Jump to content


Southern Cross


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic  – Started by Mr Misty , Mar 26 2011 11:28 AM

#1 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:28 AM

Posted Image 111D
Hi All

I've been getting back into Lego Pirates for the past 6 months or so and after rebuilding my fleet of official lego sets I decided to finally build a large sailing ship of my own. I've been inspired by all the MOCs here so I thought I'd post my ship which I named Southern Cross. She has 7 masts and 48 guns. I couldn't figure out a way to reduce my image sizes to fit on the fourm so I uploaded some pics to Brickshelf

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=467218

I also uploaded the pics to my deviant art account where all the pics have little descriptions.

http://mrmisty.deviantart.com/

I hope you all enjoy The Southern Cross.

#2 Cherno

Cherno

    Posts: 121
    Joined: 06-October 10
    Member: 13634
    Country: Germany

Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:32 PM

It says the bricklink gallery folder is not yet public  :pir_bawling:
The pictures are somewhat blurry and dark, can you try to make some better ones? It surely would to your ship justice, because i see a very cool checkered yellow-and-red bed as well as a great chandelier in the captain's cabin, for example!  :bonaparte:

#3 Imperial Shipyards

Imperial Shipyards
  • Master frigate builder!


    Posts: 571
    Joined: 20-September 09
    Member: 7496
    Country: Germany

Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:41 PM

Posted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

I deeplinked some of them for you!  :pir-classic:

7 masts is really oversized and the pictures proof it. Maybe sometimes less is more? Just a thought! I don't know where you want to head with this.

Posted ImagePosted Image_Posted Image_Posted ImagePosted Image


INDEX: Historic Ships, Replicas, Figureheads and Models

"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

flickr


#4 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:57 PM

Thanks a lot Perfectionist  :pir-classic:

Sorry for the image quality, my camera is pretty old and I've noticed it takes photos better outside than in. I just added a bunch more pics I just took. Hopefully they're better quality. As for where I was heading... I'm not quite sure myself. I tend to over do it a little with my MOCs. I decided a long time ago to do 7 masts because I'd never seen a ship with 7 before. I guess there might be a reason for that.  :pir_laugh2: Hopefully the gallery is made public soon, I took a couple shots of her next to my Skull's Eye Schooner for size comparison.

#5 Captain Becker

Captain Becker
  • Pirate Pig


    Posts: 1545
    Joined: 30-December 09
    Member: 8823
    Country: Finland

Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:26 PM

Nice ship, but its a way too long and looks a bit silly when it has seven masts and big oversized cabin at the back. So if possible, take some masts away and make her two decker ship instead of one long. And then i think you could work on the cabin a little bit more, it dosent look quite good IMO. So try to change these things and you should be good. Keep it up.

Captain Becker
My LEGO collection

"An Admiral a day, keeps the Doctor away" General Skalldyr in ToR II

Posted Image Posted Image <---- Thank you so much joey Bluecoats FTW
Thank you Jebediahs

#6 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

Yeah, she's really long, I needed the length for all those masts. (12 mid sections between the bow and stern :pir_wacko: ) I thought the Cabin was to tall too but it took a lot of work to get her to a place where I was happy with it and the interiors of the 2 rooms looked right. I still have some work to do on her  since I'm missing most of the cannons that go in the lower deck. I'll add major improvements when I build her Sister ship North Star, she'll be much smaller and more modular.

#7 Cherno

Cherno

    Posts: 121
    Joined: 06-October 10
    Member: 13634
    Country: Germany

Posted 26 March 2011 - 04:38 PM

I'd like to add that the wooden stand the ship sits on really enhances the look alot. Ideally every big LEGO ship should have one of those  :thumbup:

#8 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:43 AM

I like the way it looks too. I never intended it to have a base but since my room is in a basement I need to keep things off the floor incase of flooding. The wood is just the top of a small bench I had laying around. It's a pretty good match even if the ship is longer than the bench.

#9 Aalak

Aalak

    Posts: 191
    Joined: 01-May 09
    Member: 5949
    Country: Berlin, Germany

Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:41 PM

It's a nice build, but I bit too long for my taste... The first thing I I thought about was this:
Posted Image
But I defenitly would add another deck ... since it looks quite odd with the 3 decks stern.

EDIT: The candleholders are great. I really like them!!!

Edited by Aalak, 27 March 2011 - 12:42 PM.


#10 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:20 PM

Wow. Now that I see that pic I remember seeing something about the Thomas W Lawson about 20 or so years ago. Maybe it left an impression on me that helped inspire this build. I'm going to attempt to make some changes to the Southern Cross by adding a few layers of bricks to her sides and bringing the main deck up to be flush with the 1st rear deck. It should be easy since the entire deck with the 3 main masts lifts up to access the cannons and hold below.

Thanks for the compliment on the candleholders Aalak. The Ward room and Captains Quarters also each have a lighted brick in them that make it look like they're functional when I flip off the lights and press the buttons.

#11 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:09 AM

I did a little work to Southern Cross so I thought I'd post some new pics (Now that I figured out how to deeplink them)  :monkey:

Posted Image
The Lifeboats now go up and down using strings and winches

Posted Image
I raised up the sides of her hull to allow for better clearance on her gun deck and to bring the main deck up flush with the first aft deck

Posted Image
Here's the gun deck looking aft with the main deck removed

Posted Image
The gun deck again from above

Posted Image
The removed main deck with the 3 central masts

Posted Image
A close up of the area where the main deck meets the former 1st aft deck. I removed the railings and did away with the hatches over the stairs, I also moved the 2 cannons below deck and built 2 new ones to match the rest of the smaller deck guns.

#12 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3028
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:37 PM

I would have liked another overall-view, but these pictures are okay as well.
This ship may not be very historically accurate, but is sure is a very nice and playable one. I like things like lifeboat crane.
The tiled decks and the custom cannons are nice as well, and the string on the stairs is a clever feature.
Perhaps you could add some more lines between the masts (so securing the masts to each other).
Well done though.
Got questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#13 Mr Misty

Mr Misty
  • Old Ironsides


    Posts: 44
    Joined: 09-November 10
    Member: 14144
    Country: USA

Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for the compliments Admiral Croissant  :pir-classic: I'll take some more overall shots at some point when I feel like setting up that sheet again, I should take some pics of my other MOC ships too so I'll likely do that at the same time. I could add some lines between the masts. If I used the ropes with the 1x1 round plates on the end it would make it easy to open her up, that's the main reason I didn't put one going across the tops of all the masts in the first place. I forgot to take a shot of her with her stern cabin removed, I made it partly modular after getting the new Imperial Flagship which provided me with the inspiration. At some point I'll make some kind of room under there like a powder storage room or something. I'll still build her sister North Star some day but I just bought an UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (Imperials of a different kind  :pir-vader: ) so for now I'll just work on Southern Cross when I have the spare cash.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links