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30 replies to this topic  – Started by Strategos , Jan 23 2010 11:10 PM

#1 Strategos

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:10 PM

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Prow. I think the figurehead will end up being an eagle or a dragon or something:

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The model is designed to come apart in the middle to reveal the cross section:

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I drew inspiration from Captain Green Hair's Le Requin (cannons and prow details). I'll be posting more pictures as the model comes together at my Brickshelf gallery. Comments and critique are welcome!

#2 Captain Blackmoor

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 11:45 PM

That's an epic creation on MLCAD! :pir-cry_happy:
I would increase the bowsprit's length more, it's rather short. :pir-wink:
Since it's a marvellous ship, are you going to build it in real bricks?
It looks almost exactly like Darwin's ship! :pir-oh3:  :thumbup:
Excellent work!

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#3 Big Cam

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:04 AM

Thats going to be one huge ship, I can't wait to see it complete!!

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 12:20 AM

I cant wait for it to be built in real! great work!
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:32 AM

This is one of those epic ships that would be more then amazing in bricks. 8D

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:57 AM

Wow totally epic!  :pir-oh3:

Cant wait to see it come!  :pir-grin:  :thumbup:
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:49 AM

You could make the whole ship 1 hullpiece longer, but for the rest I'd say: start with the real thing! :pir-sweet:
It looks very nice, your figurehead is also a good idea.
Just like the others: can't wait to see this thing in real!
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 03:55 PM

:pir-oh3:  Thats cool ship, Its looks quite real at me

keep it up :thumbup:

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:10 PM

What program you have used to make that? and where i can Download/Get it?

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:20 PM

Very nice MOC, cant wait to see it in bricks if it gets there, its gonna be a beauty mate^^
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:02 PM

Cool Mlcad design.  I hope you build it for real.  Best of luck with it.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:10 PM

Really cool! I love it! It looks just like what I would imagine a ship of that time would look like. You did not overdo it, and yet still covered all of the bases. Any plans to make it a reality?

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 04:53 AM

I really like the tumblehome and wall design of this ship.  I am curious though do the walls hold the top deck up or are you planning on putting supports between the decks along with the walls?  Would love to see this technique in real life!

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:48 PM

pretty nice!:O  it seems so real, do you wanna build it in real?
so it likes a small fregat. the hull is the same as the essex.
i cant wait to see it in real lego bricks!

good job :pir-blush:

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:27 AM

Thanks, everyone, for the praise and comments. I've started construction, and I have a few more pics to share:

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I've increased the hull length, and thus the amount of guns :) The starboard side is resting on the prow and stern (I'm still acquiring brown brick for the sides), and the gray pieces will be replaced by black and white.

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View of the stern. The rudder isn't shipped yet but the chains are visible.

@Flying Dutchman: you're right, the more I work on her the more she looks like an American frigate like the essex (I've been using the hulls of constitution and constellation for reference). I still haven't decided on her nationality...US or Brit? Hmm...

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:51 AM

WOW

Thats REALLY REALLY nice for a first!

amazingly well done!

Thought of giving it some rigging? (that's not made of plastic)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:26 PM

That i amazuing man, it looks so cool in real legos keep it up mate

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

Awesome ship so far! It has a very nice stern and I also like the chain a lot.
A slightly sloped sturn would also be great, but the design looks good.
For the rest you did a good job on the furniture and the gunports on the main deck.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:41 PM

What an amazing ship! :pir-wub:
It looks even better in real!
She has awesome shapes, nice colours and a nice job on detailing already!
Very nice. :thumbup:

Would you like me to edit the title of this topic? Since there is a real LEGO model now as well!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:31 AM

Very nice!  She does look like the Uss Essex.  This ship is turning out to be a very well built ship.  I came across your brickshelf the other night and was waiting on you to post your update to comment on it. I happened to noticed the figure head closeup.. It looks awesome. A screaming dragon! I suggest that you join the american navy! Keep it up!

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:29 AM

I really like how you did the sides and the stern gallery.  Can't wait to see it finnished.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:48 PM

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on Mar 11 2010, 05:41 PM, said:

Would you like me to edit the title of this topic? Since there is a real LEGO model now as well!

Sounds good, maybe just "WIP Frigate"?

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:16 PM

Update 5/20/10

I've complete the hull apart from some of the deck detailing, so I'm starting the tedious but ultimately rewarding task of rigging. Fortunately I stumbled upon an amazing resource: the revell model company has pdf scans of some of their instruction sets online, and the instructions for their USS Constitution model give a very detailed picture of both the standing and running rigging:

Revell: Instruction Plans (scroll down for the Constitution, there are 3 pdfs)

I'm well under way on the bowsprit and foremast, and I've posted a few pics at my MOCPages gallery.

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The threads are still a bit loose so I can adjust them if the tension on the masts changes, once all the stays are up I'll make everything fast. Enjoy!

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:55 PM

HOLY HECK! what a truly amazing ship! the level of detail is brilliant, and I'm loving how she's looking with the rigging :pir-classic: My four master is only getting a basic rigging job, the pains of top line and ratlines are MORE then enough for me :pir-tongue:  Also, a request. May I use the tumblehome design on a frigate I'm planning? I may modify it some, but i like how it works :pir_laugh2:
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:39 AM

GREAT, Great, Great work so far. I love the black & white style. And I envy you for making the rigging - I'm to clumsy and impatient to do it myself. Please keep us updated!




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