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8 replies to this topic  – Started by kurigan , Jan 14 2013 09:35 AM

#1 kurigan

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

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This is the completion of a project which has sat unfinished for some time. The hull is rather basic, but by design. The rigging is completely functional. The sails are paper; the stiffness of the material keeps them from being furled even though the rigging would allow for it. It does however keep the illusion of luff in the canvas. The main gun represents a twelve pounder, recovered from Old Scorpion, already named “Black Death”.  The other two swivel guns are something like 2 or 3 pounders. Boats like these both in terms of rig and application were popular the whole world over during the 18th and 19th centuries, typically for defense of key harbors and ports. In my own fleet, this is the role Adder plays, serving as a deterrent to invasion and ferrying pilots and inspectors out to incoming vessels. Her lug sails would be easily handled by only few crew members and are versatile in catching wind in all conditions. Admittedly, the scale may be a bit off, from that of her mini figure captain, but I just don’t care. I picked the project back up just to work on a realistic, working rig. Feeling as though I achieved that, I am pleased with her.
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#2 Bob De Quatre

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:23 AM

Nice little boat. I like your sea :classic:

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Nice! Looks like she's sailing through very thin ice. The rigging looks very realistic too.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Looks very good, I love your idea for the sea. This is one of the best small ships I have seen.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

This is a rather good-looking ship, I'm especially found of the colourscheme and of course of the custom work, great rigging and sails. I must say the sails appeared to me to be real cloth and not paper, their color/texture strikes me as very accurate!

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:38 PM

Very nice, it'll be

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Aii! Great job Kurigan :thumbup: Wish they could make something like this for an official set :sweet:
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

Ths is a nice build Kurigan.  With a limited number of parts you've built something instantly recognizable.  The brick built guns look nice and fit well despite the ship being a bit small to scale.  It looks like the main gun slides with the recoil and this is a nice feature. The sails look nice as well.  The paper you used gives the illusion of cloth.  Brick on!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:14 AM

View PostBob De Quatre, on 14 January 2013 - 10:23 AM, said:

Nice little boat. I like your sea :classic:

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on 14 January 2013 - 11:05 AM, said:

Nice! Looks like she's sailing through very thin ice. The rigging looks very realistic too.
It always surprises me how many different good looking ships you can make with a limited amount of parts :thumbup:

View PostBrickington, on 14 January 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:

Looks very good, I love your idea for the sea. This is one of the best small ships I have seen.
Thanks, the sea is indeed a piece of carpet, from my old bed room. we had a carpet like this in the living room when I was a kid. I spent many hours playing with my classic pirate ships pushing them through the nap like the ocean's waves parting, hence my affinity for water-line models. I do agree that it looks rather like ice in hind sight. This pleases me though as I did want to convey a colder climate than usual.

View PostFrank Brick Wright, on 14 January 2013 - 03:31 PM, said:

This is a rather good-looking ship, I'm especially found of the colourscheme and of course of the custom work, great rigging and sails. I must say the sails appeared to me to be real cloth and not paper, their color/texture strikes me as very accurate!
Thank you. The paper sails were something of a happy accident. I scavenged it from work where it is typically cast off. I figured the color would work well enough but the bolster only came about from the way i punched the holes. The first sail, the main, was just an experiment, but it came out so well, I just kept going.

View PostGrimmbeard, on 14 January 2013 - 11:38 PM, said:

Very nice, it'll be

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Thanks for that!

View PostMazin, on 15 January 2013 - 12:33 PM, said:

Aii! Great job Kurigan :thumbup: Wish they could make something like this for an official set :sweet:
The hull in simple enough, but even this simple rig would be a bit much.

View PostMr. Townsend, on 21 January 2013 - 05:35 AM, said:

Ths is a nice build Kurigan.  With a limited number of parts you've built something instantly recognizable.  The brick built guns look nice and fit well despite the ship being a bit small to scale.  It looks like the main gun slides with the recoil and this is a nice feature. The sails look nice as well.  The paper you used gives the illusion of cloth.  Brick on!
-W. Townsend
Indeed the gun is on a slide. Even though I couldn't find a way to have it properly breeched with block and tackle, there is a rope which can be used to run it back out.

Thanks again all.

Edited by kurigan, 23 January 2013 - 12:35 AM.





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