Admiral Bejaune

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    [META] A quick overview of the map

    That’s because it does.
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    A simple matter of math

    Captain Greenhair shows his brilliance again with the beautiful French 64! Nice work on the frigate as well!
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    Pirates of the Carribean 5 Sets Discussion

    The silent Mary is heavily based on the French ship La Couronne of 1636. Here is a website about the ship. http://www.historicships.com/TALLSHIPS/Corel/La Couronne SM17/La Couronne SM17.htm You can also google image search "La Couronne ship" and see some great models of it.
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    General Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Discussion Thread

    I wish this topic would go cold until someone posted with official pictures!! I'm tired of seeing a post and it not showing anything! Kind of a hypocritical post for me!
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    Build a frigate with Captain Green Hair

    Maybe this bump will inspire more great Mocs to be built! Such a great tutorial!
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    [MOC] Ship ''Halve Maen'' 1606 in minifig scale

    Again you have raised the bar!!! Seems to me I've gotta go minifig scale now!!!! She turned out excellent my friend! Keep innovating!
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    94 gun, somewhat-to-scale ship of the line. LDD MOC.

    No offense but is this suppose to be a fantasy style ship or a historically accurate ship? If it is suppose to be a historically accurate ship then I would say you need to do more research on the subject. It looks more like a steampunk airship to me than a ship of the line.
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    [ESL] Brig El Matador

    It's so good to see a new ship from you. And of course it doesn't disappoint. The sails are perfect in color and shape and the skin color strake is perfect. It's always great seeing a build from a master builder and a great friend. Long live the CGH technique!
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    [OL-FB4] The Tigre arrives

    The paint back then was actually very good. It was lead based, which was bad. But salt water absolutely destroys everything. I own and have owned several ocean boats and I am constantly cleaning, replacing and repainting certain things onboard that salt water has ruined. But that is the nature of the beast that is the ocean!
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    [OL-FB4] The Tigre arrives

    You can't go wrong with the white, black, blue, yellow with red gunport color scheme! I like how when the ship of the line arrived it was in a deteriorated state. Many ship of the lines sat in port and were rarely used in peace time as they were expensive to man and operate. So sometimes they needed refits and complete overhauls before they were seaworthy again. If you read the accounts of the HMS Bellona, you would learn that after a cruise, Her paint had almost completely washed away, and her poop deck had almost been completely swept away by the seas. Very cool story to have a worn ship and not a newly built ship!
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    [ESL-FB5] Class 5T Heart of Eslandia

    Bregir I'm not sure if you understand why I mentioned the vasa. I was using it as an example of the curvature of the ships hull (sheer) vs the curvature of the gunports. I know vasa was a failed ship. If it had been 5 ft wider it would have changed the course of history. But it was only used as an example for early ship design, being an easy source for people to google, research etc.
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    [ESL-FB5] Class 5T Heart of Eslandia

    You are correct about the hull curvature vs the gun port orientation. Most people fail to realize that the gunports do not follow the hull curvature exactly. Some ships had completely flat decks compared to their horizontal curve. While some ships gunports curve up slightly as they go fore and aft, but it did not exactly follow the sheer of the ship. And as weird as it sounds the gunports usually curved upwards more towards the bow rather than the stern. One reason. It's called seaworthiness. Now some older ships, example the Vasa, had very curved decks and so the ports almost followed the sheer exactly. But vasa came along at the start of the age of sail.
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    Naval Action PC game

    I think everyone is 6 months behind here.... Joking aside, the beta on this game was amazing. I can't wait until they release the full game. Maybe they have and I'm the one behind!
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    ship invention up to 8 y.

    But. Wait.... I'm a 9 year old child. or do you understand "I self inventor lego ship 9 years child" better?
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    Custom sails (more realistic colors)?

    Haha ok. But I can assure you that they will not smell like coffee n tea for very long. Especially if you follow my step by step!
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    Custom sails (more realistic colors)?

    The sails did smell like coffee at first. But the next step in the process eliminates that smell. I have not explained everything in detail. So I will start from step one. 1. Buy thin fabric that is not transparent. I get mine at Walmart in the textile section. I buy about 6ft of fabric. 2. I use instant coffee and tea. Usually an entire box of both (depends on how dark you want them. ) pour the coffee and tea into a bucket and cram the fabric into it. Leave for 3 days but check on it to make sure it's all saturated in liquid . 3. Air dry in the sun. It will give it a more weathered look. 4. Buy wallpaper glue and paint both sides (this might take two days if you let one side dry before you paint the other) the glue makes the fabric stiff and canvas like, and it keeps it from fraying while cutting it. 5. When dry measure out your sails and cut them. For the lines I use a pencil and a ruler. I sew my sails on to the yard arms with thread and needle. That's it! Good luck with it. You can message me via pm if you have any questions.
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    Custom sails (more realistic colors)?

    I have had great success with creating custom sails. The trick is to use coffee and tea to get the darker color. I let my sails soak for 3 days in about 8 cups worth of both coffee and tea. The sails on the uss president are almost perfect color. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=422198
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    First-time shipbuilder

    To be up front with you, I would scrap what you have and follow these steps in building a ship. http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=30623 In my opinion It is the best way to build a ship on prefab hulls. Best of luck. -B
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    Hispaniola

    It's a very well built ship. One thing though is that the ship in the book was a two masted topsail schooner and not a 3 masted full rigged ship. But other than that you have built a nice moc.
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    2015 LEGO Pirates Rumors and Discussion

    http://kollectobil.com/2014/09/lego-pirates-to-make-a-comeback-in-2015/
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    [MOC] USS Poseidon - Minifig Scale First Rate Ship of the Line

    I have been following this build for some time now. Though the gun count is way too much, I feel that this ship would be a representation of how a ship of the line would have looked if steam powered ironclads had not been invented. This build reminds me of the Uss Pennsylvania, and a British ship that was not built, but designed Hms Duke Of Kent.
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    HMS Gallant

    This is a great looking ship. Classic colors are always a good choice. The only thing I would Change is the stern. It is one deck too low. The lower gundeck should not have a stern gallery, but the stern gallery should start on the upper gundeck, which would add a poop deck to the stern of the ship. I hope that makes sense.
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    14 Gun Brig: Pinnacle

    This is an absolute beauty.. The sails are great. It seems you have done more than drawn pencil lines on them, some of the best I have seen! I like that you took a gamble and took the entire build off of pre fab hulls. It gives the entire ship a sleek, low in the draft look. I would like to see a tutorial on how you cut the side gallery, and stern windows. It is frowned upon in some eyes but I find it useful, because of limitation of window types. The way you have transitioned the side galleries to the stern is smooth and flows nicely. And the amount of rigging is great! The only gripe I have is the blue seats in the row boats.... make them brown! Wonderful ship, and well done. Admiral B