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12 replies to this topic  – Started by mrsniady1 , Jan 17 2014 04:09 PM

#1 mrsniady1

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:09 PM

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Hi
Here, I present to you Bluecoats Ship l’Hermes, the fastest ship on the seven seas. She’s a Sebeus’ Zephyr-class brig.

Here’s a story.
Sebeus I, the Pirate once worked for the Bluecoats, but eventually his pirate nature won. Bluecoats couldn’t stand the fact, that they lost Zephyr, the fastest ship that ever was. So they decided to build something even faster. They took Zephyr’s plans and they improved it (at least they thought so). They changed bow, stern, masts etc, leaving only broadsides untouched, as they found it perfect. So here it is: Hermes, owner of winged sandals and winged cap, messenger of the gods, god of commerce, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, guide to the Underworld.

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Hermes is a brig built on a small prefab hull with two midsections.

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Small hull is pretty narrow, but that makes ship very fast with these big machine-sewn pvc-fabric sails.


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I built the sides using Sebeus’ “simplified tumblehome” technique. Not-so-simple, you know :pir_laugh2:

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Lifeboat can be lowered down. I’ve never seen this kind of solution before, so I guess I’m the first one to build it (or not?). Notice the stern, I’m pretty proud of it.


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I’ve made all of lines by myself, using flax (linen) thread, as I couldn’t get hemp-made one (you know why), like those used on real tallships in the sail-age. But it looks similar I think, besides you can’t get high with flax other way than just climbing.


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Hermes has an interior and a captain’s cabin as well. It’s rather tight, but its fully accessible and it’s probably first one built on a SMALL hull (is it?). Only issue is that plume must be taken off the hat before closing roof.


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On the left: bluecoat infantry. They are to help musketeers - famous Cocteau Twins (in front of a picture) in their secret mission ordered by Roi-Soleil himself. On the right you can see marines commanded by Admiral Jean Marie Baptiste Louis Francois Brickeur Comte de Stud. There are no sailors on the picture because they actually took this photo.


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Admiral Jean Marie Baptiste Louis Francois Brickeur Comte de Stud followed by his personal cook inspects his marines (I believe the name of the one with a moustache is Rene Artois).


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Hermes set sails to set off on the secret mission.


So, Noble Seawolfs, give some of your C&C’s to obedient servant of yours.

At your service!

mrsniady1

#2 2maxwell

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:22 PM

Very nice! Love the closure on the stern. One question, how are the arms on the admiral? I've considered making that swap before, but with the bad quality of the CMF arms, I've been afraid it won't turn out well.

#3 Matteo1130

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

Nice! It's visible the Sebeus technique, but also some nice new features like a captain's cabin (hard to build in a ship this size).
The color scheme is... original :) I just can't say it's bad, but it reminds me something like a late '80s cartoon robot.
Great work by the way, I like it!

#4 Sebeus I

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 08:20 PM

View Postmrsniady1, on 17 January 2014 - 04:09 PM, said:

Here’s a story.
Sebeus I, the Pirate once worked for the Bluecoats, but eventually his pirate nature won. Bluecoats couldn’t stand the fact, that they lost Zephyr, the fastest ship that ever was. So they decided to build something even faster. They took Zephyr’s plans and they improved it (at least they thought so). They changed bow, stern, masts etc, leaving only broadsides untouched, as they found it perfect.

:excited:  I like that story,
You have indeed improved the original design, I love the bow section, it adds a much better shape on top of the prefab hull :thumbup: .
I'm amazed that you managed to get an interior in such small space.
The sails look great as well, three courses of sails is much better than two.
I'm glad to have been an inspirement.
Now I hope those bluecoats don't intend to chase me down, now that they have a ship faster than the Zephyr I feel a whole less comfortable Posted Image .

#5 Captain Braunsfeld

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:45 PM

Very good!
I like the lifeboat  - this is something which I have also sometimes tried to include.
Your solution looks good!
Yours,

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(Captain Samuel Marron of Mitgardia)

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#6 Mr. Townsend

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:42 PM

That's a pretty slick ship you've built for yourself.  I think the stern is well executed from design to the connection with the technic bits at the bottom.  The sails are also something that it shows you've put a lot of effort into.  Well done here.
I do think that some more proper headrails would compliment the ship nicely and maybe some smaller brick build carronades to replace the massive cannon on your gundeck.

Brick on my friend!

#7 Kolonialbeamter

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:17 AM

Great level of detail on such a little rascal!Posted Image  I like her background story very much. And she looks really fast! Seems you're gonna be in Tortuga hunting down pirates long before anyone has finished pronouncing the admiral's full name.Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Very adorable!
Keep it up!

#8 mrsniady1

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:08 AM

View Post2maxwell, on 17 January 2014 - 07:22 PM, said:

Very nice! Love the closure on the stern. One question, how are the arms on the admiral? I've considered making that swap before, but with the bad quality of the CMF arms, I've been afraid it won't turn out well.
Thanks!
And about those arms: right arm works well but the left one hangs loose – for sure that happens because of poor quality of CMFs.

View PostMatteo1130, on 17 January 2014 - 07:26 PM, said:

Nice! It's visible the Sebeus technique, but also some nice new features like a captain's cabin (hard to build in a ship this size).
The color scheme is... original :) I just can't say it's bad, but it reminds me something like a late '80s cartoon robot.
Great work by the way, I like it!
You just gave me an idea of mixing my ship with this mechI own (colors match perfect), to create very first lego tallship transformer. Hmmmm…. Let me think again.

View PostSebeus I, on 17 January 2014 - 08:20 PM, said:

:excited:  I like that story,
You have indeed improved the original design, I love the bow section, it adds a much better shape on top of the prefab hull :thumbup: .
I'm amazed that you managed to get an interior in such small space.
The sails look great as well, three courses of sails is much better than two.
I'm glad to have been an inspirement.


I knew you gonna like it. :laugh:
The truth is that it was much easier for me to build Hermes, while having Zephyr in my sight.
I was dealing with small hull with two midsections for some time (e. g. I tried to include a slope-builded tumblehome) when You posted your Zephyr. I found it a perfect solution for a ship this size, so yes, it was a great inspiration for me. Thanks again

View PostCaptain Braunsfeld, on 18 January 2014 - 01:45 PM, said:

Very good!
I like the lifeboat  - this is something which I have also sometimes tried to include.
Your solution looks good!
Thank You, Sir!
Feel free to use this solution!

View PostMr. Townsend, on 19 January 2014 - 02:42 PM, said:

That's a pretty slick ship you've built for yourself.  I think the stern is well executed from design to the connection with the technic bits at the bottom.  The sails are also something that it shows you've put a lot of effort into.  Well done here.
I do think that some more proper headrails would compliment the ship nicely and maybe some smaller brick build carronades to replace the massive cannon on your gundeck.

Brick on my friend!

Thank you, as I wrote above, I’m proud of the stern. :laugh:
And yes, it took a lot of work to finish the sails. But I think you know that best.
I had to skip on headrails, because I wanted to include those white wings for Hermes figure. Adding hedrails while leaving wings would demand rebuilding the bow section but for sure it’s a thing to think about.

I build my ships for my kids to play, so that’s why I do not implement custom rigging, and that’s why I used heavy artillery (it’s much cooler, you know :pir-classic: ).
Thanks for Your comment and let me ask You about Your beautiful ships: any progress?
So thanks again and brick on!

View PostKolonialbeamter, on 20 January 2014 - 10:17 AM, said:

Great level of detail on such a little rascal!Posted Image  I like her background story very much. And she looks really fast! Seems you're gonna be in Tortuga hunting down pirates long before anyone has finished pronouncing the admiral's full name.Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
Very adorable!
Keep it up!
Thanks!

And here's a picture of my son's shelf.
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Yoy can see the Neptune and there is also the Redskull, behind QAR and BP.

Thanks again and brick on!

Edited by mrsniady1, 28 January 2014 - 11:09 AM.


#9 Captain Golden Hook

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

Comparing to some of your previous ships this one seems to be a big improvement!
Great Job, love the interior/opening stern!

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:12 AM

Go to Classic-Pirates.com

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#11 Sebeus I

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:06 PM

View Postmrsniady1, on 28 January 2014 - 11:08 AM, said:

You just gave me an idea of mixing my ship with this mechI own (colors match perfect), to create very first lego tallship transformer. Hmmmm…. Let me think again.
That would certainly be the first of its kind but it also seems an incredible challenge, to combine high tech machinery with relative primitive tall ship...
Definitely not an obvious Idea but I'd like to see it happen Posted Image

#12 2maxwell

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:17 PM

View Postmrsniady1, on 28 January 2014 - 11:08 AM, said:

Thanks!
And about those arms: right arm works well but the left one hangs loose – for sure that happens because of poor quality of CMFs.

ahhh ok. Well I wont be doing that then. It's a shame they dont make the CMFs from the regular stuff.

#13 pcvando

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:16 AM

All I can say is… Dear Santa…

I really like the lifeboat section, and the midsection where the cannons can turn around. Very cool, and you obviously chose the right colour. BLUE!
Its a very nice boat… er…. I mean Ship!

Edited by pcvando, 02 February 2014 - 04:16 AM.

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pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder,and
otherwise pilfer my weaselly black guts out."
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