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18 replies to this topic  – Started by Daniel G , Aug 25 2008 07:22 PM

#1 Daniel G

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:22 PM

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Hello,

I'm pleased to show my new british frigate. I call it "HMS Active". It is a 30-gun ship.
I was inspirated of the Patrick O'Brian Romans to build this ship.

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#2 Captain K.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:28 PM

Hello,

this is a very nice ship!

In good colors, i like it.

Great job, Daniel!

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:44 PM

That's looking great Daniel, TLC could learn something from you! :thumbup:

Few suggestions though:

1. The masts could use a litte work, the main mast should be higher than the fore mast and perhaps it would look nice when moved a bit backwards.
I'd suggest you add an extra small sail on the top mast.
2. The Gun ports, they should be offset. It looks nicer, and it is more realistic. On real ships guns were positioned offset for a better dividing of the weight of the guns. :pir-wink:
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That aside, I think you made a mighty fine ship!

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:52 PM

Hi Daniel,

Very nice ship to add to your already beautiful fleet.  I like them all.  Great job mate!


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:54 PM

A great ship and very well made. My only concern is that the bow seems a bit low, I think it would look a bit better if it was raised up slightly.
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 08:40 PM

A majestic looking ship in a beautiful and clear design, very nice indeed.  :pir-cry_happy:
I think that Mr. Tiber´s suggestion about these offset gun ports could really add to it´s overall appearance, though.  :thumbup:

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:59 PM

I like the color scheme. But I have two suggestions.  Add tumblehome and as said before off set the gunports.  It looks good though I like it.  Its built more like a small ship of the line rather than a frigate, but the number of cannon rate a ship, so I know why you call it a frigate.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:09 AM

This is just what we need!   :thumbup:

For a time there all we saw were ship MOCs and then they almost disappered.  Very few ship MOCs whatsoever!

I think this one is worthy of frontpageness and perhaps newsletterness also!


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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:37 PM

Hello,

thanks for your praises and cricticsm.

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The Gun ports, they should be offset. It looks nicer, and it is more realistic. On real ships guns were positioned offset for a better dividing of the weight of the guns.

Yes.  I see it also now. It looks nicer.


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why you call it a frigate.

Well, this is a light frigate.I arrange this myself. Here I think one have a lot of possibilities.

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 03:56 PM

Very impressive indeed. This has the imposing feel of all great MOCs, all the more so since it is a giant weapon of war. Some lovely details, but I was more taken with how well the model as a whole presented itself. A nice symetry and a well planed scale...

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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:09 PM

Yes, I agree with Norro above. The overall feel to this creation is great. Fantastic job! Love all the cannon portholes.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:55 PM

View PostDaniel G, on Aug 26 2008, 03:37 PM, said:

Hello,

thanks for your praises and cricticsm.



Yes.  I see it also now. It looks nicer.




Well, this is a light frigate.I arrange this myself. Here I think one have a lot of possibilities.

Greetings
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I understand that this is a frigate and you arranged it yourself. I am just saying historically, frigates have the majority of the guns on a single gundeck, and some on the quarter deck, depending on how large of a frigate the ship is.  And frigates for the most part where flushed decked ships.  
Here is a link to a non lego model that shows you what I am talking about.

http://www.modelship...Diana_1/fg3.jpg

With all that said I still really like the design of the ship, And it is well built.

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 03:55 AM

View PostDaniel G, on Aug 27 2008, 01:37 AM, said:

Well, this is a light frigate.
Really, how much does it weigh?  :pir-grin:

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I arrange this myself. Here I think one have a lot of possibilities.
So what do you think you might do to your frigate now you've got some feedback?


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 03:52 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Aug 27 2008, 04:55 AM, said:

So what do you think you might do to your frigate now you've got some feedback?

I was read on the Bolitho & Co website there were ships with this design in the Napoleon Wars, but not much. Therefore I made the decision.
Otherwise I know, which mostly gave it the ships, which "HMS243" described.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:51 PM

This ship is like a BSB on steroids!

The stern is a little square, but i really like the design of it.

Is that B's British flag is see, or did you make the same flag on your own?

Over all the ship has very fine lines. :thumbup:
The only improvement i'd recommend is adding a Tumblehome Effect to your ship.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:41 PM

What a beauty!

I love the curved lines at the sides, the colors and especially the castle.

I also like the poop deck and the way it's accessible via the stairs as seen in this pic.

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One suggestion is to make the basis a bit wider so you can give the ship a mild tumblehome effect. But it looks already great even without tumblehome.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:15 AM

Great work Daniel, i really like the overall look of this beauty! :thumbup:

Might i suggest you make the headrails a little higher, because now the waves would go over it as the seem a little too low.
I'd also love to see some cloth sails on it, as it would add to the realistic feel it has!


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Posted 03 September 2008 - 01:48 PM

View PostCaptain green hair, on Sep 3 2008, 12:15 PM, said:

Might i suggest you make the headrails a little higher, because now the waves would go over it as the seem a little too low.

On the other hand, you wouldn't need to clean the head rails anymore when you've done a dump, like this! :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 03:43 AM

A truely amazing gunship. Very well executed.

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