Posted 26 March 2011 - 11:28 AM
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
I also uploaded the pics to my deviant art account where all the pics have little descriptions.
I hope you all enjoy The Southern Cross.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:32 PM
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!
Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:41 PM
I deeplinked some of them for you!
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.
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:57 PM
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. Hopefully the gallery is made public soon, I took a couple shots of her next to my Skull's Eye Schooner for size comparison.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 02:26 PM
Thank you Jebediahs
Currently playing as: Captain Charles J. Becker, Oleon in BOBS
Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:08 PM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 05:43 AM
Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:41 PM
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.
Posted 28 March 2011 - 01:20 PM
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.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 11:09 AM
The Lifeboats now go up and down using strings and winches
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
Here's the gun deck looking aft with the main deck removed
The gun deck again from above
The removed main deck with the 3 central masts
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.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 12:37 PM
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.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 03:07 PM
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