Buccaneero

HMS Effortless 118-gun first rate ship of the line like victory WIP

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It truly is an amazing vessel and I'm very excited to see it with cloth sails.

I noticed that you updated the figure head, do you think we can get a closeup of that when you take more pictures? It'd also be neat to see how you made the cannons (I can't tell if that's a unique style or a standard one).

Lastly, do you plan at any point to add an interior? I noticed in one of your earlier pictures you added some hinge functions to the side to allow that.

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Hi Neighborhood Merchant,

and thank you again for your kind words. Without trying to sound too humble, but I used the current figurehead just as a temporary solution. Actually, I quiet like it this way. I'll post you some pictures.

All praise to Teddy, a Eurobrick member, who designed these wonderful cannons! In my eyes these are the most realistic looking cannons you can build with LEGO bricks. There's a link to his post and I posted some of my own pictures as well.

Interior is indeed planned, although this won't be an easy project (again...) since the stern is already built. As you can see in the pictures, the side galleries are openable so my idea is to create an interior which you can take out fully (on flat plates). However, cloth sails first. I found a very nice fabric - an IKEA curtain :)

https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/merete-2-gardinenschals-abdunk-gebleicht-weiss-90046843/

which has a very nice mixture of good colour, enough weight and general haptic/optic (and I found some used ones for 5 € from which I could equip a small fleet :))

 

 

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Hope you like the pictures!

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Thanks so much for the photos, they look great :grin_wub:! I personally really enjoy the look of the figurehead and I am interested to see how you change it. Teddy did a wonderful job, as the cannons look nothing short of excellent. 

I'm interested to hear how using IKEA curtains for your sails goes as I'm struggling to find the perfect material for a ship I'm designing right now.

As for the interior, if you worry about the quarters shaking around too much (use of just tiles), or having to apply too much pressure to uplift them (tiles with studs), then I think that using a brick with groves (2653) and a door rail (32028) would work perfectly for easily sliding it out for a build like yours.

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Great suggestions for the interior! I'll keep it in mind.

And about the IKEA curtain idea - my wife is pretty sure that we have a spare curtain somewhere in a wardrobe... if she finds it, I am very curious myself and would love to start cutting asap.

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