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7 replies to this topic  – Started by fred67 , May 28 2011 06:47 PM

#1 fred67

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:47 PM

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Not much to say about it... I've already done a few revisions - made the sails more "billowy," did the masts with bars in them to both make them more sturdy and have something to attach the flags to... I would like to get a red stripe under the deck with the cannons, but unbelievably I have like 10 red right wedge plates of that size, and NO lefts (??? must have been a bulk buy).

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

Not bad at all, I love the small detail and the elaborate sails!  :thumbup:
I do think you could make her slightly wider in the middle.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:37 AM

I think you can to continue the build this little ships!
It looks pretty. :thumbup:

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:09 PM

That looks really cool, and very detailed for its size.  I feel the front slope is a little early IMO.  

Great job :thumbup:
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 04:33 PM

That is a very clever little MOC. :pir-classic:
I'll move this to the MOCs forum.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:04 PM

Thanks for the comments, I really appreciate it.

I noticed when I was building it that it was too thin; it's hard to see in all black, but on the bottom, from about midway to the back, uses these:

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Which lets it taper slightly towards the back.  I simply don't see how, using a straightforward building technique, to make it fatter in the mid section.

I'm also not particularly happy with the front, either.  It probably does slope too steeply, and the piece on front is not what I intended, but I didn't have the piece I wanted in black.  I will definitely be modifying this ship and will post the results... just placed a BL order, but haven't even been invoiced yet.

I may start over with a completely different technique... I just grabbed pieces and built this one; I think I will use graph paper to make sure to get the shape right.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:25 AM

I actually updated this ship shortly after posting the original here, but never got around to taking pictures.  The thread asking if your ship had been indexed got me thinking I should, because I think the newer one is nicer.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:32 AM

Impressive micro ship! The sails are excellent and I like your cannons  :thumbup:
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