shiplover

USS Poseidon - Minifig Scale First Rate Ship of the Line

Recommended Posts

Good god, what a start, what a start! This job is already outstanding. Great MOC, I hope to see more of you.

Only, a little perfectionistic idea pirate_laugh2.gif , You're saying that it has only 3 gundecks, but actually a 1st rate has 4. Like on this picture.

http://www.google.nl/search?q=real+felipe&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=CXagU669KOPI0wWCz4CoAQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=869#q=real+felipe+ship&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=X7i4pM-R8bbYOM%253A%3BcL4OsNbCoccICM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.modelships.de%252FSan_Felipe_1690_authenticity%252FReal_Felipe_01_k.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.modelships.de%252FSan_Felipe_1690_authenticity%252FSan_Felipe_1690_authenticity.htm%3B700%3B557

As you can see, under the after castle is again one deck with less cannons than the others below, but it is still a gundeck. Many make mistakes in this, so that's why I am just saying it pirate_classic.gif

Again, great MOC. Keep on working!

-Cap'n Edward

Edited by Captain Edward

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats still just three gun decks:P

The definition of a gun deck is, that you have a continuous battery througout a whole deck. Without any gaps.

So the canons astern bunched together don't make a gun deck but are part of the main deck.

The only ship with 4 gun decks i know was the spanish Santísima Trinidad (and maybe the USS Pennsylvania)

@shiplover But here is another perfectionistic idea:) Maybe a little bit late, because your hull is nearly finished.

I think it was said before, but that are just too many canons, even for a first rate:P And according to your ships scale, the gun ports seem to be a little bit tiny.

So changing them into 3x3 plates and reduce your firepower down to 120 canons would let your vessel become the most acurate ship building ever.

Because only your scale offers the possibility to work on the interior very detailed.

Anyways its just a beauty (as long as something that was built for war can be called beautiful)

Greetings

Wellesley

Edited by Wellesley

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So anything I've done in this arena is child's play next to this beauty. I really can't wait to see it; once finished it's likely to be one of the best LEGO sailing vessels ever built. Magnificent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still working. Just about ready to put on the poop deck. Captain's cabin and dining room are detailed and complete. I added a treasure room on the quarter deck next to the Captain's dining room, just could not resist. Looking forward to the boats, the poop deck detail, and then onto the masts and sails. Thanks for the ideas and comments on this website. They have been invaluable. Interesting idea on the three by three cannon ports. I ran some numbers and they seem to scale too large at 3x3. Admittedly the 2x2 scale a little small, but I think on balance and considering the extra effort associated with making everything else work with 3x3s (cannon placement and overall lineup), the 2x2s were the right decision. I built a mock-up hull with 3x3 ports and it just didn't look as good as the 2x2s on the mock-up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow she is looking great. You got a lot of details in this magnificent beauty and by the time your done it'll be as big as a barn. The worst part to come is...................................

!!THE RIGGING!!

Oh by the way

wanna trade ships? : )

Good luck

- Captain CAM

Edited by Captain Cam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been following this build for some time now. Though the gun count is way too much, I feel that this ship would be a representation of how a ship of the line would have looked if steam powered ironclads had not been invented. This build reminds me of the Uss Pennsylvania, and a British ship that was not built, but designed Hms Duke Of Kent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Outstanding build, it must have used a LOT a bricks. Are you ever going to put sails on it, the deck is a little open. Still a great MOC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow, just stumbled upon this today, THIS IS MASSIVE! :pir-oh: seeing as i don't know much about ships i can't complain about historical inaccuracy. :wink: i think this looks great, good luck with the rigging though!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW this thing is insane!! I can not wait to see more detailed photos of the cabins in the aft of the ship. I love building the cabins most of all, and your detail is looking most impressive. The only thing I would change would be the latticed windows for the boxy ones.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW this thing is insane!! I can not wait to see more detailed photos of the cabins in the aft of the ship. I love building the cabins most of all, and your detail is looking most impressive. The only thing I would change would be the latticed windows for the boxy ones.

The interior of the ship is fully fitted out. I have photos of every deck and every room as the ship was constructed, both before the cross bracing was installed and after. If anyone wants to see photos of anything in particular, just ask and I'll post them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am starting to think about sails, masts, yards, and rigging. For years I have been perusing the various ships on this site along with others I found to get ideas for these aspects of the ship. If anyone would care to offer ideas and links to pictures for masts, spars, rigging that would suit the scale of this ship, I would appreciate it.

Thanks.

I am also trying to figure out the best configuration for the large lamps on the rear of the ship. I have probably settled in on the design used on the Le Fourageux, but I am open to ideas.

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Blackmoor/Fourageux/Extra/ship_accessoires004.jpg

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy cow thats huge. Im shocked at the size comparison between the Poseidon against the Imperial Flagship. Your ship would obliterate the Imperial Flag ship in one volley

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy cow thats huge. Im shocked at the size comparison between the Poseidon against the Imperial Flagship. Your ship would obliterate the Imperial Flag ship in one volley

I guess you could even line up every LEGO pirate ship and one broadside would still be enough to finish them all off at once.

Great progress! Good luck with the final 'bits'!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy cow thats huge. Im shocked at the size comparison between the Poseidon against the Imperial Flagship. Your ship would obliterate the Imperial Flag ship in one volley

In minifig Scale, the Imperial Flagship would have been a very small ship, maybe a corvette/sloop or similar class.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am curious if there has been any progress/more pictures of this. I attempted to make a 74 via LDD but it would be far inferior to this in size and not nearly as proportional as this one. I would especially love to see interior photos.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am curious if there has been any progress/more pictures of this. I attempted to make a 74 via LDD but it would be far inferior to this in size and not nearly as proportional as this one. I would especially love to see interior photos.

I'll add some interior pictures soon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.