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  1. Many thanks for another positive comments! I was making a details diagram sheet last 2 weeks - here it is: das_uboot_details_diagram by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr
  2. Well... this is a cheat - it's just half of he torpedo stick to the opened torpedo tube hatch : o) Thanks for your appreciation! : o) I got some additional WIPs pictures: das_uboot_workspace das_uboot_module_3_render das_uboot_final_stage_renders
  3. Hello : o) I wanted to share with you my most laborious MOC so far, the: U-BOOT TYP VII C - 1/38 (minifig) scale with full interior. ~ 177 CM (~70 INCH) LONG ~ 15.000 PARTS ~ 4.5 YEARS OF WORK [GOALS] The model was supposed to represent a ship from the initial period of the war. It does not show a specific copy, but it should resemble uboots such as U-69 or U-96 (known from the classic Das Boot movie). I wanted to get a fairly good representation of both the curves of the hull and as many pieces of internal equipment as possible. [MODEL CHARACTERISTICS] It consists of 6 modules that naturally represent the 6 sections of a real ship: 1. The forward torpedo room and crew compartment [Bow: ~ 3600 parts] 2. Officers', radio and listening room [Front mess: ~ 2000 parts] 3. Control room with conning tower [Control room: ~ 2700 parts] 4. Petty Officers' romm and galley [Rear mess: ~ 1700 parts] 5. Diesel engines room [Diesels: ~ 2400 parts] 6. Electric engines and aft torpedo room [Stern: ~ 2800 parts] In each module, the port and / or starboard can be removed. So the entire model can represent the ship from the outside or with an open interior. The target configuration is with the starboard closed and the port open. I finally made two photo sessions of the entire model - in a fully closed configuration and with a closed starboard and open port side. Adittionally I have prepared presentation of individual modules separately. [CONSTRUCTION] The construction was planned to be made in sections and I started from the control room. Each module was first designed in LDD (first the hull, then the interior) and then built in reality. The modules were created in this order: 3. Control room 2. Front mess 1. Bow 4. Rear mess 5. Diesels 6. Stern Designing started on 26.12.2017. [PHOTOS] I invite you to view photos. I'm sorry that there are so many, but I couldn't resist. (it took me about 3 months to photograph and post-process them) Flickr albums (part of the photos): 0. Overall: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300082599 1. Bow: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300077412 2. Front mess: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300086873 3. Control room: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300082694 4. Rear mess: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300082699 5. Diesels: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300086878 6. Stern: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300077462 0-6. Alltogether: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72177720300076411 BS (all photos): 0. Overall: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584704 1. Bow: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584706 2. Front mess: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584707 3. Control room: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584708 4. Rear mess: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584709 5. Diesels: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584710 6. Stern: https://brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=584711 Greetings : o)
  4. Hello : o) After some years I would like to share again with my latest MOC: Mission - San Escobar, 1715 01 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr 02 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr A monastery with a church in the Caribbean. It took 2 years to complete. It was my brick dream for a long time : o) Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/albums/72157690288853075 More photos on BS: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=572621 http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=572621&n=48 More photos of the HMS Falcon Brig: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/sets/72157673088544113 Church facade inspiration: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estancia_Jesuítica_Santa_Catalina 03 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr 04 Mission - San Escobar, 1715 by Ciamosław Ciamek, on Flickr Story: Island of San Escobar - Caribbean, 1715 Conquered by the Spaniards in the XVI century, due to its small strategic importance, it did not have much development. But for that a Jesuit mission was created here to convert the local Caribbean tribe. The monks managed to build a monastery, and later a new sanctuary of Our Lady of San Escobar. The second important building here is the old fort. At the moment we are watching an unusual move in this area. Recently English ship HMS 'Falcon', commanded by Captain Jack O'Brien, came with a special mission. The captain - violin enthusiast - along with his friend - Doctor Mauritius - is just entertaining his (not much busy at the moment) crew with a concert. On the Falcon came Governor Woodes Brickers, who under the Treaty of Utrecht has the mission to take over the island from the Spaniards. At this moment, together with Admiral Nathaniel Elson, they are handing on the relevant documents to a Spanish representative - Coronel Jose Arcadio Demorales. The colonel welcomes the delegation with his maxim - 'Viva la Biba!'. The enthusiasm of their chief is not shared by ordinary Spanish soldiers. On the other side of the island appeared 'Cauldron' - His Piracy's Ship of Captain Rustbeard. His band arrived here with the mission of finding the hidden treasure. They have just succeeded. Thanks to the fact that they previously captured a man named Felipe Bernardo - a man who has a special key - they will soon open the chest found in the cave. Well, they will or they will not make it - the sailor in the bow just discovered the presence of the English ship. Felipe is a companion of the famous Caribbean hero - Crimson Pirate. They planned to posses the treasure, but their mission was disturbed by the unexpected Crimson love affair with the beautiful Senorita Isaura. At this moment, he is duelling in the courtyard of the monastery with Don Alfonso, an oppressor who imprisoned Isaura on the island with the mission of giving her to a slave trader. Sir Lawrence A. Mistad - that evil one - has just arrived aboard the Falcon and is already looking at the wharf for a new supply of his business. In this critical situation, the fate of the Senorita is fading. Fortunately there is Brother Alforza, who has received from the Prior the mission of helping senorita in escaping from the monastery. In a moment Spanish lieutenant (Teniente), alarmed by the sound of crossed spades, will join the fight in the monastery. He had just visited Prior with the mission of obtaining another batch of liquors for his Comandante in the fort. Meanwhile, outside of great (well, maybe slightly smaller) politics, the ordinary life on the island takes place. There is Bible study at school in the village and in the yard a match of 'green coconut', initiated by the devotee and virtuoso of this game - Brother Lionel. Some natives catch fish by the shore, while others transport their trophies through the rocks to the settlement where the meal is prepared. It is worth paying attention to the small waterfall, above which brother Jeremio Irones devotes himself to the passion of the flutist. You can not miss the small but beautiful beach - La Playa. Robinson Boozoe has been living here for a few years now - he is cheerfully welcoming the colonist family, who (as the only one) has come aboard Falcon with the mission of settling in San Escobar ("A great, wonderful life awaits you", they said ...). What will happen next?
  5. Piglet

    MOC: Return to Schloss Ferkelstein

    Don't know, still counting ; o) Yes, it's modular - here You can see how they are divided: Dimensions are: 232 studs long x 224 studs wide (185,6 cm x 179,2 cm) I really don't have idea how many bricks there are. I never count them when I build. Here are some WIP photos with approx. dates: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Piglet/Ferkelstein/99.jpg so You can have idea how the build precess looked. If You are in Krakow ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krak%C3%B3w ) You can see this diorama live in Muzeum Inzynierii Miejskiej ( http://www.mimk.com.pl/czytaj/informacje-praktyczne/14.html , http://goo.gl/maps/dvol ) There is Lugpol display until September 15th. Video from the opening weekend: Thanks for all comments! : o)
  6. Hello I haven't been here for a while, but today I'd like to share with You my newest MOC and so far a greatest project of my life : o) Return to Schloss Ferkelstein XX century, mid 40's. World War II is bursting Europe. Alpine castle Ferkelstein, placed deeply in the Reich, seems to be a peaceful oasis for the soldiers quartering here. Duty in the garrison is not tough, and in the spare time you can visit the 'Wild Deer' inn, placed on the market square of the nearby town – Ferkelstadt. In the last days the peace of this area has been disturbed however. Specialists of the enigmatic and evil SS Paranormal Division had been delegated to the castle. They brought mysterious boxes and established a digging site on the cemetery. Apparently they are working on a new Wunderwaffe – the project Übersoldat. Their scientists want to create a supersoldier who would allow Nazi to take the ultimate victory in Europe. They must be close to the success, because new guests appear in the town last days, invited for a ceremonial banquet in the castle. Fortunately there is someone who can thwart Nazi plans – it is an American secret agent B.J. Blazkowitz (with Polish descendance of course). He is just on his way to the castle in a cable car, dealing with another opponent. For distraction British commando unit will attack the castle from the lake side. Meanwhile a small resistance team will make some sabotage act near the castle main gate. The diorama was being made for 2 years. Inspirations were taken mainly from the 'Where Eagles Dare' movie and the Wolfenstein game series. Some of the photos: Flickr set with some of the photos: All 99 photos: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=508217 I hope You will like it : o)
  7. Piglet

    Celebrating Victory

    Thanks for the comments : o) Did you look at the linked brickshelf folder? There are many close-ups. It's a genuine part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30374px1
  8. Piglet

    Celebrating Victory

    Hi again ; o) I was asked to post this MOC, although it's quite old (built for JRC). Anyway, here it is: Celebrating Victory Pirates are celebrating victory at home The party is on! Flickr: Brickshelf: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=424128 (detailed photos)
  9. Piglet

    MOC: Arabian Street 3: Aladdin

    Hi Thanks for all of your comments! I'm happy that you like this MOC. I really like it myself : oP In the lamp, of course! Thanks.
  10. Hello This is the MOC that I've made for this years CCC. I hope you will like it : o) Another one Arabian street - Aladdin, Jasmine and Abu are flying on the carpet. From the palace evil Jafar observes them. Jafar servants try to get them. Life goes on the street. Flickr set: More photos: http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00132 or http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=455292 Photos from Flickr set:
  11. Piglet

    MOC: Medieval Market Village Diorama

    Whoa! It's not just another Jester, it's my avatar! And it was present long before the Lego Jester came out! : o) I'm not sure how would it look like, but feel free to use the photo, as long as you don't make anything evil with it ; o) Thanks to all for the feedback. I'm happy that you like it, as I felt a little tired with this MOC : o)
  12. Hi This is my latest creation - a village diorama. Medieval Market Village Diorama Diorama shows a medieval village during a trade day. Around the market following buildings can be found: blacksmith's shop, Bakery, church, town hall, inn and warehouse. The village is place near a forest, over a river that enters a lake. It has a modular construction. The whole building process took half a year. Four of the modules were made for the Colossal Castle Contest VII and are shown or separate pages. The whole thing took 6 months to complete. My homepage: http://www.ciamek.yoyo.pl/?m=00119 (all 90 photos, with some descriptions) BS folder: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=428577 (all 90 photos) Flickr Set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pigletciamek/...57623766166583/ (only 12 photos) Photos from Flickr:
  13. Piglet

    Fort Royal

    Thanks... but I'm not new here, I'm just not a very active user : o) I don't know, but I'm quite happy with that ; o) Thanks, I'll be famous! ; o) What do you mean? Maybe you have some recalls with my last year's MOC - Spaniards Bay: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=29730 I use here the same white bricks and the tower is similar ; o) I just wanted to use my new pirate sets minifigs. If they were blue I would use them the same way ; o) From the original series I prefer blue coats over the red ones. Thank you for all the comments.
  14. Piglet

    Fort Royal

    Hello. This is my second MOC for the JRC. I would like to present: Fort Royal Royal fort in the Caribbean Fort with an observation tower, a small haven with a lift, armed with cannons. I was inspired by the hole in a wall made by Evildead: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/evildead...yale_port01.jpg but I used the 'valentine's technique' for the brick: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Piglet/m...entynki2009.jpg and tried to make a little thinner plaster. This work was also inpired by Kris Kelvins Eldorado Fortress 2009: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kris_kelvin/s...57622723483606/ Enjoy: Brickshelf folder - Full gallery (already available) My homepage - Full gallery (there are some notes under the photos) Flickr - only first 3 photos
  15. Piglet

    Spaniards' Bay

    Yes. I know - it's quite strange : o) Well, the main reason is that I have jumper plates and don't have tiles : o) On the other hand, I think that jumper plates give some convexity of the roof tiles feeling. Thanks again for the comments! EDIT: Thanks for the 'MOC expert' tag. I'm not familiar with it yet - I tried to find some information about this, but i haven't succeeded.