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#51 Joey Lock

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:01 PM

How many guns will this ship have then?

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 04:20 PM

Your working like a beast on this one! And its turning out great! :pir-classic:
This ship might become one mega monster! :jollyroger:

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:28 PM

since it is so big, will your ship have a kitchen and cook?
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:34 PM

She looks beautiful.  I love the cabins and the detail you are putting in.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:27 PM

Wow, you're doing an amazing job here buddy! :thumbup:
The interior on the gundecks looks great, i'd go with tan for the decks.

I do have a few pointers though:
The gunports are too big, ideally they would be a 3x3 plate with 6 studs in between them.
The sides are straight when seen from above, where a ship slightly curves out to the middle, perhaps you can try and integrate that into it?
If possible i'd change the red hull for a brown one, to get a more realistic look.
I don't really like the black and white checkered floor in the cabin as there would be a deck there. You would fin small carpets in there.
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:30 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jun 25 2009, 08:27 PM, said:

I don't really like the black and white checkered floor in the cabin as there would be a deck there. You would fin small carpets in there.
Just my 2 cents. :pir-wink:

Actually, There was:
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They would not want sailors in the cabin to swab the decks all day.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:35 PM

Interesting, first time i see that.
Do you know from which ship it is and wheither it is an original or replica?
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#58 Joey Lock

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:40 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jun 25 2009, 08:35 PM, said:

Interesting, first time i see that.
Do you know from which ship it is and wheither it is an original or replica?
It is from the British Frigate "HMS Trincomalee". I made a LDD Moc of it.

Also here is a deck from the HMS Victorys Cabin:
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for pointing that out Joey!
I guess the black and whit can stay then. :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 25 June 2009 - 10:12 PM

Thank you all for the very nice feedback! :pir-sweet:

Some questions answered:

The black and white squares on the floor are based on the HMS Victory's floor.
I will make the middle of the ship a little bit thicker, but I'm not yet in the middle of the ship with the build.
The ship will have about 24-26 guns each side. It's a good idea indeed to make the gunports 3x3 instead of 4x4. But 6 studs between them leads to the fact the ship will have too less guns for a fourth rate. :pir-classic:
There will be a kitchen in there, along with a cook indeed.
The stern will be even more detailed later on, this is the untrimmed version.
I've made some good progress on the ship till now, this was probably the last update this month or even longer. I'm on vacantion, a job and threre will be big parties! :pir-blush:
It also costs a lot of money and planning takes a lot of time. But I will finish her, no worries! :pir-wink:

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:31 PM

it looks sweet. reminds me of La Formidable.  :pir-classic:
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Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:48 PM

Your ship looks great! You are a really exceptional ship builder. I haven't seen any other ship that uses the same techniques that you use. You got style my friend.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 05:12 PM

View PostLego_Warlord_8, on Jun 25 2009, 11:31 PM, said:

it looks sweet. reminds me of La Formidable.  :pir-classic:
Same techniques indeed, only bigger. :pir_laugh2:

View PostPaul cantu, on Jun 29 2009, 04:48 PM, said:

Your ship looks great! You are a really exceptional ship builder. I haven't seen any other ship that uses the same techniques that you use. You got style my friend.
This is probably the best compliment I ever had on Eurobricks! Thank you so much! :pir-sweet:
This comment made my day. :pir-wink:

It is an unique style of ship building indeed. Perhaps funny to know the build of the Le Formidable took 3 years, during that time I've figured the techniques out. :pir-laugh:
It started with a small ship of 3 midsections, and I've expanded it, expanded it and she isn't even finished yet. I have make some more rigging.
After the summer holidays it is her 4th anniversary. :pir_laugh2:

The good Captain Green Hair is also a very huge source of inspiration, I keep my own ship build techniques but especially his eye for details inspires me.

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:36 AM

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Same techniques indeed, only bigger. :pir_laugh2:

Yes, some great new techniques.  BTW, that cabin looks awesome! ~LW 8~
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 07:55 PM

Recently I have ordered some bricks, but there is a delay in it. :pir-hmpf_bad:  
When that order finally arrives a big update will appear in this thread soon!
That my order didn't arrive today doesn't mean I haven't done anything recently!

Today I bring you:

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Brand new Bluecoat marines! Take a look at their splendid uniforms.
My sigfig at the left has a new suit as well. :pir-sweet:

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So far there are 5 marines, I'm planning to make at least 15 of these guys. :pir-classic:

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And here are other crewmembers, yes, the DO know how to handle a cannon! There will be a lot of these guys on board!

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A few pages ago the good Captain Blue Hair suggested me to 'beef the carronade up'. I hope I have satisfied him!
This is a 68 pounder carronade, at the right the cute 12 pounder for the higher decks.

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Another shot. The carronade looks pretty terrefying I think. :pir-oh:

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How it's built, the barrel of the carronade fits nice in it's base. You can even aim higher or lower with it.


That was it for today! No doubt this will scare the enemies!
Thanks for watching and feedback is always appreciated! :pir-sweet:

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:03 PM

I like your marines. Not sure yet whether I like the hats. But knowing you a little, it's historically accurate (where do you guys get historical 'dresscode' information from anyway, i.e. what do you use as a reference?). You need to update your avatar now tough.

I'm a big fan of the little canon design. The big one is just a little too big for my taste, but then again it might not look out of place on your ship. Are you planning to use them on the lower decks? It'll sure blast some redcoats or pirates to bits.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

View PostRick, on Aug 17 2009, 09:03 PM, said:

I like your marines. Not sure yet whether I like the hats. But knowing you a little, it's historically accurate (where do you guys get historical 'dresscode' information from anyway, i.e. what do you use as a reference?). You need to update your avatar now tough.
Thanks! I'm busy with the new avatar picture at this moment. :pir_laugh2:
I read a lot of books for my references, also watching movies (Master & Commander, Hornblower) and even playing historically accurate games like Empire Total War.

View PostRick, on Aug 17 2009, 09:03 PM, said:

I'm a big fan of the little canon design. The big one is just a little too big for my taste, but then again it might not look out of place on your ship. Are you planning to use them on the lower decks? It'll sure blast some redcoats or pirates to bits.
There will be 2 carronades on my vessel, on the forecastle to be exact. The small guns will be placed on the higher decks, the rest of the hull is filled with the shiny new LEGO cannons.
And indeed, this carronade will fire 68 pound cannonballs along with hundreds of musket bullets!

Firing a carronade through the stern of an enemy ship will cause a lot of damage, and will kill or injure almost the half of the crew in 1 shot. Imagine what happens next when the whole broadside is fired through the stern just after the carronade did his work. :pir-skull:

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 09:57 PM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Aug 17 2009, 09:14 PM, said:

Thanks! I'm busy with the new avatar picture at this moment. :pir_laugh2:
I read a lot of books for my references, also watching movies (Master & Commander, Hornblower) and even playing historically accurate games like Empire Total War.
Same!

For my reasearch I read books, Bought Master & Commander in Asda for only £2!
Then watched it about 10-20 times. Played Empire: Total War, And then visited Portsmouth to see the HMS Victory and HMS Warrior and a few naval museums and such. I then visited Chatham Dockyard were the Victory was built and saw some good ships however many of them were not Napoleonic.
In the Naval Museum there was an amazing model of the HMS Victory, it was massive (Warning: I look bad in this photo, I wasn't smiling much):
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It was a amazing few days!  :pir_laugh2:
Shame I visited the HMS Victory when they were working on it, I couldn't go on the Poop Deck or see the main of the Stern since there was scafolding. But have you designed your ships cabins?

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:12 PM

Your beefed up carronade looks marvellous Cap'n!  :thumbup:  
I also like your custom figures a lot, especially the sailors as they look a lot more realistic then the regular ones.
Do you print the decals on sticker paper?


@Joey, looks like you had a great day. I always love vissiting such things and the British naval tour is definitely on my list of places to visit.  :pir-classic:
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 10:34 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Aug 17 2009, 11:12 PM, said:

Your beefed up carronade looks marvellous Cap'n!  :thumbup:  
I also like your custom figures a lot, especially the sailors as they look a lot more realistic then the regular ones.
Do you print the decals on sticker paper?


@Joey, looks like you had a great day. I always love vissiting such things and the British naval tour is definitely on my list of places to visit.  :pir-classic:
Ill tell you a terrific place to visit was Fort Amherst, Just outside the Chatham Dockyard, Amazing place and the largest surviving Napoleonic fort in europe. Dark tunnels and we got a personal tour, there was no real tour on that day but a guy called Ben took us round, he told us about all the uses for things in the fort (This tunnel but in the dark):
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I am looking forward to making a Lego version once I have finished the HMS Unicorn. Its a charitable fort, not owned by anyone. So I was going to try and make a Lego version of the fort and donate it to the Fort or auction it and raise money for the fort. Since 1 carronade for the fort costs about £3000 to restore and make it look real.

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:25 PM

Nice customs! This ship will turn out to be one huge project.
Nice new Sigfig, I shall have one with my fleet in no time! :pir-sweet:
I wish you luck on this magnificent Ship build!


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Played Empire: Total War
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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:34 PM

Your cannons and crewmembers look great Cap'n! I also like your new uniform.  :pir-sweet:

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So do I! But I have to buy Vista and install it on my Mac first....

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:48 PM

View PostHound Knight, on Aug 17 2009, 04:34 PM, said:

So do I! But I have to buy Vista and install it on my Mac first....
Same here :pir-hmpf_bad:

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Posted 17 August 2009 - 11:51 PM

Wow, this ship is amazing. I cant wait until it's done :pir-classic:

Are those marines wearing top hats. Or a Beaver hat?
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:59 AM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Aug 17 2009, 11:12 PM, said:

Your beefed up carronade looks marvellous Cap'n!  :thumbup:  
I also like your custom figures a lot, especially the sailors as they look a lot more realistic then the regular ones.
Do you print the decals on sticker paper?
Thanks Cap'n! I'm glad you like it. The decals are printed on normal thick paper, and glued on the torso. I'm happy they turned out great.

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Aug 18 2009, 12:25 AM, said:

Nice customs! This ship will turn out to be one huge project.
Nice new Sigfig, I shall have one with my fleet in no time! :pir-sweet:
I wish you luck on this magnificent Ship build!
Thanks Armendariz! I'm proud to be in your army.
And you really have to buy the game, it is very realistic and a must if you love sailing ships!

View PostHound Knight, on Aug 18 2009, 12:34 AM, said:

Your cannons and crewmembers look great Cap'n! I also like your new uniform.  :pir-sweet:
I'm glad you like it Hound Knight. More customs in the future! :pir-blush:

View PostEmperor Claudius Rome, on Aug 18 2009, 12:51 AM, said:

Wow, this ship is amazing. I cant wait until it's done :pir-classic:

Are those marines wearing top hats. Or a Beaver hat?
Thanks ECR! I can't wait for it myself either. :pir_laugh2:
According to Wikipedia it are beaver hats. I always thought it were just top hats.
Thanks for that information!  :thumbup:

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