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8 replies to this topic  – Started by halfpenguinhalflego , Oct 26 2011 03:03 PM

#1 halfpenguinhalflego


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:03 PM

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An 18th-19th century sailing ship similar to the ships used down my local river a couple hundred years ago.

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My favourite image of the ship of a dad teaching his son to fish, the deck of this ship is made using the SNOT technique, the tan bricks are all on their side. It is an easy way to make a smooth deck! :pir-tongue:

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Here is my least favourite part of the ship, I don't know whether the stern looks good enough yet, but it will suffice for now!  :pir_laugh2:

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#2 Captain Becker

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

The stern could indeed use a bit more work, but otherly than that the ship is looking good. I would like to see more pictures about the deck, and you could make the crows nest to the ship even its not a war ship. Riggind is somewhat missing because of that IMO.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 05:33 PM


I really like this kind of ship!
It looks like the ship that I stole from the bluecoats  :pir_laugh2:
Though Katarina is refitted into a battle-sloop, and yours just stays how he should be.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:04 PM

I like the coloration.  I also think the sails and masts look very nice.  I do not mind the stern and I like the way you used just the shutters from the windows there.

A fishing or merchant ship is someting we need to see more of around here.  I wonder if they would use nets as well as fishing poles though.

What I would change, however, is the rigging.  The thread you used is just too thin!  I think you should consider using a thicker string or yarn to make it all pop.  I would also consider making the bow less boxy.

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#5 halfpenguinhalflego


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

Yes the string really annoys me, I may have to get it thicker string, I found the string I used on the HMS Maverick was my favourite. That would also give me an opportunity to give my vessel some nets as well.
The bow was slightly unavoidable with my amount of dark red pieces however i'm happy with how the bow turned out anyways.
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#6 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:16 PM

Very nice MOC!  :thumbup:
I like the deck of this fishing ship  :pir-blush:
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:43 PM

Nice MOC, I really like the cabin.:pir-classic:

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

Lovely little ship.  The smaller ships are the hardest to build in my opinion as your piece choices become so limited and you don't have the scale and size to work around some of the limitations.  Great color and detail.  She looks a wee bit stumpy at the bow but I still love it.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:13 PM

The bow is indeed a bit stump, but I like the colourscheme and the stripes on the sails.
I also like the deck. Perhaps you could make the mainsail a bit longer towards the deck.
Outside of that, great job :thumbup:
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