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Capt Wolf

[ESL-FB] Class 5 El Genio - The Genie is out of the bottle

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I recently came across a seller on Bricklink who was selling just the ship from the ship in the bottle set (for only $10!) so I snapped it up. But I wasn't entirely happy with the design of the ship ever since the set was announced. So, I decided to build a MOD rather than build it straight as designed. I simplified the gun ports, gave it some galleon-like styling, elongated the bow, reworked the stern, changed the sail plan, and came up with what I call El Genio ("The Genie") since I have released it from the bottle!

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Because I won the class 3 competition in the PA Cup minichallenge, I have a free class 5 license that can be activated with a microbuild, and so I will use it here.

Some other views of the ship:

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"On the water":

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Additional pics "on the water":

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Thanks for looking. All C&C welcome.

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I love the color of this ship, and you've really freed it from the cramped look the constraints of the bottle put on it - really nice job!  I'm going to call you out on those gun ports too; great idea to convey those simply but convincingly :thumbup:

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Great micro ship Capt Wolf, it's a huge improvement over the original!

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On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 12:18 PM, Garmadon said:

I love the color of this ship, and you've really freed it from the cramped look the constraints of the bottle put on it - really nice job!  I'm going to call you out on those gun ports too; great idea to convey those simply but convincingly :thumbup:

I love the color of this ship, too. I've thought about trying to do a normal-sized ship using dark orange in some fashion. And thanks for the shout-out on the gun ports; I thought the original design was just too bulky.

On ‎3‎/‎3‎/‎2020 at 12:40 PM, Ayrlego said:

Great micro ship Capt Wolf, it's a huge improvement over the original!

Thank you!

On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2020 at 12:51 PM, Fraunces said:

It truly is a great improvement. The name is well picked too :classic:

Thanks! I had to have some fun with the name.

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Lovely micro-ship, great MODding and nice name choice! But… why is everybody getting mad with genies in this period? :grin:

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On ‎3‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 8:56 AM, Captain Braunsfeld said:

Good MOD!

Thank you!

On ‎3‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 2:41 PM, Keymonus said:

Lovely micro-ship, great MODding and nice name choice! But… why is everybody getting mad with genies in this period? :grin:

Thanks. And I'm not sure why we have all the genies right now, although I may have started it a couple of months ago with my wish for more ship levels.

On ‎3‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 8:06 AM, blackdeathgr said:

Easily better than the original.

Thank you. I'm glad folks think I did actually improve it! :pir-grin:  I wasn't always sure at some points during the mod process.

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