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124 replies to this topic  – Started by ZCerberus , Mar 14 2007 06:22 AM

#101 Phred

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 05:13 PM

View PostZCerberus, on Apr 18 2007, 08:52 AM, said:

Well it appears Brickshelf is malfunctioning this morning :'-(  but... ship in progress?  Whatever do you mean?   :-D
Sorry my eyes must be deceiving me X-D

About how many cannons are now going to be protecting the fort now?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 07:42 PM

View Postphred, on Apr 18 2007, 12:13 PM, said:

Sorry my eyes must be deceiving me X-D

About how many cannons are now going to be protecting the fort now?

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21 + 12 + 2 = 35... that is just an estimate... that means you would need a 70 gun ship's broadside to rival the power... then again, not all the guns will be at the same angle or anything... still, not bad!

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

Looks great! I really love this, and the shape and everything is brilliant. The palm trees were a nice tough aswell.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:44 AM

View PostZCerberus, on Apr 18 2007, 02:42 PM, said:

21 + 12 + 2 = 35... that is just an estimate... that means you would need a 70 gun ship's broadside to rival the power... then again, not all the guns will be at the same angle or anything... still, not bad!
That could easily fend off almost all of the individual MOCs built or being built on EB!
Then you have a whole fleet of ships at your disposal.
I think Ft. Brighton is safe from anybody for a while.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 04:12 PM

View PostPirate Maniac, on Apr 18 2007, 03:29 PM, said:

Looks great! I really love this, and the shape and everything is brilliant. The palm trees were a nice tough aswell.

Well I will add more palm trees when I get a chance.  When I reunite the fortress parts with the rest of the harbor, hopefully it'll look quality!!

View Postphred, on Apr 19 2007, 01:44 AM, said:

That could easily fend off almost all of the individual MOCs built or being built on EB!
Then you have a whole fleet of ships at your disposal.
I think Ft. Brighton is safe from anybody for a while.

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For a while?  Are you planning an invasion Phred?

Well I suppose I could leave a ship or two as a garrison the Covenant and Sienna could be posted for protection which would add another 20 or so guns! (Covenant is 18 guns, the Sienna could probably only have 6 guns total because of the narrowness of the hull... so another 15 broadside I suppose)

Then the Arbiter II and Fortune and Adventure could patrol for pirates.

The again, Phred seems to believe I also have another ship in the works, maybe it will be able to crack some skulls... If such a ship were to exist I would imagine it will probably have 40-50 guns.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 07:45 PM

View PostZCerberus, on Apr 21 2007, 11:12 AM, said:

For a while?  Are you planning an invasion Phred?

Well I suppose I could leave a ship or two as a garrison the Covenant and Sienna could be posted for protection which would add another 20 or so guns! (Covenant is 18 guns, the Sienna could probably only have 6 guns total because of the narrowness of the hull... so another 15 broadside I suppose)

Then the Arbiter II and Fortune and Adventure could patrol for pirates.

The again, Phred seems to believe I also have another ship in the works, maybe it will be able to crack some skulls... If such a ship were to exist I would imagine it will probably have 40-50 guns.
No I would never invade the great Z @ Fort Brighton. X-D

Hmm.  Sounds kool *sweet*  *y*  (about this theoredical ghost ship err... phantom ship :-D )

Do you know of any lego conventions in the twin cities?
It'd be real sweet to eventually have yous Minnesotens and we Wiscawsinites with all our fleets together *wub*

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:14 PM

View Postphred, on Apr 21 2007, 02:45 PM, said:

No I would never invade the great Z @ Fort Brighton. X-D

You say no invasions at the fortress, open water is a different story?  ;-)

View Postphred, on Apr 21 2007, 02:45 PM, said:

Hmm.  Sounds kool *sweet*  *y*  (about this theoredical ghost ship :-$ )

Maybe instead of ghost ship you should say "phantom ship" so people don't think I have a "ghost ship"

Yeah... it would be cool if this phtom ship existed


View Postphred, on Apr 21 2007, 02:45 PM, said:

Do you know of any lego conventions in the twin cities?
It'd be real sweet to eventually have yous Minnesotens and we Wiscawsinites with all our fleets together *wub*

None that I know of.  Maybe they do something at the Mall of America.  I would imagine if they did that the event would be focused more to the lil' ones and not as much towards the ALF community!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 12:59 AM

So before Phred spotted the Phantom I was working on the right fortress addition to Fort Brighton.  My current plan is to retrieve the other sections to the fortress over memorial day set the whole fella up on Monday night on Tuesday.

Here is the progress on the right side...

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and some more progress...

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I removed the bell tower on the old new section as you can see.  I wasn't feeling that rear section so much.  I like it better with the roof design I replaced it with.  I think it fits with the rest of the fort better.

I moved the bell tower to the new new section of the fortress, but the bell is perhaps too small for that section.  I have an idea to shore it up a little later...

a shot of the removed bell tower section on the old new rear fortress section...

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Of course, those who know me, won't be too surprised that the new roof is magnetic where the bell tower was on the old new section!

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I am low on red plates so one side of the roof  on the new new section isn't done, and the lack of black plates means the dock isn't done...

here is the proof!

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Still, progress is progress!!

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Comments still welcome!

EDIT: Because of a need to rush out to see POTC 3, my spelling was less than wonderful on the unedited post.  hopefully it is better now!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:00 AM

I really like that this new section will have a similar design as the "older" new section.
When it's all put together, i imagine that the whole fort will be much more cohesive.

Looking forward to the whole thing put together.

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 06:20 PM

I can't find the words to describe what I think of this fortress...
I stopped giving suggestions for improvements until I see how it all fits together.
But already in it's current state, this is my #1 Lego fortress ever!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:38 PM

View Postbonaparte, on May 25 2007, 01:20 PM, said:

I can't find the words to describe what I think of this fortress...
I stopped giving suggestions for improvements until I see how it all fits together.
But already in it's current state, this is my #1 Lego fortress ever!

Thanks B.

I think one Thing I really am going to change though is the gate houses on the harbor section.  I think they need to be more grandiose than they are now.  Stay tuned!

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 08:12 PM

Just an amazing example of your excellent building skills.  This is a great fort with lots of detail and an awsome color sceme. Perfect!  *wub*

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View PostFordo, on May 25 2007, 03:12 PM, said:

Just an amazing example of your excellent building skills.  This is a great fort with lots of detail and an awsome color sceme. Perfect! *wub*

I'm glad you like it.  The original Fort Brighton... titled something like "Imperial Harbor" here in this forum was my first foray into sharing my Pirate MOCs.  It was received rather well and after getting some help from many of the regulars here, it has blossomed into a rather large MOC.  These two sections will be connected to a stockade, two large doc sections, and a store house soon.  Hopefully it will be pretty swank.

In other news, to get the cannons for the lower section on the two fortresses, I am going to replace some of the cannons on some of my ships with MOC cannons.  The cannons being replaced are the cannons on the upper deck of the Venganza, the Cannons on the upper deck of the Arbiter II and the cannons on the Sienna.  With the smaller MOC cannons, I intended to place guns on both sides of the Sienna now.

I will get some photos Monday or Tuesday!

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:01 AM

Wow. The only word I could think of to describe it are the words of Futurama's Dr. Zoidberg- "I think that 2 of my 3 hearts just had attacks."
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:05 PM

Gaah, is it the rum?! There's two of them! Run! :-P
Mr Z this fort is really beautiful. It would be suicide to attack this fort with a light frigate like mine.
I think the only worthy opponent would be The Phantom or the Dame du Loup.
Great work Mr Z!

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 09:59 PM

I Got a question what is the total number of Imperial Guard's and Imperial Soldiers you have on all your moc's in total?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:45 AM

View PostFordo, on May 31 2007, 04:59 PM, said:

I Got a question what is the total number of Imperial Guard's and Imperial Soldiers you have on all your moc's in total?

That is a very good question.  I am using some ordinary sailors and some Marines with Custom torsos now, so  I am at about my limit.  I can tell you I plan to have at least 20 marines or so, 35 ordinary sailors, and then the guards/soldiers themselves... I am not sure I could say how many with any certainty.  I might offer some guesses...

Ships...

The Fortune...

1 captain (gov. torso), 1 blue coat, 1 red soldier

The Adventrue

1 captain, 1 blue coat, 1 red coat soldier

The Sienna

1 captain, 1 blue coat, 11 red coats (I think)

The New Covenant

1 captain, 1 blue coat, 9 red coat soldiers (or so)

The Arbiter II

1 captain, 1 blue coat, 12 sailors (?), 15 red coat soldiers (or so)

Phantom

1 blue coat, 2 captains, 15-20 sailors, 15-20 marines (?) 8-9 red coats.  

These are all guesses though!

Fortresses...
Fort Brighton

2 captains, 1 blue coat captain, 2 blue coat soldiers, ?? red coats (25 maybe?)

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:01 AM

Well just to let ya'll know I am still working on things, here is the proof!

I still need to do some work on it though.  I am planning on redesigning the tower at the stockade (if not the whole stockade itself!), lengthening the dock sections coming off the small fortress section, and since they don't match as well as the used to, redesigning or doing something to the little guard houses at the ends of the two middle dock sections.

I also think I should lengthen the gap between the larger fortress and the armory so the main tower lines up horizontally with the tower on the smaller fortress section.

For picture taking purposes I also need to move the harbor against a different wall, add some cannons and troops, and set up a backdrop and take some pictures during the day.

Anyhow, some WIP pics of the progress!

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:21 AM

It's good to see it all come together.
A question on the last picture of your previous post.
Doesn't the gallery stop very suddenly on the right side of the picture?
Is this a part that still needs some rebuilding?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 01:20 PM

That is amazing!  *wub*  I wish I had the capabilities to expand Fort Victoria like that... oh man...
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:35 PM

This is a very awesome looking MOC! *y*
I'd love to come over sometime and check it out  X-D
It really flows very nicely together.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:41 PM

View Postbonaparte, on Jun 2 2007, 04:21 AM, said:

It's good to see it all come together.
A question on the last picture of your previous post.
Doesn't the gallery stop very suddenly on the right side of the picture?
Is this a part that still needs some rebuilding?

I am not sure I know what you mean...  Could you explain, because there is some possibility that some of the things on here do indeed need rebuilding!

View Postphred, on Jun 2 2007, 01:35 PM, said:

This is a very awesome looking MOC! *y*
I'd love to come over sometime and check it out  X-D
It really flows very nicely together.

Well I am upgrading some more sections to the the whole thing to fit together a little more.

Currently working on the front guard towers, moving next onto the tower on the stockade, then stretching the distance between the big fort and the armory by 16 studs (I think), and finally moving and upgrading the two cranes on the main docks.

View PostNorrington, on Jun 2 2007, 08:20 AM, said:

That is amazing! *wub*  I wish I had the capabilities to expand Fort Victoria like that... oh man...

There's still time!

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:53 PM

View PostZCerberus, on Jun 3 2007, 05:41 PM, said:

I am not sure I know what you mean...  Could you explain, because there is some possibility that some of the things on here do indeed need rebuilding!

Well, the corridor in the picture below seems to stop at a wall.
I was wondering if this is because the new part still needs to be integrated with the older part.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 06:08 PM

View Postbonaparte, on Jun 3 2007, 10:53 AM, said:

Well, the corridor in the picture below seems to stop at a wall.
I was wondering if this is because the new part still needs to be integrated with the older part.

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Ahh!

Well there is an archway there and there are some stairs there that go down into the stockade, but the arch is one brick too low or so.  When I am redoing the tower in that section, I am going to raise the arch a stud or two so it won't look like it just ends, hopefully!

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 07:03 AM

Could one of the mods please rename the thread saying it is a WIP thread?

Also, I deleted some pics from the old folder, so if there are broken links, go view the completed fort and you will feel much better!

The Completed Fort Brighton

EDIT: Thanks bonaparte

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