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

#51 General Armendariz

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:48 PM

Well im real behind, only starting on the third step! But I will finish soon :pir-classic:

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 04:02 AM

I dont really get it. Are you and a few other guys just making instructions for your newest ship?  :yoda: anyway, it looks interesting

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:36 AM

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Aug 6 2009, 06:02 AM, said:

I dont really get it. Are you and a few other guys just making instructions for your newest ship?  :yoda: anyway, it looks interesting
Just check the link in the opening post, should be pretty much self-explanatory...

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 10:48 PM

Parts ordered from BL should be finishing all the steps so far once getting my order :pir-wink:

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 11:11 PM

Great work Armendariz! I should get my hands on some hinges since all my hinges are spent on my other ships...
Unfortunately I've told myself not to order LEGO anymore for a period of time. I still need to afford schoolbooks and other stuff...
And that is really expensive. :pir_bawling:

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:07 AM

Wow, your tutorial is really detailed and (seems) easy to follow, Captain!  :pir_laugh2:

Unfortunately I have almost none of those pieces listed so far, but that's just because Pirates isn't my number one LEGO theme (it's in my top 5, though). :pir-grin:

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 01:05 AM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Aug 6 2009, 05:11 PM, said:

Unfortunately I've told myself not to order LEGO anymore for a period of time. I still need to afford schoolbooks and other stuff...
And that is really expensive. :pir_bawling:
I nkow what you mean. This order will be my last also for awhile! :pir_laugh2:

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(it's in my top 5, though). :pir-grin:
It better be, because if its not, you shall be hung for posting in here! :pir-tongue:

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:01 AM

Hi, long-time lurker de-lurking (just signed up tonight---this project is the reason why).   I've always wanted a "bigger" pirate ship, but frankly, I've never been good at MOC---99% of my stuff is purely from LEGOs own instructions or slight modifications---but a step-by-step guide is exactly what I can work from!  

Don't have the parts required yet, but I have a good start----my original BSB (the only set saved from my childhood, 95% original parts), plus enough parts to "convert" my BSB to the SES (I thought that'd be cheaper than getting an original SES---wasn't really), some extra mast/rigging bits as spares for my BSB just in case, and 1 extra mid-section.  If it's still "available" I'd like to do my version in a Caribbean Clipper-esque scheme.  Need to buy a lot of brown plates and cannons.  

For the latest step, what exactly makes up the tan deck planking?  I have Vladek's dark fortress, so that should provide at least some of the tan plates.

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Posted 07 August 2009 - 06:57 AM

View PostRick, on Aug 5 2009, 11:36 PM, said:

Just check the link in the opening post, should be pretty much self-explanatory...

thanks rick! Nice ship you got going there cgh! But shouldn't you be working on the prins willem...
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 04:18 PM

For some time now I've planned to destroy my frigate L'Orient and build a better one. This is a nice opportunity and I'll join in. I've just placed a BL order since I was almost out of brown bricks/plates and black tiles. So I'll have to wait a bit for the BL order to arrive before I can start. I'll also do the ship in a dark-red/black scheme as CGH. That color combination has been on my mind for a while now and it will work very well for a French frigate I think.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:16 PM

The instuctions specify old hull sections, but will new hull sections work as well? I was hoping to build a small vessel from the hull of the new pirate ship using these instructions.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:17 PM

I like all the fresh fish we have been getting as of late.

My only tip for building is to just go for it. Build what you think you can, and give this forum some time. As you see others building things, it will give you ideas, and increase your own building skill.

I think I have come leaps and bounds from being with this rabble. I think you will too.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:39 AM

View PostThe Sarge, on Aug 8 2009, 06:16 PM, said:

The instuctions specify old hull sections, but will new hull sections work as well? I was hoping to build a small vessel from the hull of the new pirate ship using these instructions.
You might have to alter the shape of a few things, but it should work methinks.

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I think I have come leaps and bounds from being with this rabble. I think you will too.
I have also.  :pir-sweet:
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:44 AM

Hey CGH CBH, do you think you could update the parts list in the first post of the build thread? That way I can buy all the pieces I need at once when I can afford them. The ship is coming along well!  :thumbup:

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 06:13 AM

I'll second that--especially with regards to black plates.  I'd hate to order another 75 2x3s, only to find out that I really needed 1x6s...

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:29 PM

Ok, thanks.  Here's to hoping I get the set for my birthday.

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:33 PM

I will update tomorrow guys, including the parts list.
Making up a parts list from scratch is difficult though, so you'll always have a bit too much, or too less of things..
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:06 PM

Ok i've added another step and updated the parts list a bit.
Guesstimating the use of parts is difficult though, please bare that in mind.

I hope all is clear.  :pir-classic:
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 07:21 PM

All clear Captain!

How many guns will this ship have on it's gundeck?

The combination of black and dark red looks great  :pir-wub:

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 08:26 PM

View PostBonaparte, on Aug 18 2009, 08:21 PM, said:

All clear Captain!

How many guns will this ship have on it's gundeck?

The combination of black and dark red looks great  :pir-wub:


20 on the main gun deck and some more on her top decks. She'll be a 26 - 28 gun frigate when finished.
The dark red is great, you'll see on friday.  :pir-wink:
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 11:27 PM

That's a lot more cannons than I have...  (I'm kind of surprised the prices for cannons haven't gone down much compared to a couple years ago, despite cannons being back on the shelves again--metallic, firing ones at that)

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 04:41 PM

View Poststeele, on Aug 19 2009, 12:27 AM, said:

That's a lot more cannons than I have...  (I'm kind of surprised the prices for cannons haven't gone down much compared to a couple years ago, despite cannons being back on the shelves again--metallic, firing ones at that)


Well i never put in all cannons, juat wait and see before your start ordering them. :pir-wink:
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:39 PM

Ok, i have placed some more steps.
I hope all is clear, if not let me know.
I'll update the parts list a.s.a.p.

And now i am eager to see somee of your WIP shots, so put them in here if you like!  :thumbup:
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Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:53 PM

View PostCaptain Blue Hair, on Aug 24 2009, 04:39 PM, said:

Ok, i have placed some more steps.
I hope all is clear, if not let me know.
I'll update the parts list a.s.a.p.

And now i am eager to see somee of your WIP shots, so put them in here if you like!  :thumbup:
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Anyway, After my HMS Unicorn, I am going to use this tutorial to make 2 smalll frigates! One French/Dutch and one British.
So Ill have 1 to destroy, and another frigate to sail beside my Flagship!

Im liking how this is looking already!  :thumbup:

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Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:19 PM

Really enjoying the series.

I had a minor question: why do some of the gunports have a 1x2 plate at the bottom of the opening while others have a 1x2 tile?
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