Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:38 AM
I've been building different LEGO ships since I was a kid, but this time I decided to make an extra effort to make this the most detailed, realistic ship I have made to date. I've been working on it for about a month now and am just about done with the main ship design. At this point I'm really just waiting for some pieces to get here to get on with building the masts and all the rigging.
The Calypso has 76 guns between three decks, and uses 9 standard hull middle sections. Sadly I only have 4 of the 9 needed at this point so the rest is made up with brick and plates.
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I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do for masts, sails, and rigging. I'm planning on using a combination on circular bricks and original LEGO mast pieces for the masts, with string rigging and cloth sails. I usually just make it up as I go so we'll see how it turns out.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:47 AM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:32 AM
The other pics are not public yet.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 03:29 AM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:19 PM
Castle Historica : Mitgardia Guild
Baron Maude La Flaga, Queen Kealind Windwatcher of Hykerbia City
Mr Seaburn La Flaga, CEO, East Mitgardia Trading Company
Admiral Ramius La Flaga, Commander of Fort Marlin
Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:02 AM
I will be sure to take some more once she is a bit further on. I made a bit of progress on the masts and rigging today, sorting out the overall mast design and some of the shrouds. Should come together pretty quick once I get the parts.
Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:25 AM
Edited by Captain BeerBeard, 28 August 2011 - 12:30 AM.
Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:59 AM
So far I have the masts done as well as most of the standing rigging. I need to add ratlines to the Port side and a few other details before I move on to the beams and sails. I changed the side walls on the upper gun decks a bit as well as I didn't like the protrusions from the sides where the ladders come through the deck. This made the swivel gun decks more flowing as well as added the space to mount 4 more swivels.
Here she is from the side. I still need to find 5 more mid sections for the hull.
Here is a look at the front of the bow.
Next is a view of the top of the bow castle. This deck has 4 swivel guns along with two large chase guns that have a 90 degree swivel.
This is the midsection of the ship, showing the doors leading to the lower gun decks and inside to the cabin.
A side view of the stern of the ship. The rear cabin does have an interior but I have yet to get a decent picture of it.
Last is a view looking down onto the ship so you can get an idea of the overall layout of the decks.
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