Jump to content


HMS Circumstance


  • Please log in to reply
24 replies to this topic  – Started by the_green_avenger , Feb 06 2010 08:48 PM

#1 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:48 PM

UPDATE ON PAGE 2 IN POST 21!!!


Finally, after nearly EIGHT WHOLE DAYS. (I know, I spent so much time working on this (sarcasm) Comes my newest ship, the HMS granduer (Now circumstance), rightfully named for the (somewhat) meticulous account to detail. A very big improvement from the Rochester in nearly every way! now it just needs some sails...

Here is the main picture (my personal favorite)  :pir-grin:

Posted Image

An overview from the side  :imperialguard_commander1:

Posted Image

The stern, along with a nicely done flag  :thumbup:

Posted Image

Side view (I think I should've added another cannon port near the bow)

Posted Image

Lots of wonderful rigging...

Posted Image

The BOW...  :pir_wacko:

Posted Image

Some redcoats in training (to destroy all you bluecoats...)  :pir-devil:

Posted Image

The poop deck. (here you can see the vice admiral, being all... admiralish)  :pir-tongue:

Posted Image

Another overview of the ship (somewhat blurry) :jollyroger:

Posted Image

A better picture of the rigging (Most of my time was spent doing the rigging...)  :pir-look:

Posted Image

That's all folks! Don't get so absorped in the pictures that you forget to comment! It's always appreciated!  :pir_yoda:

Edited by the_green_avenger, 07 March 2010 - 02:59 AM.

Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#2 Captain Zuloo

Captain Zuloo
  • god for 10


    Posts: 4330
    Joined: 19-July 07
    Member: 1816
    Country: Australia

Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:49 AM

Looks good, although not too sure about the ribbons. I think you would do better using string.

In regards to the name, I don't mind you using it at all...BUT:

Grandeur is a French word meaning majestic beauty and power, so having HMS in front of a French word is kind of silly. It's like saying the English France.

Posted Image

Brick Expo 2011 - Australia's BIGGEST LEGO Expo!
www.brickexpo.com.au


#3 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3029
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 07 February 2010 - 04:11 PM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Feb 7 2010, 02:49 AM, said:

In regards to the name, I don't mind you using it at all...BUT:

Grandeur is a French word meaning majestic beauty and power, so having HMS in front of a French word is kind of silly. It's like saying the English France.
But this ship has the Union Jack, so it's british, so HMS is good. And this ship is called GrandUEr, so it's not the same name (not GrandEUr) :pir-classic:
Your flag is nice, just as the rigging (though string would look much better). The colourscheme is also great, just like the GrandEUR.
Anyway, it's a rather nice ship, good job :pir-classic:
Got questions? Need help? New member?                            
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#4 Joey Lock

Joey Lock
  • Captain Blue Hair drives a pink scooter!


    Posts: 2848
    Joined: 22-July 07
    Member: 1823
    Country: Rule Britannia!

Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:24 PM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Feb 7 2010, 01:49 AM, said:

Looks good, although not too sure about the ribbons. I think you would do better using string.

In regards to the name, I don't mind you using it at all...BUT:

Grandeur is a French word meaning majestic beauty and power, so having HMS in front of a French word is kind of silly. It's like saying the English France.
Very nice!

Don't squabble over who should have the name! This is British, So I say this ship should have the name!  :pir_laugh2:

Its a nice ship, Nice and small to sail the Caribbean and own the French!

Posted Image

God save the gracious King,
Long live the noble King,
God save the King:
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the King.

Posted Image


#5 Zorro

Zorro
  • Farewell Dieter!


    Posts: 5757
    Joined: 17-September 08
    Member: 3951
    Country: Belgium

Posted 07 February 2010 - 07:32 PM

Very nice ship indeed. Another mighty vessel for the redcoats.
Thanks for sharing.

#6 Admiral Bejaune

Admiral Bejaune
  • Guitar god!


    Posts: 300
    Joined: 14-September 07
    Member: 1964
    Country: U.S.A

Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:21 AM

Its nice to see a brig rigged ship, one of my favorite types of ship. :classic:   Fast and a shallow draught.  I would think about using red flags for cannon ports and string rigging would look better IMO... You have improved your shipbuilding since your last ship.  Keep it up. :thumbup:

-Admiral B
Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

"Introduce a little Anarchy, Upset the Established Order, and Everything becomes chaos!"

"Only the devil and I know the whereabouts of my treasure, and the one of us who lives the longest should take it all." -Edward Teach

“Lego from BrickLink comes in small plastic bags....... So Does Drugs.” -Captain GreenHair

#7 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:35 AM

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Feb 6 2010, 05:49 PM, said:

Looks good, although not too sure about the ribbons. I think you would do better using string.

In regards to the name, I don't mind you using it at all...BUT:

Grandeur is a French word meaning majestic beauty and power, so having HMS in front of a French word is kind of silly. It's like saying the English France.

Grandeur is an english word too (though derived from french)
Grandeur: Dictionary Definition

Your right about the ribbon, I should've used string, but I had A TON, and I mean A TON  :pir-oh3: of ribbon  laying around

Thanks, Do you think I should add sails?
I personally think It looks better without sails...

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Feb 7 2010, 08:11 AM, said:

But this ship has the Union Jack, so it's british, so HMS is good. And this ship is called GrandUEr, so it's not the same name (not GrandEUr) :pir-classic:
Your flag is nice, just as the rigging (though string would look much better). The colourscheme is also great, just like the GrandEUR.
Anyway, it's a rather nice ship, good job :pir-classic:

Thanks, My bad on the spelling. I think you can spell it both ways though, not sure.



View PostAdmiral Béjaune, on Feb 8 2010, 02:21 AM, said:

...I would think about using red flags for cannon ports and string rigging would look better IMO... You have improved your shipbuilding since your last ship.  Keep it up. :thumbup:

-Admiral B

Thanks (again)

I personally like to use the 2 x 2 plates, Its much more economical too, especially in larger ships like  the rochester where I used the same scheme.

Ssame on string rigging, I was balancing economics with quality, but string would in fact look (a bit) better.
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#8 Fires-storm

Fires-storm
  • Modern Wright Brother


    Posts: 807
    Joined: 20-January 10
    Member: 9182
    Country: United States

Posted 09 February 2010 - 04:19 PM

Its a very beautiful ship, and the rigging is excellent! I love all the work you put into this, and I found it slightly hillarious that in the bins behind the ship the colors are switched from their respective bins :pir-tongue: all in all, excellent work, now I REALLY have to get to work on our American navy!
If you cannot win the battle, win the war.

#9 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:58 AM

View PostFires-storm, on Feb 9 2010, 08:19 AM, said:

Its a very beautiful ship, and the rigging is excellent! I love all the work you put into this, and I found it slightly hillarious that in the bins behind the ship the colors are switched from their respective bins :pir-tongue: all in all, excellent work, now I REALLY have to get to work on our American navy!

Thanks for the kind words.  :pir-classic:

I originally had them in thier respectively colored bins, but I had two other extremely large bins that I had not sorted and when I did sort them, the color code of the bins got mixed up.  :pir-vader:

Sorting most definately helps ALOT.

About the US navy... why don't you just join the redcoats... then you don't have to worry about that problem  :pir-tongue:
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#10 Fires-storm

Fires-storm
  • Modern Wright Brother


    Posts: 807
    Joined: 20-January 10
    Member: 9182
    Country: United States

Posted 10 February 2010 - 01:31 AM

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Feb 9 2010, 07:58 PM, said:

About the US navy... why don't you just join the redcoats... then you don't have to worry about that problem  :pir-tongue:

what can I say? I love under-dogs :pir-tongue:
If you cannot win the battle, win the war.

#11 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 15 February 2010 - 12:05 AM

View PostFires-storm, on Feb 9 2010, 05:31 PM, said:

what can I say? I love under-dogs :pir-tongue:

Did you root for the saints? LOL
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#12 Fires-storm

Fires-storm
  • Modern Wright Brother


    Posts: 807
    Joined: 20-January 10
    Member: 9182
    Country: United States

Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:23 AM

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Feb 14 2010, 07:05 PM, said:

Did you root for the saints? LOL

wow you know me, I actually did, LOL :pir_laugh2:
If you cannot win the battle, win the war.

#13 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 18 February 2010 - 05:56 AM

Alright, the names changed, now I'll (maybe) be fixing the rigging  :imperialguard_commander1: , as well as adding sails  :pir-classic: , another cannon port  :pir-grin: and putting the name on the stern.  :pir_wacko:  

Renovations should be done within a couple weeks, I'm busy with school, and this weekend I'm heading up to vancouver to see the olypics  :pir-tongue:  

:pir_yoda:

edit: I WILL be changing the rigging, as well as using flags for the cannon ports, so all in all, this is still a WIP (like it says in my sig) And the tweaks should be done come march.

Edited by the_green_avenger, 19 February 2010 - 05:06 AM.

Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#14 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3029
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:08 PM

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Feb 18 2010, 06:56 AM, said:

Alright, the names changed, now I'll (maybe) be fixing the rigging  :imperialguard_commander1: , as well as adding sails  :pir-classic: , another cannon port  :pir-grin: and putting the name on the stern.  :pir_wacko:  

Renovations should be done within a couple weeks, I'm busy with school, and this weekend I'm heading up to vancouver to see the olypics  :pir-tongue:
I watch the Olympics on tv so I might see you (without knowing it ofcourse) :monkey:
Anyway, good luck with it, can't wait to see how it turns out!
Got questions? Need help? New member?                            
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#15 Blackheart Brit

Blackheart Brit

    Posts: 147
    Joined: 10-December 08
    Member: 4650

Posted 18 February 2010 - 07:14 PM

I like your half window on the side of the back of your ship.  How did you accomplish that, i would like to use it.

#16 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 19 February 2010 - 03:30 AM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Feb 18 2010, 04:08 AM, said:

I watch the Olympics on tv so I might see you (without knowing it ofcourse) :monkey:
Anyway, good luck with it, can't wait to see how it turns out!

I'll be at some hockey game, mid-afternoon (pacific time) on saturday (in case you were wondering)

Also I think I'll be changing the 2x2 plates out for flags, like you wanted...  :monkey:


edit: I guess that was accually admiral bejuane that recommended it, but oh well...

edit2: why'd you change your sigfig? I liked the old one better...

Edited by the_green_avenger, 19 February 2010 - 05:08 AM.

Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#17 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 19 February 2010 - 04:57 AM

View PostBlackheart Brit, on Feb 18 2010, 11:14 AM, said:

I like your half window on the side of the back of your ship.  How did you accomplish that, i would like to use it.

These pics from CGH's build a frigate are pretty self explanatory:

Posted Image

Posted Image

:pir_yoda:
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#18 Derfel Cadarn

Derfel Cadarn
  • Lives in a pumpkin eat pumpkin world.


    Posts: 1394
    Joined: 10-March 09
    Member: 5528
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 20 February 2010 - 08:25 AM

Thats a very nice ship you have there. Nice colourscheme and details. I cant really critique any of this as ships are something i dont know much about, which is why you dont see many from me. It looks pretty good to me! Nice work :pir-classic:
Posted Image Posted Image   
Lord Of The Dark Isle
  My Flickr

#19 funkybrick

funkybrick

    Posts: 184
    Joined: 01-January 10
    Member: 8854
    Country: Austria

Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:37 PM

Looks very good, but I think you could make the front part a bit lower to make it look even better!
I like the yellow back section with the three windows! Reminds me a of the good ol' BSB  :pir-wub:

Edited by funkybrick, 20 February 2010 - 05:38 PM.


#20 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 23 February 2010 - 05:24 AM

View Postfunkybrick, on Feb 20 2010, 09:37 AM, said:

Looks very good, but I think you could make the front part a bit lower to make it look even better!
I like the yellow back section with the three windows! Reminds me a of the good ol' BSB  :pir-wub:

If you notice, the gun deck follows a line... and the bow fits that line perfectly, and it would look a bit funny if it were any lower (I think)  :pir-sceptic:

Also, the BSB has two windows in the rear, not three. And I really don't see much resemblence in the sterns, but with the rest of the ship there is a lot of resemblence...

:pir_yoda:
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#21 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:53 AM

Well, I had trouble finding my camera, So the ship has been this way for almost a week. But anywho, the riggings fixed, but I've decided not to go any further. As most of you know I've been planning an HMS Beagle recreation, and have started construction on that, or else I would of fixed a couple other things....

Right! Pics... (almost forgot :pir_wacko:)

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

:pir_yoda:
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#22 Capt. Stabbin

Capt. Stabbin
  • Mister Captain Master


    Posts: 944
    Joined: 03-December 09
    Member: 8447
    Country: USA

Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:33 AM

Nice job! I really think the string rigging looks better than the ribbon. Great looking ship.  Keep bricking!
:jollyroger:

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


Posted Image


#23 Admiral Bejaune

Admiral Bejaune
  • Guitar god!


    Posts: 300
    Joined: 14-September 07
    Member: 1964
    Country: U.S.A

Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:03 AM

She looks much better with the different rigging! :thumbup: Do you plan on adding ratlines?
One thing I notice was the bottom yard arm, it needs to be removed if you want the rigging to be accurate. :wink:  

-Admiral Bejaune

Edited by Admiral Bejaune, 07 March 2010 - 06:04 AM.

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

"Introduce a little Anarchy, Upset the Established Order, and Everything becomes chaos!"

"Only the devil and I know the whereabouts of my treasure, and the one of us who lives the longest should take it all." -Edward Teach

“Lego from BrickLink comes in small plastic bags....... So Does Drugs.” -Captain GreenHair

#24 the_green_avenger

the_green_avenger

    Posts: 372
    Joined: 29-June 09
    Member: 6530
    Country: U.S. of A.

Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:07 AM

View PostAdmiral Bejaune, on Mar 6 2010, 10:03 PM, said:

She looks much better with the different rigging! :thumbup: Do you plan on adding ratlines?
One thing I notice was the bottom yard arm, it needs to be removed if you want the rigging to be accurate. :wink:  

-Admiral Bejaune

The ship has already been scrapped for the Beagle, so there won't be any updates, But yes, my bad on the yard arm...

:pir_yoda:
Posted Image

In my eyes nothing is ever really "completed", Only more or less detailed - Me

Genius is an infinate attention to detail - Napolean Bonaparte


MY current WIP:
HMS Beagle

HMS Rochester
HMS Regal Empress (incomplete)
HMS Circumstance

#25 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3029
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 07 March 2010 - 01:41 PM

Nice ship, it looks indeed much better with this rigging :thumbup:
I suppose it was a good way of learning how to do it for the Beagle.
Unfortunately it had to be scrapped, but I think the new result will be worth it :pir-classic:
Got questions? Need help? New member?                            
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links