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10 replies to this topic  – Started by Sebeus I , May 12 2012 02:18 PM

#1 Sebeus I

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:18 PM

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These rafts run over the water very fast, they are very light and agile. To keep that advantage they can only be armed with limited light weaponry; two rifles are mounted on the hull to have atleast some firepower.
They are very effective when in great numbers to attack large slow ships, they can easely get close enough for boarding action while still evading broadside fire.
(However, a singe cannonball would suffice to bring them down).

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Eventhough I'm a big fan of the original lego pirates I couldn't resist showing off my rafts like this  :monkey:
(just for the record, that wreckage is actually the remains of the official Raft Raiders set).

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:25 PM

I like the idea of these rafts!
Tough isn't it a lot easier to just carry the rifles instead of mounting them on the ship ? :pir_laugh2:

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#3 Sebeus I

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 02:28 PM

View PostBjornu, on 12 May 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:

I like the idea of these rafts!
Tough isn't it a lot easier to just carry the rifles instead of mounting them on the ship ? :pir_laugh2:

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Mounting them on the ship offers more stability  :pir-classic:

#4 Yawgmoth

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

I like your idea a lot! I had been thinking on something similar with the spare sails I had of the 2nd QAR :P this one is a really interesting idea, I had another one to make yet another little boat/ship :P (Like these) I still got 4 boat pieces to try for some more ideas on custom sails or other details :P
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#5 Big Cam

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

I like them, these would make great battle pack type sets for a new Pirates line.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 05:57 PM

While the term I'd use to describe them would be more along the lines of a Sampan or Skiff (basically a flat-bottomed boat) than a raft, I do really like the design.... I was actually thinking of making something sort of like this (with the larger rafts being combined into a sort of crude catamaran) for my post-apocalyptic pirates....

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:22 PM

View PostBig Cam, on 12 May 2012 - 05:38 PM, said:

I like them, these would make great battle pack type sets for a new Pirates line.

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

The quality and style indeed looks like a Battlepack from TLC.
A well placed Blogg IMO  :pir-classic:


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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:00 PM

That's a great one! I really like the simple and elegant SNOT design used for the hull. They look sleek and aggressive. I'd be running if I saw them  :pir-classic:
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:11 PM

I really like the simple but effective design of these! Great work! (But poor classic=pirate raft wreckage...  :pir_bawling: )

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

Yay for rafts! I love the way you used the sails. It is really the icing on the cake for me. :pir-cry_happy:
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 05:31 AM

Excellent!Ship design is really excellent!




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