Anders T

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  1. Anders T

    [MOC] HMS Surprise

    https://bricksafe.com/pages/AndersT/hms-surprise
  2. Anders T

    [MOC] HMS Surprise

    Ok! I have now created a page on bricksafe. This is a different format than MOC-pages, so quite new for me. Please take a look there, all of you, and give some response - preferably by PM.
  3. Anders T

    [MOC] HMS Surprise

    Yes, the MOC-pages feature of making digital files available was very useful. I had uploaded a great deal of my old designs, so anyone could see the details. This was more or less like throwing a message in a bottle. Now I have to take an active part in who gets to see them, - why and when they do. Well,.. You could try sending me a PM: Stating who you are, what design(s) you want to see and why. There is a limit though… The older designs, pre-HDMS Lougen (my profile photo), are more or less up for grabs. From HDMS Lougen I made the decision that I would not share a design unless tested, built, by me. However- This means that the current list that I would share is, shown here as LDD pictures: Early designs, questionable builds at best: HMS Ontario https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/21519520665/in/datetaken/ HMS Surprise https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/21277037746/in/datetaken/ HMS Lively https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/21195755309/in/datetaken/ HMS Leopard https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/20770202803/in/datetaken/ Tried and tested: HDMS Lougen (my first conversion of a LDD design to bricks, somewhat flawed, but she has some charm) https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/16476060967/in/datetaken/ Golden Hind (very tricky) https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/20760677733/in/datetaken/ HMS Ontario (version 2) https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/34562260005/in/datetaken/ HMS Surprise (version 2) Look above Galley Penteconter (flimsy, small and not found in the pirates forum, but in historic themes) https://www.flickr.com/photos/131641614@N06/21499291655/in/datetaken/
  4. Anders T

    [LDD] Greek Sacoleve

    Great work Good to see a trading ship, and a researched one at that. Did you find the plan at the Paris Marine Museum? The eastern influence on this Greek ship is evident and wonderfully captured in your version. She looks like she is ready to outrun pirates in the Aegean anytime. Even though I suspect that you have come up with the design technique yourself, it reminds me of the work from cb4. On your question regarding bricklink: Sometimes there is just a lack of certain bricks and you have to gather them from a bunch of shops. I always expect a call from my bank when I have placed all the orders for a project. Keep it up!
  5. Anders T

    [MOC] USS Constitution

    Great! This is so clean and precise.
  6. Anders T

    [MOC] USS Constitution by Jim Beute

    Wonderful rendition of a much loved ship.
  7. Anders T

    [MOC] Late Renaissance Carrack

    Some of the best use of pre-fab hull I have ever seen. Especially the bow works well. -And great work bending and so forth in LDD, it is a hassle. I do think the masts could be altered to something else.
  8. Anders T

    [LDD] [MOC] Ship of the line

    Welcome to the forum! Now another wall of text from me. I do not write a whole lot of comments, but when I do… First regarding the HMS Mirabelle: The overall dimensions are quite good. The layout is spot on for a mid 17th century ship of the line. I really like the color scheme that you have chosen. - And very ambitious Indeed. Some alterations could be: It looks like you have made the gunports 4x4 studs. This is quite huge. The debate about gunports usually is between 2x2 or 3x3 studs. By narrowing to 2x2 or 3x3 you will have a more realistic space between gunports. Generally 6-8 feet, assuming: Feet=studs. I notice that there is almost the same number of studs between alternating height/with change in the main hull. The hull shape, usually, described an arch being steeper at the bow than on the stern. The challenge here is to steer clear of the offset gunports. Narrowing the lower stern: Even though man-o-wars where built with a gun deck as square as possible, the lower hull had to be shaped like a fish or drop. The only propulsion was the wind and a flat-wide backside would amount to a lot of drag. Then, regarding the future: I have also found it a good idea to mess around with something digital before building in bricks. Great to see another one who embarks on making ships with a realistic expression. It is something of a journey you embark on. I understand that you would like to seek heading towards authenticity. Moreover, towards building in real bricks. Instead of writing a long smear about doing something sculptural and ship-like, here is a link to where I have already done that: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/159912-wip-hms-providence-34-gun-frigate/&page=2&tab=comments#comment-3156352 ...and more of the same stuff: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/171828-brig-o-war-moc/&tab=comments#comment-3118798 Finally a couple of places to find inspiration: I do apologize to all the obvious other references that I have omitted. https://zusammengebaut.com/lego-mocs-h-m-s-victory-soleil-royal-39552/ http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=274948 https://www.flickr.com/photos/technicnick/16024270204 https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/87939-english-warship-revenge-from-1577-in-minifigscale-150/ Hope to see more from you. Oh! And yellow monkeys as crew!
  9. Anders T

    [WIP] HMS Interceptor

    It is hard to make an authentic tall ship staying completely purist. Good call on the stickers. In the last post you had about HMS Interceptor you wrote that it should be a minifig scale model. Scale models always catch my interest ... - so now I have to participate. For me, building a model starts with a lot of research. Reliable and accurate pictures and information about HMS Interceptor are hard to find. On the other hand, it is quite easy to find a whole lot about Lady Washington, which filled the part as the HMS Interceptor. Here is a link to some line drawings for Lady Washington, and therefore also for HMS Interceptor. https://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-boats-general-discussion-77/11586676-free-ship-plans.html There should be no major hassle in converting to HMS Interceptor. The colors on HMS Interceptor are somewhat simpler compared to those found on Lady Washington.
  10. Anders T

    [WIP] HMS Warlock 5th Rate 38 Guns WIP

    Oh how nice to see a new tall ship from you! I remember looking at the HMS Challenger back when I was coming out of my dark period. It was one of the MOC’s giving me confidence that it was possible to make reasonably realistic tall-ships. This one seems to be even better. Nicely shaped bottom hull, and the bow is much, much smoother than on the challenger. It is very impressive that you even make a purist rigging.
  11. Anders T

    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    Black Pearl that is magnificent. -And some questions pop to mind Are you doing her as a wreck? If, so… Is it going to be a whole scene from Red Rackhams treasure? -With the Shark-sub from Professor Tournesol (Calculus, to some) Is it going to be something like the awesome Flying Dutchman from that very cool Belgian Sebeus I? Are you just using these colors as guides to yourself and pure smoke and tricks to everyone else? Looking forward to see some more.
  12. Anders T

    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    Maybe it is the blurriness of the picture, but it seems like a ghost ship to me. I am guessing the Octavius. Another guess could be the Unicorn, as you say it is a ship of the line, and the Unicorn was based on the fourth ranked Le Brilliant.
  13. Anders T

    [MOC] HMS Surprise

    Glad you think so. I too find that the finished look is worth the effort. They are really the most troublesome part of the build. The part where I sometimes think "Ships why?!?". The LEGO part is usually fairly easy.
  14. Anders T

    [MOC] HMS Surprise

    He, he, my digital models are always intended for being realized as real MOCs. I even posted some back in 2017. https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/151798-a-couple-of-ships-at-ms-museet-for-s%C3%B8fart-summer-of-2017/&tab=comments#comment-2815895 However, the next couple of months I confine myself to making digital models. The response and suggestions are taking into consideration when I finally decide that it is building time. So anyone who wants to geek out over anything, feel free. Thanks, I will be sure to give a heads up when it will be on display again somewhere. You can also build it yourself. The LDD file is here. http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/452403
  15. Anders T

    Galley, La Capitana, Chapmann plate LVIII no.18

    Thanks. The Real is clearly a Renaissance or Baroque era piece of art and there are ornamentations everywhere. Even with the simplifications forced by limitations from LEGO, I really had to go all in on this one. Sail on!