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11 replies to this topic  – Started by Vladimir Leonov , Sep 05 2009 06:53 AM

#1 Vladimir Leonov

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:53 AM

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So this is pretty much my first real attempt at creating my own ship from scratch, nothing too fancy.

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Any suggestions would be great

#2 Captain Stoneface

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:44 AM

Your bricks are dusty. :pir-oh3:  And your picture's are too big. But, very nice ship.
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Posted 05 September 2009 - 07:45 AM

Looks nice, but you should really resize your images. Eurobricks has a maximum image size policy of 800x600 to keep loading time down for those with slower connections. Check out this tutorial on resizing images. :pir-wink:
But from what I can tell of these oversized images, your MOC looks nice. I like your custom sails. :thumbup:

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#4 Vladimir Leonov

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 08:22 AM

Yes, my bricks are dusty.  :pir-cry_sad:  The model was actually sitting on display for a while, didn't really occur to me.

Got the images resized, sorry, you'd think little point and shoot cameras wouldn't produce such ridiculously hi-res images. I plan to make the foresails white as well, but for now I'm rockin' the SES sails.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:44 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Sep 5 2009, 07:45 AM, said:

Eurobricks has a maximum image size policy of 800x200 to keep loading time down for those with slower connections.
Wasn't it 800x600?

I like your ship Vladimir, especially when this is your first attempt.
There are some accurate details on the ship, which I always like.
What I don't like is the large ammount of dusty bricks. :pir_laugh2:  That's a joke though because a lot of my bricks are dusty as well. :pir-wink:
The sails look very similar to a Schooner, great job on that. I'd recommend to make custom sails for the tricorne sails at the front as well.
I think that will look better. :thumbup:
And perhaps it's a good idea to place a flag at the stern as well. Since I notice a flagpole there. :pir-classic:

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#6 Captain Zuloo

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 10:46 AM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Sep 5 2009, 07:44 PM, said:

Wasn't it 800x600?
Typo. :pir-blush: Thanks for that Cap'n! :pir-classic:
And thanks for resizing your images Mister Leonov. :thumbup:

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#7 Zorro

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 03:31 PM

Looks very good, reminds me to the Imperial Flagship, but with more space like I like it.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:28 PM

View PostZorro, on Sep 5 2009, 12:31 PM, said:

Looks very good, reminds me to the Imperial Flagship, but with more space like I like it.
Reminds me of that too. It looks nice :thumbup:

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#9 Vladimir Leonov

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 06:40 PM

I actually have a large bluecoat flag that I was going to place on the rear flagpole, but I can't find it anywhere. I have a bunch of bluecoats coming to me, but I haven't received them from my friend yet, hence the lack of crew... Its actually kinda disappointing, the only imperial soldier set I got when I was a kid was Sabre Island and I have all the pieces for it and none of the minifigs. I also may just re-flag it as a pirate ship.

As a History buff and major, I have learned that Sloops and Schooners were more popular choices of sailing vessels in the Caribbean because they could operated in very shallow water.  My intention was to create something fairly realistic.

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Posted 06 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

Pretty good ship. Though it could use some more crewmembers :pir-classic:  Nice thing to make the mast(s) lean over a little bit. For the rest, maybe you could make the figurehead a little bit better and place the compass on the steering wheel or something like that. And please place the flag on the fore mast higher because the enemy could think you surrender yourself :pir_laugh2:
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#11 Vladimir Leonov

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, the figurehead was sort of an afterthought. I kind of feel that for this type of ship, it might be better off without a figurehead at all.

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And please place the flag on the fore mast higher because the enemy could think you surrender yourself
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:33 PM

The Dust just adds to the realism of the ship. I like your moc, great work!




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