De Rode Draak (The Red Dragon)
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:08 AM
This ship is probably a light frigate. It belongs to the Dutch navy. The crew consists of about 40 people, including the captain, first and second officers, the surgeon and the chef. The ship is armed with 10 standard cannons and has a total of 13 sails. While playing, one can easily access the lower deck (with cannons), the galley, the mess hall and the commanding officers' quarters.
I think it's one best ships I've seen in a long while for two things, really:
Love the sails! :biggrin:
Love the over all look of the ship. It doesn't look like an apartment block, masts are where they supposed to be, the length of the hull compared to the rest is good and there's "a balance" in the over all design...
The castle could have been better and I think he should have added more smaller details like the official models.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:13 PM
Well, tell me what you think and I'll post some more info about the MOC soon.
Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:31 PM
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:46 PM
Oh, and everyone remember there are two pages of this ship's photos at brickshelf, so make sure to check them both out!
Posted 08 February 2006 - 11:12 PM
Posted 11 February 2006 - 07:54 PM
Keep up the great work.
Posted 12 February 2006 - 05:03 PM
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Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:46 PM
It took me two evenings to configure the rigging, making sails included.
Here you can see my ship compared to Black Seas Barracuda:
I remember how enormous the BSB seemed to me when I saw her for the first time (the real thing, not just pictures). It doesn't anymore :-D
Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:51 PM
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:21 AM
I'm here, just not as often as I used to - due to some other activities. But I'll be back for good when my new MOC is ready - but that's going to take some time since I haven't started making it yet. It's going to be... you'll never guess... another ship! Bigger than this one. So I'm currently preparing myself mentally for this difficult task :) I'm waiting until I have enough energy to begin.
Posted 16 April 2006 - 02:55 AM
...okay, actually its 100%. LOL. Amazing. I want to see someone beat this.
I have an idea, perhaps their should be a CAPITAL SHIP Thread in this forum, where people try to build or show the greatest MOC Pirate ship... there could be a few categories - small (a ship with none of the Lego Boat Hulls used (like the small ship in the Imperial Trading Post, or the 7416 Emperor's Ship), medium a ship the size of the Renegade Runner/Crossbone Clipper/Evil Willy's Lotus... actually, anything with the smaller Boat Hulls, a Large (anything using the Larger Boat Hulls... from the size of the CArribean Clipper to the Skulls Eye Schooner, and VERY large (anything the size of the Red Dragon and bigger ... anything quite larger than the Skulls Eye Schooner).
My only problem with this is that when people make Pirate ship MOC's they tend to go all out and make massive ships... i havent seen many small or even medium sized ship MOCs.Oh well... just an idea.
Posted 16 April 2006 - 07:19 AM
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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:25 PM
Looking topview, I see the parts you use are very basic, and it still makes a fine MOC.
It's a different choice of pieces, and because of that, it really stands out.
100% done! Just need to find the time to phorograph it.
Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:12 AM
AHHHH!! Feck! Its a pitty The LEGO Company cancelled the damn theme in the first place without exploring all the posibilities...
Posted 28 April 2006 - 06:21 AM
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Posted 28 April 2006 - 08:56 AM
It's quite simple. If you look at the hull you will see that it's made of Red Beard Runner's hull (1 bow section + 2 middle sections + 1 stern section) plus a long custom middle section made of many red inverted slopes. Red inverted slopes are much more common than their brown counterparts so it was easier to get as many of them as I wanted. I also had quite a lot of spare white and black bricks, hence the colour scheme. The custom red middle section has the length of 3 5/8 standard middle sections (29 studs), so together with two Red Beard Runner's middle sections it gives a total length of 5 5/8 standard middle sections (45 studs). In the future I'm planning to build a ship with 7 standard middle sections (brown hull), I already have the necessary parts.
Posted 19 May 2006 - 10:58 PM
Just next to the lower window, the one with the white lattice, on its right side you can see a little hole. It's adjacent to the window's upper right corner. It's not completely visible so I'll make it easier: this is the back side (the rectangular opening) of this brick:
(the piece also known as the washing mashine).
My question is: what is this? I didn't put it there because I lacked normal 1x1 brick, this little element serves a purpose. You can find the answer if you take a close look at some of the other pictures in the gallery (and remember, there are TWO pages of thumbnails in the gallery!).
Anyone interested in the challenge?
Posted 19 May 2006 - 11:53 PM
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