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#1 Lord King of Everything

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 04:30 PM

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Somewhere in the 17th century AD there lived a man. This man was not just a man, this man was Kahuka and he was the King of Ookabooka Peek. This day should have been like any other day. The Floating Cadaver containing captain Bob and his crew, would come to hide away their treasures in the caves of the Ookabooka Peek after pillaging a village. King Kahuka had a special arrangement with captain Bob. King Kahuka, or Kinky Hooker as captain Bob and his crew called him, would keep the treasure safe in return for something King Kahuka was very fond of. Captain Bob would sacrifice fresh human meat to the Ookabooka bigmouthed pet god. He especially enjoys the chewy taste of the red-coated shako-wearing soldiers.
This normal day however turned into something which resembled something closer to an abnormal day. The soldiers did not wear red coats, they wore blue! These soldiers were not like the calm cowardly sheep that normally got pushed of the plank and dropped like squirming worms in the jaws of the Big Mouth. These blue coats managed to escape their destiny… partly…. Some of them escaped from their prisons, killed some of Bobs crew and tried to climb overboard…..

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:45 PM

That's looking like a great entry Lord King of Everything!
It took me a long while to get the sails right for my first ship as well, mainly getting the length and width right.

What I ended up doing was printing out some of the sails in the index here (I think they were from the BSB), and trimming it down to the right size. The I took that template and cut it out on cloth and then punched holes in the corners so it would stay on the mast.

Unfortunately I'm not an expert on where sails should go, that's probably a job for one of the CP staff, as most of them know their way around pirate ships! :pir-tongue:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:48 PM

Looks like a good entry so far, King of Every thing. I really like how you've made the skeleton, it looks fantastic. I would perhaps, use more detailed sails, though. I'll look forward to more pics! :thumbup:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 07:50 PM

This ship is looking really good, i can't build ships for love nor money so i can sympathise with you, the sails look good IMO and i especially love the stern (teethy! :pir-devil: ) The only thing i want to know is how this is going to fit into the "pillage the village" theme, are you going to add a small town section and have the pirates raiding it? I think you need something like this for it to fit into the contest.
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 08:02 PM

that ship is really nice, well , it seems too^^ I can't really tell with one pictures, I hope that you will takes, as you said, better pictures for your final Entry ! anyway, It looks really good to me, I can't wait to see the finished entry !

I just have one question ? will all the action be on the ship ?
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:07 PM

The general ship design is looking very good, Lord King! I love that it has skeletal arms and a skull - that really adds to the uniqueness of your creation.  :thumbup:

I think that the problem you are having with the sails is due to the stern – it’s way too tall, and it makes the back sail looks strange. The rear sail should probably be lower than the frontal and middle sails, so I suggest you lower the stern at least 7 bricks, if not more. That would probably improve the design immensely.

Also, can I assume that the final entry will have better pictures than this? Your current shot is way too grainy and dark, but since this is just a work in progress, I understand.  :pir-wink:

Other than those two things, you are off to a really great start!   :thumbup:

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:08 PM

View PostErdbeereis1, on Oct 30 2008, 08:45 PM, said:

What I ended up doing was printing out some of the sails in the index here (I think they were from the BSB), and trimming it down to the right size. The I took that template and cut it out on cloth and then punched holes in the corners so it would stay on the mast.

I own the Caribbean Clipper and tried to use sails with the approximately the same size, but the ship is quite a bit larger, so it did not look right and I put an additional layer of sails on top, to make the masts a bit higher. I might try looking through that index for some triangular shaped ones.

JimButcher, on Oct 30 2008, 08:48 PM, said:

I would perhaps, use more detailed sails, though.

I most certainly will! It is just easier to cut them from paper for deciding on the size.

Talon Karrde, on Oct 30 2008, 08:50 PM, said:

The only thing i want to know is how this is going to fit into the "pillage the village" theme, are you going to add a small town section and have the pirates raiding it? I think you need something like this for it to fit into the contest.

Guss, on Oct 30 2008, 09:02 PM, said:

I just have one question ? will all the action be on the ship ?

There won't be too much action. I am going to make a long row of prisoners taken while 'pillaging' and them having to walk the plank being 'gifted' to King Kahukas sea monster. I already made the basic shape of the monster and still need to make a rock formation sticking out of some water. I don't have much blue though, so I am still in doubt whether to use regular blue or take all the darkblue panels and roofpieces from the big agent truck.
And well the ship should contain escaping prisoners who meet sharks and some prisoners who did not behave correctly and undergo some sort of 'pre' punishment. But first I want to get those sails right  :pir_bawling:

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Grevious, on Oct 30 2008, 010:07 PM, said:

I think that the problem you are having with the sails is due to the stern – it’s way too tall, and it makes the back sail looks strange. The rear sail should probably be lower than the frontal and middle sails, so I suggest you lower the stern at least 7 bricks, if not more. That would probably improve the design immensely.

I agree with you about the stern. however, you give the one option I hoped to be able to avoid  :pir-tongue: Removing the top part of that mast (including that tiny sail) would lower it by 7 bricks, so maybe I'll just do that. It does make the balance between the main masts and the rear mast better looking.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:21 PM

For the front gap you were talking about, maybe you could make that front sail a bit larger, so as to make the gap smaller?

As for the back sail, frankly, I don't think it looks all that bad. But I definitely think that the reason it looks a bit awkward, like Grevious said, is that it's so high compared to the other sails.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 09:37 PM

What a very good entry, but it would be great to see more pictures! Can't wait until its finished! :D
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:10 PM

I removed the topsection of the backsail and lowered it two bricks. I have the feeling it looks better. For increasing the size of the frontsail, I might have to remove the front mast (which is now visible due to a flashy light).

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:19 PM

Wow! I love how this boat looks! the beast is really cool, look like the sand-monster on starwars ( the one in the desert , with jabba.. ) , your boat make looks like a ship that can stand in "One Piece" ( a manga) , the ships in this manga always have strange things like the skull hands you put and the mouth at the rear !

that's a really nice start! now I really want to see the finished entry with the minifigs on it and , maybe .. a sea ? ^^
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Posted 30 October 2008 - 10:24 PM

That looks quite a bit better! I really love the skeletons on the ship and the sea monster is disgusting but lovely at the same time! :pir-tongue:
I think removing the front mast, or moving it further back would be good so you can make the front sail larger.

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Posted 30 October 2008 - 11:25 PM

That looks better, but I think you might be able to improve it more if you swap the front and back sails. That way, there will be less area between the forward and middle masts, and it will probably fix the problem of the high stern.   :pir-wink:

I must say though, that red sarlacc-like monster is excellent! I hope the final scene will include a few prisoners being eaten by it.  :pir-laugh:

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 11:32 AM

Can I take a look of the stern?

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Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:54 AM

Hey all, thanks for the replies, I will continue building next week, as I have to prepare for some job interviews this week  :pir_bawling:  It is always such a hassle to stall out all my lego containers, so I don't start building building unless I can build a few hours straight.

I have indeed decided to put the front mast back a bit and increase the sail size. Switching the sails looked a bit akward, as the backsail needs to be quite big to look ok.

Oh and the stern is not yet completely finished so I will post pictures of that when I complete the MOC.

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 03:08 AM

This looks like a large and reasonably good WIP, but I just can't give you good advise yet with such picture, so if you have the time and if you think your ship is completed far enough please post a decent pic of it.
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- Use all of the 800x600 pixels, it is large enough so you can use it.
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View Postzorro3999, on Nov 5 2008, 01:08 PM, said:

- Try to create a digital background (with water) to make the total look better, at least for your first pic.
Yes. That will make it heaps better. If you don't have the ability to do so, I could help you out. Let me know...

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:16 AM

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Lord King of Everything, you have created a great pirate ship with lots of detail. I like how you put the MTT Trade Federation and Troll Warship pieces to make a very good pirate ship. I like that you have a skulls head in the back of the ship and the skeletons arm towards the front of the ship. Do you have another skull arm on the other side? I think you have done a great job with the sails. The yellow piece that you have included in your pirate ship gives it an even better appearance.

Possible Improvements

1) I would put in some more pirates onto your ship.

2) Have some water or some sort of base plate.

3) You could add a plank so when pirates have prisoners, they could be forced to walk the plank.

4) Add a rainbow parrot to have some more color to your MOC.

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1) I would have some sort of story or plot.

2) Take some close up pictures of the ship and add different views of the ship.

3) Your pictures can be no bigger than 640x480.

4) Your sails are great, but I would switch lined paper to plain white paper.

5) Have a better background for your pictures.

Overall- Your MOC is very nicely executed with lots of detail. I really liked that you have combined two non-pirate sets to make a terrific pirate ship. Some minor improvements to fix, but other than that, it is great. I wish you the best of luck!

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:47 PM

Well I finished my MOC and updated the pictures in the first post. Thank you for all the suggestions. I think I used all of them. I did not put up a picture of the other side of the pirate ship as it exactly the same, so it contains an arm as well  :pir-wink:

If you think other angles for pictures might be better please post your opinion. I made a lot of pictures but couldn't find a way around that 6 picture limit  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:55 PM

yoho ! that's a reeallly great entry ^^ I love your ship, it's so cool, what I see to improve ?
You have a lot of interesting pieces I wish I add ... gimme!  :pir_laugh2:

maybe... what is the thing at the top of the rocks? a close-up of it , maybe with a link, not with a direct picture , will help us to guess ^^



anyway, I think you deserve a 11/10 for this masterpiece, and I wish you the best for the contest !^^
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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:17 PM

Holy megablocks!!! AWESOME!!! The only thing I can think of for you to improve on is to face the flag on the top of the main mast foward rather than back. The sea monster is awesome, although I'm not too sure of that fireball thingy on the top of the cliff. I have no idea what it is. :pir-sceptic:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 01:24 PM

Fireball

This is that fireball, it is Kahuka  :pir-cry_happy: He is sort of calling his pet using 'magic'.

And aaargh the flag oO, please imagine it the other way around, I don't want to retake all the pictures for just the flag  :pir_bawling:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 02:12 PM

View PostLord King of Everything, on Nov 23 2008, 12:47 PM, said:

If you think other angles for pictures might be better please post your opinion. I made a lot of pictures but couldn't find a way around that 6 picture limit  :pir_laugh2:
You could link to an external folder (on imageshack, brickshelf, flickr, photobucket e.t.c). I would be most happy to browse through, as this is truly fantastic. I'd like a few more shots of the monster and the landscaping, as they're quite hard to see from the main pictures. I love the gorilla skull especially, and the jutting out sections of rock.
The only niggle I have is the cannon fire exploding on the ship. The cannonball hasn't actually hit anything, yet it's exploding! The flames would look better starting closer together, so it looks more like an explosion, and less "wispy".

One of my favourites so far :pir-wink:

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:08 PM

This is great.  I really like the monkey skull and the pit in the water, but my favorite detail is the Islander guy with all the yellow and red around him.  I'm glad you posted a close up of him.  Like other people have said, just post a link to the entire folder...It would be nice to see all of the picture you've taken of this great MOC.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:16 PM

That is just a stunning, beautiful, amazing, fantastic, lovely, adjective spewing entry! :pir-tongue:

So much action going on here, Kahuka's smoke spiral is beautiful and his"pet" is wonderfully gruesome. I just love seeing all of the excitement on the ship, it feels as though I'm actually on it. :pir_laugh2:  

This entry is so large and great, I have to divide it into sections.

The ship:

I think that the spreading flames are perfect and really give a sense of battle and action. It's amazing how you put those extremely detailed skeleton parts on, they are so menacing and detailed.

You did a great job with the sails and rigging as well. The ship gets an A+! :thumbup:


Water

Great work on the SNOT water. Often SNOT water lacks detail, but yours certainly doesn't. Like I said before, Kahuka's pet is perfect.
I also think you did well with the waves.


The land

Beautiful rocks with all of the detailed little caves and plants. The beach also seems to be great, although I can't see it too well.


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The only flaw I can find is the lack of an external folder with close-up pictures! :pir-oh3:
With such a great entry like this, I want to see all of the nooks and crannies. :pir-grin:

Overall, absolutely amazing work with this Lord King of Everything. Certainly one of my favorites. :kahuka:

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