Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:28 PM
Ahoy! She is finally complete and here are a whole bunch of photos. She appears in most photos as I have her on display - turning to port under full sail, flying her red flag of attack, with guns ready for a full broadside.
Approximate dimensions of the Crow, based on a 1:40 scale.
Length - 128 ft
Beam - 55 ft
Height from waterline - 115 ft
First, some shots displaying functional minifig areas of the build, like the midships.
Poop deck. "I think this compass is broken, Captain."
Then we move fully below decks. Fore to aft, the crew quarters (note the rat in the brig to the left of frame - it took me ages to find one of them and so disappointing that it looks more like a possum then a rat ).
Main gun deck:
And, astern, the galley.
Next, some model type shots, that show the crow as she appears on her display base.
The final crow design on the main course.
The crew bids you and your ships fair winds and following seas...
until such time as her Captain stops playing his organ ( ) and sets the Crow on the hunt.
There are more images on flickr
Hope you enjoy the images.
Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:45 PM
Posted 08 July 2014 - 05:47 PM
Tally Ho Lads! Onwards!
The top hat sporting, lightsaber wielding redcoat.
Posted 09 July 2014 - 01:44 AM
I'm curious, what material did you print the sails on?
Posted 09 July 2014 - 06:07 AM
LTFALCON - the sails, ah the sails. My wife developed a certain disdain for this project because of the sails :)
I wanted them to look billowed and be printed on both sides, with reverse detail, as seen here:
First, I tried calico treated with gesso - as detailed here http://www.eurobrick...showtopic=87124 The texture and colour looks great but calico is difficult to work with, doesn't hold stiff for a billowed shape and doesn't print well on the reverse side.
Then ISRAEL HANDS suggested canvas paper. I tried standard canvas paper and the stiffness and reverse printing were fine, though it was too white and glossy. I acquired a pad of proper artists canvas paper - the stiffness, texture and colour of this stuff was great but at 290 gsm it wouldn't go through either of my printers, it's still sitting there and I really wish I could use it.
In the end, I settled on a medium tooth, textured, watercolour pad of 190 gsm pages.
Here are the final images for the front and reverse of the fore course:
Edited by ummester, 11 July 2014 - 03:13 AM.
Posted 09 July 2014 - 12:47 PM
Posted 10 July 2014 - 09:20 AM
The amount of details, your choice of colors, your sails... simply stunning! And your presentation is so very well done, especially that first picture... splendid!
Chapeau on an outstanding job.
'The only True Side is the Blue SideTM'
Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:30 AM
SWAN - I find the artistic work in Photoshop kind of relaxing - but yea, the initial photo editing, to remove all unwanted parts of an image is frustrating and requires patience. Truth is, I didn't end up with a single 'hero' shot of the whole ship that I was happy with. I like some of the shots of various areas though.
Wish I was a better photographer and had some decent equipment like a green screen and a good camera - I don't take enough photos to justify it, however :)
Edited by ummester, 11 July 2014 - 02:32 AM.
Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:53 AM
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Posted 12 July 2014 - 08:48 PM
"One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine."
-- The First Doctor
"There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, and the sea's asleep, and the rivers dream. People made of smoke, and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold. Come on, Ace. We've got work to do."
-- The Seventh Doctor
Posted 13 July 2014 - 01:21 AM
My First Real MOC!
Almost ready for customers! Comics, Karate, and brutally painful Dentistry, all under one roof!
Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:31 AM
There is an LDD file but it requires some work to get accurate to the final build. I would like to see TLG release a galleon set on par with some of the larger models like the Taj Mahal, Opera House, UCS Falcon and so on. Tall ships work well as display pieces because the relatively narrow width to height and length makes them easy to shelf.
Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:29 PM
Edited by Matteo1130, 13 July 2014 - 05:36 PM.
Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:37 AM
Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:00 PM
Hope it will be possible in the future, I don't think I will ever make a copy from this ship, since I rather other periods ships.. but this moc deserves a better look!
Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:29 PM
It truly is a beautiful ship
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