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    Lego Pirates, Lego Pirates Mocs, but I love a bit more realistic approach: big imperial war ships and small pirate ships.


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  1. DonRamon1981

    Realistic.... unrealistic....

    That's really interesting. Looking forward what they answered. For MOC Building this is a really great addition.
  2. Thx this sounds good. I will test that on the weekend. Thank you
  3. DonRamon1981

    Documentary about Blackbeard and Queen Annes Revenge

    For those who are interested in Queen Anne's Revenge as his name for the ship... Queen Anne was the last Queen from the Stuart Family, it was the last Catholic Monarch and the first of Great Britiain (Act of Union from 1707). The war of Spanish Succession, in the Caribbean Era also called Queen Anne's War. Captain Edward Teach was fighting for the British from Jamaica. When Queen Anne died in 1714, the Hanover Family took over the British Crown and from now on all Catholics was banned from being British Monarchs. The new King, George I. spoke German and French and wasn't very popular inside the Empire. The pirates that fought officially side by side with British Warship vs the Spanish wasn't took into the Navy like in 1588 after the Spanish Armada was destroyed... no this King declared them pirates again... also Edward Teach. So Teach became pirate called Blackbeard and felt traitored by the Crown and how the Stuarts was banned from the Crown. So when he captured LeConcorde he took the name Queen Anne's Revenge for the name of his new ship...
  4. Hi all. Today at ZDF Info was a documentary about Edward Teach a.k.a. Captain Blackbeard and his, the most famous pirate ship of all Queen Anne's Revenge. Here are some pictures I took and some historical facts that are really interesting: Everybody know the flag of the skeleton hitting a heart already posted in another topic. Edward Teach was an English Pirate from Bristol. Very democratic mind, he planned to attack slave ships as they been big and fast on the famous routes he knew for years. He was able to capture a French slave ship called LeConcorde. He kept only 60 slaves (from 560) for his Crew the rest was left alive without any injuries. He changed the name to Queen Anne's Revenge (he was Catholic that explains the name of that time) The US found the ship in the 90s in front of North Carlolinas Coast and are examing it heavily taking cannons and other stuff from the ship wreck. They also said there are more fairy tails about pirate than facts, showing the first pirate book from England from 1724 that has more fiction than facts, but inspired all of our, Legos and Hollywood imagination of how pirates was, that is why black flags are more common in our mind than the original red. In the Golden Age the pirates used already more the black flags. Captain Blackbeard was known for his burning cigars and stuff inside of his beard and hair when Attacking, looking like the devil himself to avoid battles. 99% of his attacks being without battle, and like capturing LeConcorde he let everybody alive without an injury. He allegedly did not kill a single man in his whole life. The book of 1724 had supringsingly a lot of true facts at least about Captain Bleackbeard, who had the biggest part in the book and is documented as having one or the biggest pirate ship ever with the Queen Anne's Revenge. Most books or novels say he had 40 to 50 guns on board. In fact it was 28, found on the wreck. Also typical for that time to exxagarate a lot. The cannons was even still loaded, they used a lot of other stuff inside than just cannon balls, because they did not shot to sink the cargo ships they attacked the sails to stop them. He wanted to hide and get away from the British navy by going close the coast of North Carolina, where he accedently (not like reported by some crew members by purpose) wrecked his ship on a sand bank. photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting photo hosting You can see on the pictures of the reconstruction of the ship that it was way smaller especially at the back than that one from Pirates of the Caribbean. And the load cannons what they found inside, the metal sticks that was shot to destroy the sails. The anchor was found far away from the ship as they tried to get away, an usual move if you wrecked in low waters. Also all the cannons was moved to middle and back of the ship to get it out, unsuccessful. The canons being loaded because they tried to get through that bay without being spotted by the British Navy, as Carlina being an British Colony back than, and the British Navy notoriously fighting piracy in 1718. The only chance to survive would be to destroy their sails and sail away if the Navy would spot him.
  5. I have sails now but doesn't matter how I change the masts or whatever I do, I can not get them fixed on the ship. They are hanging around in the air or somewhere else, but never to the mast... I tried to do everything with every Technic I know from Lego sailing ships, but no chance to get them there...
  6. Ok I will start to search for that with the Parts Designer. I have the program a few days but have my ship already finished, just without the sails. The one I need would be sailbb17 (lego part number), and yep I found already the database and ebery sail parts is missing in the file. I will try that and get back here ;-) Thank you
  7. DonRamon1981

    [MOC] 58-gun Galleon of War "HMS Royal Intent"

    Ok then my bad sorry. Then I have no critic on your ship. ;-)
  8. DonRamon1981

    Realistic.... unrealistic....

    Wow... I can print also uniforms on Mini Figs there, thank you I will definitely have to try that
  9. DonRamon1981

    [MOC] Pirate Island vs Imperial fort

    Still looking at your MOC as it is one of my favourites here... just wanted to give extra props again. Really nice build
  10. ...I have a really important question. I made my ship ready to take it to Lego Ideas but one thing is missing, sails and the big Redcoat Flag... even when I import pallet from existing sets, it works but the sails still won't be shown, I mean zero sails not from actual sets that I import and not from pirate sets I import. How can I get them into that I can't take it there without... As many of you are using this program, I am using it for a few days now. I appreciate your help. I don't everything like my MOC Renegade Caravel, it's not complicated at all. But serious parts missing make me going crazy... :-(
  11. DonRamon1981

    Realistic.... unrealistic....

    Maybe some of the people here can make that? I would pay for that!
  12. DonRamon1981

    Realistic.... unrealistic....

    Back to topic but now without any historical reference so I don't know where this flag really comes from, but it's my favourite pirate flag right now in original red, I would love to have that as the Caravel will be back to a pirate ship for playing this flag would be awesome... ...and without Football i would love the Buccaneers Flag too
  13. DonRamon1981

    Advise needed

    I am changing my plans.. it rather changing the colour scheme. As it was done in black and yellow already a hundred times, I will change the colour scheme to black and tan. I ordered some ran parts for the self made masts like in my Caravel. So as I wanna do it as a playable set for my son it can't be really bigger than the Flagship from 2010 as it is still my son's favourite ship but very fragile to play for a 6 year old. As the real Victory got a yellow type tan rather than strictly tell that should work too. I replace the yellow elements on the back with pearl gold I will have to buy too, but as this project is a long term I got time. Like i said I will already have everything for the masts the next days, I will see how this will progress later into the ship. P.S. i don't like the black and yellow type in the Lego Ship as it reminds me too much of my Black Seas Barracuda.. miss that so have to buy a very beautiful and playable ship out of it.
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    Something diffefent from another era, really like that one. Do yiu have more pictures, from different angles?
  15. DonRamon1981

    [MOC] 58-gun Galleon of War "HMS Royal Intent"

    The only thing I don't like is the lifebelt you have hanging there, as they haven't been part and especially not like that designed, of ships equipment during the 19th century... There have been some cork vests during Trafalgar Battle (1805) but that was still a way different form of what we use today... so you are using a vests clearly not appeared before he 20th century on ships. I like the rest, great build, wonderfully detailed. I doesn't care about missing curves as for me it looks really nice how it is