Foremast Jack

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  1. Foremast Jack

    More ships for the fleet!

    I really love this photo! Was I to see it in any other context than a Lego forum I would have taken my gospel oath on it being a real life picture. Well done, sir.
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    Realistic color schemes

    While I agree it is the best historical fiction ever written in English. I really think you should leave such huge spoilers out of a post (or at least warn people). I don't speak for myself as I'm on my fourth run through the series, but I imagine there are still many who've yet to wander into O'Brian's amazing replication of an age not too long past.
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    Merchant Brig

    Very nice as always Sebeus. I love the spanker boom and gaff. I had planned a similar idea with my old HMS Icarus. You can see in one of the later pictures how I was planning to do it. Your idea is superior though since mine required the tying of knots and yours simply snaps together. Well done!
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    Frank she's a beaut! Very impressive in every way. Great designs always result in great lines. Although I think I would like to see a little more attention given to the "capstan" (windlass in this case). On a side note: I'd like to throw in my 2-cents about the seemingly overcrowded ship. While it is quite true that LEGO men aren't exactly proportioned properly, I think another reason she seems overcrowded is because she IS overcrowded. It's easy to forget that living on a man-of-war wasn't exactly the most comfortable of lives (for the lower-deck hands). Remember that on a ship of the line every inch of space was mathematically accounted for and filled with something. There are so many men packed aboard that half had to always be at work. What I mean here is that each man was afforded 14 inches (~35cm) to "sling his hammock." Now obviously a man is wider than that, but since only half the crew would be sleeping at once this was effectually twice that, still not much. To give you an idea look at this scene from Master and Commander. Those are bodies hanging there. So, yes. She is overcrowded, but then again she should be.
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    Farore's Wind

    Nice lines and superb colouring! :thumup: The masts looks perfectly placed to me.
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    [Tutorial] Sailing ships - tech specs and workings

    Horry another superb start to what is surely going to be a great, and very needed, tutorial! I love all the math being employed. I look forward to the latter parts.
  7. Foremast Jack

    LDD Pirate cannon?

    Just do a search for "cannon" or part number "84943".
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    Tia Dalma's Shack

    Truly stunning work! Perfect amount of overgrowth and the water is amazing.
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    Thanks everyone for the ideas and pictures

    She looks amazing! I think the shape of the bow looks pretty awesome, and it's always nice to see something in so grand a scale. While I would disagree with Frank on the ship's beam (something around 45 studs in breadth would be perfect for this scale of ship) I think she may be a little long. Or rather there should be a greater spacing between the great guns. I understand you're not trying to reproduce an exactly historically accurate ship here, but it seems a shame to not take advantage of all this space to make something as realistic as possible. If you're going for a typical first rate of over 100 guns, there should be something more like 32-34 guns per gun deck (as I'm sure you're aware from referencing the Victory). If you're placing 50 guns on the lower deck and have yet to build and arm the middle, upper, fo'c'sle and quarter decks you're going to have WELL over 100 (something closer to 200!). Still I very much look forward to seeing wherever this ship happens to take us.
  10. Foremast Jack

    A New Schooner Raven

    I think she looks great so far, for the most part. I think the cannon carriages could use some love. I think I'd like to see something a tad more elaborate. I also feel the masts are a bit too large in diameter for this size of ship. However, since 1x1 would probably be too small, I guess 2x2 is the better route to take. My favourite part has to be the little windlass. I love it! Keep up the good work.
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    Where do you buy your special Bricks? (Europe) MOC

    No, I don't think there's one in Switzerland either. Germany has the closest one. However, you may want to take a look on Ebay. I'd say the majority of bulk buying takes place there. You can buy pieces by the kilo.
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    Where do you buy your special Bricks? (Europe) MOC

    Perhaps you misunderstood. Bricklink is a collection of sellers who will sell whichever parts you may need. Follow the link in the previous post and click on "Buy Lego" then search for the piece(s) you want. (Ich kann es auf deutsch sagen wenn du brauchst.)
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    Where do you buy your special Bricks? (Europe) MOC

    If you're looking for specific bricks, the most commonly used store is BrickLink.
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    Pirate Island

    I don't think you will even be judged negatively here on "classic pirates" for making a classical pirate MOC.
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    Davy Jones' locker by /TheBricks\

    It looks pretty good, and is a clever take on the name; but like Bart stated, "If you didn't stated it was Davy Jones his, then I woudn't have guest it." It needs something more to really define it as belonging to old Davy. I'm thinking it needs a giant kraken coming out of it or something.