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210 replies to this topic  – Started by Commander Red Hat , Jun 27 2009 09:29 AM

#26 Commander Red Hat

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 05:52 PM

View PostCommodore Hornbricker, on Jul 6 2009, 05:57 PM, said:

What type of hinge are we going to need?


This and this.  :pir-wink:

The new types can also be used, but they stick out more and have to be modified when you choose to do so.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:06 PM

Thanks.

I would love to use the dark blue with white but I am not sure if that will work.  It will depend on the type of bricks I'll need and the amount.  Otherwise I am thinking it will be the classic black and white.  I am waiting for a BL order to arrive so I can start building the ship.  I can't wait!  

I am down to a few tweaks to the roof and the interior for St. Elizabeth and then the frigate will be my only project.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:59 PM

This is an excellent idea, (i wish i had more time at the moment to learn to build this).  The first two posts are detailed and I can see this topic being a well used resource in the future.  I wish you all the best of luck!
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:06 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jun 27 2009, 09:29 AM, said:

Share your thoughts on this!
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I like that you are even trying to to do this!

In that sprint I have a "thought" (my brain hurts!).
Why not use "slope 45 inverted" and "wedge plate (wing)" parts to widen the hull?
I feel that you get a fairer (smoother) surface.

I CADed up some versions for you, with five mid sections.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 09:10 PM

Thanks for the idea and thinking with us here Kurt!  :thumbup:
The method i use gives a more gradual curve and looks less bulky IMO, since it uses half studs.
I have tested yours in the past and i know some others used it as well and it doesn't look bad at all.
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:00 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jul 7 2009, 09:10 PM, said:

Thanks for the idea and thinking with us here Kurt!  :thumbup:
The method i use gives a more gradual curve and looks less bulky IMO, since it uses half studs.
I have tested yours in the past and i know some others used it as well and it doesn't look bad at all.
I just did some cross sections, I'll try to update them as you build!

they are:

a brick built mid section ----- slope inverted mid ----- jumper mid

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Note: that they are all the same width.

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:25 PM

May i suggest you try it with real bricks and then see what you like best?
The mids have a bit of a straight part on the top, with the inverted slopes it just makes a weird dent IMO.
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Posted 08 July 2009 - 04:20 AM

This image might display what CGH means by looing wierd. I share the same opinion. See below:

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:03 PM

I can't decide on my colorscheme.  :pir_wacko:
I'll post a pic when i do, how are your thoughts about your colorscheme guys?
Please be advised that there is a small mistake in step 2, which i will fix tomorrow when i post step 3.
But for those who want to change it in advance: the first and last 5 studs of the widened part should be on 3 plates instead of 1.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 05:43 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Jul 11 2009, 12:03 PM, said:

I can't decide on my colorscheme.  :pir_wacko:
I'll post a pic when i do, how are your thoughts about your colorscheme guys?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 07:35 PM

I think i like the red better, i'm also thinking about red myself.
Here's my quick sketch of the colorscheme i'll use:

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It's dark red in my case.
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Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:26 PM

My coloursheme will be quite similar to the L'Achéron from Master and Commander.

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As you see it will be dark red with black stripes, the stern will be yellow/gold and black.
I think I will make a Spanish Frigate from it, since the Spanish also used the black-red coloursheme on their ship.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 08:28 PM

I'll probably use yellow with black stripes or white with blue or black stripes either of them will do.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:35 PM

View PostRTN LNA, on Jul 7 2009, 10:06 PM, said:

In that sprint I have a "thought" (my brain hurts!).
Why not use "slope 45 inverted" and "wedge plate (wing)" parts to widen the hull?
I feel that you get a fairer (smoother) surface.

kurt

I use the inverted slope on my brig and quite like the look.  Then again, I am going for a fat, squat, looking ship anyway.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:40 PM

Ok step 3 is up, i hope all is clear.  :pir-sweet:
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:01 PM

So is this like build a frigate acadamy?

What about a Sloop, Or Man of War?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:08 PM

View PostJoey Lock, on Jul 15 2009, 10:01 PM, said:

So is this like build a frigate acadamy?

What about a Sloop, Or Man of War?


You can use these techniques to make any ship you like, so shipbuilding academy would be a better description.  :pir-wink:
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:35 PM

Well I think I have all the parts I need for the first three steps so I will be laying the keel this weekend and catching up.  Looks great so far!  Thanks again.
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:49 PM

This is actually a really cool idea. I wont be building along with everyone, as I don't have the parts to build a frigate right now, but I've been wanting to build a ship for awhile, so I will keep these instructions in mind, it will really help with my first ship. I will be getting parts of bricklink soon, I found a store with everything I need.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 11:57 PM

View PostWhite Knight, on Jul 20 2009, 07:49 PM, said:

I found a store with everything I need.

Really? Because I need to buy similar pieces for my ship. What store is it?
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

I am all caught up now with first three stages.  Looks great!
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:38 PM

View PostAdmiral M, on Jul 20 2009, 08:57 PM, said:

Really? Because I need to buy similar pieces for my ship. What store is it?

I found the hull pieces and other things like jumper plates at Pacific Pieces, but you can find a lot of the stuff you need at bunte-steine-aus-daenemark, too.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:19 PM

Ok, i added hinges to it and uploaded more pictures into the build thread.
Hope all is cclear, but do not hesitate to ask questions if it isn't.  :pir-wink:

Next up i will start building up the bow and stern, and lay in the gundeck.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:45 PM

Looks great captain! I'm eager to see the next step, but I have to catch up with the build too. :pir-blush:
I really like the way the curved shapes turn out. :pir-wub:

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 03:51 PM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Aug 2 2009, 03:45 PM, said:

Looks great captain! I'm eager to see the next step, but I have to catch up with the build too. :pir-blush:
I really like the way the curved shapes turn out. :pir-wub:


Thanks!
I've added some more steps as well.  :pir-wink:
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