Anders T

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  1. [MOC] Blow, Harry, Blow!

    And all that jazz. Just the right balance of lumpiness and elegance in the whale. Oh and the whole layout. Splashing over the top and all.
  2. Shrinked Black Seas Barracuda

    The barracuda is one of my favorite sets. So many details in this version. Tilted angles, great use of parts, kosher rigging and so on. And it is minifig scale!
  3. General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    And I'm looking up at you doc. First of all make up your mind on how purist you are. More or less: What is the role of LEGO® in your creation? Are you building minifig illusion scale or scale model? I build in minifig scale 1:38ish’ (not to be confused with minifig illusion scale) I see the brick as an all-purpose substitute for anything that would be made of hard material in any other model: Plaster, plastic, wood, metal… Whether it is LEGO® depends on the hard material for me. This gives the freedom to choose what works best in terms of rope. Size: On my last models I used string in sizes 0,5mm - 2mm. Material: So far I have tried cotton and nylon. -Could be bought in most hobby-shops. …Next up is hemp. -Only found that in special ship-model-shops.
  4. HMS Ontario version 2

    Thanks man She is currently on display at a museum. I made that a separate topic above. I have built the oars, but for now, mainly due to size issues, she has no oars.
  5. From 24. June to 20. August three of my ships will be on display. HMS Ontario Golden Hind A Penteconter Other LEGO ships on display will be Fregatten Jylland by Morthen Falk Poulsen And Jubilee Seaways by the employees of DFDS seaways There is also a smaller version the Jubilee on display. The seafloor below the Golden Hind was kindly built by Morthen Falk Poulsen.
  6. Help Plan a Roebuck Class Fifth Rate

    I find that on early or ships such as a carrack or a galleon 2x2 stud gunports work fine. On later models like brigs, frigates and ships of the line 3x3 stud gunports seem more appropriate to me. In any case you should measure on the drawings. Work on one problem at a time. Either make a decision on your design of a possible opening of the hull and then go to the shaping. Or do it the other way around. -Do measure in LDD. If this is done right it makes the next stages of designing are so much easier. No matter what technique you are going for. On shaping: Here you should decide up front if you are going for something that relies on bending and twisting. - Can work very well: Or drawing with the bricks. Usually none of the standard LEGO® bricks (like guns, hullparts, masts, minifigs) work well on a scale model. This is where the challenge is.
  7. HMS Ontario version 2

    Rating a snow I think Legostone has it right, and furthermore. Snow referrers to the arrangement of masts, but arranging the masts in a snow fashion was usually because the ship was too small for three masts to be practical. Whether a snow would be unrated or considered a 6th rater would be determined by her potential armament. I consider HMS Ontario an unrated vessel. Design Designing something like this with bricks is always a question of experience. I’ll probably look at her again a couple of years from now and decide to do a 3rd version. The sweeps are sticking straight out. Thanks for noticing, I think about making gravity (my archenemy) an ally in this case. Let them rest in a loose fit. Sweeps Thanks man, that was exactly what I needed to see. Pumps Nothing fancy. They are similar to the ones on my HDMS Lougen design. LDD file found here: Thanks. My aim is to make a brick model similar to a wooden model. My process is quite similar to what 3D artists do: Planning-measuring-perseverance. You know it Every flake is unique
  8. HMS Ontario version 2

    The first MOC I uploaded was a model of the British snow (snau) HMS Ontario. Recently I decided to do a second version of the same ship. During this process I noticed some small square holes between the gunports. Researching this, I found out they were called “sweep ports”, and supposedly allowed the ship to be rowed. So I decided to experiment with oars. HMS Ontario version2 med årer .lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr HMS Ontario version2 med årer bagfra.lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr However I have never seen a model of a similar ship (sloop, brig, snow or frigate) with oars mounted. Why is that? A model of the HMS Ontario without oars would look something like this. HMS Ontario version2 uden årer.lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr HMS Ontario version2 uden årer styrbord.lxf by Anders Thuesen, on Flickr Oars/No oars… What is the best choice?
  9. Help Plan a Roebuck Class Fifth Rate

    There is a lot of measuring and calculation in the initial stages of such a build. Feel free to share and ask.
  10. I recommend that you look here. And another Dutch ship from the same time period.
  11. Help Plan a Roebuck Class Fifth Rate

    I do understand your wife, but Kurigan is right: Start small. To give you a specific idea on the size of what you are planning. Look at this Minifig- scale LDD version of a ship close to the size of HMS Roebuck. I designed it quite some time ago and would never attempt to build it as it is.
  12. [MOC] Ship ''Halve Maen'' 1606 in minifig scale

    Very cool indeed. I like your choice of techniques. Fx: A more or less consistant use of 15573/3794 to shape the hull Your use of tubes to shape the Crows nests Plates and hinges to shape the stern A thing it took a while for me to notice, was the fact that not only did you replicate the ship on the cut trhough, but also all the little guys.
  13. Hello from Denmark

    Velkommen til Maskinen ser fed ud.
  14. HMS Victory

    Economy and the practical challenge of having a 2,5 m model in my home means that I probably won’t build it on my own.(soon) However I would gladly work together with anyone who wants to participate in making her come to life. Do contact me about such a project if you are interested. It looks to me like "LEGO Ideas" is for ideas on sets. She is thought of as a display item. I have written to the museum in Portsmouth proposing that I build the model for them. If they don't contact me soon I figure that my next move should be contacting some other museums as well as various toy stores. Thoughts on this are always welcome.
  15. HMS Surprise

    Thanks man. Yes I guess it has been a while since I have posted something. I think I'm one of those moccers that do it in bursts. As for the "pro" thing... No one has offered me any money yet He- he- glad that you find her so attractive. I have learned so much since I designed my models in 2011 that I think none of them will be built "as is". At some point I will give them an overhaul. I guess a realistic model of the HMS Surprise will be well recieved. Feel free to take a shot at yourself. The LDD file is free and available here: