Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:16 AM
It is finally finished! Since Febuary 13 2009 I have been working on the frigate Grandeur, and during that time she has undergone 3 complete rebuilds. She is now complete at the end of v3. You can view the WIP thread here. She is heavily based on Sang Royale and La Mort Royale by Admiral Bejaune and Captain Green Hair, and is the 3rd ship along with the above 2 in the French Caribbean fleet.
Firstly I would like the give a big thank you to Admiral Bejaune who provided me with help and support whenever I got stuck along the way. Thanks a heap for your help mate, I wouldn't have gotten this far without you.
Also a big thank you to those who gave me some good feedback during the build (Captain Green Hair, Cap'n Blackmoor, Cutlass Iz, Ras, Erdy and Bonaparte). Thank you to you guys too, your assistance is greatly appreciated. Now onto the ship!
For the first sail, I invited some friends around to help me crew her:
It seems there isn't enough space for all of us in the boat when some people are being pushy...
Ok, time for roll call!
Captain Green Hair? Aye!
Cutlass Iz? Indeed!
Erdy? Where is Erdy?
Of course, he's made off with the whisky drawers!
Time to raise the anchor. Work you dogs, put your plastic backs into it!
Oh dear, how rude of Cutlass Iz to walk in on you Zorro!
Oh DEAR! He got a little embarrassed it seems.
Erdy climbs the shrouds like a good ice cream:
Cutlass Iz at the helm. Compass House design credit goes to Admiral Croissant.
A massive thanks to Captain Green Hair for donating most of the 2 x 2 red fllags on the broadside.
Erdy standing at the stern. A handsom guy according to the Flickr page.
Cutlass Iz on watch at the top of the foremast.
Captain Green Hair: Hey Zuloo, check out this cannon I found! Hey, isn't that Zorro down there?
Captain Zuloo: It looks like it might be.
Captain Green Hair: Hehehehe
It was! Sorry Zorro.
The crew at work.
And now some fig-less photos of the ship:
I also want to thank Commodore Hornbricker for his generosity which made this ship come about. He was kind enough to send me all of the used jumpers, a fantastic gift! Thanks again commodore! Also a huge thanks to pe668 for his gift of some extra hull sections, but also for being a great friend who has tought me so much about my LEGO hobby! I can never thank him enough.
Well, that's pretty much all folks! I hope you liked viewing my ship! You can find some high-res photos on my flickr page here.
Until next time sea dogs!
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:42 AM
Looks great! Good work! But watch out, the Masts are easy to knock over, as you've said before..
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:32 AM
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:46 AM
BTW where did you get the compass?? I definately need one of those... great job!
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:47 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:34 AM
Thanks for letting Minifig Iz help man the helm too. I better say sorry to Zorro for walking in on him. Too funny!
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:37 AM
Good work on the rigging and sails, and I also like the black things on the 'shutters'(? you know, with the black tiles )
Weren't you planning to put some transparant tiles or something like that on the compass house?
Oh, and your stern is also nice
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:41 AM
I really like the sigfig story going on there. I see you've used the glass table again, it just looks like real water!
The rigging is excellent, and so does the tumblehome. Nice curves!
I'm glad to see the French fleet keeps growing!
Awesome job Captain Zuloo!
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:06 PM
Your photography is getting much better and just in time to give this awesome MOC some special treatment. Very nice work Captain!
Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:06 PM
The ship has turned out great Captain, i really like the line and all the small detail.
Next to that you actually sown the sails, excellent detail!
I hope you'll make more for the fleet, cause the fleet needs Captains like you!
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:28 PM
I really liked your choice for a base. That table, looks like water.
I really like the ship and the story was really fun, I like it when people make fun stories instead of just posting pics.
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:55 PM
keep it up
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:14 PM
And a really entertaining read with all those Pirates big shots being forced to work aboard your ship.
Posted 28 January 2010 - 09:51 PM
Got any below decks photos?
Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:55 AM
Posted 29 January 2010 - 01:41 PM
Very good details of so many great things like rigging, alot of SNOT details, the figurehead as so many mentioned.
I just love how you all do the sails on your ships. There is no exeption here eighter.
One thing that strikes me though is how the sails have the look of having no wind in them.
Is it possible to do something about that? It would be a great addition to the whole creation.
That together with the use of the table would really make the ship look like it was really sailing.
The story in the beginning was a funny addition as well!
I see what you did to Zorro here
Even though it looks like he will have some payback with those paddles.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 09:54 PM
Edited by Admiral Béjaune, 29 January 2010 - 10:01 PM.
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