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  1. Thats why Im a sea rat hahaha I can wear red pants or blue pants ... If Im feeling a wild hair I might even wear green or orange pant .... Hahaha the best part is flying any flag I please ...given the moneys right lol
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    Class 7 Espada de Luna

    So much to say about this ship ... The colors the rigging the sails the crew .... A lot of detail in this one. I especially love the sword and moon ... That came together well. I do have to ask how you made the custom printed sails
  3. Cards and fishing poles??? Hahahaha
  4. So I contemplated holding off posting any pictures of this but alas ... Ive falling into a rut. Ive moved the masts several times three looks too crowded and the placement of the second just never looks right. (dont have the inventory of bricks for masts). They are currently mounted to hinge plates giving them a slight rake with wedges. Admittedly I originally tried copying a build style then once i figured it out this developed. The colors are not final and have so far changed twice nor are some of them anything but place holders until i get the color scheme decided on ... As my intent was merchant ship I employed some decals for dummy ports. I also am not liking the way the galleries?? (Not sure if thats the name the side windows at the stern) tie into the hull ... But quite honestly I haven't found a good solution. So I come to yall for advice in going forward with this one Also it seems that dark grey is interpretive as I put decent order of grey in and its more comparable to dark blueish grey ... But im running with it for now.
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    legoland battle sized ships

    Are you refering to the theme park in Florida?
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    [Era II - Ch I - Cat. B - nmr 4] Keep off the grass

    Ahh quite unfortunate ... I would look forward to the completion of the story none the less even if not within the proper challenge timeframe
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    [Era II - Ch I - Cat. B - nmr 4] Keep off the grass

    Prof - I know its frustrating loosing work ... Take the computer to an actual computer repairman if your not capable yourself (not the best buy kind) unless it cooked the hard drive a lot of your data may be recoverable from your hard drive. The build: I have enjoyed the "sketches" of the encounters ... I find it clever and find myself going back and forth from the drawing to the color photo to see how it was executed. I love the "latin" species names as well. I have several how to articles on the custom car forums (actual cars) that are ruined because of this ... Plus all of my linked custom builds (owned my own fab shop for a bit) all the links broken .... I never did migrate the 2000 photos anywhere else ... And im not paying that price ... I didn't mind paying the extra storage but that much to use my own photos? No thanks ... Lost customer forever even if they go back to free.
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    Help with 8x4 Pirates Layout for my Son

    I would like to enlightened on your method here please pm some pics so as not to steal his thread.
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    Flying Dutchman "Capstan Hammer" release the Kraken mechanism

    That would be cool in a dutchman Good work on the engineering
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    [MMM] The Charity of Luna

    Im really loving the way the supports play into the wall so well... I think this is my fav so far
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    [MMM] Merrynight Mystery Mini-Challenge

    My Wip is still in the contemptitive stage lol had 65hrs this week at work so needless to say ...
  12. I belive livery stables were more towards the end stations?
  13. Has the means to he a nice out post
  14. Haha no worries im a couple years behind you then 9v tin rails were the big new thing when i first got mine ... Around where i grew up it seemed like it went from blue 12v straight into grey 9v and that was it. Im amazed going through my old bricks and they look like the dog chewed on them ... I wonder how until I build with my 3yr old (same age I started) and he does the same cant get it apart clamp it in the teeth vice lol
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    [Era II - Ch I - Cat. B - nmr 3] Luxuriant paradise

    I like the use of the flower stems looks tougher to pass than the leaved vegitation
  16. A very convincing supply house ... And i thought i had quite a few barrels lol ... I do like that you employed the early rail road. Where did the track come from ? I like the brown ties or is this only a rc thing? (I'm old 9V)
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    [COR] Paying Some Debts

    Famous last words "I'll do it tomorrow" Besides that was only er um half the payment lol. If its clearly marked is it really hiding? Lol @Mesabi I like the story and its a clever little build ... Odd that an hour later and they were still cleaning up the mess lol
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    The sloop Mysterious Lady, aka the Gypsy

    I really like this ship ... And i may have to borrow some design elements for my next one
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    [Esl - Ship] Buying A New Ship Licence

    I think the bookcase and the clutter on the desk is my favorite part ... Clever coat rack too though ... Ok ok i like the whole thing
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    [COR-FB2] Crashing a Wedding

    I think they work well .. Some creative iron work would help hide the numbers
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    [ESL - FB] The Storm might have passed...

    Would love some more of just the crane itself I like the ship damaged by the storm as well
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    [LDD]Various Fake Pirate Sets

    I happen to have some of those ... Might need to try it out ... Thanks And the old "tow hitch balls" are very limiting in range compared to the new ball and socket Thanks for the clarification
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    Captain Cookie hides a treasure

    Suspended with fishing line then or ???
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    The Drunken Monkey

    Introducing the smugglers vessel The Drunken Monkey. The crew at the Salty Shipworks had been working round the clock as the Capitan Larvey was hoping to slip into the escorted convoy that he knew was leaving in a few days. Gustaf had called in a few favors for his old friend and this was another. The paint on her still fresh the carved monkey figurehead drove home the Capitan Larveys' outlook on life ... More rum and the pursuit of treasure. She was fitted with minimal cannons as stealth and speed were her main defenses. Capitan Larvey had ordered her with a large hold and had forgone crew quarters and his cabin. Instead he had hammocks fitted just the other side of the small mess The crew were well seasoned one and all. (From L-R) Look out Joe, Handsom Jack, Sneeky Pete, Capitain Larvey, Left Eye, Hop along Bill, Master Gunner Edward aka Matchstick, and finally the quartermaster Jonas. This was Larveys inner circle who would get the ship underway. With such a simple rig she didn't need an large crew and he intended to pick up some bilge rats once in port Now for just the ship: Weather Deck- Looking Fore- Aft detail- Drunken Monkey figurehead- Side profile- I built this rather quick to meet the extended deadline ... Its my interpretation of what the renagade runner should have been. So I borrowed the sails from her and mixed in a top sail from the pearl. It has heavy influence from the set but has several little detail elements Ive been wanting to try. Im actually really impressed with how quick this build came together. You'll notice several little details that pay homage to lego ships of old. I plan to licence this as my class 2 free ship.