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62 replies to this topic  – Started by Aalak , Dec 23 2010 11:34 PM

#51 Aalak

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

During the last weeks I haven't much time and no muse to make the sails.. so instead I needed to brick a bit (as diversion from my degree paper - which is finished by the way - now I can make sails  :pir-cry_happy: ).

But, I wanted to share the result of the buildingprocess... It's the H.M.S. ....... (The Nameless) a.k.a. HMS Spareparts ... I guess she'll get a greek name to, Still not sure which it'll be and what kind of figurhead she's gonna get.

At the moment I'm out of black plates (never thought that would happen), so I'll need to figure out what to use for the crownests... (even with snotplattforms, I'll need some plates), classic grey could be an alternative... or I'll buy some on bricklink.

So here are some shots:
A FLEETSHOT:
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Broadside:
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She looks like brocken up, like a BULK at the moment..., a shot from above...
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She'll get red deck details. Some parts are still needed (a red round tile for the catspan, red headlights as well)

The Stern... kind of odd yet.
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What would you do... yellow flowers as well... or change the windows and yellow details to red, too? suggestion are welcome!

#52 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:55 PM

Your fleet is becoming very impressive :pir-oh3:  
I believe this ship looks quite a lot like Ares, so there's not much wrong with it.
I like all the red details on the deck, but the hatch shutter is perhaps a bit too much red. Maybe it looks better with some (red) headlight bricks there.

The stern is also beautiful. You could only make the 1x1 round plates line (and maybe the windows) a bit curved like I did with Vesta's windows.
I'm not sure about the red flowers over there, but I don't know what else to use. Perhaps just yellow.
My final small tip is to make the red line on the sides a bit curved so it suits the curved yellow line better.

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#53 Aalak

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:48 PM

I did a complete colorchange today.

The stern.
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The broadside.
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The Bow - a lot to do there. Just added black hoses, to create the headrails... and a lonely sailor plays figurehead
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#54 Aalak

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 10:13 AM

So, and finally the first Ship I worked on, with some more and detailed pictures. The Sails are a bit better than Athenas yet, but they can also be improved.
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Some better quality shots without sails:
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The removable upper decks - an idea I took from Perfectionist:
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The gundeck:
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The figurehead and the headrails:
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Ares' crew prepare to board the Caribbean Queen.
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Three of the officers watching the Caribbean Queen.
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The sails. Without the names on it, it would have been a puzzle  :pir_laugh2:
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Hope you enjoy it, comments are welcome

#55 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 05:27 PM

Very nice furniture in the cabin! Dont remember seeing it before.  The sail plan looks very good too, much better than on Athena.  I think you could make the main and mizzen staysails drop down a little lower, on most frigates Ive seen the lower portion of the staysail is more rectangular where the upper is triangular like this:
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Whats your plan for the sails?  Are you going to use cotton as per Admiral Croissant's tutorial or thicker paper?  You might have already stated earlier in this thread so forgive me if you have.  Great work  :thumbup:

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#56 Aalak

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:58 PM

Thanks for the tip! I gonna make cotton sails, but until I have the right sizes and shapes you'll probally some more paper-versions first. I don't want to redo the masts of the Ares (since I invested quite a bit of money into the shrouds -knotting is definitly cheaper than glue  :pir_bawling: ) But I guess I can improve a lot by changing the yards or maybe change the technic how the yards are fixed to the masts...

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#57 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:27 PM

Looks excellent, the modularity is also awesome :thumbup:
There's still one thing that can be improved though. With respect, your sails are a bit too much clipper style right now.
I think your top & royal sails/yards are too large compared to the other sails. This is mainly because the yards are too long IMO.
Your royal yards seem to be almost as long as the main yards, whilst they should be about half the length of the main yards.
You coul also perhaps attach the spanker sail closer to the mizzen mast. There's quite a lot of space between those two.
Good luck! It's an epic ship already :pir-classic:

(As for DPW's comment, some ships, like Trincomalee, do have triangular sails there so I don't think that's a big problem.)
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#58 Aalak

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:18 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 10 May 2011 - 07:27 PM, said:

There's still one thing that can be improved though. With respect, your sails are a bit too much clipper style right now.
I think your top & royal sails/yards are too large compared to the other sails. This is mainly because the yards are too long IMO.
Your royal yards seem to be almost as long as the main yards, whilst they should be about half the length of the main yards.
You coul also perhaps attach the spanker sail closer to the mizzen mast. There's quite a lot of space between those two.
Good luck! It's an epic ship already :pir-classic:

Thanks for the tipps, I try to improve that before cutting my cotton sheet into wrong sails  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:39 PM

Nice job so far, you're making really good progress.  Cant wait to see it finished.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:38 AM

this is a lovely ship. all around a great job and full of nice details. Keep it up and thanks for sharing her.

#61 AgentChallenger TechBytes

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 02:59 AM

The ships you've built here are AMAZING! If I had the pieces to build one of these It'd be the masterpiece of my LEGO collection. You're seriously a master builder.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

wauw, nice ship!
Yar har! I hope i will find out how to post ; ]

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 04:56 PM

Very well, very well! It is a huge work. But huge work must have a huge result!




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