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#1 Phred

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 09:24 AM

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I've always liked the way Junks looked and thought about making a MOC of one.
So I WIP'ed this thing together in one night.  I'm pretty happy as to how well it has turned out so far.
I don't have any Chinese ppl, but I do have some ninjas.

So this is my current story on my piece of junk X-D :

There was a small Japanese village minding their own business (fighting other ninjas) until this Chinese Junk would regularly attack them.  
The ninjas of the village didn't take kindly to this and wanted to annihilate these peskie Chinese.
So on one dark evening, the ninjas snuck up on the junk and quickly wiped out the evil Chinese onboard.
Now, using the captured junk, the ninjas of the village protect the coastal waters of their village and lived happily ever after.


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The starboard side.
I used a grappeling hook as an anchor.  It looks pretty close to a real chinese anchor.

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The port side.
The brown lightsaber piece moves with the rudder.

A picture of a Chinese merchant vessel.  This was my inspiration.
The picture is from the book calls Ship by the Smithsonian.

Sorry for the horrible pictures. My camera died and it's getting very late.
I'll post better pics and hopefully finish the sails and rigging tomorrow.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 10:44 AM

Good work. This is an interesting model, with a lot of potential. I like the way you stuck to the different ship design that is a junk.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:24 AM

I know the booK!! I own the book! :-P  :-D . Back to the junk...  The colours look good, but why is there no mast at the stern?? In the book there is a mast at the back

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 10:36 PM

View PostMr Tiber, on Jan 5 2007, 05:24 AM, said:

I know the booK!! I own the book! :-P  :-D . Back to the junk...  The colours look good, but why is there no mast at the stern?? In the book there is a mast at the back
Mr. Tiber, I put the 3rd mast on.  It definetely looks better this way.  That book is my favorite referance book for mocs so far. (unless you know of better ones)

Iíve pretty much finished my junk.  Just have to put some more string on for the sails and places to store weapons.

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I used a brown paper bag for sails. X-D

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Removed some of the sails so that thereís more visability.

My Super Ninja wanted to show you guys the underside of my junk:

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Underneath the bow.

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And under the stern.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 10:57 PM

Nicely done! It looks very good with the sternmast and those nifty sails....  *y*

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 12:28 AM

Love the Sails!  I just finished reading "The Cree Journals" , the private journals of Edward Cree Surgeon in the English Royal Navy serving between 1837-1856.  Between 1840 and 1846 he serves on the HMS Rattlesnake a 6th rate frigate converted to a troop transport, and the HMS Vixen a steam paddle sloop, both of these ships were in China during the first opium war and during these deployment his ships meet up with and trounce a fair number of war junks.  Very interesting reading.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:37 AM

I know this thread is a little old, but hopefully it's ok.
I don't have much for changes on the ship, just the crew is now Chinese instead of Japanese.

I got the Emporor's Ship.  But this ship doesn't look very Chinese (at all).  Actually, i figured (in my very unprofessional opinion) the Emporor's Ship looks more Japanese than Chinese. So I put some ninja's on it.

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Now about my Junk. Since it's originally a Chinese vessel, I put the Chinese ppl on it and made 4 more chinese out of figs i had already and 3x3 dishes (yes they are dark bley :-| ).

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Edit:  The two guys on the right (edit: actually it's on the left *wacko* ) have SW gungan torsos.  Then the other two none chinese torsos are just a couple of CC plain metal cuirass torsos.

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View PostMr Tiber, on Feb 8 2007, 09:47 AM, said:

I'm pretty sure it's the guys on the left, not on the right...
Thanx Mr. Tiber

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 03:47 PM

View Postphred, on Feb 8 2007, 05:37 AM, said:

Edit:  The two guys on the right have SW gungan torsos....

I'm pretty sure it's the guys on the left, not on the right...

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:14 PM

I don't get why you put ninjas on the Japanese ship if its the Emperors ship?

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 06:06 AM

Phred, Iíve got to say that I really dig those sails.  Iíll definitely have to try that technique out when I amass more hull pieces and whatnot.  The ship on the whole is a great piece of junk that Iím sure any kid would love to have.  I could easily see it as a part of a LEGO lineup going for a retail price of 20.00 USD. (I also lament the fact that I never picked up an Emperorís Ship.  Every time I see it, I froth a little bit more at the mouth... *wub* )

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 03:56 PM

View Postlego2000, on Feb 10 2007, 02:14 PM, said:

I don't get why you put ninjas on the Japanese ship if its the Emperors ship?

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L2K,
The emporor's ship just looked more japanese than chinese, but only vaguely.  In general, it seemed the japanese had only one or two masts on their vessels, while the chinese usually had at least 3.  So i put the japanese off the the Chinese built junk and put the 2 chinese and 4 "chinese looking" fellows into the Junk.

View PostBerry Syedow, on Feb 12 2007, 12:06 AM, said:

Phred, Iíve got to say that I really dig those sails.  Iíll definitely have to try that technique out when I amass more hull pieces and whatnot.  The ship on the whole is a great piece of junk that Iím sure any kid would love to have.  I could easily see it as a part of a LEGO lineup going for a retail price of 20.00 USD. (I also lament the fact that I never picked up an Emperorís Ship.  Every time I see it, I froth a little bit more at the mouth... *wub* )
Thanx Berry Syedow,
I got the Emporor's Ships for $15+S&H off of Ebay ;-)
The hull of the junk is 2 of these:
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from couple of Alpha teams sets on sale.

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View Postbonaparte, on Feb 13 2007, 01:52 PM, said:

This proves that a ship doesn't have to be big to look great.
Very original sails! Haven't seen this done before.
They are attached with a nice technique...
The ship is well build and the colors are also a nice combination.

Thanx for the compliment B *y*

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 07:52 PM

This proves that a ship doesn't have to be big to look great.
Very original sails! Haven't seen this done before.
They are attached with a nice technique...
The ship is well build and the colors are also a nice combination.

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