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51 replies to this topic  – Started by RocketSeason , Dec 28 2008 08:13 PM

#1 RocketSeason

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:13 PM

BRAND NEW UPDATES AT POST 28!  (PAGE 2)

Hello all,

Her name is The City of Roses.  She is an 8 gun Brigantine ship being built to the specifications of Captain Matthew Foster, the famous English Privateer.

I started working on a ship a while back when the new pirates line was announced, but the small hulls she originally had just weren't doing it for me.  After getting a hold of the new Brickbeards Bounty, I finally had all the pieces needed to make my own Brig.

My plan is to create a ship with lots of interior details and playability, as well as being fairly accurate to how a Brig actually looked.  A challenge for sure.

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The tumblehome has proven to be pretty tough.  I wanted to build something that felt real solid, yet would still look good from the inside.  I think I was successful there.

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With only three middle hull sections,  its pretty short, but I really like the squat and fat look of sir Nadroj's ship,  and I hope to replicate a similar overall feel with my ship.

I will continue to post updated shots as I get them done.  This ship will take a while for me to build, so be patient with me.  More photos can be seen on my flickr page.

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#2 Zorro

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 08:17 PM

So far so good I'd say!
The interior looks pretty large inside, and I like how you placed the mast.

I eagerly await the next update  :thumbup: .

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 11:37 PM

I love it! that just inspires me. hmmm... I might just make a ship also out of my brick beards bounty and other sets.
Anyways great job!

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:51 AM

That looks like a great start.
Are there any new pictures with some progress yet?
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 05:09 AM

Very nice, it kinda reminds me of a American Civil War Iron Clad w/o the sail and iron...

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 01:09 AM

Just a quick little update.  I have started work on the stern.  The red frame will be yellow and the gold shutters will be white. a line of yellow hinge bricks along the bottom.  The sides will have those little curved topped windows in the same colors with some flourishes.  

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 04:43 PM

No thoughts at all at this moment, it just looks great.  :thumbup:
I only doubt if the blue coloured stern fits in the coloursheme of the rest of the ship.

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#8 RocketSeason

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 07:00 PM

More updates!

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I completed the figurehead for my ship.  She is holding a key and a sword.  I need to come up with a good story for that.  Ideas? Also, I think I want to go with the version without a face.  Looks more like a carving then a minifig that way I think. What do you guys think?

Because of the color of the stern, I wanted to change the color blocking on the sides.  Here is the results...(man I am going slow with this build.)

I have been reading Patrick OBrian's Far Side of the World.  Great book!  I highly recommend it to you guys.  It's amazing how much I have been getting into 17th and 18th century sailing lately!

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:19 PM

i like the figurehead without the face. maybe to match the rest of the ship to the stern, you should change the red 'gundoors' (no idea wha the technical term is) to blue. i love the blue though. Is this ship built on top of the brickbeards bounty hull? i noticed the flag is from the new pirates line, just wondering. awesome ship!

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:24 AM

View PostAND3RSEN, on Jan 10 2009, 03:19 PM, said:

Is this ship built on top of the brickbeards bounty hull? i noticed the flag is from the new pirates line, just wondering. awesome ship!

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:00 PM

I like it at this point- I think dark red, white and reddish brown go together quite well.  I liked the dark red stripes on the first version though- they might not be hyper realistic- but I thought they looked good!

I would also recommend you go with the no face version of the figure head.  Good luck and keep on MOCing!

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:04 PM

What a cool ship! I would recommend getting rid of the blue as it doesn't quite fit.......other than that it looks like a great MOC and I look forward to seeing the result.
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Posted 11 January 2009 - 03:07 PM

I really like your technique for doing the thumblehome!

I'll keep watching this thread for seeing your progress and the end-result of this very promising ship.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:14 PM

Woah this is going to be a great ship. I really like the colors and size. Good luck. I can't wait until it is finished.

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:39 PM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Jan 7 2009, 05:43 PM, said:

I only doubt if the blue coloured stern fits in the coloursheme of the rest of the ship.

Why not... if you look at this ship... ColorSheme

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 06:54 PM

Wow!  Thats a beautiful ship!  What great inspiration!  The color blocking is similar to the look I am going for.

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View PostRocketSeason, on Jan 11 2009, 07:54 PM, said:

Wow!  Thats a beautiful ship!  What great inspiration!  The color blocking is similar to the look I am going for.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:15 AM

a very great start! I can't wait to see it finished, I think it will be a great ship!


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:27 PM

Ah, the famous H.M.S. Endeavour!

Great ship and a very nice source of inspiration! It's colour sheme is so nice. :pir-wub:
Hopefully your ship will be great as well!
Keep up the good work!  :thumbup:

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:21 AM

I now it is not the historic version, but isn't the H.M.S Endeavor the flagship of Lord Cutler Beckett in Pirates of the carribean: at worlds end?

i think i've already said this, but i love your ship, very cool color-scheme! keep up the good work!

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View PostAND3RSEN, on Jan 23 2009, 01:21 AM, said:

I now it is not the historic version, but isn't the H.M.S Endeavor the flagship of Lord Cutler Beckett in Pirates of the carribean: at worlds end?
That's a movie.  :pir_laugh2: The Endeavour is a real ship, not the original but still a nice ship.
Otherwise, try to find the Endeavour on the web, you'll get this one.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 02:33 AM

AHHH! No, no, no! The H.M. Bark Endevour was the ship that Captain J. Cook used in one of his three historical voyages. It was the ship that discovered New Zealand and most of the Southern side of Australia. This discovery was what crashed the theory of Terra Australis, or the Great Southern Continent. It is thanks to Cook and this ship that Australia was turned into a convict settlement and now a free country that all from the Land Down under are proud to live in.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 03:22 AM

Coloring is wonerful, size looks nie, build is complex and looks great.   :thumbup:

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:15 PM

Any news on this ship Rocketseason? :pir-classic:
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Posted 25 April 2009 - 05:44 PM

Actually I am VERY close to being done with it. (minus the sails of course)  I have been meaning to take some pictures for a while now, but I lost my card reader for my camera.  I think I am gong to stop by work today and grab the D5 so I can get some nice high quality pictures for all of you.




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