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It has been a while since the last vessel this size has left my shipyard. I'm gonna skip the talking and go straight to the pictures, as those say more then words:

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Bow:
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Stern: 
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So - whats going on here? I've teased the bow and stern a couple months back, and now (well, 1 1/2 months ago) I finally finished my largest Frigate to date.  The hull constructed entirely from old brown (inspired by @Captain Green HairLe Fleuron), pearl gold ornaments and lots of dark blue. Heavily inspired by the French Frigate La Comete.

Special thanks to the whole building group - @Sebeus I, @Imperial Shipyards, @Maxim I, @Exetrius, @Titus, @kabel who were around for quick feedback on the WIP and a special special thanks to @Captain Green Hair - who provided me with the sails from his original tutorial frigate!

Like a real ship, this ship has also been around places. 

It started in the train, traveling to Wetteren:
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Moved further in the car:
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Got sails at @Maxim Is place:
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Was leading the line of battle at Wetteren:
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Lived ontop of the shelf for a couple of days:
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And went straight to the next exhibition:
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And now its back on the shelf, lets hope it gets a bit of peace for a while :pir-laugh:

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Your best ship so far, the bow rails and the stern are very well built, nice job! And it's good to see you guys working together.

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That is an incredible MOC you have there, Legostone. The rigging is very detailed, the stern design is intricate, great colors, neat little boats, and an active crew. Overall, all the details come together to create a very nice ship. 

Hopefully it has many more exhibitions in its future. 

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On 5/27/2018 at 3:24 PM, Professor Thaum said:

Errrr... what is to say... :look:

 

RHAAAAA LOVELY :thumbup:

Thanks :pir-laugh:

On 5/27/2018 at 5:19 PM, Bodi said:

Your best ship so far, the bow rails and the stern are very well built, nice job! And it's good to see you guys working together.

Its always fun - even if its just for a couple hours over a weekend. Quick WIP feedback through Facebook is also useful...

On 5/28/2018 at 2:00 AM, Captain Genaro said:

That is an incredible MOC you have there, Legostone. The rigging is very detailed, the stern design is intricate, great colors, neat little boats, and an active crew. Overall, all the details come together to create a very nice ship. 

Hopefully it has many more exhibitions in its future. 

Thanks! I hope so too, but I'm just not sure how - I'll not take it in the train again, as that was an inconvenient nightmare on its own :pir-laugh:

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What a beauty. I love the design, the details on the transom and the rigging/ropework.

 

An inspiration for me

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I had seen your wip pictures, but I completely missed your posting of the finished product.

It's great! I love all the details you squeezed into her. 

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You are truly a master shipwright Legostone! Beautiful work once again!

Hopefully she'll stay afloat for a little while in the MRCA! :grin:

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Sorry for digging out such an old thread of mine. I need help deciding.

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I've had this vessel (La Comete) for about a year now and now I'm contemplating what to I want to do with it. I've had it with me at 4 conventions by now, and due to travel - often by public transport - the rigging is badly worn. Its not super visible in the picture, but the foremast is bent badly and on the verge of falling over, the main is loose, the mizzen has fallen before  and the bowsprit keeps breaking off. 
Besides that, the sterncastle has been knocked off during one of the conventions and since the internal structure wasn't reachable isn't quite stable anymore.

Now, what to do? 
1 - tear down, new vessel
2 - tear down rigging, rebuild
3 - leave it be and enjoy it as long as it lasts
4 - complete rebuild but back to basically the same vessel (besides small tweaks)

5 - ?

I need to decide this within the next week since I have a couple weeks of time now where I can work on this...

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You safely package her in a box and send C.O.D. to me ! Problem solved !

Its a really enjoyable ship ... I would hate to see her broken up but I know a grand ship would fill its place.

If your no longer attached to her I would suggest this ... However personally I would more like to see her reinforced  and rebuilt similar to original.  

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She is a lovely ship indeed, but I'll go for 1. That's most inline with the spirit of Lego, and we get to see a new ship from your hands! ;)

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It depends the time you've got for it

- If you've got plenty of time, you should probably tear it appart completely and rebuild a new vessel. Since there is internal structure damages, it could be for the best.

- If you don't have so much time at your disposition, a reinforcement of the masts and a total re rigging should do the work.

I hope I will see you at Brickmania Antwerpen this year with plenty of great ships ! :pir_laugh2:

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Thanks a lot everyone! I think I'm gonna take your advice and tear it down. But not before I have an equivalently sized alternative ready, which is currently just missing rigging and sails (easier said then done - takes forever :pir-laugh:)

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I look forward to seeing this alternative! Your ships will always bring great joy to my life and while it's sad to see such a beautiful vessel go, It's much better to take it down before it completely falls apart by itself; and besides, I'll always have pictures of her on my computer :pir-grin:

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