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11 replies to this topic  – Started by Admiral Croissant , Apr 13 2011 11:08 AM

#1 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:08 AM

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Flickr member BlaketheAdmiral has made a minifig scale (or close to it) version of both HMS Surprise and USS Constitution!
We have invited him to our forum, but he didn't respond so far so I decided to post them myself.
The deck colours and the interior could be improved a little IMO, but they are still very impressive!

HMS Surprise:
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:15 AM

Very impressive find Admiral!

Clearly a lot of devotion came from the builder to make such ships on minifig scale. Clearly he was suffering from limited colors at his disposal (otherwise I think the Surprise wouldn't be blue) but still impressive work.

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:04 PM

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They're beautiful and the scale is great!!

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:53 PM

View PostBonaparte, on 13 April 2011 - 11:15 AM, said:

Very impressive find Admiral!

Clearly a lot of devotion came from the builder to make such ships on minifig scale. Clearly he was suffering from limited colors at his disposal (otherwise I think the Surprise wouldn't be blue) but still impressive work.

No, I think that colour is intentional. At least the replica vessel HMS Surprise (aka Rose) is painted in a dark, greenish blue. Before the battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy ships didn't all use the yellow-black-colour-scheme. In fact, the "Nelson Chequer" was mainly used by Nelson to distinguish ships under his command from that of other fleets or the enemy's vessels.
If I remember correctly, it was the decision of the fleet commander or the vessel's captain what colours to use on the vessels. Some captains spent more money on decorating their vessels than on their food.
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 02:29 PM

These are very well done for being mostly built with your standard bricks. Did someone already invite this guy to our forums?

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:16 AM

Wow, that are fantastic ships, mostly done by the standard bricks.  :pir-wub:  But the only thing I didn't like, are the sails and the way the sails seems to be attached, at least at the Constitution ->papersails scotchtaped/tesafilmed/stickytaped to the rigging ... come on, that's not a good way. BUT that's the only but, and it's a small one  :hmpf_bad:
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Fantastic work on the hull... Nice design overall. Hope he joins our board!

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 02:21 AM

View PostTazManiac, on 13 April 2011 - 12:04 PM, said:

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They're beautiful and the scale is great!!
No worries, as long as it finds its way to the blog.  You do more than your share of topic finding.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

Impressive ships. The sails need work, but the rest of them are great.  :pir-classic:

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:31 PM

These are both great MOCs.  I believe they each deserve their own topic.  :thumbup:
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:46 PM

View PostPhred, on 14 April 2011 - 06:31 PM, said:

I believe they each deserve their own topic.  :thumbup:
I agree with you. At least, if BlaketheAdmiral had posted them himself, he should have made 2 topics.
But on flickr finds we usually don't get many comments, so I decided to do them in 1 topic.
Otherwise we probably would have had 2 topics with both 2 or 3 comments, and these great MOC's don't deserve that :pir-classic:
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 05:17 PM

BlacktheAdmiral could change the colors of Constitution to the Acheron colors and have a fight great sea battle between the Surprise and the Acheron. :thumbup:
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 02:58 PM

View PostPhred, on 15 April 2011 - 05:17 PM, said:

BlacktheAdmiral could change the colors of Constitution to the Acheron colors and have a fight great sea battle between the Surprise and the Acheron. :thumbup:

That would be nice indeed.

The ships themselves look great. Truly a very nice find

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