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13 replies to this topic  – Started by Dreamweb , Jul 06 2008 01:20 PM

#1 Dreamweb

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:20 PM

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This time I wanted to show you another ship built specifically for my comic series "Kings & Queens Of The Sea". It's the pirate vessel Albatross.

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Back view (the lifeboat removed):

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Don't be mistaken by the ship's name - the figurehead actually represents a dragon:

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The ship is equipped with cannons of my own design:

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See more pictures in the gallery HERE.

#2 SlyOwl

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 06:32 PM

I love it! :pir-wub: The figurehead and cannons are great. I also like the 1x2x3 slope and 1x2x3 inverted slope next to each other as a way of easing out the corner :thumbup: You're also getting very good with photoshop (or whatever it is you use) :pir-laugh:
Only a few small nicks -
-No rigging/ratlines on rear mast?
-The ladder looks a little odd
-I'm not too big a fan of rails made from plates - I prefer tiles or a more intricate method (e.g. bars + skeleton legs)

Yay for antigravity! :pir-grin:
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To the barricades!
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#3 Dreamweb

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 03:31 PM

View PostSlyOwl, on Jul 6 2008, 06:32 PM, said:

-No rigging/ratlines on rear mast?
-The ladder looks a little odd
Yes, the ratilnes on the main mast is something I feel the lack of as well... However I had to spare them for other ships. Because, unlike some other MOCs, I NEVER disassemble my ships (well, there used to be some exceptions but it was long ago  :pir-classic:  ). The ladder looks odd, but somehow it fits the overall sinister look of the ship IMO  :jollyroger:

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#4 Tom_castlefan

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 04:45 PM

I really like this, especially the cannons!
Good job.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 08:50 AM

This MOC has now its own page at MOCpages as well:

http://mocpages.com/moc.php/66018

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:10 PM

Quick question,  How difficult was it to swap the top sections of the boat hulls?

#7 SlyOwl

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:30 PM

Oops, looks like no-one indexed this! Done! :pir_laugh2:

View PostRocketSeason, on Sep 2 2008, 05:10 PM, said:

Quick question,  How difficult was it to swap the top sections of the boat hulls?
You may want to create a new thread about this; I'm not sure Captain Greenhair saw it in the Telesell thread.
I don't think that a 12-wide black hull top exists though... :shark:

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#8 Dreamweb

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:40 PM

View PostRocketSeason, on Sep 2 2008, 05:10 PM, said:

Quick question,  How difficult was it to swap the top sections of the boat hulls?
Not that hard - I even made a thread about that once, see HERE.  :pir-classic:

View PostSlyOwl, on Sep 2 2008, 05:30 PM, said:

I don't think that a 12-wide black hull top exists though... :shark:
What about this set?
12-wide black hull top exists, but a 16-wide does not.

#9 SlyOwl

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 09:52 PM

View PostDreamweb, on Sep 3 2008, 10:40 PM, said:

Not that hard - I even made a thread about that once, see HERE.  :pir-classic:

What about this set?
12-wide black hull top exists, but a 16-wide does not.
Ah yes, that pre-dates me :pir-grin:

And I was only thinking of Pirate ships when I posted, although I wondered how you got a black one; it didn't look painted...

I only have 16-wide hulls; I'll have to experiment with this, as they have more tabs underneath the hull, around a 2x6 area, instead of a 2x2...

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

Good ship, but I think you should have picked this picture for the presentation instead.
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It's better in my oppinion, 'cause it gives a better overview.

Anyways: I'm not very fond of the grey colour-scheme.. it make's it look to much castle/stone-like I think.
Beside from that you've done a great job. I espcially like the cannons, which is very inventitative. :cannon:  Could someone please index them? The figurehead is also very interesting.
I'd say Slyowl is right about the ladder. It looks a bit odd.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 12:36 PM

nice ship, oDDerFisken is right when he says that the grey colour-scheme make it look like a castle, but I like it ^^ and sometimes we don't really have the choice of colours.

I really love the way you built your canons,  do you mind if I use the same for a MoC I'm doing ? ^^
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Posted 12 September 2008 - 01:34 PM

View PostGuss, on Sep 5 2008, 01:36 PM, said:

I really love the way you built your canons,  do you mind if I use the same for a MoC I'm doing ? ^^
Not at all, be my guest.  :pir-classic:

Yes, the grey pieces look a bit "castle-like", but I'm trying to give each of my ships a different colour scheme and this time I chose a mixture of black, brown and grey. Overall I think the ship isn't very realistic, it has a certain "fantasy" or "fairy tale" look (partially thanks to the things you mentioned, like the colours or the strange-looking ladder, as well as the figurehead), and I don't think that's bad.  :pir-classic:

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 02:08 PM

I used it in my Pirate house, thanks ^^ : http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=21182 , they're not exactly the same, but it's very close^^
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Posted 13 September 2008 - 10:18 AM

I really like it. Especially the figure head. It is very original. Although, if anything, I would like to see light grey plates instead of black going the midships. It would just make it look more balanced.
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