The French sidewheeler "La Gloire"
Posted 26 February 2008 - 05:48 PM
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.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:08 PM
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...
Posted 26 February 2008 - 07:07 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:29 PM
I absolutely love the ''ocean''! *wub*
The build a frigate tutorail!
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Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:38 PM
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! :'-)
Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:39 PM
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.
Posted 27 February 2008 - 08:54 PM
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*
Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:23 PM
Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:10 AM
Great work, I always love your creations *y*
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Posted 01 March 2008 - 12:03 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 09:05 PM
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
Posted 10 March 2008 - 04:11 AM
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
Posted 10 March 2008 - 10:25 PM
Edited by SlyOwl, 10 March 2008 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:02 AM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:15 PM
Luck? Maybe :-)
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