Gilbert Despathens

[GNAR] The Mirror

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The Mirror is my entry for the Avalonian warship category.

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Usually sited in misty weather around the Dark Isles, the ship is only visibly crewed by a lone knight in black and white.

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The only other figure ever to be seen on the Mirror is, of course, the one stationed right above the ram.

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Despite the strange nature of the ship, the pair of dark green hose wrapped around the rear mast-head prove that it is loyal to Avalonia.

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Full Ship

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My contribution to historical accuracy - rather than a wheel, a bar attached to the steering column (whipstaff) is used to control the rudder, which can be seen...

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...here.

This has to be one of the (if not the very) best ships I have ever made. There's an interesting story behind it, too. I was competing in a MOC-off against a guy on MOCpages where the objective was to show a sea battle. The weekend before the deadline came around, and I only had one ship. Then I saw a picture of the rival entry, and I decided that I needed to build a sixty-stud warship in the day and a half I had remaining... And I did. I'm only glad I didn't give myself more time to think, or I would have talked myself out of it.

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Ha, ha, where have I seen this before? :tongue:

I still love it Gilly! :sweet::thumbup:

Edited by Infernum

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Very cool. I love how clean and neat it looks.

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Great work! The white accents look really nice, and the figurehead design is excellent. The knight seems a bit lonely up there, though the desolate ship deck certainly lends an eerie feel to the build.

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Great that you entered the ship! This is great and it has so many great solutions and details! Like the cmf stands! :thumbup:

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Excellent ship! The hull shape looks good and I like the black white color-scheme and decorations :thumbup:

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Nice ship!! It's an interesting way to make the hull, so congratz on that :classic:

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Hey nice use of the minifig bases :) I really like the decorations around the ship but the black statue/girl at the front the most!

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Very spooky ship Gilbert! The brickbuilt hull has some lovely angles and the white detailling along the sides looks a treat too. The shaping is so nice, i really feel the lack of rigging to complete the ship. But this is very nice given the time constraints you were under! :classic:

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This is a beautiful ship, and a great support for Avalonia's fleet. I very much like the size and the unique style.

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That is really nice. I wish I had enough black pieces to make a ship like that. WHat did you make the sails out of? Black construction paper?

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