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#1 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:13 PM

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One day, I saw this sleek vehicle on a framed cover image in a Cracker Barrel restaurant:

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After doing some research and finding out that the vehicle was called a "Sea Gull Boat," I decided to MOC it in LEGO Digital Designer:

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* Victor W. Strode of Portland, Oregon (for the original invention)
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#2 prateek

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:14 PM

Wow, this is really cool. You got the shape pretty well. It seems Lego had a look at this when designing the curved pieces :thumbup: :tongue:

#3 Optimus

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:20 PM

Very unique design, and you captured it quite well. It's a very strange looking boat, but in a good way. Nice work!  :thumbup:

#4 Joey Lock

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:22 PM

It's good! I'd lengthen the bow by 1 more brick though since it looks a little chubby for a streamlined boat!  :laugh:

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#5 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:47 PM

Thanks for the comments, everyone! :classic:

View Postprateek, on 20 August 2010 - 08:14 PM, said:

Wow, this is really cool. You got the shape pretty well. It seems Lego had a look at this when designing the curved pieces :thumbup: :tongue:
Thanks! That's an interesting thought regarding the curved pieces. :tongue:

View PostJoey Lock, on 20 August 2010 - 09:22 PM, said:

It's good! I'd lengthen the bow by 1 more brick though since it looks a little chubby for a streamlined boat!  :laugh:
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#6 Joey Lock

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:49 PM

View PostToa_Of_Justice, on 20 August 2010 - 09:47 PM, said:

Like this?

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Yes, Thats better, Looks like it could go fast now!  :thumbup:

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#7 Fires-storm

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 10:05 PM

A beautiful ship indeed, I may have to download this and see what I can use for inspiration :laugh: :thumbup:
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

Very nice smooth and sleek design Toa_of_Justice. I think you pretty much nailed the overall look right on the bulls-eye. Nicely done! :thumbup: Just one minor adjustment tough, the cockpit in the real boat is closer in the front so you might want to adjust that in your model. Other than that, I'd say it's perfect.

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#9 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 04:27 PM

View PostKielDaMan, on 22 August 2010 - 11:13 AM, said:

Very nice smooth and sleek design Toa_of_Justice. I think you pretty much nailed the overall look right on the bulls-eye. Nicely done! :thumbup: Just one minor adjustment tough, the cockpit in the real boat is closer in the front so you might want to adjust that in your model. Other than that, I'd say it's perfect.
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#10 Leo-J

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:39 AM

Wonderful creation! It would be nice to see it in real bricks, too!  :grin:
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#11 Toa_Of_Justice

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 04:54 PM

View PostLeo-J, on 09 September 2010 - 12:39 AM, said:

Wonderful creation! It would be nice to see it in real bricks, too!  :grin:
Thanks, but I have no plans to build a real brick version. For one thing, the wedge element I used for the windshield isn't available in transparent clear or smoke yet. Even for the pieces that are real, I don't have all of them. Moreover, I'm afraid of Design byME and/or BrickLink prices. :tongue:

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Edited by Toa_Of_Justice, 09 September 2010 - 04:55 PM.

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