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6 replies to this topic  – Started by Wellington , Sep 07 2013 08:40 PM

#1 Wellington

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:40 PM

Ahoy everyone!

I want to show you my version of the HMS Interceptor from POTC. This moc is intended to match in approximate proportions the official Lego-sets (rather than being a MOC in minifig illusion scale). My aim was also to not use a too excessive amount of pieces. Anyway I tried to use some ship-building techniques which can be seen here in the forum and I'm quite satisfied with the result so far. Until now I can only show you the LDD-images, more detailed pictures will follow when the ship is built in real bricks. :sweet:

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What would the ship be without a crew. Commodore Norrington is also already aboard. :grin:
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Comments und tips for improvement are always welcome. :thumbup:

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#2 Matteo1130

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:12 AM

Your brig is well done.. but it seems a bit out of proportions: I would try to add a couple mid sections and a section to the bowsprit. This will make more realistic the length/tallness proportion and you'll have a higher numer of guns.

#3 Wellington

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 12:58 AM

 Matteo1130, on 08 September 2013 - 12:12 AM, said:

Your brig is well done.. but it seems a bit out of proportions: I would try to add a couple mid sections and a section to the bowsprit. This will make more realistic the length/tallness proportion and you'll have a higher numer of guns.

Thank's for your reply. You're right that the ship is a bit out of proportions but it had to match roughly the length of my MOD/MOC of the Lego-BP and thus it had to be at least a bit shorter than the BP. Furthermore both ships are a bit like caricatures of the real ones. :grin:

Here's an LDD-Image of my beloved BP MOD/MOC (which will be improved in the future). :grin:
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But nevertheless I'm really considering to trade off the lenght difference between the two ships for better balanced proportions of the Interceptor. :thumbup:

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#4 Mutant Orc

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:14 AM

I agree that the interceptor needs to be tweaked.

Have you made the Flying Dutchman and the Endeavour??
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#5 Wellington

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

 Mutant Orc, on 08 September 2013 - 09:14 AM, said:

Have you made the Flying Dutchman and the Endeavour??

No, I haven't made neither the Dutchman nor the Endeavour so far. Honestly I never liked the Flying Dutchman's design and thus I'm not keen on building it. But I could image to build the Endeavour in the future (although it should be difficult to downsize a first rate ship of the line so that in terms of size the official Lego sets wouldn't look too ridiculous when standing side by side).

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#6 Admiral Croissant

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

Very nice :thumbup:  I especially like the colourscheme and the stern details.
IMO, there are a few things which could improve this ship. First of all, I think the headrails/figurehead part is a bit too large.
Secondly, I would remove the lowest yard of the foremast as it doesn't belong there.
Finally, it might look nice if the stern was a bit sloped/overhanging. But that's just a minor issue.

Nevertheless, she's coming along very nicely. Promising!
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#7 Captain Becker

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 10:58 PM

Looks great so far. Might I get an LFX file so I could take a closet look at this ship? So that I could say what needs improvement..

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