Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:40 PM
This ship's captain's life is not an easy one... Not only did the pirates break out of their holding cell and are now wreaking havoc all over the place - the ship has also been attacked by a dragon carrying some strange green warriors...
And to make things worse for the captain, it looks like his beloved lady has locked herself in the captain's cabin... with one of his soldiers!
Officers Deacon, Bulsara, Taylor and May are still manning their posts, but where is the captain?
Some background info:
This MOC was about 80% ready, with the Technic figurehead long in place, and it was just supposed to be a standard Imperial ship (for my British faction). However, one day I was looking at the MOC, thinking of ways to improve it, and when I looked for like the 1000th time at the figurehead (I was considering replacing it with something completely different), suddenly it struck me - "Wait a minute, he looks kinda like Freddie Mercury, now, why didn't I notice that before, it's so obvious now!".
So, being a long time Queen fan, I stuck to that idea, and the rest of the MOC pretty much built itself.
The general plan was to make it still a 100% pirate era creation (that is, if you believe in dragons and other fantastic stuff ), but there are numerous allusions to Queen songs placed all over the ship. If you're a Queen fan like me, I think you will have fun finding all the songs' titles hidden on these pictures. If you're not, it's OK to just look at it as a normal Pirate MOC.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:53 PM
I love the rest of the ship, especially the fine ratlines. It could do with another colour eg. black or brown in the hull to break up the red/yellow a bit.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:48 PM
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:54 PM
I'm not a big queen fan really, but I viewed a picture of the real band and I could recognize all the band-members on your ship
I think your brown hull pieces don't fit very well with the rest of your ship and on the other hand it could use some more brown and black colours like Slyowl already mentioned.
For the rest you did a good job, the image on your sails are also nice.
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 07:25 PM
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 11:35 PM
Nice MOC BTW
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:55 AM
You're right the colour scheme is indeed very... colourful. But you have to consider the fact that Queen were a colourful band - all those flamboyant and eccentric clothes and so on... So in this context I'm finding those - otherwise weird - bright red, yellow and tan colours quite fitting, and they go well with the overall image of the band IMO...
Edited by Dreamweb, 01 February 2010 - 08:56 AM.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:24 PM
I love the huge sails and the rope work. Another great Pirate ship!!
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:41 PM
"I am not having him flogged for fighting, Mr. Gerard." - Horatio Hornblower
Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:01 AM
I love the mast head!
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:39 AM
Nice to see another Queen fan on the boards, I found quite a lot of your hidden songs, let's give it a try:
Dragon Attack is the obvious one, and I Want To Break Free, but there are more subtile hints as well. Hammer to Fall is nicely done, so is Don't Lose Your Head, I see parts of Bohemian Rhapsody, of course Put Out The Fire, Death On Two Legs and there are many Sweet Lady's. How lovely of you to have included the Invisible Man...
Is that Get Down Make Love, I see in the captain's cabin? I love your White Queen, and it is only now that I realise the attacking green men in battle are Ogres, that there is a Cool Cat and that the man on the stern is Trying Suicide (although advised not to).
My favourite though is Fat Bottomed Girls, fanatstic!
I must have missed some... Is this Kashoggi's ship? I think it must be...
Thanks for a good laugh.
Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:33 PM
And here are the songs you didn't mention that are also featured in this MOC (I shall cover them with spoiler tags just in case you or someone else wants to guess by themselves):
I'm sure a lot more can be found with some more imagination though!
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 04:15 AM
Truly a one-of-a-kind-ship
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