Plaid Beard

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  1. Plaid Beard

    Imperial Armada Layout

    Your building has some very interesting building techniques I've never thought of before. Is it finished inside?
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    MOC: Le Fleuron, 1729 third rate French ship of the line.

    The sterncastle is gorgeous! Such incredible detail!
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    English 3th rate Agamemnon minifig scale

    Yes, please, I'd love to see more!
  4. Wow. Just, wow. I bow before your superior skills! I especially love the galleon - those lines and angles are really tough to get right, but you nailed it!
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    Captain Hookey Hand's Pirate Paradise

    I love this. You've packed so many details into such a small MOC. Love the colors, too!
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    [MOC] The Pirates' Inn

    Very nice! I'm also curious if there is an interior.
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    HMS Reckless (WIP)

    This is gorgeous! Another inspiring ship! I'm also wondering about the visible deck studs.
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    Jack Sparrow and a bottle of rum

    That's pretty cute! I love the way you did the roof.
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    [Collaborative MOC] Wacky pirates

    This blew my mind. Amazing and hilarious! The fort is incredibly well designed, but my favorites are the little islands with people on them.
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    Eldorado Outpost

    I love this! I think your rock work is incredible. Well done!
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    mixels-Pirate Ship

    This really made my day. Thanks for sharing it!
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    Topsail Schooner "Lady Kathryn"

    I just noticed she was indexed as a brig, as well. Not sure how I missed that. Anyway,yes, I think you're quite right on a lot of your points. Part of the challenge for me in building her was that most of the examples I saw of Lego-built schooners were early-19th Century, while I was trying to build an early-18th Century schooner. The stern is general less sloped on 18th Century schooners, and the rear deck is higher. I also wanted to make it as close to the waterline as I could to give her smooth lines, but I did not count on the bow coming out so blocky. In one way this works better for an early-18th Century schooner because they were rounder in the bow than their later cousins, but it does make the bow look more blocky than I wanted. This was the first (and thus far only) brick-built hull ship I've made, so there was a lot of experimentation, trial-and-error, and redesigning on the go. Next one will go more smoothly. I've been planning to refurbished her for a little while now. I won't be doing custom rigging because 1) I don't have the time to put into it, and 2) I want to try that on a much smaller vessel first. Thanks for your insight! I think you nailed it when you said I could go farther on it.
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    The Eternal Quest for Data

    Just saw your note about corroborating sources - I'll check through my books soon and see what they say, and if there is anything useful I can let you know.
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    WIP Green Schooner

    I used your schooner as inspiration when I was working on my own last year. Yours turned out much better than mine, and I did learn a lit trying to figure out some of your methods. I really love the color scheme on this ship, and seeing it with the rigging really blows me away. Well done!
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    Bumblebee

    This is gorgeous.