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30 replies to this topic  – Started by Dread Pirate Wesley , May 23 2012 11:17 PM

#26 Captain Settle

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:56 PM

That's a nice boat phred. I like the SNOT on the front of the boat.(not sure if you can call it a bow on a small long boat)
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:15 PM

 Dread Pirate Wesley, on 04 July 2012 - 06:09 PM, said:

That is a huge longboat Blackmoor!  I've actually never seen one quite so large, wonder if it had a special purpose to fit so many men.  How many minifigs do you think yours would hold? You should try it just for comparison  :pir_laugh2:

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Most of the longboats aboard a third rate were also equipped with a mast and a hold under the waterline for supplies. There are even some examples carrying swivel guns.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:58 PM

This is also interesting. The design is from BigBoy, the guy who built that fantastic HMS Victory. The image is too large to deeplink it.

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#29 Mr. Townsend

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:25 PM

I've built two boats for Matterhorn based off DPW's design.  I've added reddish brown flooring and some grates to add just a small amount more detail.  I really love these little boats.  
They are sized as a 24 foot launch, and a 22 foot yawls.  These would have had small masts, spars, and sails though I don't think I will makes those for these two.  I think I will try to make a shorter version at only 2/3 the height for a more waterline look for when the boats are off the ship's beams.  I would like to include the sails on one of these.
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#30 Bart

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:06 PM

I build an admiral barge ones, there's a topic about it here
it was a bit stubby and square, but my main goal when building was that a rowing crew of 8 actually would fit in it.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:29 PM

These are great!
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