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  1. RocketSeason

    [MOC] Rotting Leviathan

    Had to log back in for the first time in a while to say that this is totally awesome work! Fantastic concept and amazing execution!
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    [OL-Ch2] Incompetent Adventurers!

    Nice! I really like the angled build.
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    [COR Jul FB2] Stores Detail

    The color combination is magnificent and I really do think it works very well in a tropical setting.
  4. “Mr. Horton,” Captain Matthew Hawes said as he crossed the gun deck of the old galleon. “How is the refit coming along?” “Slowly and expensively sir,” said Horton. “It seems more of her is rotted through than anticipated. At this rate, we’d likely been better served to have purchased a new ship outright.” “Perhaps, but this particular ship has something to offer that others cannot.” Captain Hawes said as he ran his hand along the grain of an old plank softened by the sea. Horton furrowed his brow. “What’s that sir?” Captain Hawes paused before turning to leave. “A story to tell.” I am currently building a Class 5 or 6 galleon named "The Rosa Lee" and since it is taking more time (and costing far more money) than anticipated, I figure I'd post several little narratives along the way to show off the progress I've made thus far. More stories and images coming soon!
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    The foundry

    Very nice build! I really enjoy the ground work.
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    “Mornin’ Captain!” the young man spoke as he slid a large barrel across the dock. “Good Morning Mr. Combs.” The captain said. “Looks like the last of the provisions have arrived.” “Aye, sir.” Combs said. “We’re pretty well stocked up at this point.” “Very good.” The captain said with some satisfaction before turning away from the young man. It was just then that Captain Hawes noticed a tall, thin man staring at the old galleon. “I can’t believe you found her!” The thin man exclaimed before extending an arm to touch the old ship in an effort to reassure himself that what he was seeing was actually real, in physical form, and there before his eyes. “I found her wrecked on a beach east of Pontelli and had her towed here for refit.” The Captain said walking toward the thin man before extending a hand. “It’s good to see you again Ben.” The two men shook hands, then embraced, laughing and slapping each other on the back. Benjamin grinned and said. “I’ve heard you are in need of a ship’s doctor.” “A doctor yes, but more importantly, a man of science!” The Captain smiled. “Mr Combs!” “Sir!” Combs said as he dropped a barrel on the dock and rushed to the Captain’s side. The barrel bounced before rolling from the dock and into the water. “Please take Mr. Levy’s things and show him to his cabin.” The Captain said handing him Benjamin’s bag. Benjamin Levy started to follow the young sailor up the ladder but stopped to press the palm of his hand on the outer planking of the hull one last time. He could feel the ship bending and moving slightly as the morning tide began to roll in. With a not insignificant amount of astonishment in his voice, Benjamin exclaimed “I can’t believe you found her!”
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    Black seas barracuda rebuild

    Very nice update! I a m a fan. The gundeck looks especially nice and the Captain's cabin looks well-stocked for whatever eventualities may come!
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    "That's it, I'm done for the day." Horton said as he tried his best to ignore the dead lights dancing on the main deck. Horton's head felt unnaturally heavy on his shoulders as he squeezed into his tiny room. He struggled to remove his shoes before finally laying down on the bunk. He stared at the lamp hanging above his head and briefly considered dowsing the flame but the green glow creeping along the walls had him thinking better of it. ---------------------------------------------- Here's a shot of the "Officers' Quarters" just forward of the Captain's Quarters. This area of the ship contains two nearly identical rooms with a hallway between them and can be accessed from the main deck.
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    Thank for the comments guys. I wanted to stop teasing so much and share a WIP image of the ship. My goal is to create a ship that is as accurate as possible by using 100% LEGO parts with a few modifications to the parts as possible. (namely only cutting official LEGO string.) I'm currently working on the rigging. It's been a bit of a trial and error getting to this point.
  10. I absolutely love the design of these little pieces!
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    [COR FB] Port Raleigh Lighthouse

    Has a beautiful classic-pirates feel. Really love it!
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    A cool evening breeze whistled through the rigging of the old Galleon as Captain Hawes crossed the deck and lifted himself onto the Foc’sle. The distinctive, irregular sound of his wooden leg finding it’s purchase on aged planking echoed across the quieted ship. “Soon.” He said to himself as he stood at the bow and gazed out into the dark void of the great sea. As if sensing his presence or perhaps responding to a silent command from some unseen force, dark clouds shifted and the pale, haunting glow of moonlight poured across the surface of the bay and bathed Captain Hawes and his ship. In response, the ship groaned. It was a wholly unfamiliar sound that was not quite the bending and twisting of wooden beams, but seemed almost a vocalization from within the wood itself. Captain Hawes turned to peer down the length of the ship as an unnatural light began the seep from between splintered cracks. It’s sick green glow oozed out and onto the deck and dripped down from the stays. The Captain felt a deep churning from within himself and he fought for control of his stomach. Soon however, the sick, heavy feeling subsided and was replaced with a warmth that felt almost like that of a comforting embrace. The Captain smiled and turned back towards the sea. ---------------------------- I purchased a set of micro LED lights and had a bit of fun last night. Hopefully they will help improve my photography.
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    @Roadmonkeytj This is the set I ordered: Should work nicely when lighting the scene for photography. Hopefully make it easier to get light below decks. I'll be trying them out tonight.
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    Thanks for the kind words gang! I've got many, many more photos in the hopper as the ship is getting closer to completion. @Roadmonkeytj You should have some full-ship shots soon-ish. @Fraunces, I am using Photoshop for the photo editing. I use it to color correct the image, add some artificial lighting and lens flare effects, but I mostly use it to paint out dust specks. Doesn't matter how clean I think I keep these models, they are a dust magnet! I just ordered some micro LED lights with a wide variety of color settings so Hopefully I can improve the lighting in these scenes even more. I'm excited to give it a try!
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    Smit stretched his aching body as he lifted the bottle to his lips. "Ah, Dinner." he thought to himself as he stepped to the railing to stare off at the setting sun. After a moment he raised the bottle to block the sun and splashed the rum around inside. Rays of sunlight bounced around the dark caramel colored glass and danced along with the swirling liquid. After a long day of hard work it was indeed, a well deserved dinner. -------------------------------------- Not quite done with the ratlines just yet. It is turning out to be pretty difficult to angle everything nicely and to get each rope to look nice and taught. I'll get it eventually, but it is an interesting challenge. I also wanted to include a capstan in my ship model but I just had no room to put it anywhere. Eventually I decided that a crazy capstan embedded in the mainmast (as seen on the Black Pearl) was probably the best way to go. Looks pretty good to me!
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    The smell of bone soup hung heavy in the air as it swirled slowly around the interior of the old ship. The salty odor of tortoise shell and fish “parts” combined with that of earthy potatoes and sour cabbage to assault the nose of anyone who ventured too close to the galley. Perhaps in an attempt to reassure the senses of his shipmates, a simple song rose from the galley sung slowly and gruffly by Mr. Grimes, the ship’s cook: Apples and pears, pears and apples. Apples and pears. Apples and pears, pears and apples. Apples and apples and pears. If one were to wander into the galley, one would find Mr. Grimes moving deftly through the crowded space stoking the fires of the stove while examining pots and pans filled with all manner of unknowable fare. In a corner, salted fish hung from hooks to dry while a pig stood below chewing on whatever Grimes found too far gone to include with the soup. Apples and Pears, Pears and Apples. Apples and Apples and Pears. A deft eye would sadly note that not an apple nor a single pear could be found among the ingredients in the galley on this night. --------------------------------------- Can't believe it's been a year since my last Bricks and Bones post! The ship is still slowly coming together. I've moved to a new house and have had to take a break to work on getting my old house ready to place on the market, but hopefully that will all be over soon and I can get back to work on finishing this MOC up.
  17. Lovely trees! I went to purchase some tree leaf parts in those colors and balked at the price, but man, are they worth it!
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    Whiffo Dock

    Really love it! Small and effective.
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    Old memories

    Great figures and great story!
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    The Pied Piper of Bardo

    Simple yet effective! Great little piece.
  21. Yeah, those palm leaves are beautiful. And the stucco work is quite lovely as well!
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    Question: What port should this ship currently be in for the refitting?
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    [SR-FB] The Rosa Lee (WIP)

    Mr. Grimes (who had recently found his way onto the ship as it’s cook) frowned in the warm lamp light as he hunched over a crate of fresh fruit he’d purchased earlier that day from one of the many vendors who lined the docks of the island's small port. Mr Horton (who had been making his way through the darkness in the direction of the ship’s head) entered the room and noticed a sour look on Grimes's face. Concerned, he stopped to address the beleaguered man. “What seems to be troubling you Mr. Grimes?” Horton said with an appreciable amount of interest. “Apples.” Grimes muttered sourly and gestured to the crate. “Yes…” Horton spoke with some hesitation. “Those are apples… A whole bushel of them in fact.” Grimes spun swiftly towards Horton and seized him by the shoulders. The metal hook (which stood in for where his left hand once was) dug painfully into Horton’s flesh. “Apples and Pears!” Grimes shuttered, a look of deep concern in his eyes. “Apples, pears, apples and pears!” Horton stifled a yelp of pain and tried patiently to reassure the troubled man. “Yes Grimes, you are correct. Upon closer inspection the crate contains both apples and pears…” With a huff Grimes released a woefully confused Horton and turned back to stare deep into the crate. He seemed to be considering something of great import with quite a bit of effort, and for quite a bit of time. After a long while he sighed heavily, pulled himself upright and straightened his shirt. “Apples and pears.” Grimes exhaled as he lifted the crate to his waist and marched off into the darkness towards the galley. Mr. Horton watched as Grimes disappear into the shadows. Horton shook his head in wonder and walked off in the opposite direction. This little section of the ship sits just aft of the guns and just forward of the mess.