Jump to content


The Frigate SMS Austin


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic  – Started by Mister Phes , Sep 02 2005 04:34 PM

#1 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20411
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 02 September 2005 - 04:34 PM

Posted Image 17a

We've been discussing the possibility of naval frigates in other threads if anyone's been reading.  I've finally come across of a MOC one!

Posted Image


And I'm very pleased because its not a modified Black Seas Barracuda, Skulles Eye Schooner or Caribbean Clipper.


Brickshelf Gallery

#2 Dreamweb

Dreamweb
  • His name is Steve.


    Posts: 1717
    Joined: 28-June 05
    Member: 396
    Country: Poland

Posted 03 September 2005 - 02:21 PM

This captain definitely needs some crew :)

I like it when people make good looking custom hull sections, like the whole part between bow and stern in this case. Inverted slopes at the sides would look better than normal bricks, however the way it is it looks surprisingly good.

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image


#3 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20411
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 03 September 2005 - 03:14 PM

Yes, we can all learn something from viewing other people's MOCs.  I'm curious about the crew too.  I noticed there's an important looking figure on the stern but not quite sure what his signifigance is.  I've asked the creator and still waiting upon the response.  When I get it, I'll post it here and we'll all live happily ever after!

#4 SirScottLego

SirScottLego

    Posts: 148
    Joined: 25-July 06
    Member: 867

Posted 27 July 2006 - 12:41 AM

Edit by Phred:
This topic has been merged with Mr. Phes' topic on the same ship.


Although I've had my ships already posted on Brickshelf, I haven't yet introduced them. In the next few weeks I hope to start building again, but in the interim I thought I'd show this community and ask for comments and suggestions.

The SMS Austin is a strong corvette style frigate with 26 custom cannons and deck room for more!
Please feel free to critic, I'll be building again shortly.

Posted Image

for more links visit...
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360488
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360477
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360471
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360474

P.S. Yes that is an admiral with my custom sticker. I'll try to post a closer shot in the future.

#5 SkaForHire

SkaForHire
  • Historica's Fortune Teller


    Posts: 3688
    Joined: 04-May 06
    Member: 759
    Country: USA

Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:53 AM

View PostSirScottLego, on Jul 26 2006, 08:41 PM, said:

Although I've had my ships already posted on Brickshelf, I haven't yet introduced them. In the next few weeks I hope to start building again, but in the interim I thought I'd show this community and ask for comments and suggestions.

The SMS Austin is a strong corvette style frigate with 26 custom cannons and deck room for more!
Please feel free to critic, I'll be building again shortly.

Posted Image

for more links visit...
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360488
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360477
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360471
http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=1360474

P.S. Yes that is an admiral with my custom sticker. I'll try to post a closer shot in the future.

excellent as usual, but i was wondering if you could give us a shot of your custom cannons.... buying the real deal is out of my budget right now, and would love to see some alternatives.


also, if i remember correctly, this was one of the last MOCs on Piratebricks right? do all your ships still exist? or are they getting taken apart to build when you start building again. BTW didnt you have a shot of 6 sterns or soemthing on your brickshelf page. that was a cool image! what happened to it? or am i thinking someone else?
D.L.T.B.G.Y.D.  Flickr Feed

Admiral Woodbrose, Minister of the Colonies of Corrington

Dugal MacLean of the Kaliphlin Guild ~ "GEAR Up with GEAR CO supplies."


Posted Image                                                         Posted Image                                             Posted Image
Triumphal Arch of Petraea    ...    |    ....          Devil's Island   ......        |    ........       Rakath Mountain Ritual

#6 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20411
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 27 July 2006 - 02:24 AM

Actually this MOC was  posted on Eurobricks last year by ME!!!  Unfortnately it didn't get much of a response but that was back in the days before I was in charge of anything so things should be different now and this ship should get a better response on its second run.


If you're curious you can look at the old thread but that's not much to see there.

#7 El Bucanero

El Bucanero
  • Kiwi addiction!


    Posts: 3547
    Joined: 14-July 06
    Member: 851
    Country: Canada

Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:51 AM

As usual SirScott, a great ship, however the sails look a bit too low, and the last mast at the back( I don't know the english word for it) should be longer, Great ship!

Mr Tiber

#8 SirScottLego

SirScottLego

    Posts: 148
    Joined: 25-July 06
    Member: 867

Posted 27 July 2006 - 06:58 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Jul 27 2006, 05:51 AM, said:

As usual SirScott, a great ship, however the sails look a bit too low, and the last mast at the back( I don't know the english word for it) should be longer, Great ship!

Mr Tiber

As I look at by gummy your right! Those sails are too low to the ship.  As with all my collection they are in boxes in my basement but I anticipate pulling them out of the depths of Davey Jones locker in about two weeks, then I will make the recommended changes.

Thanks mate!

#9 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20411
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:55 AM

Remind me what the sails are made out of...

I know its written in another thread somewhere but the impending class start is preventing me from searching.  Besides, its much to nicer to recieve the answer from the MOC creator!

#10 SirScottLego

SirScottLego

    Posts: 148
    Joined: 25-July 06
    Member: 867

Posted 28 July 2006 - 03:38 PM

View PostMister Phes, on Jul 27 2006, 06:55 PM, said:

Remind me what the sails are made out of...

I know its written in another thread somewhere but the impending class start is preventing me from searching.  Besides, its much to nicer to recieve the answer from the MOC creator!


I don't have the exact name of the stuff right now because I'm at work (hee, hee) but it's basically foam paper from Walmart, you can also get it from different craft stores too. Some would rather work with cloth but I find this is extremely sturdy and doesn't fray. I also like that you don't have to iron or worry so much about dust. I have a small hole punch which works really well and I don't have to worry about rips and tears in my rigging...

#11 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20411
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 28 July 2006 - 11:55 PM

Ok, what's this stuff similiar too?  That link you've provided isn't working for me a the moment so I can't go and have a look.

#12 oo7

oo7
  • Master Carpenter


    Posts: 2893
    Joined: 27-May 06
    Member: 788
    Country: The US of A

Posted 29 July 2006 - 01:10 AM

Hmm, foam, I am almost sure there is some practical use of it I can use to describe it but I just can;t think of it right now. Well, it's more solid than cloth but still pretty flaxible and it has a rubbery kind of feel.
Posted Image

#13 Admiral Starwind

Admiral Starwind

    Posts: 191
    Joined: 07-August 06
    Member: 886
    Country: Canada

Posted 08 August 2006 - 04:02 PM

Yeah need better link to this "foam" and still what you make the cannons out of?

#14 Berry Syedow

Berry Syedow
  • *Amen*


    Posts: 693
    Joined: 05-February 06
    Member: 653
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:08 AM

SirScottLego, this is quite the attractive ship.  I haven't seen many people use the bar pieces as railing, though, judging by the spacing it looks as if you had a slim supply.  The situation of the cannons is too random (I really can't stand that. :-P), and I'm not big on the "gold" bow area.  Why did you substitute a wagon wheel for the ship's wheel?  Because I've been thinking that a "dwarf wheel" would be handy for cramped spaces...  A little something TLC might want to consider when they revise the Pirate Line.

#15 Admiral Starwind

Admiral Starwind

    Posts: 191
    Joined: 07-August 06
    Member: 886
    Country: Canada

Posted 06 September 2006 - 04:30 AM

It reminds me alot fo this ship

Posted Image

Minus the height and number of sails.

#16 El Bucanero

El Bucanero
  • Kiwi addiction!


    Posts: 3547
    Joined: 14-July 06
    Member: 851
    Country: Canada

Posted 08 September 2006 - 02:14 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Jul 27 2006, 01:51 PM, said:

As usual SirScott, a great ship, however the sails look a bit too low, and the last mast at the back( I don't know the english word for it) should be longer, Great ship!

Mr Tiber
I found the word! It has to be mizzen mast :-P  About the mast, all of the masts should be taller, it would also take care of the low sails, the mast of those ships were veeerrryy tall. The bow setion: could also use some work
Posted Image
It looks a bit of boring, there are plenty of MOC's for inspiration, for example, here is my improved bow section
Posted Image
To Berry Syedow: this is not gold, look at here

#17 Mister Phes

Mister Phes
  • WordPress Wizard


    Posts: 20411
    Joined: 19-March 05
    Member: 273

Posted 21 September 2006 - 01:45 AM

View PostAdmiral Starwind, on Sep 6 2006, 02:30 PM, said:

It reminds me alot fo this ship

Posted Image

Minus the height and number of sails.


Which ship is this?  It looks like this image has a constrained width (I.e. it should be wider than it is) and it looks too tall for its length.

#18 SirScottLego

SirScottLego

    Posts: 148
    Joined: 25-July 06
    Member: 867

Posted 22 September 2006 - 01:13 AM

MrTiber I love the "mizzen mast" critic, I am going to pull this ship out and retrofit as soon as I finish another project.

Thanks for the help!

#19 El Bucanero

El Bucanero
  • Kiwi addiction!


    Posts: 3547
    Joined: 14-July 06
    Member: 851
    Country: Canada

Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:50 AM

View PostMister Phes, on Sep 21 2006, 03:45 AM, said:

View PostAdmiral Starwind, on Sep 6 2006, 02:30 PM, said:

It reminds me alot fo this ship

Posted Image

Minus the height and number of sails.


Which ship is this?  It looks like this image has a constrained width (I.e. it should be wider than it is) and it looks too tall for its length.
It looks like the Pallada to me
And the width is supossed to be like that, I've bin at some of those tall ships on Sail 2005 in Amsterdam, the most looked to long for its width, the only ship what was wide enough for it's lenght was the Amerigo Vespucci, a bloody nice ship!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links