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  1. Supersick_

    [WIP] USS Constitution Moc Progress

    Haha, thanks man! Yeah, designing cars pay the bills (I still love them), motos are the most fun (but at 37, also why I hurt in the morning). Lego is such a universal language - I know a lot of people rediscovering their love of the bricks lately. Thanks for the compliments on my ships, your Constitution is looking really great, she's HUGE!
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    [WIP] USS Constitution Moc Progress

    Beautiful! And I agree, mods move this to the MOC section so we don't lose track of such a great build.
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    [MOC] Charlemagne 74 gun ship of the line

    Really love the updated proportions and details! Great job, she looks beautiful.
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    [WIP] “L’Anubis” - 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

    Yes, I’m definitely making instructions for Anubis. Thanks so much to everyone for the encouragement. I’m making progress, work has just been busy for a bit!
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    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    Oh yeah if you want to make it symmetrical just use 2x 3L bars and do a radar dish on each.
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    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    I'm sure there are a few ways to do this but here's what I was thinking. Pictures being a thousand words and all that...
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    General MOC-Discussion, WIP-Help, and Teaser Thread

    The smooth reddish brown piece on top looks like a 2x2 radar dish with a nozzle on top. I think these can fit over axle ends, but what I would do is ditch the axle and use a 4L bar. The bar fits tight in the axle holes and will slip through a radar dish to hold it, which is then hidden by the black hose nozzle being used as the spout.
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    [WIP] “L’Anubis” - 3rd Rate Ship of the Line

    Update is: work has been super busy lately and I’ve had to travel a bit. Just haven’t carved out the time for the final push to finish her off, but I also wanted to test something so I was waiting for a shipment. I should have her completed within the next week or two. Basically: the design I have for the beakhead uses some REALLY rare rigid tube lengths. In talking with some people about Fer Maiden’s tan slopes now becoming very rare (thus expensive), I considered some alternative designs but I guess once you like something enough you can’t get it out of your head. I ended up finding a near-identical (if not exact) supply of tubing that is still produced (Lego production has ceased from what I can gather, in many of the desired lengths). I am just confirming that this is a good enough solution, and I plan to offer pre-cut and sorted “kits” of the beakhead tubes for my ships (an update to Fer Maiden’s as well). This is not technically official parts (obviously) but I think this would be an understandable exception. The supplier I found is what many top convention-level architectural MOC builds use. There has been talk that this may even have been a supplier to TLG for pneumatic tubing. For background: the material (type of plastic) needed for pneumatics is different/specific compared to the injection-molded brick material. Different materials require different tools and flow optimization in the factory, often different storage of the raw material, and unlikely you are able to “share” anything between the various materials (for instance vats/vessels for heating, pouring, cooling, etc). Tubing is also produced in extrusions which is quite a different process from molded parts. This is why it would not surprise me if Lego used a supplier for tubing required in the relatively few pneumatic Technic kits. I personally wouldn’t do any custom lengths or colors, I would keep everything as-is with Lego’s catalog, just offer it for something like $10+shipping vs $1MM+ or whatever it would be if you could even find them on BrickLink. Any opinions/suggestions on that?
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    [MOC] "Fer Maiden" - 36 Gun Privateer Frigate

    Both really nice solutions! I love them - probably the smaller ones would be a good base for Fer Maiden’s theme scale. Run a 2-stud-wide strip of tiles with jumpers to locate the single stud underneath? Can redo the gun deck to flush those tiled runs with the plates if needed to bring the barrels centered in the gunport. Can run the guns in/out along the tiles and stay them into position using the jumper plates.
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    [WIP] Full Hull Battleship

    Yes! So cool dude, can’t wait to see this progress!
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    A whole lot of Transformers

    These are all amazingly impressive. Fathom has great techniques in general, let alone that it transforms! Prime looks fantastic and I think Miasma and Flashpoint both work great.
  12. This is amazing man! Great techniques and I know the plight of these ancient Egyptians far too intimately, though the offending deity in my case is multi-colored striped instead of grey. Haha. I love the figure, especially her belt execution. Actually I love every part of it, the color for the drink works so well for this palette. Great job, again.
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    [MOC] "Fer Maiden" - 36 Gun Privateer Frigate

    I look at Lego's intent at Theme scale and tend to ignore the lack of exact gun counts. For instance Barracuda Bay BSB is clearly homage to a galleon, not just a "8 gun brig" like you would (technically) describe her. And then with the most recent Imperial Flagship, I feel like that was a kit intended to be 3rd or 4th rate. I think a Super 44 like Constitution would justify 12 guns per side, I think I can definitely squeeze one in right before the quarter galleries. Fer Maiden (as-is) would be something around Leda/Pallas-class. Fer Maiden (Heavy) would be Endymion. Here's a little WIP of Fer Maiden (Heavy). The only real changes compared to the standard design are +6 studs in length (1 ea. extra gun + carronade per broadside), new brick built hull, new beakhead and quarter gallery designs evolved from the Anubis. Let me know some feedback on whether you think this style of build at this scale is cool or if you prefer the more playful prefab style.
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    [MOC] "Fer Maiden" - 36 Gun Privateer Frigate

    Looks great! what did you end up doing about the following cable/anchor line? Find a way to switch between sides? I know the original design with TLG string+studs is a bit cumbersome but it allows you to removing the grating to get access then unhook one side's anchor line and attached the other side. I'd love to see a more elegant solution since dragging that string with studs isn't ideal either haha.