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#1 Commander Red Hat

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

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Ahoy matey's!

Some of you might have already seen this ship in EB pirates ,but here is a full presentation of her.
Her master, Admiral Bewier, will be leading us around today, enjoy!

The design was loosely based on the French ship le Protecteur:
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A full view from the side:
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From the front:

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And the stern:

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The figurehead:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 03:58 PM

That's one massive ship with a great firepower!!!
Great!
only one question - your cannons are a bit wierd?? for example here http://www.brickshel...rt-royal/jj.jpg

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:00 PM

View PostNikola Bathory, on May 1 2008, 03:58 PM, said:

That's one massive ship with a great firepower!!!
Great!
only one question - your cannons are a bit wierd?? for example here http://www.brickshel...rt-royal/jj.jpg

Thanks for the comment! :thumbup:
Those are MOC cannons, what do you find weir about them?
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:06 PM

That ship is pretty close to the original.
You've chosen a fine ship to model after :thumbup:

I love how the captin gave the tour :pir-laugh:
I hope you don't mind if i steal err borrow your idea. :pir-wink:

Lots of great detail!
i still love your rigging :pir-wub:

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:12 PM

View PostCaptain green hair, on May 1 2008, 07:00 PM, said:

Those are MOC cannons, what do you find weir about them?

Ah, OK :) How many pieces us this giant (just curious)

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:22 PM

View Postphred, on May 1 2008, 05:06 PM, said:

That ship is pretty close to the original.
You've chosen a fine ship to model after :thumbup:

I love how the captin gave the tour :pir-laugh:
I hope you don't mind if i steal err borrow your idea. :pir-wink:

Lots of great detail!
i still love your rigging :pir-wub:

Great work Cap'n

Thanks Phred, you're entitled to borrow my ideas!


View PostNikola Bathory, on May 1 2008, 05:12 PM, said:

Ah, OK :) How many pieces us this giant (just curious)

It has 5 midsections, if that is what you mean....
On a total count...i have no idea :pir-blush:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:23 PM

Wow, I think I've already seen it but I must say your ship is quite impressive, captain Greenhair!  :pir-cry_happy:

I specially like the front with the figurehead and the great firepower the ship has, with that MOC cannons. And congratulations for the amazing third pic, it really looks like a real ship with that "sunny" light!  :pir-wink:

Oh, and by the way, I think there's something wrong about your ship's name. Of course you are completely free to call it as you want but "La Mort Royal" is incorrect in french ("Royal" is an anglicism). The correct name would be "La Mort Royale", what means "The Royal Death", a great name for a french ship! Who was France's greatest enemy in the seas but the British Royal marine?

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 04:27 PM

View PostBlueBard, on May 1 2008, 05:23 PM, said:

Wow, I think I've already seen it but I must say your ship is quite impressive, captain Greenhair! :pir-cry_happy:

I specially like the front with the figurehead and the great firepower the ship has, with that MOC cannons. And congratulations for the amazing third pic, it really looks like a real ship with that "sunny" light! :pir-wink:

Oh, and by the way, I think there's something wrong about your ship's name. Of course you are completely free to call it as you want but "La Mort Royal" is incorrect in french ("Royal" is an anglicism). The correct name would be "La Mort Royale", what means "The Royal Death", a great name for a french ship! Who was France's greatest enemy in the seas but the British Royal marine?

Thanks for your nice comment and pointing out that misspelling, perhaps one of our mods can change the title for me?
The French got their megablocks kicked by everybody at sea, but they have the prettyest ships IMO :pir-grin:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:00 PM

In a word: Breathtaking!

Especially the way you have widened the hull without the use of inverse slopes. Very nicely done. The entire bow and figurehead is really well done and although I am not enthusiastic about string rigging it certainly works well on this model. I can hardly wait to see more when the BS folder is opened. I want to see if you have really done a tumblehome or if it is just a really good illusion. :pir-sceptic:

I assume I have missed this on other mocs but the use of the small fence/railings as ladders just struck me as really brilliant. A nice detail I plan to use.  :pir-classic:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:01 PM

View PostCaptain green hair, on May 1 2008, 09:27 AM, said:

Thanks for your nice comment and pointing out that misspelling, perhaps one of our mods can change the title for me?
The French got their megablocks kicked by everybody at sea, but they have the prettyest ships IMO :pir-grin:
I'll see if i can contact someone about the situation.
It's pretty serious so i should let a professional handle this problem :pir-tongue:

Fixed  :pir-wink:

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:25 PM

Seeing a ship like this makes me wanna start building one myself right away.
It's is a masterpiece and no doubt the result of several years of ship-building.
This is a thread I will visit several times. I just can't get enough of this beauty.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 05:49 PM

View Posttedbeard, on May 1 2008, 05:00 PM, said:

In a word: Breathtaking!

Especially the way you have widened the hull without the use of inverse slopes. Very nicely done. The entire bow and figurehead is really well done and although I am not enthusiastic about string rigging it certainly works well on this model. I can hardly wait to see more when the BS folder is opened. I want to see if you have really done a tumblehome or if it is just a really good illusion. :pir-sceptic:

I assume I have missed this on other mocs but the use of the small fence/railings as ladders just struck me as really brilliant. A nice detail I plan to use. :pir-classic:

Thanks for your nice words!
The ladders were first used on my frigate Le Requin, and i find the ystand out nice that way.
No inverted slopes, correct, i've put some detail shots of that in the BS folder :pir-wink:
The tumblehome is very real, i don't do in illusions :grin:


View Postphred, on May 1 2008, 05:01 PM, said:

I'll see if i can contact someone about the situation.
It's pretty serious so i should let a professional handle this problem :pir-tongue:

Fixed :pir-wink:

Thanks again matey! :thumbup:


View PostBonaparte, on May 1 2008, 05:25 PM, said:

Seeing a ship like this makes me wanna start building one myself right away.
It's is a masterpiece and no doubt the result of several years of ship-building.
This is a thread I will visit several times. I just can't get enough of this beauty.

Thank you Boney, it is many years indeed and it s**ks i don't have any pictures of my early day ships :pir_bawling:
Building details in the BS folder, if you'd like to borrow some :pir-wink:
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Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:38 PM

Wow, it's a beauty  :pir-wub:
Kinda makes me sad I don't have the parts (or the skills for that matter) to make a ship like this  :pir-cry_sad: .

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:09 PM

View PostCaptain green hair, on May 1 2008, 08:49 AM, said:

The tumblehome is very real, i don't do in illusions :grin:
OK, now that I have seen the pics on BS I am in agony!  :pir_bawling:

How on earth did you do the tumblehome? Is it all hinged just above where the sides transition from hull pieces to brick? If so, how do the hinged sides connect to the bow and stern and interior or are they held in by the rigging?  I don't suppose you have any WIP shots?  :pir-classic:

Edit: it just occurs to me that a tutorial on how to create a tumblehome effect would be really cool. Especially comparing the different methods people have used. Just a suggestion for anyone not trying to put you on the spot Cap'n.

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 08:14 PM

A marvelous and impressive work indeed, I especially like the beautiful stern, the fine and detailed bow, the amazing rigging and
the.... heck, I simply love everything on that big adorable beauty....  :pir-tongue:  :thumbup:

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Posted 01 May 2008 - 11:46 PM

Absolutely amazing! I admired her in the Pirate Comic, and it's a real treat to be able to see all of that fine detail!

Now I see why you wanted me to up the large set parts count for "A Pirate's Life!" but it never would have been enough to allow this beauty.

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:13 AM

Once again we see rigorously rigged Captain Green Hair vessel!

It's quite a stunning vessel but I can't help but think it looks too "tall" for it's length and appears it needs another hull piece to space the masts out a bit more.


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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:58 PM

Are trying to scare us or what with your 46 guns and all those decorations or what?? :pir-tongue:

Man it's a beauty.  :pir_bawling: Without any doubt the best ship I've ever seen on a prefab hull.
I agree so much with Mr Phes though, I might just send you a midsection as soon as I arrive home!

Can we perhaps see a picture of the ship with full crew?

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 01:50 PM

Made very well!

This is one of the most beautiful ships up till now what I have seen.
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 06:01 PM

View PostMister Phes, on May 2 2008, 02:13 AM, said:

It's quite a stunning vessel but I can't help but think it looks too "tall" for it's length and appears it needs another hull piece to space the masts out a bit more.

View PostMr Tiber, on May 2 2008, 05:58 AM, said:

I agree so much with Mr Phes though, I might just send you a midsection as soon as I arrive home!
I don't agree with Mr. T or P. :pir-tongue:
I think part of the ship built is below the waterline. (unless Cap'n Green Hair says otherwise :pir-blush: )

For the constitution, there are 4 decks.
2.5 of them are above the water line and 1.5 are below the water line.

Phredit:  I've added this ship to the Index of MOC Ships. :thumbup:
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 12:39 PM

Thanks for all the kind words!

The photo's just don't do it justice, IRL it isn't too high or short, i soo want a big lense camera and a decent set up space :pir_bawling:
Also the side picture is a bit from above, that might make it look higer...
And yes Phred, the round part from the prefab hull would be underwater indeed, but when the ship is empty it would look like this.
Thanks for putting her in the index, that saved me a lot of paperwork again. :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 03 May 2008 - 02:47 PM

View PostCaptain green hair, on May 3 2008, 05:39 AM, said:

And yes Phred, the round part from the prefab hull would be underwater indeed, but when the ship is empty it would look like this.
Just to put this out there:
I've recently read that when a ship was emptied of her cargo or weapons,
the crew would place more stones in the "ballast" (the basement of the ship) to keep the ship at a similar water level.
This way the sailing qualities of the ship would remain the same and the ship wouldn't tip over in a strong gale.

I suggest implementing this with your ship Cap'n. :pir-wink:

View PostCaptain green hair, on May 3 2008, 05:39 AM, said:

Thanks for putting her in the index, that saved me a lot of paperwork again. :pir-cry_happy:
It's no big deal mate. :pir-classic:
I only had to forge your signature cause you forgot to sign the forms again. :pir-tongue:

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:48 PM

Wow. Captain, you did a great job. You can almost built it same as the picture. :pir-blush:

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:20 PM

I always loved this ship, and it didnt seem that big in the hands of Errorist!  :pir-laugh:

Anyway I think its looks extremely similair to the La Soleil Royal:
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It has the little "hole" in the middle  :pir-grin:
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:21 AM

I can't believed that I missed this gem of a MOC.

I've got to say, this is one beautiful ship.  Generally I find that the majority of pirate ship MOCs tend to feel a bit mis-proportioned when built on the conventional LEGO boat hulls, yet you've managed to build one of the most beautiful ships I've seen to date.  There are several larger Pirate MOCs on these hulls, but this is probably my favorite.  You have essentially done what most of us only dream of doing with hull pieces.  In particular, I like how you've captured the way the ship bows out towards the midsection.  This is something very few builders do well, yet you've nailed it perfectly here.  While your ship may be of a modest size, the beautiful shape of  the vessel is hard to ignore.

Awesome work!




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