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  1. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Wow, thank you for the link; those are some incredible functions! I never even thought it would be possible to motorize the Lego Pirates cannons. If you want to know how unlearned I am in Maritime Studies, I can tell you that I do not understand the significance of turning the sails side to side, but that maybe it has something to do with crabbing? I think if I do include that function, I will have the crossbeams attached to the mast with rope, like I did on the bowsprit, but probably not motorized, 'cause that's just too much work!
  2. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    My brother is also building a large sailing ship, and I asked him if I could put some of the parts from his ship on mine to see how mine might look when it's done:
  3. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    I made some progress with the bowsprit of my ship and also with the beakhead (the lattice part). Here's the beakhead: Here's a concept for the figurehead: This is the bowsprit:
  4. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Here are higher resolution videos: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:
  5. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    No worries! I will have the videos up soon (I had to split my video into three parts to get it on Bricksafe). Might I ask how you inserted the previous video into your post?
  6. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    That's not really much higher resolution! The frame size is only 426 x 240 - is there a reason it's so small? Sorry about that! It turns out while editing I unintentionally reduced the resolution. I fixed it, but now the file is too big for Bricksafe to download. I will figure out a way to make it fit, but also be of suitable resolution.
  7. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Here is a new video in higher resolution:
  8. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Ah, well; I am really not good with photography or videos. I don't have a Youtube or Vimeo account, but I may try to make a video and put it on Bricksafe once I finish my ship. I will actually be posting another version of the clip I just showed, because I found out I had accidentally set the camera to low resolution . Thank you! Thank you for the link! I thought about connecting the wheel to the rudder, and now I think I just might have to do that. I had an idea about rocking motion for wheeled vehicles, but it takes up too much space, though I might use it someday: Because the axle is offset from the center of the wheel, the entire "vehicle" rocks back and forth. The problem is that the wheels are gears, and although it could be done with rubber wheels, it would be more complicated and take up even more space.
  9. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Thank you kindly, Sir Azog!
  10. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Here is a video (sorry for the poor quality):
  11. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [WIP] Motorized HMS Bellerophon 74-gun ship-of-the-line

    Thank you! Yes, I linked to my BrickSafe page, which has a video in it. (Or you can just click here) The pictures of this ship model are one of my main sources for this ship, so if I start changing out pieces for ones in the correct color, they will be like the colors in this model; black, yellow, and blue and gold accents. I guess I will have to give up the novelty of using chains in exchange for the accuracy of hoses. Now I just have to figure out how to do it. Hmm, I hadn't thought about that. I will not be making the hull any longer, but the aftcastle will extend a ways toward the back which should hopefully balance it out.
  12. Hello! This is the first MOC (actually a work in progress) that I have posted on this site. It is a model of the HMS Bellerophon; a 74-gun third-rate ship-of-the-line. She is also known as the "Billy Ruffian," and her claim to fame is being the ship to whom Bonaparte (The conqueror of Europe, not the EB moderator) surrendered. I began building this ship around June of last year, after having watched The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. At first I was just going to build a generic ship (I knew nothing about sailing ships), but as I learned more, I saw that the British ships were clearly the best-looking and uniform. I knew I wanted it to be driveable and be able to fire projectiles remotely, and thought, "two decks is better than one!," so I decided to build a ship with two gun-decks, and chose the Bellerophon on account of its record. As you can see, my lego collection is not extensive enough to build in the correct colors (at least not yet). Also, the size of the ship restricts the technic-missile-firing contraption to only the port side. As of now, the ship can drive forward, backwards (I know they can't really do that, but...) , steer to the port and starboard, and the cannons can fire. The motors are powered by one Buwizz 2.0. I'm currently stuck on whether I should use chains or hosing for the front (lattice?). Chain: Hosing (rudimentary test): Cannon-firing mechanism connection to motor: Driving wheels toward the bow, caster wheels for stability at midships, and steering wheels (connected to rudder, though it seems they're a bit misaligned) near the stern: Glorious rows of cannon : As you can see, my ship uses no prefab hull pieces, and sports a powerful broadside of 28 technic missile cannons, all powered through one axle so that they fire in succession from the bow to the stern, as you can see in the movie in this Bricksafe page. I would appreciate any constructive criticism (especially about the very front and the sides of the hull), but please try to ignore the jumble of colors. Also, I am only able to work on this build about once or twice a week, so there will be much time between updates.
  13. NilssonLegoEngineering

    [OL-FB] Something in the mud

    Second First Post: @Keymonus, I actually fancied the idea of using the computer screen as a background. It has always intrigued me, though I have never actually tried it. In this particular case, it seems to have worked very well for your diorama, in no small part due to the choice of image. I also wonder if the background reflections could be taken away by placing something like transparent tracing paper in front of the screen? P.S. Are you sure that wouldn't be a fat frog?:
  14. NilssonLegoEngineering

    Hello! from NilssonLegoEngineering

    Hello, my username is NilssonLegoEngineering, and have been a user on Rebrickable for three years now. I was researching MOCs of British ships of the Sailing Age and came across the Eurobricks LEGO Pirates forum, which led to the main Eurobricks page. Seeing all the great information about Lego there is here, I decided to make an account. Once upon a time, my username used to be RothanaLegoEngineering, a reference to the Star Wars company Rothana Heavy Engineering, but I decided to change it to something more particular to myself. My last name is Nelson (not related to Vice-Admiral The Right Honorable 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson), which is a corruption of the original Swedish last name of Nilsson (son of Nils). My Lego collection amounts to about 17,000 parts (I'm not sure whether that is a large amount or not; what do you think?) from about 50 sets. I have posted 110 MOCs on Rebrickable, and I believe most are alternate builds, but there are a few that I am especially proud of in there. I have yet to post a MOC that I think is worthy of making Premium (to pay for), but I am currently working on one that I think will be. My favorite Lego themes are Star Wars and Technic, but I like a good Creator set or a City Fire truck. Thanks for reading! P.S. I have a question: How can I make a signature? Or are new members not allowed to make them yet?
  15. NilssonLegoEngineering

    Practise Posting Here!

    Test Post: Lego Lego LS75104SUPERSET EDIT 1/7/2022 8:29 p.m.: Tested to see if EDIT function works