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39 replies to this topic  – Started by Dread Pirate Wesley , Apr 04 2011 03:26 AM

#26 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:03 AM

View PostNightshroud99, on 11 April 2011 - 03:42 AM, said:

Nice job!

But I have to wonder why anyone would name a ship "The Pickle"  :pir-tongue:

I wonder the same thing!  Though I assure you it is based on a real ship.  

Thanks again everyone for the comments.  This weekend I spent some time on the sails and completed the fore-topsail, and the jib and staysails (though I haven't attached the staysail yet):

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The topsail I sewed onto the yard arm at 1cm intervals and I think it turned out rather well

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The jib I sewed onto rigid 3mm tubes, connected in the middle and secured on the ends by technic pins.
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I then tied it to the rigging on the top and bottom.

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Next up is the mainsail and attaching the staysail.  This is my first time making custom sails so any advice or criticisms is welcome!  

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#27 cb4

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:16 AM

View PostDread Pirate Wesley, on 12 April 2011 - 12:03 AM, said:

I wonder the same thing!  Though I assure you it is based on a real ship.  

I have no idea how accurate it is, but I found a pretty good article about the Pickle:

H M Schooner Pickle (www.exeterflotilla.org)

It offers a possible explanation on why the Pickle was so named.

And, let me say that I really like your MOC, particularly how the stern is constructed in order to get a less abrupt curve than what is offered by the regular hull pieces.

#28 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:16 PM

That is an interesting article cb4!  Though it doesn't really explain why the first Pickle was named that way.  Perhaps it will remain a mystery...

Here she is now under sail for the first time:

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Making her way inland, perhaps around the coastal waters of France:

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And finally offset from Nelson's weather column at Trafalgar, an eyewitness to a rare action.  The Victory and Temeraire are leading the line in the background:

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My first set of custom sails, so comments and criticisms are appreciated!  She's mostly complete for now, thanks for looking and everyones comments  :thumbup:

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#29 Aalak

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:56 PM

Wow she really looks great with the sails. :pir-wub:  I personally like them. How long did it take you to stich them to the ropes and yards? Fine craftmansship for a man  :pir-laugh: In my eyes, it's worth another blog! The Picutres are great, with the custom backround attached. Nicely done, too!

Would you like to make the sails for my ships, too?  :pir_laugh2:

#30 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:07 PM

Looks excellent with those sails, and you also did a great job on the photo-editing.
As I said I like the sails, but I do have a suggestion. It's a small ship, so it can be made very detailed.
On the decks you already did that, but perhaps the sails could use a little more detail.
As you can see on this picture, there are quite a lot of lines on the sails, and especially the horizontal ones are quite visible on most pictures.
So you could perhaps draw some lines on it (maybe with pencil, like I did in my tutorial).

It's just a suggestion though, and your clean look also has its charme.
When you've really finished this ship, you can make a new thread of it and we'll blog it.
Right now our blog is filled with all the PotC reviews so I won't blog this update. I hope you understand :pir-classic:
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#31 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:11 PM

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Aalak: Wow she really looks great with the sails.  I personally like them. How long did it take you to stich them to the ropes and yards?
Well the stitching took less time than the photo editing if thats any indication!  It was really quite straight forward, I drew lines at 1cm intervals where they would be sewed to the yards, and the yards provided the spacing I needed to make it look even.  Hardest part was not stabbing my fingers but you get the hang of that after the first few pokes.

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Admiral Croissant: perhaps the sails could use a little more detail
Thanks for the tip Admiral.  Ive been trying to find the right balance between detail and character for the sails to match the ship.  It would not be difficult to draw every line on the sails, but I think it will look too busy.  I think the right balance might be to add the horizontal lines only, where the reef points are.  I think that would look the best since the hull is really quite simple in colors and details.  The jib and staysail I will leave plain, except for improving the clews.  It will look a little like this with really prominent reef lines, maybe sewed in to complete the effect:

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Dont worry I think one blog is enough!  Is it possible to change the thread title though?  Like "The Pickle: Now under sail" or something like that?  I couldnt figure out how to do that.  Thanks!

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#32 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 10:35 PM

View PostDread Pirate Wesley, on 21 April 2011 - 10:11 PM, said:

Is it possible to change the thread title though?  Like "The Pickle: Now under sail" or something like that?  I couldnt figure out how to do that.  Thanks!
Done! I believe you could do it yourself though, or you need to have a certain amount of posts.
You could try it by editing your first post, then click "use full editor" and it may be possible.
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Posted 02 May 2011 - 10:26 PM

Outstanding vessel !

Good job !

would like to see some more ships from you sir
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#34 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:15 AM

View PostBjornu, on 02 May 2011 - 10:26 PM, said:

Outstanding vessel !

Good job !

would like to see some more ships from you sir

Thanks Bjornu!  You can follow my next ship in progress here or on my Flickr.  And welcome to Classic-Pirates!

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#35 drshih

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 05:07 PM

This is a great ship. And you created it into a piece of art work. Nice!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

View Postdrshih, on 26 May 2012 - 05:07 PM, said:

This is a great ship. And you created it into a piece of art work. Nice!
Please refrain from bumping old topics when you are only going to say it's a great ship.

We don't mind if you bump an old thread if you have something to add that is relevant to the thread or some new discussion about the topic.

This post is not like that.

#37 Captain Merlot

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:46 PM

What made you come up with such an odd name?

#38 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 01:55 AM

View PostCaptain Merlot, on 13 June 2012 - 07:46 PM, said:

What made you come up with such an odd name?

Actually, I didn't come up with it.  It is based on a historical ship that was the smallest ship present of the battle of Trafalgar in 1805.  She carried the dispatches of Nelson's death and the British victory back to Portsmouth.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 08:28 PM

Looks very clean and detailed. Certainly one of the best small ships.

Are you planning to add ratlines to the shrouds? That would look really awesome! If you glue them it can be done in 3-4 hours.

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

This is a great re-creation. I especially like the rope work.




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