CappnRob

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About CappnRob

  • Birthday 02/14/89

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    LEGO (obviously), 17th - 19th century history, science fiction and fantasy, video games, Gunpla, Anime, really just a whole bunch of stuff.

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    'Murica
  1. This video popped up in my youtube subs for Beyond the Brick and I absolutely adore it! Nice to see a more realistic, historical pirate MOC, especially for the republic of Nassau.
  2. Playing in Space Since 1978

    Love the use of discs for planets in the background!
  3. Medieval Brick Built Weapons

    I've seen warhammers in stuff like the Ninjago sets but I don't know what specific parts they use so if someone could provide a parts list that'd be great. I know it uses one of the long rods and a 1x1 with multiple studs and some cheese slopes but the specifics elude me lol. Plus other parts that make good hammer heads would be nice suggestions too (would love to make an old school Warcraft 3 paladin style hammer).
  4. Anyone got some good medieval weapon builds for minifigs they'd like to share? Trying to arm my knights with more than long pole axes and swords and could use some ideas :P
  5. [MOC] Classical Theatre stage

    If this doesn't take off on Ideas then please PLEASE at least put a parts list and digital instructions up on Bricklink so we can make our own! Its simply wonderful!
  6. Warcraft characters - ideas

    These are incredible! What parts did you use for each?? I don't recognize anything in Arthas or Uther at all but they fit so well...
  7. Not exactly a ship, but...

    Looking absolutely fantastic, so great to see a project come together!
  8. MOC Elven Village

    I adore the Elves and Friends lines for the colorful variety they bring to LEGO, and this really shows what you can do with it!
  9. (MOC) Theramore Castle from World of Warcraft.

    Absolutely wonderful, makes me nostalgic for classic WoW and WC3 <3
  10. Ranks and positions in the pirates theme.

    No problem, my lad. Age of Sail history is a big time hobby of mine! Glad to share the knowledge.
  11. The Greatest Pirate Set of all times! STAGE 2 GROUP 4

    Enchanted Island all the way. Awesome raised baseplate, probably the best Islander subtheme set, just rife with adventure and character.
  12. The Greatest Pirate Set of all times! STAGE 2 GROUP 4

    Pirate Chess was nice but Rocky Reef was my first Pirate set ever and is a fantastic low budget retro kit so it gets my vote!
  13. "Asian" minifig heads - anyone got a list?

    I am admittedly more looking for Chinese/Japanese "far east" aesthetics but I like middle eastern and central Asian looks too. The shirtless swordsman is a good figure for that, love his new molded turban.
  14. "Asian" minifig heads - anyone got a list?

    Well I don't mind faces looking "ethnic" as long as they're not my only options, lol! Even the Orient Expedition guys are useful if just for angry evil dudes (and in LEGO everyone angry and evil looks unsavory as hell regardless of implied or intended race). The Ninjago movie does have some good civilian faces that I like, too, yeah, I've been meaning to check into them.
  15. Ranks and positions in the pirates theme.

    /CRACKS KNUCKLES the aforementioned wikipedia link on 18th century naval ranks is probably the best "entry" level way of learning stuff. Mind you this is for the regulated and regimented British Navy, so less formal ships ie merchant marine and well, ofc, pirates, won't be so formal in some ways, but the basic ideas are there - a Captain who runs and often owns the ship (or is bankrolled by an owner who doesn't seafare), a quartermaster who administrates supplies and materials and the like (usually anyway), various degrees of mates who essentially delegate tasks to other crewmen beneath them (and other mates to delegate work further still - on a naval warship these guys would more likely be called lieutenants). You have a surgeon, carpenters, a cook (ideally speaking anyway. sometimes these guys were doing more than one job depending on how cheap the ship is being run!), and you have various deckhands skilled at some sort of menial task or another be it gunnery crew or rigging or whathaveyou and these guys vary in seniority (and the more senior you are, the higher ranking you are, though you're still basically at the bottom of the barrel as a seaman). The most senior seaman is the Boatswain (or Bo'sun), and he's the "big dog" as it were. On naval warships you have midshipmen who are basically young boys and teens with potential for ranking into officership and thus are seen as the "bridge" between the officer's crew and the enlisted crewmen. They oversee the crewmen's work and report back to the lieutenants for duties, etc. Keep in mind all of this is to some degree or another very VERY flexible. Naval concepts were constantly in flux throughout the age of sail as old ideas changed, new ideas came up, and so on. As late as the early 1700s, the idea of an organized navy was still very new, and in only 100 years by the time of Napoleon things were incredibly organized! This is to say nothing of language barriers and differences (in the British Royal Navy, quartermasters were basically just senior helmsmen. It was land army quartermasters that oversaw supplies and delegation of them), so you WILL run into inconsistencies when researching this stuff. I suggest watching the Russel Crowe film "Master and Commander the Far Side of the World". It is an EXTREMELY period accurate depiction of life at sea on board a British Royal Navy warship and you see a LOT of the ranks mentioned in action through the various characters, plus its just a damn good movie to boot! It can really help you get an idea on grasping these concepts more tangibly.