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General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

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On 6/5/2020 at 6:39 PM, rock raider said:

I'm not quite ready to post the whole MOC but I couldn't resist posting this feature of it.

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EDIT: It takes you to a video of it working if you click

Wow, I'm quite impressed! Maybe it was done often, but I'm not aware of it!

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@rock raider That is awesome! A working helm with Lego parts. It's not technic gearing or some strange arrangement with the wheel pushing on the tiller but an actual, historic, working helm, in Lego. :pir-love:A builder after my own heart. I've theorized doing something like this a few times, but haven't gotten round to a ship large enough to need more than a tiller. Seeing yours works, makes me think, that I may just not be quite that crazy :pir-grin:

 

Dave

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On 6/18/2020 at 5:22 PM, kurigan said:

@rock raider That is awesome! A working helm with Lego parts. It's not technic gearing or some strange arrangement with the wheel pushing on the tiller but an actual, historic, working helm, in Lego. :pir-love:A builder after my own heart. I've theorized doing something like this a few times, but haven't gotten round to a ship large enough to need more than a tiller. Seeing yours works, makes me think, that I may just not be quite that crazy :pir-grin:

 

Dave

Thanks! I've wanted to do this for a long time. It's always bugged me that the only solutions involved gears or some weird levers and I figured that something that low tech had to be possible in Lego.

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OK, I managed to get an account on bricksafe.com and embed the picture into the forum (still weird that a lego forum is not hosting pictures, maybe there are literature forums, not hosting text?).

I've started to build my 2 battery deck blue coats "Le Lion" and I'm still in the process of building it. I'm currently looking into the hull and if it looks good, before adding details.

As I have some pictures and want some discussions about them, is it allowed to start a new topic in the MOC forum? Or should I include everything within this thread?

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If you are interested in more photos: https://bricksafe.com/pages/5N00P1/le-lion

 

My biggest current questions are currently around:

The design of the stern, as I have bricks with opposite directions and I'm not sure if I should put some straight ones in between.

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I'm also not sure about the color of the stern as the ship is mainly reddish brown & tan, black seems to be not fitting, reddish brown seems to be boring and I don't like tan. Any ideas?

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@5N00P1 Alright dud, first off, that's kind of a terrible attitude and it's not likely to garner much support. Server space isn't free and if eurobricks bought up enough to host the multitudes of user's photos that would show up just to take advantage of the hosting, who would pay for it? It's been this way a LONG time before you got here, and it's worked fine so far. On another note, this thread is here for stuff builders don't deem worthy of a dedicated thread. Stuff like a single element of a larger build to be revealed in it's entirety later. It's all there in Kolonialbeamter's introduction on page 1. You don't need special permission to start new topics, but you should check out the links in my signature before you do. If you wish to hold an open discussion of your build as you progress, its a good idea to start a WIP topic, but be warned: you don't get to choose what advice, comments and opinions are offered. Ask about "red" and you're likely to hear about "blue and yellow" as well or instead; It's pretty much open season, once you put it out there. This thread, doesn't see a lot of traffic and seems to get checked on rarely. A dedicated WIP topic, with lots of images and a catchy title, will get a lot more attention.

 

Cheers!

Dave

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@kurigan that's going really well! If it's not finished)

@5N00P1

As kurigan said, there is a reason that we don't host photos. We don't need to host photos and if we did the website would slow down abs the pics wouldnt be as good as say, flickr or brickshelf. I started a WIP thread a week ago, still no replies. :pir-laugh:

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On 9/5/2020 at 4:25 AM, Count Vroskri said:

@kurigan that's going really well! If it's not finished)

@5N00P1

As kurigan said, there is a reason that we don't host photos. We don't need to host photos and if we did the website would slow down abs the pics wouldnt be as good as say, flickr or brickshelf. I started a WIP thread a week ago, still no replies. :pir-laugh:

:pir-laugh: No, mate. They are not finished. :pir_laugh2:

Builds don't happen fast with me :pir-wink: back up a couple of pages, you'll see the last time I showed the white one, there, was 2017.

These are just some teaser shots. I wanted to see what kind of reaction they'd get with out a lot of introduction. 

Thanks though :pir-grin:

 

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On 9/4/2020 at 11:44 PM, kurigan said:

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Now that is the real deal!

I always love the cleanliness of your builds. Don't know if that is said well, but except from sometimes maybe one or two, the parts you are using are all as old as myself and they invoke a lot of nostalgia. While there are tons of new elements with sometimes great effects, I think I could find them irritating in your builds. You achieve so much with what I call basic parts.

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On 9/27/2020 at 3:35 AM, Wellesley said:

Now that is the real deal!

I always love the cleanliness of your builds. Don't know if that is said well, but except from sometimes maybe one or two, the parts you are using are all as old as myself and they invoke a lot of nostalgia. While there are tons of new elements with sometimes great effects, I think I could find them irritating in your builds. You achieve so much with what I call basic parts.

Hey, man, thanks! Than means the world. Indeed some of them are even older, I'd wager. Many from my own childhood collection, other from childhood collections I bought off Craig's List for my store. I take a lot of whats not good enough to sell, for my own use. Early on, I only had basic bricks, from long ago, so the whole system developed around not having any of these novel pieces that have come out in recent years (decades?) and I think it lends a certain accessibility to the technique.

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I want to wish all a great christmas time, as good as it can be in these crazy times! For that reason I want to share my small build for our lego-communitys task: build something corresponding to christmas. In the given 45min I came up with the following small scene:

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Merry xmas to you too friend and a happy new year! Santa in a boat is a nice idea!

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On 4 Sep 2020 at 11:44 PM, kurigan said:

 

These are very nice! Love the clean, slick hulls.

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Eventhough it has been a long time since I last posted a ship, just so you know, I haven't quit ship-building.

In fact I have a fleet of WIPs laying about, I have the resources to complete them but alas, I suffer multiple dilemma's on which route to take with them...

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The small one on the left (the only one having a sail) was actually an entry in Captan Greenhairs' build off years ago but I never finished it. I didn't quite like the color scheme and the overall shape is off.

The large dark red one in the back was planned to become a 64-gun battleship serving as successor of the Lucretia. She's large, heavily armed and a complete failure unfortunately, I should never have built a ship this big on a prefab hull. I will most likely dismantle her.

Next we have the reddish brown and tan WIP ship, she is to become a sister ship for the HMS Marianne, they would look the same from afar but differ in the details. However I plundered most of its tan bricks for use in another project, there's no telling when I'll continue on that one.

The white ship in the center is to be "La Beatrice", the successor of the Beatrix. I am however not happy with the beam to length ratio, she's too narrow, I will have to start over again I'm afraid.

Moving on to the more interesting ones, the black hulk in the back was once supposed to become the famous Black Pearl, she's been laying around for forever. I have no intention to build a Black Pearl but this hull was designed for nothing else. One idea is to lengthen the hull on the aft, getting some proper shape in it and then use the material from the Lucretia to build a proper 64-gun battleship on a hull that can actually accommodate such armament.

The green one on the right is an experiment I started a few years ago, using only some extra bricks I had laying around and didn't have a use for anyway (hence the green color). That one will be the prototype for a galleon I might or not might build. There are some issues with the building technique, until I find a way to solve these I will not spend the considerable amount of resources required to build a ship like this.

The last one, the dark brown hulled ship in the front is currently the most likely to become an actual finished ship within a feasible timeframe. That one might actually hit the forum within a few weeks.

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On 1/24/2021 at 1:59 PM, Sebeus I said:

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Wow thats a nice fleet in progress! I would wish to have so many ships I am working on in such a good shape and even the parts to continue building on all of them. The green one looks a bit like the dutchman, probably due to the colour. I think we all are looking forward to see a new ship from you!

In fact at the moment my problem is more that I dont want to spend so much time for making good fotos (I dont have a good camera and even worse no good light system which is even worse in winter times...). I have some stuff finished and even some older MOCs (from the time before I joined this forum, even if some of them have more 90s original Lego style nowadays).

Probably now I feel challenged by Sebeus so I have to take some photos and publish something in the near future :pir-huzzah1:

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@Sebeus I Thanks! I think you might be too hard Beatrix. Yeah, she's a bit too narrow, but she was a successful proof-of-concept and much loved at the time. If it were up to me, I'd put her back together and keep her for the memories. Now that red one, she may have the same problem as a SotL but what if you razed her down to a frigate? 

 

Dave :pir-huzzah2:

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@kurigan what do you use to stabilize those round 1x1s?  I've asked you before, but I can't remember the answer.  I think you know the project I'm asking about.

Also, what on Earth could this be?

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4 hours ago, Cousarmy0001 said:

@kurigan what do you use to stabilize those round 1x1s?  I've asked you before, but I can't remember the answer.  I think you know the project I'm asking about.

Also, what on Earth could this be?

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You mean for the likes of masts and spars? Dowel, from the craft store. Have a bunch from years ago, so I haven't even had to buy any yet, though that will change if I ever get to finishing anything. I know some other builders have tried more purest solutions, like stages of bars or flex tube, but found the wanting and troublesome as there's a certain trade-off in stability. But perhaps you mean something else and I'm just being dense. :pir-hmpf_bad:

 

A pickle gun maybe? :pir-sceptic:

:pir-huzzah2:

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