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Ship Build Off #1; Captain Green Hair needs YOU!

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  1. 1. Which ship should win the trophy?

    • Tuna King
      11
    • HMS Tribute
      20
    • Piercing Flame
      6
    • HMS Whatever
      2


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Last weekend me, Maxim I, Legostone, TitusV and Sebeus I got together.

To start off the Saturday we visited the replica of VOC ship the Batavia. To me this is the most beautiful replica ship in the world. It is build according the way they did things back in the day. It has no motor and can actually sail.

33305571172_5b24e37fd6_b.jpgBatavia visit (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
From left to right: Me, Legostone, Sebeus I, Maxim I and TitusV.

32618189804_95975beef0_b.jpgBatavia visit (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
The bow and the beautiful Lion figurehead.

33305571032_8098d4a493_b.jpgBatavia visit (4) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
The stern, you can clearly see they are doing maintenance. Even the scafolds are somewhat historically correct. You don't see that every day.

32618189594_720dece8ce_b.jpgBatavia visit (5) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
Discussing how to make stuff in Lego at the bow.

32618189924_085920d2d5_b.jpgBatavia visit (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
In the sail shop, we also visited the rope maker, the smith and the model shop.

33305570892_a5e34acbff_b.jpgBatavia visit (6) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
At the wharf they are also building a replica of the 7 provinces, the flagship of Michiel de Ruyter, Sadly we learned that they had to stop work due to the lack of funds and volunteers.
We took the guided tour which was very educational. I thank our guide for all the information, I actually learned a few things.

After the visit of the Batavia it was time to build! I hosted a little competition called Ship Build Off #1. The idea is that everybody had to have a ''finished'' ship by Sunday 21:00h. They had to make their own pictures and send them to me.


So we got busy:
33305569722_47d6034b77_b.jpgWork by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

And we got some progress:
33305570582_76850e11de_b.jpgProgress by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

 

Like any good contest there is a prize. In this contest the builders can win this trophy I made (well, it still needs sails and so):
33305571222_54b9d26ceb_z.jpgTrophee by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

Entry nr. 1 is the Tuna King:
32647318503_6686404441_z.jpgTuna King (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32618188714_060fa22dc2_z.jpgTuna King (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32647318403_4541ded3f9_z.jpgTuna King (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

Entry nr. 2 is the HMS Tribute:
33305570762_c98ebf8154_z.jpgHMS Tribute (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32647319543_09d6c4fc4c_z.jpgHMS Tribute (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32647319343_436be601d7_z.jpgHMS Tribute (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

Entry nr. 3 is the Piercing Flame:
32647319033_7e19b35e0d_z.jpgThe Piercing Flame (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32647319183_cd54614fb5_z.jpgreceived_10210678542551190 by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
33305570252_0e8149a8e5_z.jpgThe Piercing Flame (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

And, well... nr. 4 didn't really get the concept of building a ship so we'll just call it HMS Whatever:
33305571332_2fafd3e5ee_z.jpgHMS Whatever (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32618190224_5eea5f9ea2_z.jpgHMS Whatever (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
32618190054_ccdbe5f400_z.jpgHMS Whatever (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

So please vote for your favourite in the poll which will be open untill Wednesday the 29th of March, midnight Dutch time.

 

Oh and of course I build something too, but I won't compete. It is a merchant schooner I call the tit:
33305570052_b5c0432dd0_z.jpgThe Tit (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
33305570162_d7ce5dee9d_z.jpgThe Tit (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr
33305569922_b8bf9b1216_z.jpgThe Tit (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr

 

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Excellent bunch of ships! :thumbup:  Of the first four the HMS Tribute would have to be my favorite, although the Tuna King is definitely a close contender - and the decks are tiled :pir-laugh:  And there's an interior.  And... I'd better just get around to voting before I change my mind! :pir-grin:  Neat to see that you folks were able to see a RL ship as well, and I hope they'll get the funding to complete De Ruyter's flagship!

Great job on the Tit too - it looks very polished, and those stern windows are superb!  Will we be seeing some of these in BoBS, by any chance? :pir-classic:

Oh, and the HMS Whatever is really awesome as well! :grin:

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Well they all have their merits and it's a pretty close contest but I gotta say I like Tit! Shame she's not eligible. 

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Such a shame I couldn't come, shame on my boss to make me work on a saturday ... Anyway, this puts me in the shoes to vote though, and I guess I'm going for theTribute. My own ships still sits in the docks but my bigger son has stolen a midsection from me to build his own ship ...

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I'm gonna cast mine for Tribute as well, though if Tit were eligible, it would be a tough competition.

I am curious, though, as to the means that the builder of Piercing Flame went about setting her masts at that angle.  I've done that in one of my own ships, but the means of achieving it wasn't exactly pretty below decks.  I'm interested in learning other methods, as I think that makes smaller ships look really fast.

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The trophy gets my vote, it's just lovely and desirable!

Hm, I like the colour scheme of the tuna king, and of course the fact that it hoists the rights colours. 

But the Piercing Flame features such a wonderful brick built hull. I suppose it's the reason there wasn't enough time left to finish the masts?

So, I think I'll give my vote to the Tuna King. Of course I haven't overseen the Tribute, it's absolutely perfect; but it is just too similar to other ships that have been done before, and for contests, I usually go for things that are more unique. And please, give us more pictures of the Batavia, Captain!

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That was a very fun day and I agree that the Batavia is a fantastic replica.

It's really awesome that one can freely walk around on every part of the ship, toy around with the capstan, etc. Awesome :thumbup:.

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Excellent ships! The Tribute has some great work all around, but for some reason I'm drawn to the Tuna King, so it gets my vote.

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It was awesome man, we ought to do this more!

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so Titus, are you the one who voted for that lump of black bricks :D

 

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Beautiful vessels all of them, Piercing flame: Beautiful brickbuilt hull. Tuna King, simple lines and interesting color choise. The Tit:  Nice desing and great build overall. 

But the vote goes for the Tribute! 
Maybe its the colors and maybe its the two masted design which remind me a lot of HMS Ontario.... But I just cant stop but to adore Her.  I would buy Her right away if it only was possible..... :blush: 

 

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Great to see you had a good time together !

And that's leading to very great ships !

I am more in favour of the HMS Tribute, perhaps because of its nice classical feel and of its good stern !

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On 17-3-2017 at 7:08 PM, kabel said:

so Titus, are you the one who voted for that lump of black bricks :D

 

Honestly, I didn't!

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Great Weekend! But I would've wished nobody would've started stealing many of my black parts as he forgot his bricks... ;)

If anyone is looking for more pictures of the Batavia (and the De Zeven Provincien), I just uploaded some pics on my flickr ;) Here is the Album

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16 hours ago, Legostone said:

Great Weekend! But I would've wished nobody would've started stealing many of my black parts as he forgot his bricks... ;)

If anyone is looking for more pictures of the Batavia (and the De Zeven Provincien), I just uploaded some pics on my flickr ;) Here is the Album

Sweet pictures :D I'll upload one to my facebook (the one where I stand next to the door) :)

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Posted (edited)
On 20-3-2017 at 6:46 PM, Legostone said:

Great Weekend! But I would've wished nobody would've started stealing many of my black parts as he forgot his bricks... ;)

If anyone is looking for more pictures of the Batavia (and the De Zeven Provincien), I just uploaded some pics on my flickr ;) Here is the Album

Lol... Who would that be?

I'm sorry man, but you just had some shiny black curves, and my hands were itching to get building. I still owe you a cow though!

Edited by TitusV

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1 more hour left to vote! It is still possible for the outcome to change ;)

@TitusV Remember that cow next time... Like I told you last time :pir_tong2:

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Thank you all for voting, the hms tribute has won! It is actually build by Legostone, hè wil get the trophy next time we meet. Second in is the Tuna King, which is made by Maxim I. Third is the Piercing flame from Sebeus I. And lastly the Hms whatever by TitusV. It was a great weekend and it was fun to host it all. Enjoy the prize and bragging rights Legostone!:pir-grin:

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21 hours ago, Legostone said:

1 more hour left to vote! It is still possible for the outcome to change ;)

@TitusV Remember that cow next time... Like I told you last time :pir_tong2:

NExt time, I should have a cow of my own, so no reason to leave it at home it anymore :wink: 

No just kidding, I really forgot it.

20 hours ago, Captain Green Hair said:

Thank you all for voting, the hms tribute has won! It is actually build by Legostone, hè wil get the trophy next time we meet. Second in is the Tuna King, which is made by Maxim I. Third is the Piercing flame from Sebeus I. And lastly the Hms whatever by TitusV. It was a great weekend and it was fun to host it all. Enjoy the prize and bragging rights Legostone!:pir-grin:

Congratulations Legostone! It was great fun guys, next time is at my place! (and then I'll build a real ship. Maybe :tongue:)

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So, Sebeus, any chance we could get some pictures on how you made your masts sweep aft?

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2 hours ago, Cousarmy0001 said:

So, Sebeus, any chance we could get some pictures on how you made your masts sweep aft?

Yes, I'm planning on finishing this ship first and then I'll take some pictures :wink:.

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Thanks for voting for my ship! I'll find a good spot for that trophy once I get it:D

For those wanting to see more about the HMS Tribute and happen to visit Hanover (Germany) in the next ~6 months - it'll remain in the Land der Bunten Steine (a local store specialised in Lego) for about that long. Due to that I can't take any more pictures good pictures until then. 

Again, it was a great weekend and I'll gladly join again (if time and money allow it)!

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Love the simple lines of Tuna King!!...

 

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