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56 replies to this topic  – Started by Horatio , Oct 12 2011 01:34 AM

#51 Horatio

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

Hey, I've done a little work on the frigate. The sides are almost done, and I've made enough lids for all of the gunports. Her rating will be upgraded from 28 guns to 32 guns.

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You may recognize the capstan design from the Danish brig  :pir-devil:  

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Also, I took my own shot at a lifeboat, after Wesley built his.

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#52 Dread Pirate Wesley

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 02:42 AM

View PostHoratio, on 16 June 2012 - 04:24 PM, said:

Hey, I've done a little work on the frigate. The sides are almost done, and I've made enough lids for all of the gunports. Her rating will be upgraded from 28 guns to 32 guns.

Also, I took my own shot at a lifeboat, after Wesley built his.

That hull looks really good  :thumbup:   I like the design of the longboat too, you should post it in this thread to add to the discussion there: http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=70017

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#53 Imperial Shipyards

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:50 PM

The brickbuild hull looks really nice! My thought would be that the gunports are a bit high; I'd make them more in the middle of the yellow line.
Maybe use tiles instead of 2x2 plates? Or 2x2 Flags? The white masts seem a little unconventional, but they really look good! I'd space the black "iron rings" qith 3 white in between. Is the fighting top SNOT? It has a perfect size.

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#54 Horatio

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:23 AM

I have made some progress recently, so here are a couple of teasers until I can get some better pictures.

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#55 Matteo1130

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:31 AM

Looks very nice :thumbup:

#56 Horatio

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:27 PM

I haven't been able to do too much in the past few months, considering that right now my ship is 500 miles away while I am at school, but here are a few images of her as she sits now.
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I still have to figure out a good way to fix the quarter galleries. I almost want to use three windows instead of the two, but that would take a good bit of maneuvering. The roofing could possibly be done with a few slopes, but I want to keep the shape of the current piece that I have there- the 2x6 that curves in two directions- any suggestions on a good replacement? I'm just not seeing a good fix.

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And of course here is a straight on bow shot. I'm generally pleased with the shape, but what do you all think? Is it too angular and blocky? At least she's come this far- the other day I came upon the first pictures that I took a few years back- this is how she used to look:

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Of course that was several designs ago- really a different ship. But still the spiritual predecessor.
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#57 rdrees15

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

Bart is right the spanker sail is used the most.Posted Image
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