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16 replies to this topic  – Started by Mark of Falworth , Jan 28 2014 04:31 AM

#1 Mark of Falworth

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 04:31 AM

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Venetian War Galley by Mark of Falworth, on Flickr

Fast, powerful, maneuverable, and versatile, War Galleys dominated naval warfare in the Mediterranean from the 8th century BC until the development of advanced sailing warships in the 17th century.  

This particular galley is commanded by the daring captain, Marco di Venezia.
He relentlessly seeks out the enemies of the republic!
Viva Venezia!  

This was made for the Brickarms Forum Contest that ends on the 30th.  

I know this isn't quite pirates or redcoats but I think it fits better here then the LOTR... Historic Forum. :wink:


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Venetian War Galley by Mark of Falworth, on Flickr


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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:33 AM

Good work.Stunning it looks big,how long is it from one end to the other?The island suits in the background.You ceratainly have an eye for detail.Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image :thumbup:
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:57 AM

This looks awesome! What did you use for the shoulder pads on the captain?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:52 AM

Splendid model of an underrepresented ship typ, great choice of colors, lovely details and characters, fantastic scenery.
Oh, I just can't get enough of that sort of water in MOCs. And how I wish TLC had an official part equivalent to Brickarms' universal clip...
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#5 Louie le Brickvalier

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 01:29 PM

Great job, Mark! I wasn't expecting this from you! Do you plan to build more within this theme or is this just a one time thing?

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:11 PM

Cool build, very unique!
However one thing that is bugging me is that your galley seems very short and stubby
But I am no expert on galleys so this might be how they looked in real life
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#7 Mark of Falworth

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:42 PM

View Postlord raphael, on 28 January 2014 - 07:33 AM, said:

Good work.Stunning it looks big,how long is it from one end to the other?The island suits in the background.You ceratainly have an eye for detail.Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image :thumbup:
Thank you! Posted Image It's 50 or so studs long.

View Postyys4u, on 28 January 2014 - 07:57 AM, said:

This looks awesome! What did you use for the shoulder pads on the captain?

Go to Classic-Pirates.com
Thanks for the Blogging! Posted Image  I used Star Wars cloth pauldrons.  

View PostKolonialbeamter, on 28 January 2014 - 08:52 AM, said:

Splendid model of an underrepresented ship typ, great choice of colors, lovely details and characters, fantastic scenery.
Oh, I just can't get enough of that sort of water in MOCs. And how I wish TLC had an official part equivalent to Brickarms' universal clip...
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Marvelous!
Thanks a bunch! Posted Image

View PostLouie le Brickvalier, on 28 January 2014 - 01:29 PM, said:

Great job, Mark! I wasn't expecting this from you! Do you plan to build more within this theme or is this just a one time thing?
Thanks Louie! Posted Image  I wish I had more time to build in this theme! But I have to get back to our project if I want to finish in good time.  

View PostCaptain Golden Hook, on 28 January 2014 - 05:11 PM, said:

Cool build, very unique!
However one thing that is bugging me is that your galley seems very short and stubby
But I am no expert on galleys so this might be how they looked in real life
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Thanks! You are quite correct! It should be a good 40 studs longer and a good deal more bowed or curved. I didn't have enough parts to make it any bigger. Posted Image

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:06 PM

Nicely done, the row deck must be very crowded with so many peddels sticking out Posted Image .
Great display stand as usual.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 09:23 PM

You're one of my favourite builders on the internet - and again this is impressive (though strange to find a war galley amongst all those frigates :wink:)

My questions:
I know where my silver spanish helmets are from - how did you get yours?

Secondly: In your MOCs there is always this man in the barrel (?) - what does he stand for?  (Maybe you've already explained this elsewhere a thousand times, but I haven't seen it, so I am curious).

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 03:43 AM

Incredible build! I love the pic with the reloading of the cannons! I would love to see a close up of how you attached the oars...

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:35 PM

View PostSebeus I, on 28 January 2014 - 09:06 PM, said:

Nicely done, the row deck must be very crowded with so many peddels sticking out Posted Image .
Great display stand as usual.
Thanks Sebeus!
Hahaha! Yes, the oars are a little low. And unrealistic.  If you unfocus your eyes and use your imagination it looks great! Posted Image

View PostCaptain Braunsfeld, on 28 January 2014 - 09:23 PM, said:

You're one of my favourite builders on the internet - and again this is impressive (though strange to find a war galley amongst all those frigates :wink:)

My questions:
I know where my silver spanish helmets are from - how did you get yours?

Secondly: In your MOCs there is always this man in the barrel (?) - what does he stand for?  (Maybe you've already explained this elsewhere a thousand times, but I haven't seen it, so I am curious).
Thanks a bunch!

I painted some black conquistador helmets silver, How did you get yours?? Posted Image

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View PostLordBrickleton, on 29 January 2014 - 03:43 AM, said:

Incredible build! I love the pic with the reloading of the cannons! I would love to see a close up of how you attached the oars...

Thanks!
The side view is pretty big on Flickr if you go to all sizes. I used Brickarms Monopods so they can move up and down! Posted Image

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

Miss you from GoH xD Great job Mark... awesome

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

Truely amazing galley! Mind if I add this to my Medieval Ship Index?
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 03:52 AM

Absolutely gorgeous! The hull is awesome, and really like the color scheme!

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 09:49 AM

Very nice MOC. Both the ship, the minifigs, the water, the beach and the vegetation are amazing
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:06 AM

I second what Lasse said above. The island, beach and water look so inviting, and that ship is scary as hell! Would hate to be snorkeling around that quaint island in the middle of nowhere, and pop my head up to see that galley at twelve o'clock!

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 02:45 AM

Fantastic build! The only thing I can say is that it's a bit square. When I think of a war galley, I think of exactly what is here, except with a longer body.

You know what, to hell with it, it's too beautiful to pick at that. Stunning MOC, Mark! Posted Image

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