It seems like ages since I last posted a ship MOC. Anyway, here we go:
THE GOLDEN STALLION
The crew of this ship is only interested in one thing: adding more treasures to their vast collection. Whether it's gold, gems, or artifacts of lost civilisations - they want it. If it means following a treasure map or exploring new lands - they'll do it. If it means stealing from others, thus behaving like pirates - they'll do it too. They're basically rogue treasure hunters, who answer to no one. The ship's crewmembers come from many nations, but they don't consider themselves part of any country, holding allegiance with no one but themselves. This partially male, partially female crew is led by the daring Madam Veronique, whom you can see below:
In the stern part of the ship are her quarters, where she keeps many of her most valuable treasures - next to her bed and her desk - so that she can admire them whenever she wants:
Like every good ship, this one also has a galley, where the fat chef prepares all sorts of meals for everyone:
"Go away! Dinner's not yet ready!"
Close-up of the figurehead:
Some more random pictures of the ship and her crew:
Lower deck with cannons:
As you can see, I used the hull of the infamous 4+ Pirate ship (adding one extra middle section). I think that this hull has some good MOCing potential, although that set itself (7075) wasn't very good. If nothing else, one can build pretty big minifig scale vessels with those hull pieces.
Those walls and floors are easily removable in order to access the interior parts of the ship (shown above):
And finally, a comparison picture of my ship and 10210 Imperial Flagship:
They are roughly the same size, the Golden Stallion is slightly wider (obviously, as it uses the 4+ hull) and longer, but the IF is slightly taller. Because of the different hull and different length to width ratio, two masts are enough for my ship in contrast with IF's three masts. I tried adding a third mast at one point during building, but it didn't look right. My ship is much bulkier and less canoe-shaped.
Check out more pictures of the Golden Stallion at Brickshelf.
I guess that's it, hope you enjoyed it!