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  1. Cousarmy0001

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

    I kind of still am calling you out, though. The quote from you on my comment didn't update and still says "pickle gun". I assumed you wrote it that way intentionally. Update on that project, I Bricklinked the masts the other day (as of the image posting, I only had one). Then last night I was looking for some parts in my closet, and found three complete masts in a container. WITH SPARS AND SAILS. How on Earth did I lose track of those? Strictly speaking, all I'm waiting for now are the barrels for the swivel guns. EDIT 1: This ship kind of means a lot, though. I finished my last large ship 8 years ago. After that, my ex-wife kept me broke until our divorce, after which I had a mountain of debt accrued before and during the divorce to deal with while attending school. Sorry to bring up personal stuff, but it pertains to this MOC in that it's the first large ship I've been able to afford in 8 years. I've finally attained some measure of financial stability, and can occasionally afford to do a project now, instead of building endless designs in LDD and then dreaming about them. This ship represents how far I've come in my life since I completed Thunderchild. And it feels pretty good not only to build it, but for my football obsessed six year old son to think it's so cool that he asked if it could be his. My four year old daughter is far more into Legos than him, but she prefers the girlier themes. Despite this, she also saw the new ship, and asked for one of her own. Which gives me the excuse to start a medium sized build! One of these days, I might actually run out of hulls! EDIT 2: I got some dowels to put in Endeavor's masts. They're not perfect, but at least they don't fall over by themselves anymore, and tip at weird angles when they aren't falling over. Each one is now two rigid sections, and it's MUCH better. I hate the ship almost half as much now. Thank you very very much for the tip, @kurigan.
  2. Cousarmy0001

    [MOC] PARAISO - MOC 21322 Barracuda Ship

    You could try a brick built hull. Check out some of Kurigan's work to see what's possible there. It's quite good.
  3. Cousarmy0001

    [WIP] Building a new hull frigate

    You're not going to try your hand at a tapered hull? Other than that, I'd say you're off to a pretty good start. The color scheme looks nice, and the guns are well spaced. I would suggest maybe putting some ladders in the sides, but other than this this looks great.
  4. Cousarmy0001

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

    Nope, you guessed what I meant right. Now that you said it I remember you saying it before. I wish I'd asked sooner, as I was just at Hobby Lobby today. And yeah, Puckle gun. I don't know if anybody else has made one (I don't remember seeing one, anyway), but I came up with this after watching the Forgotten Weapons video on them and seeing what they actually looked like. I thought it would be pretty effective against small boats, and could probably do a nice job poking holes in sails. Especially if they develop incendiary rounds This is on my current large project (just 9 years after laying down the keel of my last large ship project), which will be complete after the parts for the masts arrive. It's about the same size as Thunderchild, with the same number of guns, but with a smaller cabin, slightly different lines, and the main deck is not removable. It's also a bit cheaper, which is nice.
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    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    @kurigan what do you use to stabilize those round 1x1s? I've asked you before, but I can't remember the answer. I think you know the project I'm asking about. Also, what on Earth could this be?
  6. Cousarmy0001

    [WIP] Building a new hull frigate

    I'm interested!
  7. Cousarmy0001

    [WIP] Building a new hull frigate

    Any updates on this? I can't wait to see how this one turns out, Count.
  8. Cousarmy0001

    [MOD] Creator Pirate Ship (31109) Sail MOD

    This is the only way I would ever consider using brickbuilt sails.
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    NONE of the 10K Pirate LEGO Ideas Submissions have been approved!

    I would add that getting new pirate sets, even if I don't like the set, means more minifig types being available. And considering how Lego has stepped up their minifig efforts over the years, I'd be stoked for a GOOD bluecoat redesign as I really didn't care for the 2015 ones. The half dozen or so that I got I wound up making into mercenaries or militia. I haven't quite decided which, but I'm inclined to go with mercenaries as they're currently aboard my armed merchantman.
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    NONE of the 10K Pirate LEGO Ideas Submissions have been approved!

    Geez. I was just trying to be salty in support of the designer. This design isn't really my style, I hadn't intended on buying it. I just wanted to show support to the guy who spent time designing and marketing it.
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    NONE of the 10K Pirate LEGO Ideas Submissions have been approved!

    I guess Lego doesn't think they'll be profitable. To be fair, they have a point. I mean, if you ignore the incredible sales of BSB and the 3 in 1 pirate ship over the last year, the only data they have to go on for the last decade is the really weak line of pirate stuff they released back in 2015, the best which was a recolor of an already existing set. And what savvy business person would choose to go forward on a line that needs decent sets in order to generate interest and do well?
  12. Cousarmy0001

    [WIP] "The Parrot" a small mercantile Vessel

    What? You'd like to see some of MY work? Well, don't mind if I do! I'd also recommend checking out this sweet ride:
  13. Cousarmy0001

    [MOC] Under Jolly Roger! Estrella - Frigate

    My only complaint is that the hull is straight all the way back, no teardrop evident. Other than that, she looks terrific. The color scheme is gorgeous, the rigging looks great, there's tons of small details, and she's VERY well armed :-) Well done, sir!
  14. Cousarmy0001

    [WIP] "The Parrot" a small mercantile Vessel

    So I think I figured out what exactly is bothering me, and that's the large areas of single colors, rather than the colors themselves. Given the lines of the ship, it seems to be from the earlier half of the Age of Sail. As such, it might be a good idea to add some checkerboard patterns in a few places. My own ships tend to feature them, though my ships are from the later part of that period, and isn't exactly accurate on mine. But it looks really great, hence the recommendation :-)
  15. Cousarmy0001

    [MOC] Armada Brig

    A very good upgrade of a very underwhelming set. The original was (IMO) one of the worst sets Lego ever made. If they'd put this out instead, I'd have had a very different opinion of that line. I love the details that you've added, like the chandelier in the captain's cabin and the skylight. I might suggest getting some brick built cannons, though, so you can have fewer empty gunports :-)