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11 replies to this topic  – Started by Commander Turtle , May 11 2014 07:09 PM

#1 Commander Turtle

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:09 PM

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This is my first ship, the HMS Lily, which is an exploration ship inspired by the real HMS Challenger. It was kitted out with exploration kit to find out how deep the ocean was, and to dredge it to find out what (if anything) lived down there.

In my model I've got enough beds and living area for the 6 crew, plus the lab area with all the samples they've collected.

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Overview of the hold, with the cooking equipment, table, and the laboratory at the end.
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A strange bird head in a jar, and a taxidermied dog of some variety.
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The stern cabin, where the captain and wife sleep.
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Left to right: Captain, his wife, zoologist, biologist, and two sailors. In the real HMS Challenger, there were over 200 crew and three scientists. (!)
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More detail pics are available on Flickr. Also a bit more history on the HMS Challenger, which I think was super cool.

I should make a proper warship next!

#2 Mutant Orc

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:32 PM

A very nice small ship! Well done !
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#3 Lady K

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Very nice!  I like the crew.  Great small ship!
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#4 Matteo1130

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:29 PM

This is amazing, as I said for Sebeus, the small ships are the hardest to build. Yours looks like an original lego kit, the completely playable hold is great (the dog and the other items are very interesting) and the horse as figurehead surprised me because his body hidden in the bow takes a lot of place, so with a different figurehead you could have the chance to get an extra room.. I mean, the space available in that hull is very poor but you had enough to hide more than an half horse!
Interesting thing you made this moc without any weapon in this forum ruled by redcoats vs bluecoats vs armada vs pirates etc.. I don't mean to offend any other user (I'm a bluecoats supporter myself), but it's nice to see a "simple" ship anytime, even if called HMS.

#5 dr_spock

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 03:45 AM

Very nice exploration ship. Did you build the bow around the horse?



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:13 PM

Lovely little ship, and one of the rare ones with a meaningful, humane purpose, exploration.
I really like the way you included the horse as a figure head. The inclusion into a painting seems to become a new standard...
Good job, keep it up!

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#7 Commander Turtle

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:52 AM

Thank you all for the kind words, means a lot to a first time shipwright like myself.

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I mean, the space available in that hull is very poor but you had enough to hide more than an half horse!

The ship hulls are actually surprisingly spacious once you take out all the cannons!

#8 Sebeus I

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 10:06 PM

Nicely done, I love the way you integrated the horse in the prow.
You clearly know how to optimize the usable space in a small ship such as this.
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#9 Captain Golden Hook

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 12:20 PM

Nice l like the interior :D
Very cute, however the stern could be lowered a bit

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 08:42 AM

Love the crew! and I love these small ships, very clever.
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#11 Commander Turtle

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:23 PM

Sorry for the late reply, but thanks YYS4U! The blog (and all the Eurobricks MOCs contained) were a main inspiration source for me, I'm proud to be included :)

#12 emilstorm

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Cool little ship, and very nice use of the horse Posted Image




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