4 new MLCAD Ships WIPs
Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:15 AM
are there any other updates for the other ships?
Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:31 AM
Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:32 PM
Hey there! Im new in this forum, and I love your ships... wonder how they would look with real bricks. I work with MLCad, and I'm making some official lego sets with it. Heres my incomplete Cross bone clipper:
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Hope you like it! It has missing some parts I couldnt find, like the plate with arm for the sail or the light things.
Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:47 AM
Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:00 PM
The pirate galleon is finished. It received an old style Rigging and 4 custom cannons. Also changed some small parts but nothing substantial.
Should be big enough for 8 to 10 minifigs. I painted sails into one of the pics to show how it should look under full sail.
Ill do a pirate flagship at some point. Something similar but on a wide hull with 3 midsections and more cannons.
here are the pics. :)
Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:08 PM
"An Admiral a day, keeps the Doctor away" General Skalldyr in ToR II
<---- Thank you so much joey Bluecoats FTW
Thank you Jebediahs
Posted 09 August 2010 - 01:15 PM
I have noticed you have used quite some inspiration from my two frigates; esspecially the masts and interior look familiar to me. I appreciate that, however if you use a lot of techniques and inspiration from one particular design it would be appropriate to give credit; actually giving credit is never wrong but sometimes a lot of work.
I also noticed your gundeck is only 4 bricks and one plate high. That may improve the overall sleek appeareance, but it won't allow a minifigure with headgear to stand straight.
It would be great if you would manage to make at least one of your ships (preferably the large frigate) in real bricks; I wish you the best of luck with it!
"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire
Posted 10 August 2010 - 04:56 PM
most other stuff was by observense and knowledge of ships. i did shipmodelbuilding in the past and im very interested in sailing ships in general. however youre right. you deserve credit for those ideas. i appologize for not mentioning it earlier.
the gundeck hight is to low on the unfinished two decker seen on page one. on the pirate galeon and on the frigate they are exacly 5 bricks high. mlcad somewhat distorts the image bacause you only have 2 choices in 3d view : no perspective or a way to much perspective.
On the frigate the the gundeck flour is lowered and the "roof deck is 1 plate thick and 2 plates thick at the sides to improve stability. so it looks like its lower when in fact it isnt.
the pirate galeon does not realy have a fully enclosed gundeck. the part with the "hole" is open so minifigs can stand in there. below the quarterdeck where the ships whell is the deck hieght is 5 bricks. in the captains cabin deck hight is 5 bricks and 2 plates. so wherever there is a roof the common pirate or seaman with bandana can can comfortably stand in. a admiral with admiral hat however is a close fit. the common soldier with those high hats cand stand in there. for a pirate with a bandana 4 bricks and 2 plates is enough deck hieght to stand upright.
i consider it a worthwhile compromise but its not without flaws. but considering the size of the ships with a norrow hull +2 midsections for the pirate ship and 4 midsections on a wide hull for the frigate, im pretty much happy how they turned out. the one thing im not realy happy with is the bow decoration. i realy love your solution with the flexible tubes but its not possible to do it in mlcad. i experimented with technik connectors and rounded fence parts and those litle bars with clip parts you used on your swivel guns.
talking about swivel guns, i want to mention the mounting part is based on your design as well :)
Posted 10 August 2010 - 07:34 PM
Keep it up and keep us updated!!
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