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[MOC] Kiss of Death, my new pirate ship!

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It's been a long, long time indeed since I last posted a ship with skull and crossbones and a crew of bloodthirsty pirates. Somehow, in the recent years I tended to focus on various factions of soldiers. Well, no more of those boring uniforms! :pir_laugh2: Allow me to introduce you to the Kiss of Death! :cannon:

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I also really wanted to use official LEGO sails, so here they are, and they come from the Brickbeard's Bounty set, well except this ship uses more of them!

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Some more photos...

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The ship's wheel actually turns the rudder in a historically-accurate fashion. I am planning to post a film showing how this works at a later time.

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The gun deck. The ship has 12 cannons and I used almost the entire remainder of my cannon supply to arm her. I guess it's either time to buy some more or to go custom in the future! :pir-classic:

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The captain's cabin, as usual.

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Here you can see the rope moving the rudder. As mentioned earlier, a film will be provided soon to show this in action.

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I have also uploaded the ship to Instagram, so feel free to check her out in there as well!

Also, let me say that I managed to finish the build just in time for a pretty large LEGO exhibition, in which I will participate in less than 2 weeks. :pir_laugh2:

Any comments are obviously welcome! Thanks!

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Because I have never seen Nougat hull ship moc before, It makes me fresh. And about ther rudder, I saw something like that in the game: return of obra dinn yesterday! anyway it was one of interesting things in your moc ship. well done! 

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She is quite a beauty! Especially love the broadsides and that figurehead. Good job! :pir-thumb:

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20 hours ago, Third Navigator said:

Because I have never seen Nougat hull ship moc before

I think I saw one or two before, I like this colour, really glad LEGO adds more colours for the hulls! Thanks!

10 hours ago, berninhr said:

Lovely Build! The colour scheme works really well.

Thank you Sir! :pir-classic: The medium nougat was my first choice, and dark red was used to match the sails! :pirate:

9 hours ago, Jack Sassy said:

She is quite a beauty! Especially love the broadsides and that figurehead. Good job!

Thanks! The figurehead was initially a minifig, but the dragon works much better in my opinion, I'm glad I switched them. :pir-sweet:

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This is pretty awesome!  
 I used a lot of medium nougat on a ship build long ago and loved how it looked. 
 I love the hullshaping you’ve done, and I don’t dislike the bowser-esqe colour scheme either. 
 Down the road I might try it paired with dark blue as a contrast colour. 
 

That said this a gorgeous ship! 
 Thank you for sharing it!

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This is a beauty!! Nice Job, especially the rudder! I would love to see how you built the system to steer the rudder.

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On 3/6/2024 at 9:00 AM, Max_Lego said:

One of the best pirate ship MOC's I've ever seen. Awesome!

Thanks! :pir-huzzah2:

17 hours ago, thewatchman said:

 Down the road I might try it paired with dark blue as a contrast colour. 
 

That said this a gorgeous ship! 
 Thank you for sharing it!

I just really wanted to use those sails in a MOC finally, and since they're white and dark red, I chose dark red for some of the bricks. :pir-classic: Actually, it's a pity LEGO didn't produce hull pieces in dark blue, which would fit nicely with the dark blue rowboats which they did make. Who knows, maybe I'll try a dark blue custom hull in the future. :pir-tongue:

17 hours ago, 1963maniac said:

This is a beauty!! Nice Job, especially the rudder! I would love to see how you built the system to steer the rudder. 

Thanks! I will make a short film showing how it works, but basically, it's the same principle as in historical ships. Check out this image from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship's_wheel#/media/File:Wheel_and_rudder_assembly_(fixed).gif

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Gorgeous ship. Lots of great details and excellent use of sails. The nougat hull color matches well with the dark red. That bowsprit is fearsome. It does appear quite a bit of the crew has suffered some form of eye injury, to include the lookout in the crow's nest. Might be a good time to implement a safety policy with the cutlasses.

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On 3/7/2024 at 3:32 PM, Feuer Zug said:

Might be a good time to implement a safety policy with the cutlasses

Absolutely! :pir_laugh2: The truth is, I save most of my heads without eyepatches for soldier minifigs. :pir-classic:

On 3/6/2024 at 3:30 PM, 1963maniac said:

I would love to see how you built the system to steer the rudder.

Well, for anyone who is interested, I have just uploaded a short video to Instagram, showing how various sections of the ship are removable for easier access, AND how the ship's wheel turns the rudder, so check it out! :pir-huzzah2:

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15 hours ago, Dreamweb said:

Absolutely! :pir_laugh2: The truth is, I save most of my heads without eyepatches for soldier minifigs. :pir-classic:

Well, for anyone who is interested, I have just uploaded a short video to Instagram, showing how various sections of the ship are removable for easier access, AND how the ship's wheel turns the rudder, so check it out! :pir-huzzah2:

Link doesn't work.

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7 hours ago, 1963maniac said:

Link doesn't work.

That's weird, it works on both my phone and my PC. Even when I'm not logged in to Instagram, the video plays just fine...

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Interesting color choice with the Mario boat pieces. It goes nicely with the black and touches of dark red.
I could almost see your ship as a galleon-type of vessel. It only lacks the ports below the cannon deck for a line of rowing oars.

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On 3/12/2024 at 11:39 AM, GeoBrick said:

Interesting color choice with the Mario boat pieces. It goes nicely with the black and touches of dark red.

Thanks! Actually, the hull is a combination of pieces from the Mario set and the Friends boat.

Anyway, my new ship has already completed her maiden voyage to her first LEGO exhibition. :pir-classic: And what an adventure this was! :pirate:

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On 3/20/2024 at 6:15 PM, Captain Braunsfeld said:

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Congratulations:pir-huzzah2:

Thanks a lot!

 

On 3/20/2024 at 3:44 PM, bingowaldorf said:

I love the color scheme! 

 

On 3/20/2024 at 8:38 PM, MAP Tec said:

And again a beautiful ship!!! 

 

On 3/22/2024 at 3:05 AM, MWERA24 said:

Thank you for sharing, what a nice build! 

Thank you mateys! I hope LEGO will release those hulls in more colours to allow for additional colour combinations! :pir-classic:

Anyway, I'm preparing for another exhibition, in two weeks! :pir-huzzah2:

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