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14 replies to this topic  – Started by Napoleon53 , Apr 22 2012 06:22 AM

#1 Napoleon53

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:22 AM

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

Nice ship! although you need to re-size your images

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

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#4 Napoleon53

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

 Legonardo Davidy, on 22 April 2012 - 10:19 AM, said:

Nice ship! although you need to re-size your images

Thank you.  :pir-sweet: This is my first ship with more than two midesections, so I appreciate it.

@You and Croissant: Woops, thought it autoresizes. Hmmm... Hold on just a sec... EDIT: Badda-bing, we're good to go!  :pir-sweet:

@Croissant: Darn, I thought it would be public now. :pir-look:

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:51 PM

Well, like I said on Brickforge, I really like it, Napo!  It reminds me of the trading ship that came with the Imperial Trading Post set in 1992.  When my brother and I saw that small ship, we were extremely excited because we thought that LEGO was going to introduce a third faction to the pirates line, which would have been super awesome!  :pir-sweet:

...Instead, they released the Islanders, which in retrospect, was one of the major factors of my brother and I going into our dark age (my first and his permanent one) about two years later...

Anyways, I like how you decided to expand upon the Imperial Trading Post teaser faction and flesh it out.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:20 PM

 Hikaro Takayama, on 22 April 2012 - 07:51 PM, said:

Well, like I said on Brickforge, I really like it, Napo!  It reminds me of the trading ship that came with the Imperial Trading Post set in 1992.  When my brother and I saw that small ship, we were extremely excited because we thought that LEGO was going to introduce a third faction to the pirates line, which would have been super awesome!  :pir-sweet:

...Instead, they released the Islanders, which in retrospect, was one of the major factors of my brother and I going into our dark age (my first and his permanent one) about two years later...

Anyways, I like how you decided to expand upon the Imperial Trading Post teaser faction and flesh it out.

Thanks, Hikaro! (for those who don't know, me and Hikaro and I are good friends and co-authors on BrickForge.com)

I wonder if they ever did think about making it a faction, and then it didn't test well with young kids, so they introduced Islanders instead, kind of like how LEGO Europa became Pirates...
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

you have to work the sides so that they dont look so flat and borring, and you have to make it go smooth from the deck to the top of the cabin, but its nice that you made intinior

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:58 AM

 Morthen, on 23 April 2012 - 08:39 PM, said:

you have to work the sides so that they dont look so flat and borring, and you have to make it go smooth from the deck to the top of the cabin, but its nice that you made intinior

Thanks for the constructive criticism.  :pir-sweet:  

I know how to make them look better, but I have trouble making them look better with my pieces. Any tips are appreciated. Greenhair's tutorial enabled me to make realistically bowed sides, so I'm a fast learner.  :pir-classic:  

The interior was great fun! There is one place where you can lift out the deck and put prisoners and cargo in, but it is so difficult to do that I didn't bother for the pictures.  :pir-tongue:

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:43 PM

Great vessel. I like the greencoats. :pir-wink:

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:01 PM

A nice little vessel you have there!  :thumbup: A bit too edgy for my taste, but the choice of colors is very appealing. Fairly close to the official sets in terms of design and size.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

She's a good ship. In fact, it kind of reminds me of the ship in the new Pirates film by Aardman.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:30 PM

Wow, guys, thanks for the commentts!  :pir-blush:

 Hiawatha, on 29 April 2012 - 06:43 PM, said:

Great vessel. I like the greencoats. :pir-wink:

Danke! I don't know if I mentioned it before, but the decals are Hound Knight-made. Terrific work.  :pir-sweet:


 Perfectionist, on 30 April 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:

A nice little vessel you have there!  :thumbup: A bit too edgy for my taste, but the choice of colors is very appealing. Fairly close to the official sets in terms of design and size.

Thanks, Perfectionist!  :monkey: I have a huuggeee surplus of gold parts, and even with this I only used about a quarter of them, so I immediately thought about making a Galleon-type trade ship. Heck, Artesano means Tradesman.  :pir-classic:


 efullner, on 30 April 2012 - 02:59 PM, said:

She's a good ship. In fact, it kind of reminds me of the ship in the new Pirates film by Aardman.

Thank you! I've been wanting to see that movie very badly. I haven't noticed the ship; I shall have to look it up.
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:32 AM

Napoleon,

I was wondering if you had considered using the torso from the Series 6 Leprechaun for your greencoats...  I've tried it for some certain special units' officers and it looked pretty good....  Just my $0.02

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:20 AM

The sails and flag are hand-drawn ? that's some really good work, I want sails like that too  :pir_bawling:

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:12 PM

Very nice ship! Especially the back is beautiful  :pir-cry_happy: . Only the front can use some more details, I think.
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