Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:58 AM
Part 1: Belgium, Antwerp province - My place
The very first start of the ship:
An early version of the broadside:
Version 2, looking more like it already:
Trying something out by adding another yellow line:
A view on the undecorated and rough version of the stern:
Part 2: The Netherlands, Amsterdam - Captain Green Hairs place
Yes, part of the ship was constructed in Amsterdam, mainly the stern. Next pic shows the stern before it was pimped in Amsterdam.
The masters @ work.
And there's a view of the pimped stern:
You can see very clearly in the following picture that the ship was first build one side only. Once one side was ready it was quickly copied to the other side. This way of working saved me a lot of time.
Part 3: Belgium, Antwerp province - My place
The finishing of the ship was done in Belgium, the next pics show how the first rigging and sails were made. Here's the captain measuring the ropes.
Oh look, there's me
And David (aka Errorist):
Me again, hidding behind the mast:
The rigging is growing and a first sail is on the ship:
That's how a sail is made:
Many days later I finished most of the rigging as you can see in the following two pictures:
And many weeks later this was the result:
More pictures of the finished ship are here.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:48 AM
That is amazing! I had no idea of the amount of work that would go into such a build, let alone the amount of string! Really helps having three creative influences involved in the process too. I wouldn't even know where to begin.
The sails and rigging are just amazing and really add to the whole MOC.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:58 AM
It's always interesting to see how a great MOC develops over time. Apart from that, I still feel English lacks the words necessary to describe this beauty.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 02:38 PM
Thank god you are a fast learner.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 04:19 PM
And Greenie, nice slicked back hairdo.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:48 PM
Thanks for sharing.
Question - what material did you use on the sails?
Posted 14 May 2009 - 07:45 PM
It has to help having a few other ship guys there to work with you? I see your late night building accessories...and I thought I was the only one, lol, beer and smokes. I was impressed how you built one side of the ship first, then moved on to the other. I do this with buildings, but never thought to do it on a ship. Very nice.
Thanks for sharing these photos. It helps.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:01 AM
It seems to be you guys had a lot of fun there. And it is so cool to see this ship being constructed bit by bit in different places.
Now off to the next ship
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:15 AM
Of course this has already been frontpaged on Classic-Pirates.com
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 01:57 PM
Again, very nice guys. Its so nice that I dont want to build anything again because I would feel embarrassed! I will have to assemble a mighty fleet of 20 Caribbean Clippers and hunt this redcoat down...
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:00 PM
I would love to do this with my friends but shame they all think Lego is for children, Apart from 1, But he is slowly entering the Dark age...
Edited by Joey Lock, 15 May 2009 - 08:53 PM.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:22 PM
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 08:56 PM
10 beers to 1 brick Working with these two guys was awesome and I sure hope we can repeat it somewhere in the future.
I love the pictures Boney. Especially the one with my huge hands on it
And imo that picture with the third yellow line proves that a three-decker is definetely a possibility
Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:59 PM
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Posted 16 May 2009 - 03:16 PM
I haven't seen it anywhere before and it looks cool. Perhaps that's a small thing they're working on too?
We'll see! I'm sure that ship will be around the forum if it is finished.
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