Jump to content


More ships for the fleet!


  • Please log in to reply
85 replies to this topic  – Started by Imperial Shipyards , Jun 16 2012 03:24 PM

#51 Legonardo

Legonardo
  • Can't Build With One Arm Tied Behind His Back


    Posts: 2251
    Joined: 04-December 11
    Member: 22773
    Country: Middle Zealand

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

Ok, that is amazing, will be a huge inspiration for my next ship, (still a few months away but) this is just ah
nevermind im speachless. you've got to be the best minifig illusion scale ship MOCer around!

#52 Imperial Shipyards

Imperial Shipyards
  • Master frigate builder!


    Posts: 571
    Joined: 20-September 09
    Member: 7496
    Country: Germany

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 14 February 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

Now I see this image again, there's something which you might want to improve.
I like it that you've added studding sails, and they look great, but perhaps they could be attached slightly different.
[...]
Anyway, it's just a very small detail and of course you're free to do whatever you want, but concerning your user name you might like to know this for future builds. Good luck! :thumbup:

Thanks, Admiral! I will most certainly do my very best to find a more "perfect" solution. ;-)

By the way, this might also solve my problem how to attach the bottom of the sails. :-)

Posted ImagePosted Image_Posted Image_Posted ImagePosted Image


INDEX: Historic Ships, Replicas, Figureheads and Models

"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

flickr


#53 Frank Brick Wright

Frank Brick Wright
  • Baby Minifigure


    Posts: 363
    Joined: 28-August 11
    Member: 20080
    Country: Portugal

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

Absolutely unbelievable! I am missing the words… :wub: The way she is built, with so much elegance, and the stern… I never thought it possible to put so much detail in a stern built on a prefab hull… But it is! And what a stern! The pumps, lamps and details are also unmissable! Now I also see where all the dragon wings from BL have gone :tongue: They are so beautiful as an ornament!

I have thinking (actually before I saw this) in making a ship with removable sections. I wonder how strong she has to be in structural terms to support that. Have you had to rearrange the structure you used in the Achille to make it strong enough for the side hinges? And how practical are those removable sections, i.e. are they easily removable?

Perhaps it has escaped you, but here

Posted Image

The jib boom is a bit bent, I've also found it hard to stretch the ropes enough but without benting the yards.

This is possibly my favourite prefab ship to the date :blush:

Edited by Frank Brick Wright, 15 February 2013 - 10:02 AM.

A ship is floating in the harbour now,

The wind is hovering o'er the mountain's brow;

There is a path on the sea's azure floor,

No keel has ever ploughed that path before

(Percy Bysshe Shelley)


MOCPages account, Flickr and Brickshelf


#54 Bregir

Bregir

    Posts: 351
    Joined: 05-March 12
    Member: 27131
    Country: Denmark

Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

I am very impressed! And as a big fan of the "Master and Commander Series" of books, I must say, I find this a great representation of the age of tall ships - yet you still managed to give it that "Lego-y" feel, that it would fit with the minifigs :)

Double ration of grog for you, good sir!
Bregir

Ser Beorthan of Avalonia

Lord Mayor of the Trifork

Gatekeeper of the East*

*(Book 2, Challenge 2)


#55 Aalak

Aalak

    Posts: 191
    Joined: 01-May 09
    Member: 5949
    Country: Berlin, Germany

Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

I'm offically asking permission to try to use the removable wall technic for the next version (mark 3.0) of my ship, the Ares - my removable deck bends like a U and I hate it. So I World like to try your Wall version for a change.

#56 Captain Blackmoor

Captain Blackmoor
  • Hates Redcoats, likes crab meat


    Posts: 4501
    Joined: 27-September 08
    Member: 4015
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

Pefectionist is back! With a stunning, stunning collection of ships. :wub:
Absolutely lovely, a gift for the eyes.

It's just that awesome. :blush:

The shapes, the masts and sails, the interior and all those details! A masterpiece to be proud of mate. :thumbup:

I have nothing to add, honestly.. Okay, I've just added one thing. :wink:

Sail to My Brickshelf or to My MOCpages, or my Flickr Photostream!




Got Questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines  - Index of helpful tutorials


Avalonia Trading Company


#57 pogie

pogie

    Posts: 112
    Joined: 30-January 13
    Member: 38346

Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

View PostBregir, on 15 February 2013 - 01:20 PM, said:

I am very impressed! And as a big fan of the "Master and Commander Series" of books, I must say, I find this a great representation of the age of tall ships - yet you still managed to give it that "Lego-y" feel, that it would fit with the minifigs :)

Double ration of grog for you, good sir!
Bregir

Well said.  Finished my third trip through the POB canon a few months ago.

#58 Imperial Shipyards

Imperial Shipyards
  • Master frigate builder!


    Posts: 571
    Joined: 20-September 09
    Member: 7496
    Country: Germany

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

View PostFrank Brick Wright, on 15 February 2013 - 09:51 AM, said:

Absolutely unbelievable! I am missing the words… :wub: The way she is built, with so much elegance, and the stern… I never thought it possible to put so much detail in a stern built on a prefab hull… [...]

I have thinking (actually before I saw this) in making a ship with removable sections. I wonder how strong she has to be in structural terms to support that. Have you had to rearrange the structure you used in the Achille to make it strong enough for the side hinges? And how practical are those removable sections, i.e. are they easily removable?

Perhaps it has escaped you, but here [...]

The jib boom is a bit bent, I've also found it hard to stretch the ropes enough but without benting the yards.

This is possibly my favourite prefab ship to the date :blush:

Thanks for your comment! The structure is the same as in the earlier version of Achille - no trouble at all. They way I build ships on prefabs is to put all structural reinforcements below the gundeck, so all the interior doesn't need to contribute to strength. In the end you gain a lot of freedom for constructing the decks and still the entire model remains very sturdy. By the way, modern trains like the ICE are constructed in similar manner with a strong base and light upper body.

Well I think that hardly noticable bending is a bit over the top nitpicking - you said yourself that it isn't really posible to avoid that, and I even saw a little bending on higly detailed wood models. :wink:

View PostAalak, on 15 February 2013 - 09:08 PM, said:

I'm offically asking permission to try to use the removable wall technic for the next version (mark 3.0) of my ship, the Ares - my removable deck bends like a U and I hate it. So I World like to try your Wall version for a change.

Well, obviously I can't stop anyone from copying stuff I post online and even though I tried to encourage giving credit some time ago there just isn't any culture to do so and over the course of time people tend to forget who initially invented or first made use of a specific technique.

While I feel a little sad about that, I'm more than happy when a builder provides information about his sources and inspirations and maybe even a link. If you'd do that, you can feel encouraged to take whatever technique you like and blend it with your own individual touch. If you've got questions how something comes together you can send me a pm. I'm happy to share a few secrets, but I can't provide full building instructions (somebody asked my a while ago :tongue: ).

By the way, how's your fleet progressing? I think I remember seeing three ships of yours in the making?

View PostCaptain Blackmoor, on 16 February 2013 - 03:25 PM, said:

Pefectionist is back! With a stunning, stunning collection of ships. :wub:
Absolutely lovely, a gift for the eyes.

It's just that awesome. :blush:

The shapes, the masts and sails, the interior and all those details! A masterpiece to be proud of mate. :thumbup:

I have nothing to add, honestly.. Okay, I've just added one thing. :wink:

Thanks Captain! Well I happen to come and go... life has been a bit turbulent for me the last two years, and I've been quite uncertain which role Lego can still play for me. For the moment finishing what I've begun is what I'm looking forward too. Maybe there will be a new project at some point, maybe not. :blush:

Posted ImagePosted Image_Posted Image_Posted ImagePosted Image


INDEX: Historic Ships, Replicas, Figureheads and Models

"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

flickr


#59 Capt. Stabbin

Capt. Stabbin
  • Mister Captain Master


    Posts: 843
    Joined: 03-December 09
    Member: 8447
    Country: USA

Posted 17 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

The details are amazing!  And your techniques are very innovative, again you are one of my favorite ship builders......

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


Posted Image


#60 Aalak

Aalak

    Posts: 191
    Joined: 01-May 09
    Member: 5949
    Country: Berlin, Germany

Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:37 PM

I'm with you on the fact about giving Credit :)

Who needs instructions. It's more fun for me to find my own solutions ... Even if I still get crazy when I try to make headrails look good.... And any other tube color than yellow is quite a challenge. There must be a different in the plastic.

As for my fleet. At the Peak there where 2 english frigates and a frenchman (a complete CGH Version) and 2 brigs. but I had to break them up.  At the Moment I'm rebuilding The Ares and the Carribean Queen.

But It will be a while until There will be pictures again.


#61 Imperial Shipyards

Imperial Shipyards
  • Master frigate builder!


    Posts: 571
    Joined: 20-September 09
    Member: 7496
    Country: Germany

Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

View PostCapt. Stabbin, on 17 February 2013 - 04:51 PM, said:

The details are amazing!  And your techniques are very innovative, again you are one of my favorite ship builders......

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

Thanks! I've got a more recent photo which I'd ask you to put on the blog:

Posted Image

Like I said, she's complete apart from studding sails. :wub:

Don't forget,there's also the other frigate: Magicienne; an almost-sistership on 7 midsections which I've actually build first. She's quite similar in terms of technique, but still an individual ship.

Posted ImagePosted Image_Posted Image_Posted ImagePosted Image


INDEX: Historic Ships, Replicas, Figureheads and Models

"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

flickr


#62 Capt. Stabbin

Capt. Stabbin
  • Mister Captain Master


    Posts: 843
    Joined: 03-December 09
    Member: 8447
    Country: USA

Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

View PostPerfectionist, on 17 February 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

Thanks! I've got a more recent photo which I'd ask you to put on the blog:

No problem.  Thanks for the additional picture of this beauty!

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide


Posted Image


#63 Esurient

Esurient
  • aka Romeo


    Posts: 1046
    Joined: 06-May 11
    Member: 17675

Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:51 AM

Very nice, detailed and majestic MOC. :thumbup:
Now appearing as Elin Surefoot 397 years old Dwarven Cleric in Sandy's Cruel Angel's Thesis

#64 Imperial Shipyards

Imperial Shipyards
  • Master frigate builder!


    Posts: 571
    Joined: 20-September 09
    Member: 7496
    Country: Germany

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:57 AM

Now this is Magicienne, she's a 38gun super frigate build on 7 midsections. "Super frigate" refers to the fact that around 1780 normal frigates where much smaller and carried less heavy guns. The French were among the first to build such ships, causing a lot of panic in the Royal Navy!

Magicienne ad Concorde are quasi-sisterships meaning they share many techniques and the same bow and basic stern design, but have different dimensions; just like Achille and Guerrière. I've build Magicienne first, Concorde was build in a rush in less than a week with parts I had left. :grin:

I've build both frigates according to plans from the book "The History of the French Frigate 1650-1850" by the famous Jean Boudriot. This means they are rather historically accurate, especially the sail and mast dimensions. I've designed the sailplan in accordance with the regulations of the French Navy between 1760 and 1781. This is also true for studding sails. For the colourscheme and stern I've taken some inspiration from the replica of the french frigate "Hermione".

IPosted Image

The picture quality isn't great, but I've been too lazy to take new ones.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted ImagePosted Image_Posted Image_Posted ImagePosted Image


INDEX: Historic Ships, Replicas, Figureheads and Models

"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

flickr


#65 kabel

kabel
  • lower case


    Posts: 2827
    Joined: 19-July 09
    Member: 6745
    Country: Germany

Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:44 PM

wow, those retractable walls are just totally nice. I also like your pumps, (what's Lenzpumpe in English?) such an important detail but I doubt I've ever seen it in a Lego ship before!

Edited by kabel, 21 February 2013 - 12:44 PM.

Steen Larsson
Carpenter
Royal Architect of Mitgardia and Vice Admiral of the Mitgardian fleet


Posted Image   Posted Image

My Brickshelf

My Flickr

Medieval Ships


New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#66 Frank Brick Wright

Frank Brick Wright
  • Baby Minifigure


    Posts: 363
    Joined: 28-August 11
    Member: 20080
    Country: Portugal

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

Right, so the "leftovers", a couple of bricks :grin: I specially like the last photo, the sails are terrific and IMO its her best angle (after all the stays are still missing).

The woven and pumps… :wub: The only think I'd change is the shield at the stern, I find its colours, mostly the green, a bit off.

Have visited the Hermione? I can't really say why but I feel like the frigate lacks the degree of refinement (even though it isn't completed yet) of the best scale models, like yours.

A ship is floating in the harbour now,

The wind is hovering o'er the mountain's brow;

There is a path on the sea's azure floor,

No keel has ever ploughed that path before

(Percy Bysshe Shelley)


MOCPages account, Flickr and Brickshelf


#67 jiskpirate

jiskpirate

    Posts: 16
    Joined: 29-January 13
    Member: 38313
    Country: The Netherlands

Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

I want your fleet, its beautifull! :wub:
Yar har! I hope i will find out how to post ; ]

#68 Wellesley

Wellesley

    Posts: 42
    Joined: 14-July 12
    Member: 29692
    Country: Germany

Posted 16 March 2013 - 11:33 PM

thats an awesome fleet!
want to do me a favour?    put both frigates and the brig in a line and take a stern view photo :)

#69 Imperial Shipyards

Imperial Shipyards
  • Master frigate builder!


    Posts: 571
    Joined: 20-September 09
    Member: 7496
    Country: Germany

Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:48 AM

Hello everyone!

Well it has (again) been a while since I've mentioned that my fleet is completed. Unfortunately I haven't found the time to take pictures until last weekend. I am however not quite as good at photographing and presenting my MOCs as I'd like to be (if anyone could give me a few hints how to arrange the setting, lighting and editing that would be very much appreciated :grin: ). Once I have more and better pictures I'll make threads with more pictures for each (pair) of ships, or maybe just one with continued updates for all of them? I guess I'll have to figure that out too. I'd also really love to bring in some live by adding a crew, show several ships together, maybe fighting each other, and so on...
Now what do I have? Well 8 (!) complete ships (in minifigure illusion scale) with a total of 170 guns and one mortar :innocent2:

Guerrière, a small, but nimble frigate (24guns)

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Achille, a medium sized, fast frigate (28 guns)

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Concorde, first of a next generation of frigates (32 guns)

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Magicienne, a true super frigate (38 guns), also the flagship of the fleet

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Médée, a fast brig-of-war (18 guns)

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Furieuse, a purpose-built bomb ketch (10 guns and one mortar)

Posted Image

Aigle, a navy sloop (10 guns)

Posted Image

Sirène, built to the same plans as Aigle, but operated by a privateer

Posted Image

Well, I guess the French crown now has superiority in these waters :pir-wink:

Posted ImagePosted Image_Posted Image_Posted ImagePosted Image


INDEX: Historic Ships, Replicas, Figureheads and Models

"The better is the enemy of the good." - Voltaire

flickr


#70 Admiral Croissant

Admiral Croissant
  • Popped his title cherry!


    Posts: 3029
    Joined: 03-December 08
    Member: 4578
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

Outstanding!! I think you really found a perfect way of making LEGO sailing ships!
Everything looks very smooth and I like the way you gave each frigate a distinct look despite using the same technique.
So what are your plans with this fleet? Put them on display? Bring them to a museum? Use them for Brick comics?
Got questions? Need help? New member?
Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials

Posted Image
20 gun Frigate 'Vesta'
My Brickshelf
My Flickr
My Mocpages


#71 Legonardo

Legonardo
  • Can't Build With One Arm Tied Behind His Back


    Posts: 2251
    Joined: 04-December 11
    Member: 22773
    Country: Middle Zealand

Posted 27 September 2013 - 01:09 PM

I think its fair to (once again) say that these are som eof (if not the) best lego ships ever.
congrats on being awesome, everytime i see your ships I am inspired to venture back to pirates!

#72 Dread Pirate Wesley

Dread Pirate Wesley

    Posts: 175
    Joined: 21-August 09
    Member: 7124

Posted 27 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

Wow the stern on Magicienne is absolutely fantastic.  She turned out to be a real beauty!  I also like the way you did the studding sails, that's something I've wanted to do for some time now.  If you would like some help with photography I can give you some tips (if you like the way my photos turned out).  Here's a pic of my "studio" that I set up strictly for ship photography:

Posted Image

It really has very little to do with the camera, more to do with the lighting and the background I find.  Perhaps I can make a tutorial or just PM me and I can see if I can help.  Plus, if you upload some good photos with neutral backgrounds your fleet and mine can do battle with a little assistance from photoshop!  That is, if you think Magicienne could take down Persephone :devil_laugh:  

Seriously though you have an outstanding fleet.  Best frigates I've seen with some superb details.  Looking forward to seeing some crew aboard :thumbup:

:jollyroger: Dread Pirate Wesley
"You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Pirate Wesley..."

Flickr

Posted Image

Persephone                           The Pickle


#73 piterx

piterx

    Posts: 1175
    Joined: 15-June 12
    Member: 29201
    Country: Italy

Posted 27 September 2013 - 07:25 PM

just wow guys o.o
Posted Image

#74 Captain Edward

Captain Edward

    Posts: 42
    Joined: 03-July 13
    Member: 68430
    Country: Netherlands

Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:44 AM

Amazing! The detail, and such.. Just amazing. I like the Achille the most. It's so detailed! Go on, go on!

#75 Warspite03

Warspite03

    Posts: 45
    Joined: 14-March 12
    Member: 27313
    Country: USA

Posted 28 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

All of these ships are fabulous works of art!  The color schemes look great and you have made some fantastic sails and rigging!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Sponsored Links