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8 replies to this topic  – Started by Admiral BrickFin , Sep 14 2010 06:10 PM

#1 Admiral BrickFin

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:10 PM

Hi everyone!

I have recently aquired a 6271 Imperial flaship and, as most of you know, it lacks a figurehead! Please could anyone post their ideas in this topic. :pir-wink:

I'll upload my finished figurehead.

P.S. If any of you need figurehead ideas, this shall be the official figureheady thingy forum! :pir_laugh2:
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#2 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 04:29 AM

If you ever get back from your break you might want to check out the entries for the Figurehead Contest we held a while back.

You may also want to learn to use the Search feature as that may reduce your probability of taking future breaks.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:14 AM

Well, if you want a joke-figurehead, you can put a chrome vader or chrome C-3PO, as well as normal C-3PO. You can also put a monochrome minifig with crossed swords.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:22 AM

Chrome parts are indeed used quite often in figureheads. Especially when the figurehead is a knight.
You may also try to create a brickbuilt animal, or make a minifig god. Think about Poseidon with a beard and trident. :pir-wink:
A look in the Greek or Roman mythology might help a lot!

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#5 Islander King

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Posted 29 September 2010 - 06:18 PM

You could put a mermaid or somthing, most ships of the time had female figures.
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#6 Leg-godt

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 03:40 AM

you could use the red horse helmet

#7 dr jones

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

View PostLeg-godt, on 15 December 2010 - 03:40 AM, said:

you could use the red horse helmet

Or the golden one.
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Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:58 PM

View PostIslander King, on 29 September 2010 - 06:18 PM, said:

You could put a mermaid or somthing, most ships of the time had female figures.

Yes It was considered bad luck to have a man for a figurehead.
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#9 Captain Blackmoor

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:36 PM

But what about ancient gods as figurehead? Greek and Roman gods were used quite frequently. Animals were also popular to symbolize the strength of a ship. Royal shields and gold ornaments, mythical monsters (Hydra, Medusa) were used as well.
I'd suggest to look at several ship MOCs in this forum for inspiration as well. :pir-classic:

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