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#1 Commander Red Hat

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:38 PM

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Harr swashbucklers, i present you my latest ship.
It's an 18th century Dutch yacht, used to sail VIP's around and stay in contact with the larger ships offshore.
Some of these ships were privatly owned by rich merchants and they are basically the first pleasure yeachts as we know today.
It is based loosely on the original Utrecht:
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The whole thing:
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The stern:
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The front:
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Some of the details on board:
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I'm going to change the normal red for dark red, but i'm still waiting on that BL order. :pir-hmpf_bad:
She might be a bit short, but i've made it to fit into my current fleet.
The whole BS gallery, when modified ofcourse.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:43 PM

WOW these look remarkably similar. I think the rudder is great, but there is no crew :pir_bawling:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:48 PM

I wonder where this is from...... :pir_laugh2:  Anyways, great boat CGH! You really add a lot of details and I'm fond of it. Great job! :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:49 PM

Wow! An almost perfect representation!

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:42 PM

Wowzers!  I love this.  What did you use to make the sails?  They look so real.  When I was scrolling through the pics I saw them and couldn't tell right away that it was LEGO model.  Great work!
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:54 PM

So this is how your dinghy turned out then? :pir-tongue:

The sails really are the finishing touch. The ship was still so incomplete when we visited, it's good to see what can happen in a couple of weeks!
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:53 PM

Ah the Utrecht, I've seen it in a contest somewhere before but can't remember what it was. "Build whatever you like" I believe.

Anyway, this ship is great. The rigging is (as always) very nicely done. The whole ship is very detailed, especially the stern is nice.
You have added the swords at the hull which is very realistic for a Dutch ship.

I was planning to build this ship too, but you're faster. :pir-tongue:

Great job!  :thumbup:

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:04 PM

Amazing dear Captain Green Weed, I will frontpage this for you!
I must admit I just love the stern! Ps: I voted for you, but you already know that I think :pir_laugh2: .

The sails look magnificient as well, only the flags are a bit short, maybe hand made ones would be better?

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:20 PM

Great work buddy.  I noticed some changes from the wip photos you sent me.  Looks great.. the sails are the best Ive seen. Oh and the STRING RIGGING. :pir-tongue:   The realism of this ship meets the standards set by all of your other creations.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:54 PM

Hi Rick,
Very cool this yacht of yours, a real statenjacht! My father has a similar ship out of wood (miniature of course...) I believe it was an assemble-yourself kit someday.

I like the size of it, as it is used to transport the vips between the ships of the line it is supposed to be a lot smaller than the regular fleet's vessels.

Great job!  :thumbup:



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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:20 PM

It's so nice to see this ship finished. My favorite part is definitely the sails, masts and rigging, those look just like they should! I'm getting more and more interested in these Dutch ships and the Naval history of our Northern neighbors. Thanks to your work I'm learning new things about that history all the time.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 12:56 AM

Thanks guys! :pir-classic:

View PostZorro, on Feb 14 2009, 09:04 PM, said:

Amazing dear Captain Green Weed, I will frontpage this for you!
I must admit I just love the stern! Ps: I voted for you, but you already know that I think :pir_laugh2: .

The sails look magnificient as well, only the flags are a bit short, maybe hand made ones would be better?

Good point, i need to experiment on making good flags. Paper won't do though..

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It's so nice to see this ship finished. My favorite part is definitely the sails, masts and rigging, those look just like they should! I'm getting more and more interested in these Dutch ships and the Naval history of our Northern neighbors. Thanks to your work I'm learning new things about that history all the time.

Yeah we have quite a history :pir-sweet:
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:19 AM

CGH, I'm nothing short of incredibly impressed. You have done a brilliant and very acurate looking job here. And your sigfig looks right at home at the helm of this ship. Well done, I'm very impressed by this. Keep up the amazing work. :pir-classic:

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:57 AM

Har Har! your ships are always great! :pir-blush: It looks exactly like it

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 02:19 AM

Very cool as usual!  I love the little details on the deck.  Great work!

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:42 AM

Love the colors and the shape!  While a tad small, it is still fantastically detailed!  Great job my friend!

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:17 AM

Nice ship you've got there. Its so accurately built and the attention to detail is amazing. The sails and rigging looks really good too.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:42 AM

Great, great ship. The stern must be some of the best detail I have ever seen.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:17 PM

Nice one, doc!  such a small ship with so many details, that's always hard with lego but you have done it very well.  In America they are building a ship that's quite similar to this one. It's not really a 'statenjacht' but it looks like it. http://www.theonrust.com/Welcome.html
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:18 PM

Hey that Onrust is a nice project, I think I will watch this for a while to see how it turns out.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:31 PM

splendid^^ I love it ! you did a really great job! and your sails are awesome!
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 03:36 PM

A very detailed and accurate looking work in a fine color scheme with a very nice rigging
and very good sails. Your choice of the source material´s also pretty original, well done.  :thumbup:

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

Hi CGH,

that is a verry nice ship.  :thumbup:
I really love the swords on the side.
I think it is the first time I see it on such a MOC.
You can clearly see you were inspired by the original.
The color scheme is verry nice. Although the overall ship is a bit shorter, I guess?
Or it might be the angle of the original photo.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:04 PM

I love her stern, sails, and riggings you make,  Cpt. green hair. great work! :thumbup:

My friends and I notice the black large fin-like structures on both starboard and port sides. What is their function? :pir-sweet:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:03 PM

View PostCaptain green hair, on Feb 14 2009, 06:56 PM, said:

Good point, i need to experiment on making good flags. Paper won't do though..
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These 2 paper flags look pretty good IMO. :pir-classic:

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