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18 replies to this topic  – Started by De Sandman , Jan 04 2012 12:09 PM

#1 De Sandman

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:09 PM

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Finally my WIP is ready, i've named here the Prinses Nikki (Nikki is my daughter's name, she's just 3 years old)
She started as the Red Whale, here's the WIP Thread; The Red Whale

Some statistics;
Waterline lenght; 62 cm
Overall lenght; 78 cm
Width; 17 cm at the waterline
Hight; 78 cm
About 80 m1 of string rigging.
36 Guns
Weighs about 4,62 kg
Took me about 3 months to build (at 4 times a week 3 to 4 hours building)

I used several techniques from CGH; the tumblehome (although i used roofs from cars instead of hinges), the rigging and the sails, thanks for all the tutorials!!, before i was on this forum my ships were boxed, not any use of tumblehome or that sort of things :pir-sceptic: , this forum helped me a lot to improve my ship building :pir-classic: .
I also used the building plans from the russian ship the Priediestinacja, i used it for measurements and rigging.

The flags are from the Dutch VOC and in the top of the main mast is the Admirals flag (the Dutch used it to point out that the admirality is on board).

I've made no interiour because of all the special techniques i used it became a mess inside.

The hatches are a bit bigger than mostly used in this forum, it was because i don't have enough hatches so i came up to this (and it looks quite nice IMO :pir-tongue: )

Well hope you like it;

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#2 Dreamweb

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:15 PM

:pir-oh: Very impressive! So many details. A real beauty, and a powerful vessel too.

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#3 Frank Brick Wright

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 02:50 PM

This fantastic! Besides the enormous size and great amount of details, the tumblehome is fantastic! Posted Image I usually think that tilling decks gets a nice effect, but can be very parts-consuming and doesn't worth the money for buying the parts. However, I would suggest you tile your ports; it's actually the only thing I don't like in the ship, though its interesting to see an alternative to flags Posted Image

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#4 Skipper

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:12 PM

:wub_drool: This is just fantastic! As I've said in the WIP Thread my favorite part is the stern, the balconies' shape and the gilding are awesome.  You used some great techniques for the tumblehome, but somehow this build still looks very classic. One of my favorite ships.  :thumbup:

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

Congratulations on completing such a marvellous vessel! Your shipbuilding style is really appealing to me. :pir-classic:
The rigging is awesome, I rarely see perfect sails and ropework, you nailed it. Amazing!

I see Dreamweb is already planning to blog this beauty! :thumbup:

Excellent work De Sandman!

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#6 Cwertle

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 01:43 AM

:drool: Love the rails and rigging, you did an amazing job on them, not to mention on the rest of the ship. keep  up on the great building!

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#7 Sir E Fullner

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:00 AM

That is one sweet galleon. It reminds me of Sir Francis Drake's ship, the Golden Hind.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 05:44 PM

Awesome ship! congrats on being front-paged!

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#9 DucadiYork

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 06:01 PM

Spectacular :pir-oh:

#10 Captainmorgan

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:39 PM

:imperialguard_commander1:  Uh oh. Where's all the Redcoat ships? :pir-cry_sad: We will lose the war!  :pir_bawling:

Great ship De Sandman, it was fun waiting for you to update on your WIP thread, turned out marvelous. :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

I love when people build VOC Dutch ships! :pir-wub:  Very impressive, keep up the amazing work! :thumbup:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

Awesome, I still think it's too rough and blocky in the black colored regions, luckley there is an overflow of other stuff to compensate  :pir_laugh2:
The broadside view looks awesome and the rigging is great, nicely done !
By the way, I used roofs from cars as well instead of hinges, that was much cheaper  :pir_laugh2:

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 04:41 AM

I bet you were working long hours on such beautiful project, congratulations, is a magnificent ship
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#14 De Sandman

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

Everybody thanks for all the fantastic coments!

[quote name='Dreamweb' date='04 January 2012 - 01:15 PM' timestamp='1325675735' post='1160412']
:pir-oh: Very impressive! So many details. A real beauty, and a powerful vessel too.

Go to Classic-Pirates.com
...soon!
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Thanks for being blogged!


[quote] name='Frank Brick Wright' date='04 January 2012 - 03:50 PM' timestamp='1325685052' post='1160476']
I usually think that tilling decks gets a nice effect, but can be very parts-consuming and doesn't worth the money for buying the parts. However, I would suggest you tile your ports; it's actually the only thing I don't like in the ship, though its interesting to see an alternative to flags [/quote]

Indeed i don't have enough tiles to tile the deck, as fot the gunports it would require 1x3 and 2x3 flat tiles as they are now (but studded) if i just would stick tiles on the gunports they would be too fat, i tried that and i didn't liked it.


[quote name='Legonardo Davidy' date='05 January 2012 - 06:44 PM' timestamp='1325781886' post='1161729']
Awesome ship! congrats on being front-paged!
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Thanks, i wasn't expecting being frontpaged, thanks to the Euobricks admin!

[quote name='Sebeus Iniwum' date='06 January 2012 - 02:31 AM' timestamp='1325809880' post='1162198']
Awesome, I still think it's too rough and blocky in the black colored regions, luckley there is an overflow of other stuff to compensate  :pir_laugh2:
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Mmmmm.....you're a bit right but if i wanted it to be less blocky it would require many many 1x2 tiles with one stud in the middle, than i would build a very sleek ship, i'm already thinking about it but it requires a Bricklink order and i don't have the cash for it right now.


[quote name='Brig. Brick' date='06 January 2012 - 05:41 AM' timestamp='1325821298' post='1162309']
I bet you were working long hours on such beautiful project, congratulations, is a magnificent ship
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It took me about 150 hours to build, perhaps more...but thanks for the comment.

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#15 Captian Jax

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:54 PM

Why is the ladder crocked :pirate_sad2:

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 06:04 PM

I love the rigging and sails!

#17 De Sandman

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:50 PM

View PostCaptian Jax, on 03 February 2012 - 11:54 PM, said:

Why is the ladder crocked :pirate_sad2:

It is just a gimmick :pir_laugh2: ....

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#18 Peter de Yeule

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:21 AM

So much ropes and sails, it's insane :pir-blush: Good job.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Your ship is amazing!!! You did a great job on the stearn!  :pir-laugh: Good work!
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