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  1. Supersick_

    [WIP]British Whaler barque

    Aye, this is a great use of Fer Maiden / Barracuda Brig base. She looks terrific, keep us up to date. I really enjoy her colors. All the updates are really cool - the new boats are much better and the stove looks amazing! You could add a few plates to the structure/underside of the lower hull so she's "fatter" in the midsection - as would be a whaler or merchant ship meant for cargo. Fer Maiden's lines are styled after a late 18th c. French frigate, much finer (and lacking stowage). Great work Third Nav!
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    [WIP] “L’Anubis” - 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

    Check in: yes, she is definitely getting finished/updated and will have instructions. This year has just been busier than expected at work and I haven’t had the time to focus on Anubis as is needed. Apologies for the delays, I know a lot of you are patiently waiting for her to be launched. She’s coming, and I (albeit a little biased) think the update will be worth the wait. Cheers!
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    [MOC] "Fer Maiden" - 36 Gun Privateer Frigate

    This is awesome! She looks great with the recolored livery (more realistic too) and I really love those long guns! Have you finished her yet? Please post more pics when you do. Cheers!
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    [MOC] Broadside Brig

    This is fantastic, Sebeus! I love the balance you achieved - it feels perfectly nostalgic/modern.
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    [MOC] - HMS Supernaut (48) Heavy Frigate

    Anubis is coming along. I will have updates in her thread soon! Grazie mille! Cheers! I appreciate it. Aye, will do Captain!
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    [WIP] Scarlett Viper cutter ship

    Wow, I’m so excited to see realistic vessels from you. Keep it up! Also love the Lego rope shrouds - Very cool mate! Now… more!!!
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    [MOC] - HMS Supernaut (48) Heavy Frigate

    I edited the first post with updated images and description of Supernaut - and hopefully did a good job explaining my homage to Endymion. I’m just about happy enough with the model to start the instructions. Id like to add some more interior details before showing that. As per usual, I’m making sure things work in the real world using available parts and colors (argh!). This just makes some things so tedious. Always compromising…..
  8. Just launched for service on an especially black sabbath, the Frigate Supernaut... - Updated to a [MOC] She's built with an extensively SNOT side/hull that allows me more control of plan view taper and more proper L/W ratio. The hull is 18 wide at the bow, 20 wide at the waist, 16 wide at the stern. She’s built at “theme scale” like my other ships. I'd like to give a nod to @boeing_787_8_dreamliner ships that inspired these rigid axle shrouds and @Dread Pirate Wesley inspiration for the ship’s boats. I started this hull design for L’Anubis and eventually got too busy with work to finish. However, I recently dusted off an old save file I found labeled “Fer Maiden Heavy.” Clearly a few months ago I had a late night of experimenting I’d pretty much forgotten about. ‘Nay, stubborn fool, the people do not want this from you.’ I couldn’t help it, I felt the draw of a fast frigate! I made an excuse that in my “story world” of these ships, it would make more sense to introduce HMS Supernaut before L’Anubis. This is a thinly veiled delusion, as I really wanted to create my homage to HMS Endymion. I’ll save you too long a history lesson from me and let you hit the wiki if you want, but - I gotta say that the wiki page is missing a lot of great context and detail that you can find in books like ‘Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars.’ One of the coolest details missing from Wiki is that Pomone, the French ship she took her lines from, was not an officially commissioned MNF vessel. She was privately designed and built, and brought in front of MNF Admiralty to be evaluated (and subsequently put to service) as a Naval vessel. The Frigate Supernaut shares some of the special things about her lines - very straight and shallow in shear and a very long running stern taper at waterline. Supernaut is launched and given orders to sail for the new world, investigate the threat posed by the pirate frigate Fer Maiden and engage or capture as necessary. Her hull form allows enough stores for year-long cruising but is fast enough to be a deadly hunter. Her length keeps her steady in seas and though she will heel under canvas, she is mild mannered in pitch and roll. Her upper works are devoid of superstructures as to not block wind and she’ll clock 14.5 knots. Her crew is not too cramped, her gun deck operates at peak efficiency. Her bulwarks and pretty flat quarterdeck provide ample space for her officers and weatherdeck gun crews in battle. She’s large and strong enough to carry a heavy main battery, and ballasted to sit with slight forward rake - allowing her surprising agility in battle. This also increased her freeboard at the waist guns to her stern. I’m rather happy with the recent evolution of her beakhead, and a typically menacing figurehead indicative of a Supersick_ built ship… … and stern gallery I chose to paint her in black with ochre stripe but alternate liveries can include a classic Nelson Chequer with yellow stripe and more decorative upperworks. Here’s a look at the bow section. I’m splitting the ship into bow/mid/stern sections to increase playability. This requires some sort of modular axle/gear-based capstan mechanism. I’m happy with my solution but I really need to build her first to make sure it works without issue. Note: for the scale of Supernaut I felt a custom main anchor was needed, and am now using the molded ones as kedge anchors. It took a few iterations to get right - being a slightly odd size. Still not perfect, so I may be adjusting them a bit - at least I got the scale and position I wanted tho. I suppressed some floor and structures to show the capstan mechanism. The barrel fwd of the stove helps hide the axle and technic plate necessary for this design. Compared to Fer Maiden below: A nice shot carrying her boats at the waist. I’ll end with a painting of her inspiration, Endymion, and Supernaut paying homage… Updates, interior views, physical model, sails (and more ships!!!), soon. Thanks for stopping by.
  9. Supersick_

    [WIP] HMS LIVELY 38 Gun Frigate (Step 3)

    Man, this is ridiculously cool. I've dreamt of doing this for so long but the task to undertake it seemed so daunting. Bravo! It reminds me of a really cool Antoine Roux painting of Marseilles, 1809:
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    [MOC] Sang Royale

    Likewise, I can’t wait to see the updates!
  11. Awesome to see! Capt Xavier and I got in touch after he built a few Fer Maiden frigates for this display and I sent him the latest L'Anubis .io working file for their 3rd Rate designs. He also build a heavy frigate 44 based off the Maiden, as well as some brig sloops based off my Barracuda class brig. It's great to see L'Anubis prototype in real bricks; he's definitely pushed me to finish her and given some great feedback for the build. The display is beyond impressive. I'm hoping to contribute some more ships to the upcoming pirate additions.
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    [MOC] HMS Diana, 38-gun Artois class frigate

    Yeah, I can't believe how awesome the rigging looks in LEGO string. The patience to figure all that out... bravo! She's beautiful.
  13. Supersick_

    [WIP] “L’Anubis” - 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

    Aye, I've made progress on her. Work has been killer so I've been behind schedule... I'll be finishing soon. Hopefully she will launch in April, May at the latest. I'm really happy with the updates - the size has increased slightly to make things both stronger as well as play better. I think I will finish her as a waterline model first and then develop the full hull afterwards. Thanks for the motivation, it won't be long now...
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    [WIP] “L’Anubis” - 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

    Yes, just going to be a plate here and a few studs there but requires some redoing of structures.
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    [WIP] “L’Anubis” - 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

    She's going, but very slowly. Work has been very busy and I just haven't had the energy to resolve all the things I'm trying to do yet. In short, I want to give her a bit more space so she's going to grow a bit in scale. Will have more time to dedicate after first week of Nov. I would like to complete her in time for the holidays (building season)!