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#51 tedbeard

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thank you for all the great detail photos!
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:18 PM

How did you get the flat side planks "bent" ... ? At least they look like they were bent :)
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:39 PM

That is one of the most amazing ship MOCs! I absolutely love it! You've done a fantastic job!

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:15 PM

View PostBrickmasta, on 29 October 2013 - 09:18 PM, said:

How did you get the flat side planks "bent" ... ? At least they look like they were bent :)
Any chance of bigger highres pictures to see more details? Are you on FlickR?

Amazing ship, very inspiring...!!
The planks are easily bent only by the pliability of the plates.
Only tiles and plates 1 x 4. You can take 1x2 too for a smaller bent but it will not look like a plank.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:30 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous! Very good work indeed.

One small question - was that coat of arms used because of your avatar?

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:49 PM

View PostCalanon, on 29 October 2013 - 11:30 PM, said:

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One small question - was that coat of arms used because of your avatar?
No the other way around. The avatar is used because of this coat of arms.
It is the coat of arms of Elisabeth 1. in a light changed version by myself.
Very similar to the version on the drawing I used for my replica.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:45 AM

View Postmaydayartist, on 29 October 2013 - 11:49 PM, said:

No the other way around. The avatar is used because of this coat of arms.
It is the coat of arms of Elisabeth 1. in a light changed version by myself.
Very similar to the version on the drawing I used for my replica.
Hm, are you sure? This is the only coat of arms I can find for the time period. The escutcheon you used wasn't until 1837. Nevertheless, that isn't Lego and it is still a fantastic build!

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:14 PM

View PostCalanon, on 30 October 2013 - 12:45 AM, said:

Hm, are you sure? This is the only coat of arms I can find for the time period. The escutcheon you used wasn't until 1837. Nevertheless, that isn't Lego and it is still a fantastic build!
Yep the same I found, but the drawings show another version.
So I take the dragon from yours and put it in the later coat of arms.
Maybe it is historical wrong, but I like it and every other wooden ship builder took the same.
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Here is a wooden version of an austrien modelship builder build with the same drawings.
I use his photos to retrace his rigging. (Sorry for bigger picture but it is only linked)

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:28 AM

Jawdropping work Maydayartist, this has to be just about the last word in realistic Lego ships, i certainly can't think of one finer! :wub: Thanks for posting all the WIP pics too - it looks incredibly complex in there. I'll certainly be coming back to pore over all the beautiful deatils.
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 11:54 AM

wow,
*scrolls back up to view at the pictures again*
wow
great work,

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:00 AM

Love the design and color scheme. Minifigure scale is awesome!!

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 01:52 AM

This is art in LEGO bricks...absolutely stunning. Nine months doing this is all worth it, the details look like intricate beadwork. I'm out of words...and so are the troves fans you gained from all over world. My salute to you sir!

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

Mayday, this is so great, best Lego ship I've ever seen! I really like the amount of realism you put into your mocs, I think this is skill few could possibly match!
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

I've read very much books about the revenge, and Francis Drake. And this is just the thing I want to see. Great work!

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:16 PM

Well, what should I say? You've shown me some pictures while "Revenge" was still in progress, and even then it was already completely mind blowing, built rather as a ship model made with Lego bricks than a MOC. Now even though you finished it relatively fast, the rigging and sails absolutely live up to the superior standard you've set with the hull. They are really much alike those seen on high-quality ship models.
This ship is a huge milestone not only as it is the first ambitious minifigure scale ship ever finished, but also the first ever Lego ship model.
I have myself often thought of a technique using tiles to resemble the curved hull planks, but after some experimenting thought it to be impossible. Now you have proven that it is, even though it didn't allow for an interior; but I believe that is a small price to pay for such a marvelous outcome. Well done! :wub: :thumbup:

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 10:07 PM

Wow. Absolutly fantastic project!
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

This is trulu amazing, it is the best ship i've ever seen, i love the hull it seems so lifelike, the details are also amazing, what i said, this is awesome!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:43 PM

When Captain Green Hair posted the first ship using his famous tumblehome technique several years ago I thought this was as good as it could get. Yet, on some occasions people managed to raise that bar. This is one of those rare occasions. You really raised the bar quite a bit and I think it'll be some time before someone manage to raise it again. This ship is gorgeous and amazing all round. Great lines, great techniques and wonderful details being the icing on the cake. You have created a masterpiece!

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:58 PM

View PostBonaparte, on 12 November 2013 - 09:43 PM, said:

.... You have created a masterpiece!
Thank you very much.

I have done another picture edited by photoshop.
It shows the backside because it is my alltime favourite view.
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The original is an oil painting with a ship on the waves.
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This is a small version.
In my brickshelf is another bigger one.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:29 AM

Well there is not much to say that hasnt been said already.  When I first looked at your post I thought I was looking at a wooden ship model that you used for inspiration. After realizing that it was lego I was in shock.  This is a remarkable achievement in the lego world.  Like people above have said,  You raised the bar to the top on this one.  I am still scratching my head while studying the wip photos, and I havent quite figured out the technique.  I hope some of the other great builders will catch on to it, and it will spread like wild fire.  The full rigging is great, the details are perfect.  Truely the best ship moc ever built.  Well done.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:05 AM

Any chance for some big highres pictures to look at the details? :)
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Posted 18 November 2013 - 12:30 AM

What an amazing build! I never use to be much of a fan of ships similar to this, but you've sold me! Everything about this ship is truly magnificent! Posted Image
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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

View PostCaptainBlackwood, on 18 November 2013 - 12:30 AM, said:

...: Just how many studs did you use to make the water? Posted Image
about 15000 over all Posted Image
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1500 trans clear
500 white

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 12:53 PM

Geez, amazing Moc! I can't even begin to imagine all the planning that must have gone into this Posted Image




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