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9 replies to this topic  – Started by Captain Braunsfeld , Nov 01 2013 06:04 PM

#1 Captain Braunsfeld

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

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Hello again,

when I read C.S. Foresters Hornblower novels I was intrigued by the bomb vessels he commands during the time of Napoleon's war against Russia.
However, I was never sure what they would look like.
So, I have made up my mind.  And created huge mortars. And very small ships to carry them....   :-)

This is probably historical nonsense, but I had a sufficient amount of fun.

So, here they are, the pseudo-british bomb vessels:
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The mortar is probably too massive for such a small ship:
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.. and where to put the ammunition?
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I probably chose not to care   :-)

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Take care,
till next time,
Captain Braunsfeld
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#2 SlimShady

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 06:35 PM

I've never heard about them but it sounds very interesting. And your models look very good, they're small but detailed.

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#3 schermvlieger

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

This is a proper Lego masterpiece. I love that infantile look because it fits so well with how i looked at lego when i first discovered it.
The (soccer)balls in the Grand Emporium come to mind as ammunition, but then in black of course.

#4 michaelozzie

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:27 PM

I think this is what you might be thinking of. A Royal Navy mortar vessel. http://www.westbourn...CaldaCraft.html
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#5 eurotrash

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:07 AM

View PostCaptain Braunsfeld, on 01 November 2013 - 06:04 PM, said:


....I read C.S. Foresters Hornblower novels

An excellent series of books and a good looking series of MOCs.  

Thanks for sharing!

#6 Captain Braunsfeld

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hi Michaelozzie,

thanks for finding a real bomb vessel - obviously these things need to have a longer body/hull.
However, I like the idea that everyone has to stay in the back of the ship in order to stabilize the thing :-)

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:10 AM

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#8 Capt. Stabbin

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:59 AM

Very nice!  These would fit in with any official LEGO Pirates set!  Great job....

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#9 kermit

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 11:20 PM

Nice build but isn`t the cannons a little too big for the ship it might topple over in rough seas.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:15 PM

Posted Image  Looks like it came straight out Imperial Guard sets from back in 1992.

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