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Hi,

Let me share with you my custom pirate ship. It's not actually an own creation, it's just a re-design, but I tried to build in some unique solutions, so I think it's in the right topic.

I've always been a LEGO pirate fan, but I had only small sets. For a few months I returned to this passion and I started to collect bigger sets from 1990-1994. I prefer pirates and islanders subtheme. I've gotten the Renegade Runner, and I customised it (I've shared it in the improvements topic), but it wasn't enough! pir_laugh2.gif I wanted to have a more playable ship.

I didn't have so much space and money to collect big ships like BSB or SES, but I really liked the dimensions of the 6271 Imperial Flagship, so I desided to transform it into a pirateship.

I've seen good solutions on this site (for ex. from Cherno) and they also inspired me. A wanted to keep the shape of the original ship, with a design of the SES.

The sails I've used are from RR (which are perfectly match to the 6271), completed with the main sail from SES (that's also the same size as the 6271's).

I've added five minifigs from the SES and three animals too (monkey, parrot and rat).

It's not as creative as some ships here, but I'm very satisfied with it. Here's an overview:

29652689671_70b7f56d31_b.jpgIMG_4991 másolat by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

Thanks for stopped by!

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On 2016. 09. 15. at 11:58 PM, deraven said:

Hi ClassicLook! Looks like a nice little ship - thanks for sharing!

You should review the section of the Eurobricks FAQs about image hosting and post etiquette to make your images easier to view and get more interaction and feedback on your MOCs:

http://www.eurobrick...41#entry1320172

Thanks for your advise!

Actually it's not so small, it was hard to find a place for it on the bookshelf! pirate_laugh_new.gif

But in comparison with the giant ships on this forum, yes, it's a little ship.

I've modifyied my first post and registered at Flickr, so I try to share my images again:

The details:

- Black, red and white bricks and extra cannons at the stern.

34944870644_8342f527df_b.jpgIMG_4993 by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

- Captain Redbeard with a parrot:

29622808732_5118d2103e_c.jpgIMG_4999 másolat by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

- Additional ladder to the stern. There are two barrels with equipments and a rat under the deck. pirate_laugh_new.gif

29622808852_4d254c56bd_c.jpgIMG_5003 másolat by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

- The deck is mounted with a working shipwheel, a compass, a treasure map, a telescope and a sextant.

35396802130_1ee4c53ca0_b.jpgIMG_5001 by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

- I didn't like the original cannons with wheels, so I created a sliding mechanism for fixed movement. There was enough space to make containers for the cannonballs too.

29622808632_f244d1097c_c.jpgIMG_4996 másolat by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

- The biggest change was perfomed at the front. The nose is one brick higher, and the front mast goes up steeper. There is a skeleton as a front state. I completed the ship with a working anchor too. The idea of guns at the front deck came from the RR. They can be rotated due to a 1x1 round plate.

29622808922_3acc8cc177_c.jpgIMG_5004 másolat by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

- The mechanism of the anchor is based on a reel under the arch brick at the front. The rope turns 90 degrees to the anchor through a built "screw". It allowed me to mount a gun holder there too.

29622808622_b17911c6cb_c.jpgIMG_4995 másolat by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

Edited by ClassicLook

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An impressive creation based on Skull's Eye schoona. I'm surprised to be the first to comment! This set became a LEGO legend and was reissued in limited addition at the beginning of 2000-s. Perhaps we could exchange building technicks.

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This is a perfect modification IMO! Now you have made me want to tear my SES apart and make two of these for my self! pir_laugh2.gif Only thing is.... Im missing the spanker sail though as I do not yet own the renegade runner.

Anyway, I like how you have kept loyal to the old and classical style whit your build here. If you happen to own the set: 6271-1 The Imperial flagship (Old one) Could it be possible to show them side by side to compare the two of them, maby in a fight?

Once again, great job!

Captain Becker

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Thanks for your advise!

Actually it's not so small, it was hard to find a place for it on the bookshelf! pirate_laugh_new.gif

But in comparison with the giant ships on this forum, yes, it's a little ship.

If it makes you feel any better, when I posted my flagship here, which has four center hull sections, it was reblogged and described as "small but nice"...

This is a very nice mod to a classic ship- one that I've always wished I'd bought. It makes me want to actually do something with the black and grey small bow and stern sections that I've had sitting around forever.

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If you happen to own the set: 6271-1 The Imperial flagship (Old one) Could it be possible to show them side by side to compare the two of them, maby in a fight?

Actually I owned it, because I used it as a donor to build this. I got it in an incomplete condition (no triangular sail, no big flag, broken nose mast, no cannons, no minifigs,...) for about 25 USD from an old schoolmate. To be honest, the colours don't match with my taste, so I didn't want to complete it at all (btw. the triangular sail is very rare and expensive). But I cleaned the items and put them together to feel the building once!pirate_classic.gif Off course I made a shot! Then I sold the sails and the rest of the parts to buy the original main sail of the SES and some extra parts. You can see a before-after picture here:

29717214801_ec238896c4_b.jpgÖsszehasonlítás by Gyula Herr, on Flickr

I think the shape of the nose looks much better with a little curve in it (I built in one 2x2 inverted slope 45) and the use of white plates and bricks give it and elegant look.

Edited by ClassicLook

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I quite like it's classic look! And I too believe that this size is "just enough" for displaying purposes, at least for my limited space. I will definitely try to make one using the old instructions :wink: and a flavor of good old bluecoats!

The only spots that appear odd to me is the red line under the cannons and the also red slope at the rudder. Still it's a really nice alteration of a classic set!

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On 2017. 07. 09. at 10:35 PM, blackdeathgr said:

I quite like it's classic look! And I too believe that this size is "just enough" for displaying purposes, at least for my limited space. I will definitely try to make one using the old instructions :wink: and a flavor of good old bluecoats!

The only spots that appear odd to me is the red line under the cannons and the also red slope at the rudder. Still it's a really nice alteration of a classic set!

Well, I'm not satisfied completely with the area under the cannons as well, but there's isn't so much space as at the SES. It could be light grey too, but I wanted to put some red in it.

I really like to see that bluecoats ship! Keep going! :wink:

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