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127 replies to this topic  – Started by Dreamweb , Oct 24 2005 12:47 PM

#1 Dreamweb

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 12:47 PM

Well, I like the idea of making custom cannons. They are useful when you don't have enough original cannons or they're too small/too big for your MOC. Those on board the ship in question fit nicely. I've heard the opinion that original cannons are too large for narrow hulls. I'm going to make some smaller custom ones myself and arm my smaller ships with them, preserving the original ones for bigger ships and the fort.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 12:54 PM

In what way(s) do you make custom cannons?  Just the way describe previously or do you have other means?


By the way folks this thread was created from posts ouf of the Armada Flagship by Nyant thread.  A topic about Custom Cannons seemed to be emerging so I thought a thread dedicated to it would allow for more discussion without taking the other thread waaaay off topic.


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Posted 24 October 2005 - 03:33 PM

has any one ever tried to build canons whith these:

http://www.bricklink...mPic.asp?P=2489

perhaps they're too big? but what about a mortar?, like this: http://www.cascade.c...arry/mortar.gif

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:39 PM

These may be helpful:
http://news.lugnet.com/pirates/?n=2866
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?i=160739
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=117737
http://www.zyworld.com/tmot/Page11.htm
and my personal fav (by the legendary Richie):
http://www.brickshel...ns/01silver.jpg

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 10:40 PM

snefroe1, on Oct 24 2005, 03:33 PM, said:

has any one ever tried to build canons whith these:

http://www.bricklink...mPic.asp?P=2489

perhaps they're too big? but what about a mortar?, like this: http://www.cascade.c...arry/mortar.gif
Good idea, but I think the Brown and Wood detail would make the cannon look like something out of Donkey Kong! (Not that thats wrong, but in a world of Pirates, it would look funny!)

If there were black barrels it may work.



Some of those cannons in the link Norro provided are very cool... I especially like the silver one that has the wagon.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 11:00 PM

I've seen all of those pages before, plus I recommend:

http://news.lugnet.com/pirates/?n=4180

(some of these Norro's links are here too).

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:07 AM

I agree, I've still got a link or two concerning custom cannons.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:47 AM

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Ooooooooo shiney cannons!  They look expensive!  And nice tooooo!


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 01:24 PM

Another lugnet link - so this is where I read about classic cannons being too big for narrow hulls.
The ship shown there is the slightly modified Imperial Flagship with very nice custom made small cannons.

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They'll be my main inspiration for making small cannons for my smaller ships. I like the clever use of Posted Images and Posted Images in making the cannon's base and wheels.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 01:57 PM

Would it be better to use light grey cylinders for the cannons?  Since that's what colour the cannon pieces are.


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:03 PM

mister_phes, on Oct 25 2005, 10:47 AM, said:

Ooooooooo shiney cannons!  They look expensive!  And nice tooooo!
That's 'brickspensive'...

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:40 PM

Sting, on Oct 24 2005, 10:40 PM, said:

snefroe1, on Oct 24 2005, 03:33 PM, said:

has any one ever tried to build canons whith these:

http://www.bricklink...mPic.asp?P=2489

perhaps they're too big? but what about a mortar?, like this: http://www.cascade.c...arry/mortar.gif
Good idea, but I think the Brown and Wood detail would make the cannon look like something out of Donkey Kong! (Not that thats wrong, but in a world of Pirates, it would look funny!)

If there were black barrels it may work.



Some of those cannons in the link Norro provided are very cool... I especially like the silver one that has the wagon.
i think they come in dark grey as well.. they are rather expensive

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 04:36 PM

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Would it be better to use light grey cylinders for the cannons? Since that's what colour the cannon pieces are.

Yes, talking about inspiration I meant the idea of those cannons, but not the colours. I'll use grey instead of black, with the black cylinders serving as ammunition for the original cannons.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 06:09 PM

Ahhhhhhh now it becomes clear in my foggy little head.  I think I need a defogger...


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Posted 26 October 2005 - 01:15 PM

Dreamweb, on Oct 25 2005, 01:24 PM, said:

Another lugnet link - so this is where I read about classic cannons being too big for narrow hulls.
The ship shown there is the slightly modified Imperial Flagship with very nice custom made small cannons.

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They'll be my main inspiration for making small cannons for my smaller ships. I like the clever use of Posted Images and Posted Images in making the cannon's base and wheels.
i think these look great! :oD
now we only need to find out if this type of smaller cannons ever existed...

and yes, dark grey or light grey would be better...

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:16 PM

ok... how 'bout this:

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 10:52 PM

Much better than using brown barrels, the grey ones make an impression of being made of metal.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:11 AM

Do anyone have a version using grey barrels?  Do you Sneffy?  Brown doesn't look that bad though.


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:03 AM

Those on the picture above look grey to me.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:28 AM

Do my eyes decieve me?  Sneffy, do you know what colour it is?


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 04:52 PM

sorry for the lights, guys, but it is dark grey. i'll try and produce a decent pic in the morning...

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:18 PM

ok, here it is:

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:40 PM

Oh yes.  I see now.  Did you make that yourself Sneffy?  It looks pretty good actually.  Well done (if that's your creation) if not well done for finding it!


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Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:20 PM

thanks! i built it yesterday.
i don't know what to think of it, tho. it is BIG! it looks extremely aggressive!
i think it would look a lot better if i had these wheels, arms,... in brown

but if i can't find lego cannons, then i'll have to make do with this...   hm... dark grey barrels... expensive on bricklink...

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:31 PM

I suppose big cannons would be good for forts and the like.  My local fort has these huuuuuuuuge cannons that must weigh tonnes.  When I get a digital image input device I must take images of that place.

Sneffy, could you place (if you have one) a regular LEGO cannon next to your custom job so we can see just how much bigger it is?


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