Captain Edward

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  1. Hi Eurobricks and swashbucklers. I haven't posted much of my own making in recent years, simply because well.. let's just say I'm a bit lazy. Sorry! Back in 2015-2016 when I was 15 -16 years old (I know, easy to remember) I started messing around a bit with a custom built ship and No. 6721 "Imperial Flagship" (which was one of the last second hand set I bought). It was also at that time I discovered the Aubrey-Maturin novels, and began devouring them in a way you don't expect from someone my age. I also found out a movie adaption was made, containing various elements from the novels. I watched it, and again, and again, and I became a bit obsessed with the story and historical accuracy. And I was (and still am) a lego fan. So 1+1 is 2, ey? I grabbed a green robe and tried recreating a scene! Thanks to a friend who helped me with final cut pro and my mother for sewing the sails, I am very glad I can present to you a movie I should've released three years ago! Here's something I had much fun working on, with vague images, laughable special effects and the occasional video thrown in. Please enjoy. I hope I inspire someone to make a perfect version of this. Kind regards, Captain Edward, or on youtube: Jiskpirate P.S. Be sure to check out my older animations on my channel, with some being reasonably successful, although not too good. For me, my channel is one big plaza of nostalgia.
  2. Also, should I post this in 'Bricks Flicks & Comics' forum too? Am I allowed to post the same thing twice?
  3. Captain Edward

    Flying Dutchman

    Finally, it's finished! I remember that old video you posted. Did that lego ideas ever really got off? We need a Flying Dutchman set really.
  4. Captain Edward

    MOC: Le Fleuron, 1729 third rate French ship of the line.

    Oh how very delighted to see work from you again! I remember you back in the day making great mocs that were for its time outstanding (and still do look impressive). To see a built which is modern in a sense and very accurate to the real life counterpart from you, is a very nice surprise. Amazing how you managed to make such a convincing build out of a standard hull. Would be nice to see it with everything under the waterline.
  5. Captain Edward

    [MOC] Circa 1712 36-gun East Indiaman 'Duke of York"

    That would actually make for a good set to sell! I would buy it most definitely. I saw the Götheborg at the Amsterdam sail 2010, and this absolutely captures her likeness. Yes, this should be a set.
  6. Captain Edward

    [MOC] Pirate-hunter Airship: Leviathan

    Very nice smooth shape! Would almost beg you to make an actual 18th century ship out of it. Show us how you did that curvature on the vessel!
  7. Hi there,

    I thought I'd lost you! I have fond memories as a kid watching your lovely star wars and indiana jones themed three part series in lego. I was wondering where did they go? I couldn't find your channel and videos anymore (they were at the top when you searched "Lego Pirates") but all of the sudden I remembered your name and got on this profile.

    Kind regards,

    Jisk

  8. Captain Edward

    English 3th rate Agamemnon minifig scale

    Wow, your first MOC? It looks like a professional build. Very nice, well thought of. The rigging fits, the tops look great and the interiors are very smooth. I'm really surprised this is a first for you. Well done.
  9. Captain Edward

    USS Poseidon - Minifig Scale First Rate Ship of the Line

    Good god, it is finished! The rigging looks stunning. Must've been a frustrating couple of weeks.
  10. Captain Edward

    MOC: Le Fleuron, 1729 third rate French ship of the line.

    Absolutely brilliant! It's been a while since I've seen another brilliant MOC build ship. This one is stunning, with the huge resemblance of the original model. Well done on this one
  11. Captain Edward

    [MOC] Fantasy medieval house front

    Really wondering how it doesn't fall apart! A very impressive build, capturing a very nice fantasy feel. Straight out of Lord of the Rings or something of the sort.
  12. Captain Edward

    A simple matter of math

    I hope one will forgive me from bringing this topic up again, but after some time of inactivity on the forums and returning once again I find myself greeted again by old veterans that were always such huge sources of inspiration for me. I am so very delighted to see you, Sebeus, giving us this beautiful cinematic masterpiece. Not only is the build of the fourth rate (?) absolutely astonishing (good god that stern) but the photography of the whole set is art in itself. The beautiful atmosphere, the tension, the smoke.. It all works! Now of coruse I'm going to whine about the British getting beaten here because.. Well.. They are the bes... Not going down that road Well done and I'm glad so many of you are still alive, like Admiral Bejaune, which I came to know about when I spend ages on Classic-Pirates.com. Kind regards, Edward
  13. Captain Edward

    More ships for the fleet!

    Good god! Seeing the whole fleet together is absolutely pleasin' to the eye! Since I live relatively close to Antwerp, I would've loved to see this. Sadly, I didn't. Notify me when you do something like this again. Also lovely the tutorial frigate gets to see the light of day once again. Never thought I'd be reminded of its existence!
  14. Captain Edward

    Privateer/pirate ship

    Ah yes, a fine 17th century ship! Just hoist the Dutch colors and attack the English, I say. I really like how you rounded off the stern, and didn't use the big basic parts people commonly use. Looks great!
  15. Hello there! I am very fond of the Dutch shipwrights and did a big paper on the 17th century ship art. The Dutch shipwrights were truly magnificent. If you have any questions about certain parts of the ship, do ask, and I'm sure you already visited the Bataviawerf ;) Best of luck!
  16. Captain Edward

    HMS Ontario version 2

    Great scot! Blimey, this is amazing! I had seen something like this before, so I went on a search party and found your MOC pages profile, and I had it right. You are that awesome guy who makes these completely accurate ship-hulls out of lego. Your ships of the line are stunning. Chapeau, mate! I know this technical drawing myself, since I tried to recreate it with a 3D program, and I must congratulate you on this accuracy. I don't think there's a better model. The detail on the decks, the red under the gunports, the guns itself, as if somebody picked a few pixels and made an unsharp photograph of the ship itself. You're really good.
  17. I'm glad you're still around. I haven't been online since 2016 but I've been around since 2011 and more and more veterans don't show up anymore.

    Are you working on something new? Your ships of the line were beautiful. 

    1. Kolonialbeamter

      Kolonialbeamter

      Haha, the die-hard Captain Edward. Good to hear from you.

      And thanks for the praise. New stuff... well, yes, plenty, in fact. But not in the Pirate Forum. I've found a new home among the Brethren of the Brick Seas. Still building ships - smaller ones up to frigate size so far - but some escalation is immanent :wink:

      Feel free to stop by, and have a look around - there's a lot to be discovered from a lot of amazing builders and story-tellers.

      With Phred and Sebeus there are two more veterans active, and maybe we'll get you, too :wink:

      Cheers, Captain!

      KB

    2. Captain Edward

      Captain Edward

      Glad to hear. I'm sure to check it out! 

  18. Captain Edward

    [ESL - 5+] The Cardinal

    Stunning. The classics aren't gone yet. Classic-Pirates.com needs some activity since these vessels need to be secured and indexed!
  19. Great scot, I remember me as a 11 year old boy looking amazed at your ships. The 'recent' pics in 2016 were quite a nice surprise and I'm happy Eurobricks veterans aren't that dead yet. 

  20. Captain Edward

    HMS Reckless (WIP)

    Truly remarkable and definitely worth the effort. Always love the use of the tiny wheels for the pulleys. It's always great fun to watch the huge creativity Lego modelers have, always pushing the boundaries of lego. These vessels are examples of a certain style I am most fond of, and I hope to see more of you. A brig or a simple 20 gun sloop would be a big present for me to see you do one. I think that's a true challenge in rigging but certainly a fun one. It's time to get some more ships into this lego genre, and they have to follow this standard. Also, great job on the commander hat. It's a must have item, hehe. Well done. - Edward
  21. Captain Edward

    Brickington Sails Forth!

    Ahh, a final chapter to the amazing videos I watched when I was 13 years old. Yes, it has been a while but definitely worth the wait. Always enjoyed the humor involved.
  22. Captain Edward

    HMS Enterprize (1774)

    Haven't been on Eurobricks for quite a while but it's good to see that there's still a lot of activity. It's very nice to open the first thing that looks eye catching and to see such a wonderful build. Have to agree that it sometimes looks a bit too straight, but it's lego we're talking about of course I couldn't have done it any better! You should be very proud of this build!
  23. Captain Edward

    USS Poseidon - Minifig Scale First Rate Ship of the Line

    Let's not start about Brickbeard's Bounty there.. Let's not even THINK of a fight between the USS Poseidon and the BB..
  24. Captain Edward

    Flea Market find :)

    Damned, wish I had people here who were so dumb as well to give it away for only 20. They charge so much..
  25. Captain Edward

    Flickr Find: Under Water March

    Cool build, I always love the effects of smoke made with bricks. What the hell is Sparrow doing there?