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Here’s my minfig scale MOC of the Charlemagne. (Charles The Great) I’m posting my MOC on this great Pirate MOC forum so this can also inspire other builders in the future. It’s a 3rd rate Téméraire class 74 gun ship of the line of the French Navy. It’s big brother was launched in 1807 in Antwerp under the Napoleonic rule in Belgium. It had a length of 54m (177ft) and a beam of 14,3m (47 ft). This MOC at about minifig scale counts 150 studs long from stern to the bow at it’s longest point and 42 studs at its widest point at the lower gundek near the main mast. Don’t know the brick count (never made it in digital form) but it took about 2-3 years to finish of which several months were spent on the rigging. I want to pay a small hommage to the builders of these lego ships who inspired me to build this lego ship which gave me hours of fun: Achille Gallus HMS Bulwark HMS Lively HMS Prince of Wales/Minerve HMS Victory Le Fleuron/Prins Willim Le Fourageux Phantom Pinnacle Rapscallion Revenge VOC De Ruyter USS Poseidon (And I’m sure I forget to mention quite a few superb ships on this forum, sorry guys) And a special thanks to the builders of : HMS Agamemnon for it’s colour sceme and stern technique HMS Enterprize for it’s hull technique and steering mechanism HMS Persephone for it’s modular build thechnique and it’s perfect composure at a it’s own (smaller) scale. Here's the link to my Flickr page for some pics: Here's the link to the big brother info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_ship_Charlemagne_(1809)#/media/File:Lancement-du-charlemagne.jpg
Hi folks, actually I had planned not to build another ship before the start of the Pirates' Guilds. But then Sebeus' progress on his new frigate inspired me to take up my project of a new 74 gun design once again and deal with some hull issues... So, here goes, some WIP shots: The hull is build up in segments, connected by hinge plates, curved slopes (length two to four) shape the water line, side galleries are attached at the bottom this time, and I took Frank Brick Wright's advice about using telescopes for the balcony. My top concern about the hull in this state is, does it look too slim? The waterline lenght is 106 studs, the beam measures 26 studs. If so, should I rather shorten the ship, or widen it? Any kind of idea and feedback is most welcome! Thanks for watching.