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A small ship called Melusina

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Hello!

Here comes another rather small ship of mine, made in contrast to some rather large ships of the past (and other large ships which I'm working on). I really got to like these smaller vessels, as they are a fun and relatively quick build, a prompt way to enhance your fleet.

 

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By the way, I uploaded it to Brickshelf some time ago, but due to some technical difficulties I couldn't start a proper thread about it until now.

 

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The ship is called Melusina, after the legendary mermaid-serpent-like creature. I wanted the figurehead to look more like something made of wood and painted rather than just a minifigure pretending to be a sculpture. Maybe even like something not made very well out of wood.

 

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Speaking of fleets, this is a part of the same fleet as my earlier and also rather small Basilisk (named after another legendary creature) - hence the same sail colours and unifiorms.

 

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It uses only two narrow hull pieces, like the good old Renegade Runner - except it has much more structure on top of it. In fact it looks quite bulky, but that was one of my goals.

 

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There was even some room for a forecastle with a hatch for the crew to enter.

 

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A look at the helm (and the captain). Also, please note the swivel gun in the bottom right corner - the ship has two of them on either side. Now, in my review of the Brick Bounty I admitted not liking those pieces very much (go ahead and read the review if you haven't! This is my best review of a Pirate set! This is my ONLY review of a Pirate set!). Still, given the small size of the ship, I think this is the best opportunity to use those, and save bigger guns for bigger vessels.

 

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A look from the stern...

 

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The captain's quarters, accessible by lifting the helm section which rests on tiles. Not much room in here, obviously, but I am still satisfied for having been able to put all this stuff in here, considering that the Renegade Runner had nothing like this, despite using the same hull.

 

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Another look at the whole ship...

 

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...and a final one from the top. Thanks everyone, and of course any comments will be very much welcome!!!

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She's a beautiful ship! I like how compact it is, and how much detail you put into it as well!

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Nice ship. You have the basic understanding of those small-ish ships :thumbup: Now go bolder and build more of them!

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Thanks! But I think the next one will be a lot bigger actually. We'll see though. :pir-classic:

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