece of string for each mast.

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I recommend looping the further back portions of the rigging where it connects to the hull first.
And then alternate side to side as you keep "looping" forward.
When the "looping" is complete is should look something like this X-D

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Now that the complex part is complete *y*
Next, you place one 1 x 6 plate, one 1 x 8 plate, and one 2 x 10 plate.
Then you place two 3 x 3 wedge plates, three 2 x 4 plates, two 1x1 plates, and one 1 x 10 plate.

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After that it's pretty much up to you.
I recommend placing more string from this crows next to the top of the mast.
Oh and here's the semi-finished product.
Tah-dah!

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This crows nest is 6x10. The smallest i recommend with this technique is a 6x8.
It's real easy to go bigger too *y*

Let me know if i need to describe something better X-D

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Once Captain Greenhair is done with his rigging tutorial, i'd like to try his type of rigging on this type of a crows nest. X-D

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:10 PM

That's a good idea for a platform, looks great without those grip things on the side of the standard ones!
I might have to stea...err use that technique sometime!


Just one question Phred, how do you make the top platforms?
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 01:45 PM

So thats how you do it  *sweet*

That's a better technique for the rigging than the one i came up with.

Would you use the same technique if you were to build manholes in your crow's nests though?
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:39 PM

Phred is so clever!

I have a question for Mr Phred...

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 04:20 AM

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View PostCaptain green hair, on Nov 18 2007, 07:10 AM, said:

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Just one question Phred, how do you make the top platforms?


Do you mean, how do i make the top of the platforms? *wacko*

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Would you use the same technique if you were to build manholes in your crow's nests though?
It probably would work if the crowsnest were big enough.
That's would definitely worth something to try on my next small ship X-D

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I have a question for Mr Phred...
And your question is? :-$

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 10:23 PM

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Do you mean, how do i make the top of the platforms?



No the platforms that are at 3/4 and the top of the masts?
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