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So almost 1 year later I finally got around to starting my Silent Mary MOC. Basically I am taking 2 SM sets and putting the hull and lower portion on the Imperial Flagship underneath it. I'm nearly done with the main deck, and WOW 2 SM sets allows you to make a really pretty ship. The original being a ghost ship obviously had a lot of decrepedness to it. So cleaning all of that up has been a lot of fun. It's a really beautiful ship once you clean it up. I would say so far it's the prettiest one in my collection. I'll post some pics soon, but it's REALLY turning out good. I've never done this before (take 2 sets and combine them), so I'm having a lot of fun with that. 

I haven't seen many SM MOCS, which surprises me. One person on YT has done one, (MOC my bricks) but he pretty much designed his own version and incorporated certain aspects of the SM into it. I'm actually trying to keep the spirit of the original set, just better. 

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Here are some pics, still in the early stages, but I think she will turn out nice!!! BTW, I made every symmetrical. While I appreciate the ghost ship appearance of the original set, making this ship symmetrical has been a lot of fun.

 

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I was thinking about doing this myself (though I don't yet own the Silent Mary). I honestly don't like the ghost ship look of the actual set - but recognize the potential for a good looking ship with a better hull, "repairs" and perhaps the sails from the Imperial Flagship.

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This topic has been moved into the Pirate Moc Forum.

This ship looks really good so far. Nice work.  I do think the ship hull needs to be higher. I look forward to seeing her complete. :pir-classic: 

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Here is an UPDATE. Note, the sails I used in these pics, are from TBB. They are NOT the sails I am using for this ship, they ARE the same size, so they worked for me designing the masts. Again, this ship is BY NO means finished, just a little update at my progress. The hull is essentially the same as the hull from the IFS (except for a few changes to make feel more unique to this ship). But my overall design idea is to be able to lift the ENTIRE SM portion off of the actual hull in order to access the lower deck.

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20 hours ago, Phred said:

This topic has been moved into the Pirate Moc Forum.

This ship looks really good so far. Nice work.  I do think the ship hull needs to be higher. I look forward to seeing her complete. :pir-classic: 

Well now you can get a better idea on where I'm going with the hull. My next step is to incorporate the the "fake hull" aspect of the original set. My hope is that (with the pieces from 2 SM sets) that I will be able to use the "facade look" to cover up the the transitional space between the IFS and SM.

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On 2/4/2018 at 6:18 AM, Hive said:

I was thinking about doing this myself (though I don't yet own the Silent Mary). I honestly don't like the ghost ship look of the actual set - but recognize the potential for a good looking ship with a better hull, "repairs" and perhaps the sails from the Imperial Flagship.

Thanks. Its been a lot of fun working on this. Probably my most enjoyable Lego project to date.

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Stayed up LATE working on her last night. She's still not done, but coming along nicely.

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I'm going to attach a dingy back here.

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Here she is next to The Silent Mary

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Here she is next to The Imperial Flagship.

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Well done, I like it very much. I wish TLG had made the ship like you do. I hate the original ship.

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Nice work, I like it. But I think the hull looks too tall, at least compared to the length of the ship, I feel the hull should have been longer to look accurate with the height.

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3 hours ago, Matthias said:

Well done, I like it very much. I wish TLG had made the ship like you do. I hate the original ship.

Ya, that tends be a common complaint. I actually like the Silent Mary, I think Lego did a great job making an accurate representation of what's in the film. But I also agree with you, lol. That's why I bought 3. One to keep as the Silent Mary, and 2 to use for a MOC.

1 hour ago, Error404 said:

Nice work, I like it. But I think the hull looks too tall, at least compared to the length of the ship, I feel the hull should have been longer to look accurate with the height.

Trying to fit the square peg that is the Silent Mary, with the round hole that is the traditional hull proved to be quite the challenge. I did the best that I could. I'm not sure making the hull longer would help much of anything, tbh. The "correct" way to do would be to completely scrap the Lego design, and redesign it yourself. Which I personally don't have the "skills" to do. 

Having said that, I honestly like my SAINT MARY better than any other ship in my fleet (which I have 12-15 ships, I lost count, lol). Which that has nothing to do with the fact that's it's "mine", I just feel it is the most elegant looking one in my collection. But to each their own.

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At the risk of channeling Kurigan, have you looked into a brick built hull?

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Im impressed it does look quite well next to the flagship 

I do have a question though ... In buying two sets is there not simply enough bricks between the two to fill the holes in the hull with the pieces from the second set and somehow pin the front so it no longer raises up?

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18 hours ago, Cousarmy0001 said:

At the risk of channeling Kurigan, have you looked into a brick built hull?

I've never actually done one of those.

9 hours ago, Roadmonkeytj said:

Im impressed it does look quite well next to the flagship 

I do have a question though ... In buying two sets is there not simply enough bricks between the two to fill the holes in the hull with the pieces from the second set and somehow pin the front so it no longer raises up?

It's easy to fix the raising up. As for making a hull strictly based on 2 sets, IDK, but I mean towards no. The reason why is it's essentially a technic set, so most of the big bricks are all technic. Which isn't the most eye appealing. If you still incorporate the stands that the ship comes with, then I would say IT IS possible to give it the appearance of having a hull. But an actual brick built hull might be hard to pull off without more bricks.

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