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102 replies to this topic  – Started by Admiral Bejaune , Feb 24 2010 05:14 AM

#1 Admiral Bejaune

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:14 AM

UPDATE ON PAGE 6

Hey everyone, its been a while since I posted a MOC.  I've been busy with work.  But here is something I have been working on lately.  An American super frigate based off of the USS President.  54 guns. Built on 7 midsections.  Should be competed by sometime next month.
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Keep in mind she's a WIP so changes will probably be made before she is completed.  I will post more updates!

P.S.  Sorry about the dark photos, its dark here. I'll take some better pics when the sun is out that way the details of the hull can be seen.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:16 AM

I always LOVE your ships! finally a proper American frigate for the seas. good luck with the rest of it.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:26 AM

Looks great Admiral! Just a shame that the photos are a little dark. Still, not really your fault - black ship, and we don't expect you to set up a studio for WIP photos. Keep up the great work, I'll be following this one closely. :pir-classic:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 06:06 AM

Very nice! :pir-grin:

It really does look a lot like the USS president!

Keep up the great work!

I L-O-V-E :pir-wub: that gold detailing you used on the stern, it really complements the black and white colorscheme.

Very accurate too, but i'm not sure if you'd consider this a US or British ship, because the US first built it in 1800, but was captured in 1815 by the british.

Still, a great recreation. If you want to make it more accurate, I'd make the sterncastle a tad longer.  :pir-wink:

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:02 AM

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Feb 23 2010, 11:16 PM, said:

I always LOVE your ships! finally a proper American frigate for the seas. good luck with the rest of it.
Thanks! Glad to know that people enjoy them as much as I like building them!

View PostCaptain Zuloo, on Feb 23 2010, 11:26 PM, said:

Looks great Admiral! Just a shame that the photos are a little dark. Still, not really your fault - black ship, and we don't expect you to set up a studio for WIP photos. Keep up the great work, I'll be following this one closely. :pir-classic:

Sorry again for the dark photos. Ill take some better pics during the day to show all the detailing on the hull.

View Postthe_green_avenger, on Feb 24 2010, 12:06 AM, said:

Very nice! :pir-grin:

It really does look a lot like the USS president!

Keep up the great work!

I L-O-V-E :pir-wub: that gold detailing you used on the stern, it really complements the black and white colorscheme.

Very accurate too, but i'm not sure if you'd consider this a US or British ship, because the US first built it in 1800, but was captured in 1815 by the british.

Still, a great recreation. If you want to make it more accurate, I'd make the sterncastle a tad longer.  :pir-wink:

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Pearl gold rules!  The stern is not completely finished, but I will try out your Idea of making the side galleries just a bit longer.  And she will be presented as an American frigate with the name USS President.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

Looks like it has a lot of potential so far! Your last ship was stunning and looked so realistic in the pics, so I deffinitly look forward to seeing how this one turns out. Keep up the good work!
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 11:41 AM

I'm sure this is going to be a very fine vessel!
Great colours, good shape, I can't wait to see more of this one.
Good luck with the build!
And did I spot a bluecoat flag there? will she be French after all? :pir-sweet:
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:59 PM

A beauty of a ship so far! can't wait to see how she looks when finished, and welcome to the Americans :pir-grin: :pir-grin:
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

She's starting to look promising admiral.
I really like the fact that the brown underside and black above blends perfectly, and the line of the whole thing is just brilliant!  :thumbup:
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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:26 PM

Although still WIP, I already love this ship. The line is perfect and I like the color scheme of these US Frigates a lot.

Also the stern looks great. Although you're not including a direct shot of the stern I can see parts of it on the first picture.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:39 PM

Looks great indeed, and also I will follow this thread closely.
Thanks for sharing this with us!

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:42 PM

Looks great! Can't wait to see the end product!
As Bonaparte has already mentioned, the stern and the color scheme are very nice!
Thanks for the pics!

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:27 PM

I was wondering, on how many mid-sections are you building this ship?

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:31 PM

View PostBonaparte, on Feb 25 2010, 07:27 AM, said:

I was wondering, on how many mid-sections are you building this ship?
I have been talking with Mister Bejaune the whole time thathe has been building this, and I think from memory it's on 6. I could be wrong though.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:45 PM

I was thinking 5 or 6, but I wasn't sure. I have a frigate in about the same state of development as this one on my shelf for a few months now. Seeing this beauty is inspiring me to continue building and finish the ship.

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I have been talking with Mister Bejaune the whole time that he has been building this...
That almost sounds like torture to me  :tongue:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 12:56 AM

View PostBonaparte, on Feb 24 2010, 04:45 PM, said:

I was thinking 5 or 6, but I wasn't sure. I have a frigate in about the same state of development as this one on my shelf for a few months now. Seeing this beauty is inspiring me to continue building and finish the ship.


That almost sounds like torture to me  :tongue:


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View PostAdmiral Bejaune, on Feb 23 2010, 11:02 PM, said:

Pearl gold rules!  The stern is not completely finished, but I will try out your Idea of making the side galleries just a bit longer.  And she will be presented as an American frigate with the name USS President.

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I'm fine with the name either way (might be nice to have another redcoat ship though). Can't wait to see it done!

P.S. You have A LOT of jumperplates. How many do you have? like 1000?

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 07:18 AM

Here is an update on the ship. Note that the dark blue flag on the stern next to the pearl gold one will be replaced with another pearl gold on.  And the stern might change a bit upon completion.  Im still designing the bow. A much need, very large bricklink order is due to arrive at my shipyard hopefully next week in order to finish her.  Then comes the ever so tedious rigging step.
Note, she is built on 7 center sections.

More detailed and clear pictures will come with completion!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:30 AM

Whoa! What an amazing piece of work Admiral! I see a great ship over there, with a nice coloursheme and great shapes.
Almost like a real ship model! I'd love to see a picture from the stern galleries, looks great!
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:03 AM

What a piece of art admiral  :pir_laugh2:  Too bad at it isnt a British ship :pir-tongue:  Anyway, i love the back gallery and id like to know are you planning to make and cabinet inside the back gallery?
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

I can't see a lot on these pictures, but the blue on the stern looks very good when you see the entire ship (and otherwise as well :pir-classic: )
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:32 PM

Wow, its coming along very nicely, a true beauty! I was going to try the stagger technique on my schooner, but decided against it because I saw that she was already costing me around 200 bucks and Brickworld Chicago is coming up :pir-tongue: The stern came out very nice, and the blue looks really good! all in all a beauty of a ship to be sure :pir-grin:
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 06:23 AM

This is a beautyfully crafted ship.  :pir-wub:
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 07:24 AM

I have to say that this is really quite impressive especially the window gallery on the stern.  Just beautiful.  I can't wait to see it finnished. :pir-classic:

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:50 AM

Thanks everyone for the feedback.   Im am still waiting on a BL order to arrive, and her bow is still in construction.  And I will take better pics once the hull is 100 percent completed.

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