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#1 Bonaparte

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 04:04 PM

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It's time to vote and decided which are the best "minifig illusion scale" sailing ships ever build with LEGO. As explained in the nomination thread, "minifig illusion scale" means a ship that's usually build on existing LEGO hull pieces (or with a brick build hull of similar size). These ships create the 'illusion' of being minifig scale, but are usually a bit smaller.

More than 30 ships are nominated and you can divide a total of 7 point over them. We do put a limitation of maximum 4 points per ship. For each ship that you give points you must clearly indicate the number + name of the ship and the number of points you want to give to it. This will make our lives easy when counting all the votes.  Happy voting!

I'd like to ask everyone to take a close look at the ships and focus on the ships and not on the picture quality. Some great ship builders are not experts in taking pictures.

1. HMS Achilles
Builder: Swab
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2. RTS Zavala
Builder: RTN LNA
Type: Texas Navy side-paddle-wheel sailing steamship
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3. Le Requin

Builder: Captain Green Hair
Type: French 24 gun frigate
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4. Utrecht
Builder: Captain Green Hair
Type: Dutch States Yacht
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5. Yellow Thief

Builder: Captain Green Hair
Type: 12 gun brig
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6. La Mort Royale
Builder: Captain Green Hair
Type: French 46 gun ship
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7. L'Orient
Builder: Bonaparte
Type: French 22 gun frigate
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8. HMS Prince of Wales

Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair
Type: British 58 gun ship-of-the-line
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9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair
Type: Spanish Imperial Galleon
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10. French Navy Xebec
Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair
Type: Xebec
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11. Le Sang Royale
Builder: Admiral Bejaune
Type: French 64 gun ship
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12. HMS Gallardia
Builder: Maydayartist
Type: British Galleon
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13. Grandeur

Builder: Captain Zuloo
Type: French 28 gun ship
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14. HMS Leopard
Builder: Captain K.
Type: British 54 gun ship
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15. Vesta
Builder: Admiral Croissant
Type: French 20 gun frigate
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16. Telesell
Builder: Captain Green Hair
Type: Xebec
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17. Tornado of Souls
Builder: Derfel Cardarn
Type: Small pirate ship
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18. Achille
Builder: Perfectionist
Type: French frigate
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19. Guerrière
Builder: Perfectionist
Type: French frigate
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20. Soleil Royal
Builder: Mr hms234
Type: Galleon
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21. HMS Sabre
Builder: Swab
Type: 18 gun brig
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22. Guerre de Roue
Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)
Type: Armed Sidewheeler
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23. Egregious
Builder name: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)
Type: The Whaling Brig
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24. Cutter Tresfroid
Builder: Legeaux (Richie Dulin)
Type: The Whaling Brig
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25. The Maeve Aulsebrook
Builder: SlyOwl
Type:12 gun brig
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26. Lion of Luebeck
Builder: maydayartist
Type: 3 masted galleon, 12 guns
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27. Xebec
Builder name: dukeschunke
Type: Xebec
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28. Hansa Trade Cog
Builder: DNL
Type: Trade Cog
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29. Galleon
Builder: Ciamoslaw Ciamek
Type: Galleon
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30. La Gloire
Builder name: Bonaparte
Ship description: French Sidewheeler
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31. RTS Legomalee
Builder name: RTN LNA
Ship description: 36-gun Frigate
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32. RTS San Legonio
Builder name: RTN LNA
Ship description: 20-gun Brig-of-War
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33. Remember the Legamo
Builder name: RTN LNA
Ship description: 12-gun Top-Sail Schooner
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34. Le Défenseur
Builder name: General Armendariz
Ship description: 30-gun French frigate
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#2 Walter Kovacs

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:03 PM

Up to four votes for one ship?  You're kidding, right?  I had serious trouble narrowing it down to seven to vote for.  All of these are incredible.  

1. HMS Achilles - 1 point
2. RTS Zavala - 1 point
6. La Morte Royale - 1 point
8. HMS Prince of Wales - 1 point
9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion - 1 point
11. La Snge Royale - 1 point
20. Soleil Royale - 1 point

Good luck to all of the entries.  They really are all incredible in their own ways.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

4 points: Hansa Trade Cog
3 points: RTS Zavala

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:52 PM

4 Points
10. French Navy Xebec or 16. Telesell
Mods, both Xebecs are spectacular and I'm not sure which I prefer. Bearing that in mind, please give my four points to which ever Xebec was built first. In this case originality trumps which ever refined details the later may have.

2 Points
2. RTS Zavala

I chose those two because it seems like everything else was just the same thing. Its nice to see builders do something contrary to the crowd. And yes, I know this is the pirates forum.

1 Point
9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion

This gets an honorary point not only because its spectacular, but mainly because it has its own source of bacon.

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:03 PM

9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
4 points.
I just love this ship. The colors, sails, everything has this wonderful level of detail that I admire.

17. Tornado of Souls
3 points.
This gets my vote because of the overall look of the shape, and the brick-built sails, which I feel really make this ship stand out.

There were many other brilliant ships though as well. I'm always happy when I see the level of quality we have in our MOCers. :pir-classic:

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:44 PM

My votes are:

2 points - 9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair

1 point -  6. La Mort Royale Builder: Captain Green Hair

1 point -  11. Le Sang Royale Builder: Admiral Bejaune

1 point -  13. Grandeur Builder: Captain Zuloo

1 point -  15. Vesta Builder: Admiral Croissant

1 point -  17. Tornado of Souls Builder: Derfel Cardarn

This was a really hard decsion!  All the ships are just amazing and I would like to give everyone a point,  In my opinion they are all the best, in thier own different way, they are works of art by some truly talented builders!

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

Wow, so many ships to choose from! They're all good! Here's my pick  :pir-classic:

2 pts. 2. RTS Zavala
4 pts. 9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
1 pt.   10. French Navy Xebec

These ships are really unique. First, the steam ship is wonderfully detailed.
The Nuestra Senora is very unique, and I love all of its details and shape, as well as colour.
Finally, the French Xebec is very interesting. I love the honest look it has.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:04 PM

My votes:
2 points to Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion by Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair. -The best m.i.s. galleon so far. And excellently coloured.
1 point to RTS Zavala by RTN LNA -very detailed and great working steam paddles.
1 point to Le Requin by CGH -One of the first good frigates on this forum.
1 point to La Mort Royale by CGH -A very fine ship. It has to be because it's more or less been copied.
1 point to HMS Prince of Wales by Bonaparte and CGH. -I think it's by far the best of its kind.
1 point to Achille by Perfectionist. -Certainly one of the best frigates out here. Very detailed and with an interior.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:26 PM

Hi everyone, happy new year :pir_laugh2:!!

all are great ships!

but, my votes go to:

#9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion____3 pts.

#10. French Navy Xebec______________ 2 pts.

# 8. HMS Prince of Wales_____________ 1 pt.

#11. Le Sang Royale________________ 1pt.


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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

Let me first say - absolutetly amazing entries - all through. It was a long time since I saw a contest with such ultra high quality builds. Congrats to the organizers and the builders!

And now, without further a due, here are the votes from the Swedish admiralty:

9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion - 3 points.
Something new, something different, wonderfully excuted with great proportions and superb rigging. A masterpiece.

11. Le Sang Royale - 2 points
Impossible not to award points to. The rigging, the size, the details - the list goes on. A truly fantastic build.

17. Tornado of Souls - 2 points
Great to see a ship that only uses Lego throughout, and done in such good way. This must naturally be commened.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:45 PM

4 points to-31
3 points to-21
All of these looks fantastic

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:47 PM

I would give the

15. Vesta 4 points

9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion  3 points

All of them were great models. :pir-classic:

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

I agree this is possibly the most difficult contest I've voted on.  I normally go through the list and pick the ones I like the most, the do process of elimination... only my initial list was twice as long as I have points to give, and they were all so great it was painful to cross ones off the list to narrow it down to seven.

8. HMS Prince of Wales +1 Point
9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion +1 Point
15. Vesta +1 Point
21. HMS Sabre +1 Point
25. The Maeve Aulsebrook +1 Point
26. Lion of Luebeck +1 Point
31. RTS Legomalee +1 Point

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:49 PM

6. La Mort Royale - 2 points The look of it makes me wish that I owned it.

8. HMS Prince of Wales - 3 points The color scheme and overall design really caught my eye, The sails are nice too. My all time favorite ship!

25. The Maeve Aulsebrook - 2 points I'm not sure why I like this ship so much but I just do, it got my vote :thumbup:

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:51 PM

It's really a great collection... Here are my votes:

9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion 2 Points
11. Le Sang Royale             1 point
15. Vesta   1 point
16. Telesell 1 point
18. Achille   2 points

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

3. Le Requin
Builder: Captain Green Hair
1 point

8. HMS Prince of Wales
Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair
2 points

11. Le Sang Royale
Builder: Admiral Bejaune
1 point

17. Tornado of Souls
Builder: Derfel Cardarn
1 point

25. The Maeve Aulsebrook
Builder: SlyOwl
2 points

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:15 PM

25. The Maeve Aulsebrook - 3
17. Tornado of Souls - 2
10. French Navy Xebec - 1
9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion - 1

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:30 PM

Here we go!

1 Point  -> Nr. 15
2 Points -> Nr. 9
2 Points -> Nr. 25
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:35 PM

Hi there everyone. My first vote around here and it goes like this:

15. Vesta
Builder: Admiral Croissant
4 points
Awesome model! The detail on the sails and masts is amazing! I've seen wood models with less detail than this...


9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair
2 points
Very nice Spanish galleon! loved the color scheme on the rims around the ship. Nice sail detail too!

14. HMS Leopard
Builder: Captain K.
1 point
Loved the color scheme and sheer size of it!

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:13 PM

RTS Zavala - 3
HMS Prince of Wales - 3
French Navy Zebek - 1

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:29 PM

My thoughts:

26. Lion of Luebeck 1 point
20. Soleil Royal 1 point
16. Telesell 2 points
10. French Navy Xebec 1 point
8. HMS Prince of Wales 1 point
2. RTS Zavala 1 point

Those ships are my fav, and I think number 16 was the best, but they are all really good.
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:57 PM

Lots of wonderful ships, and this was a very hard decision:
Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion: 1
French Navy Xebec: 2
HMS Gallardia: 2
HMS Sabre: 2

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Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:41 PM

I'd like to know how the "HMS Hell Hound" would of faired in this poll but as it was not nominated I guess it's not a contender.
so that aside

9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion
Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair  = 2 points
Type: Spanish Imperial Galleon

10. French Navy Xebec
Builder: Bonaparte & Captain Green Hair    = 2 points
Type: Xebec

15. Vesta
Builder: Admiral Croissant                 = 2 points
Type: French 20 gun frigate

16. Telesell
Builder: Captain Green Hair                = 1 piont
Type: Xebec

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:11 AM

Far out this was hard. Fantastic models all, but my votes go to:

6. La Mort Royale - 1
8. HMS Prince of Wales - 1
9. Nuestra Senora de la Conception - 1
10. French Navy Xebec - 1
11. Le Sang Royale - 1
17. Tornado of Souls - 1
25. The Maeve Aulsebrook - 1

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:14 AM

This sort of thing is always hard when all of the MOCs involved are of a very high calibur.

Still,  when push comes to shove these ships stand above the rest for me:

2. RTS Zavala 1 point  
9. Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion 2 points  
10. French Navy Xebec 1 point  
12. HMS Gallardia 1 point
28. Hansa Trade Cog 2 points




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