Captain Dee

The Honor of Your [Sigfig's] Presence is Requested...

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*whispers in the wind* I heard the madman has bought all the world's gold jumper supplies!

*stock markets crash - in the distance sirens*

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5 hours ago, Professor Thaum said:

Only a 34 x 34 floor ?

I thought about ten times this value :tongue:

Your chandelier will outreach the border

Sir Dee hates dancing, and therefore the ballroom is quite small, so... :grin: Ten times? Have you been spying on me?

I haven't decided on the exact floor arrangement quite yet. The gold inside the center of that design will be swapped for white, and the patch of dark red inside that will probably include some black.

3 hours ago, Kolonialbeamter said:

*whispers in the wind* I heard the madman has bought all the world's gold jumper supplies!

*stock markets crash - in the distance sirens*

Goldfinger strikes again!! :devil_laugh:

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Every update you add un-hinges my jaw a little more. Absolutely love that you're bringing this back and simply cannot wait to see what else you have planned! :excited:

 
 
 
 
On 1/23/2020 at 4:19 AM, Kolonialbeamter said:

*whispers in the wind* I heard the madman has bought all the world's gold jumper supplies!

Also, we'll have to keep a close eye on Kolonialbeamter. If his conspiracy theories get around town gossip, no one will attend! Or...mabye...that's his plan! What else are you hiding from us Beamter?!?! :devil:

 

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Jorin and Luise Farresman will join the event, as his name by now is well known amongst seafarers.
Also a Navy Officer, William Weathergauge, who I hereby introduce. 

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@The Neighborhood Merchant For some reason the mobile editor refuses to quote your post so I'll just do it this way. I guess I've mentioned or posted teaser pics of parts of the entry drive, dining hall, ballroom, and hall of mirrors. Beyond that it's a matter of "how much do I want to commit myself to building?" No hints. :grin:

1 hour ago, Wellesley said:

Jorin and Luise Farresman will join the event, as his name by now is well known amongst seafarers.
Also a Navy Officer, William Weathergauge, who I hereby introduce. 

Excellent. The couple will be easy enough to build, and thanks for including her. I have several copies of that dress.

"Weathergauge," haha, good one. :classic: Is that torso a custom? If so, could I substitute one of the 2015 admiral torsos in that same color blue? I have several...

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And a question for everyone: does anyone know of a good minifig-scale brick-built violin design? I'm not getting the Brickforge custom piece, (as pretty as it is) and I need... "several" violins. I'm wondering if a layered plate design consisting of 1x2 jumpers and centered 1x1 plates with a short bar or telescope (or similar) on top would look good? I want something that would look good with, for example, a brick-built double bass, which I have a design for. As I said, no hints. :grin:

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30 minutes ago, Captain Dee said:

Is that torso a custom?

It is this Star Wars torso. But no problem, if you change it.

I'll think about the violin. Any other instruments?

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Just now, Wellesley said:

It is this Star Wars torso. But no problem, if you change it.

I'll think about the violin. Any other instruments?

Oh! Ok. The way the light is shining on that torso, it almost looks like a decal or something.

Other instruments? Uh, well, maybe... :grin:

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7 hours ago, Captain Dee said:

does anyone know of a good minifig-scale brick-built violin design

As far as my knowledge goes, small scale non-molded instruments are quite difficult to make if not unrealistic with our current part list. However, there are a lot of geniuses on this form and I'm sure someone here can do it. I took a shot at it to see if I could help, but it's far from perfect. Since it is such a small instrument, I wasn't able to add much curvature. The 3L bar is far too long for the thin part, so I used a cut hose (luckily a legal technique) to get the optimal length on that. The main bulk of the body is what I struggled with. Anyhow, here's how it came out:

49436673088_921b47eebe_z.jpg3 part by The Neighborhood Merchant, on Flickr

Left most is more "detailed" but a bigger model using 2L cut hose. Middle is the same as the left but with 3L bar. I just added this just incase you took interest in making it a different stringed instrument. Rightmost has minimal addons, making it actually very proportionate, but still not very detailed.

If anyone else wants to take a shot at this, here's my other part palette for some inspiration :laugh:

Time flies when you're a newbie. This took me 2 hours. :wacko:

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2 hours ago, The Neighborhood Merchant said:

As far as my knowledge goes, small scale non-molded instruments are quite difficult to make if not unrealistic with our current part list...

Since it is such a small instrument, I wasn't able to add much curvature.

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Exactly. I couldn't say it better myself.

And thanks for the input. Those are certainly creative. I had tinkered with the idea I posted previously and generally liked the shape, even if it lacked curvature. However:

1 hour ago, LM71Blackbird said:

You could also try the violin created by brickforge found here: https://brickforge.com/collections/instruments

It's pretty detailed by the looks of it and might be a good option.

Ok, I feel stupid. For some reason I had it in my head that Brickforge was overseas, and I don't buy international just to avoid dealing with customs and all that. They're actually in Arkansas *facepalm* That's great news. I'll have to give that a serious look after all. Thanks for sharing the link!

It just irks me that TLG produces the violin case piece (per Bricklink description) but no violin (or other instruments besides eleventeen different electric guitars, for that matter). A part of me wants to make a build of a full orchestra worth of musicians playing their violin cases in protest of this grave injustice.

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13 hours ago, Captain Dee said:

or other instruments besides eleventeen different electric guitars, for that matter

Actually, *ahem* there's a really nice (non electric) guitar and also a sax, and a printed 3L bar that is a fair representative of a wood flute. 

But yes, there should be more instruments!

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58 minutes ago, Kai NRG said:

Actually, *ahem* there's a really nice (non electric) guitar and also a sax, and a printed 3L bar that is a fair representative of a wood flute. 

But yes, there should be more instruments!

Yeah, I know. I got multiples of both the acoustic guitar and flute with the CMFs, and I got the sax (and piano) with the Friends Grand Hotel. But I couldn't fit many more words in that sentence!

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