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The best ship hull colour


46 replies to this topic  – Started by Dreamweb , Nov 07 2005 09:58 PM

Poll: Which colour is the best: (103 member(s) have cast votes)

Which colour is the best:

  1. Brown (sets 6274, 6285) (67 votes [65.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.69%

  2. Red and brown (6286) (12 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  3. Gray and red (6289) (2 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  4. Gray and brown (6268, 6271) (9 votes [8.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.82%

  5. Blue and white (6280) (6 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  6. Black and gray (6493) (4 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  7. Green and black (6250) (2 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

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#1 Dreamweb

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 09:58 PM

This time it's about colours of the hulls we've seen in Lego Pirates' ships. I also added 6493, it's not a Pirate set but has a Pirate-style hull.
The first colour in each case is the colour of the top parts of the hull, while the second is the colour of the bottom parts and the whole middle sections if there are any.

So which of these colours is the most aesthetically pleasing/realistic/dangerously looking/whatever you like?
Or if you'd like to see some other colours in the future what would they be?

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:40 PM

First shall come my minor nitpick!

Shouldn't the exterior hull colour preceed the interior hull colour?  For example 6286 Skulls Eye Schooner, when I read the hull is red and brown I imagine the exterior of the hull being red since its the first colour being mentioned.


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Posted 08 November 2005 - 03:20 AM

Though all the hulls can look good, I voted brown. I just think it looks the best.
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 06:49 AM

Most of them look good(I don't like the green and black too much... well actually im sure it could be used for something good!) I voted for the all brown because it can be made into anything with the right skillz!

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 08:06 AM

Do you mean which looks the best (red and brown for me) or which is the best (as in easiest to use/ always dependable, in which case it is brown all the way...)?

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 09:45 AM

voted brown, it's the most realistic...

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:36 PM

Sting, on Nov 8 2005, 04:49 PM, said:

Most of them look good(I don't like the green and black too much... well actually im sure it could be used for something good!) I voted for the all brown because it can be made into anything with the right skillz!
You're just saying that because you're prejudice against the Crossbone Clipper!

Count Sneffy is right, obviously brown is the most realistic, but isn't it also the most boring?


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Posted 08 November 2005 - 04:46 PM

mister_phes, on Nov 8 2005, 02:36 PM, said:

Sting, on Nov 8 2005, 04:49 PM, said:

Most of them look good(I don't like the green and black too much... well actually im sure it could be used for something good!) I voted for the all brown because it can be made into anything with the right skillz!
You're just saying that because you're prejudice against the Crossbone Clipper!

Count Sneffy is right, obviously brown is the most realistic, but isn't it also the most boring?
sure it's boring, but a hull is not supposed to be a work of art that rivals Rubens' paintings. it's supposed to be functional, that's it... sure, you can paint your hull in any colour you like, but then your ship probably isn't a 18th-19th century battleship...

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 06:24 PM

An 18th to 19th century (or any century for that matter) battleship wouldn't be benefited by bright colours methinks...


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Posted 08 November 2005 - 09:59 PM

Norro, on Nov 8 2005, 08:06 AM, said:

Do you mean which looks the best (red and brown for me) or which is the best (as in easiest to use/ always dependable, in which case it is brown all the way...)?
Whatever explanation you like, the question is which one is the best and this for one person would mean which looks the best, and for another person something completely different.

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 10:54 PM

I went red and brown... sentimental value of building the SES and knowing I had the coolest thing on the waves... if it was pure beauty I would have to go with green/black, I like it!

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 01:34 AM

Dreamweb, on Nov 9 2005, 07:59 AM, said:

Whatever explanation you like, the question is which one is the best and this for one person would mean which looks the best, and for another person something completely different.
Oh yes, its purely subjective.  Some hull colours go better thanother with hull colours. Its always important to choose a hull colour that goes with most of your outfits - you wouldn't want a clash otherwise you'd be a sitting duck against against hostile emenies.

Take the Armada Flagship for example.  To be truly safe you'd want to wear a white suit with blue pin stripes.  That way you'd camouflage into the sails and be able to move around more freely on deck.


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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:49 AM

mister_phes, on Nov 9 2005, 01:34 AM, said:

Dreamweb, on Nov 9 2005, 07:59 AM, said:


Whatever explanation you like, the question is which one is the best and this for one person would mean which looks the best, and for another person something completely different.
Oh yes, its purely subjective.  Some hull colours go better thanother with hull colours. Its always important to choose a hull colour that goes with most of your outfits - you wouldn't want a clash otherwise you'd be a sitting duck against against hostile emenies.

Take the Armada Flagship for example.  To be truly safe you'd want to wear a white suit with blue pin stripes.  That way you'd camouflage into the sails and be able to move around more freely on deck.
or you could paint your hull into dark blue and all the rest like, masts, sails,... in licht blue. a perfect camouflage for a ship at see...

so here it is then: the best colour for a hull is dark blue...

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 02:12 PM

But what if the sky is deary and grey causing the water to look similiar?  Painting the hull dark blue wouldn't work as well then.


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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:56 PM

mister_phes, on Nov 9 2005, 02:12 PM, said:

But what if the sky is deary and grey causing the water to look similiar?  Painting the hull dark blue wouldn't work as well then.
i was hoping you wouldn't be smart enough to come to that question...

i know, i was stupid to think just that... :P

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 09:29 PM

If you were raiding off the coast of Ireland grey might be the most apropriate colour this time of year...

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 10:21 PM

snefroe1, on Nov 10 2005, 02:56 AM, said:

mister_phes, on Nov 9 2005, 02:12 PM, said:

But what if the sky is deary and grey causing the water to look similiar?  Painting the hull dark blue wouldn't work as well then.

i was hoping you wouldn't be smart enough to come to that question...

i know, i was stupid to think just that... :P
Count Sneffy, are you implying ME, the leader of the mighty Spanish Inquisition is not smart enough to acknowledge the sky and sea are different colours depending on weather conditions?


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:59 AM

Brown.

For a true builder, no other colour comes close!  


Allthough some of the choices look nice, they simply aren't as versatile.  I don't want my colour choices predetermined by a multicoloured hull.  Most ship hulls require you to incorporate certain colours into the design to make an attractive MOC.  The original brown hulls (6085, 6074) don't place this restriction on me as a builder.  For that reason alone, they are far more appealing.   The red and brown hull of 6286 (Skull's Eye Schooner) is a close second, but the red highlight reduces versatility, making it inferior to a plain brown hull.  Hulls that preclude the basic brown midsection are easily the worst.  



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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:40 AM

blueandwhite, on Nov 10 2005, 06:59 AM, said:

Brown.

For a true builder, no other colour comes close!  


Allthough some of the choices look nice, they simply aren't as versatile.  I don't want my colour choices predetermined by a multicoloured hull.  Most ship hulls require you to incorporate certain colours into the design to make an attractive MOC.  The original brown hulls (6085, 6074) don't place this restriction on me as a builder.  For that reason alone, they are far more appealing.   The red and brown hull of 6286 (Skull's Eye Schooner) is a close second, but the red highlight reduces versatility, making it inferior to a plain brown hull.  Hulls that preclude the basic brown midsection are easily the worst.  



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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:47 AM

mister_phes, on Nov 9 2005, 10:21 PM, said:

snefroe1, on Nov 10 2005, 02:56 AM, said:

mister_phes, on Nov 9 2005, 02:12 PM, said:

But what if the sky is deary and grey causing the water to look similiar?  Painting the hull dark blue wouldn't work as well then.

i was hoping you wouldn't be smart enough to come to that question...

i know, i was stupid to think just that... :P
Count Sneffy, are you implying ME, the leader of the mighty Spanish Inquisition is not smart enough to acknowledge the sky and sea are different colours depending on weather conditions?
i'll be brought before the Supreme Court of the Inquisition for this, won't I?

what can i say, i was so eager to do good, to find an answer to the question that I lost my sanity...

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:23 PM

Court?  They cost time and money.  Normally we'd just shoot you on the spot, but given the topic of this thread I think keel hauling you would be most appropriate...


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:06 PM

blueandwhite, on Nov 10 2005, 06:59 AM, said:

The red and brown hull of 6286 (Skull's Eye Schooner) is a close second, but the red highlight reduces versatility, making it inferior to a plain brown hull.  Hulls that preclude the basic brown midsection are easily the worst.
Brown gets my 'builder's vote' but I had to go with red and brown because it is so great in a MOC or set (granted built around the colour).

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:48 PM

Brown is very tempting to vote for, isn't it?  But I shall hold off my vote until I come to my final decision!


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Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:08 PM

For a long time I was a traditionalist and preferred the classic one-coloured brown hull. However I changed my mind quite recently and now my number one is the white hull with blue top of the Armada Flagship. It just has this noble look all the others are missing. Now I really wish there was a wide version of that one! However we're talking only about colours here, not sizes. The classic brown would be my second choice.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:15 PM

Now from the perspective of a Phesical a wider white and blue hull would be unnecessary as I don't think a larger version of the Armada Flagship would be appropriate.  Much of the regality of the Armada Flagship is attributed to its colour, however, a vessel of this nature wouldn't be any bigger than it currently is.  The colours suit its small cruisy nature and wouldn't work as well with a larger vessel.

Quick!  Someone show me glorious MOCs of larger versions of the Armada Flagship to make me eat my word.!


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