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  1. skcheung

    Chinese ink painting

    My tribute to a famous Chinese ink painter Xu Beihong (1895-1953). He was primarily known for painting horses. No glue used. Unlike the real painting which was done on paper, this MOC is very thick and heavy. I use a lot of technic parts to get more than half of the slopes stuck. The size of the MOC is 44x44 studs. I think this is the maximum size allowed for this method of creation. You may have noticed all the edges were curved outwards. IMG_4444 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr IMG_4445 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr IMG_4446 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr IMG_4449 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr IMG_4448 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr This is the back: IMG_4447 by skcheung730, 於 Flickr Are the slopes very easily loosened? Check this video: Want to know how it is built? https://www.facebook.com/pg/skmoc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1444730625658191&__xts__[0]=68.ARAgo479wvmN_S64UCzQ660BbdWvNNM1dWkvZweF609fyuyO2DzskbVjTZgQQmdv5F5tmDRzlrQrQ-GcCF4APczMzmiC2TtIaK1d7EP--3xjyRlKrcJK-QlC16JcaCT4J0q1jFq4RuaYGYsQkBPHBBH505TU0BGgZTfSF2oAt9MABBR3Y-oFTJDOurVgbVTv9YsW--TbknLS1GaAhSfPUAF0RwbCEFB0EOJM5NTBKYtZjD5KbhPy9V9tw58rDKlCSSB0CmcvN8R6AtS_-qjqDrQ_zGuC1YbQO4QB0JsgW69g3g_h2JDgir0wTNojaTJSSkJIopcVQ8PRFllKEiDNwz0XaQCYWLQb5BoktadH2rw10mBOrBxyU7ZAedocJSGmdCf0IVSeIIFSGW0t94nB_qc0uwNfD-x60ZyCosYTVLqpNZz1pcb41WTyTcNvYhZb1U25R-v4_TXnILAjhTyi&__tn__=-UC-R
  2. What’s in store for Steve and Alex next year? Let’s build discuss below. Sets based off of the latest update - Update Aquatic have been rumoured. What could these entail?
  3. Marts25

    MOC: The Wild Horse

    Hi everybody, I present you the Wild Horse, a very huge creation of myself that many people would like to assemble, 1100 bricks and 75 cm long... Beside the Death Star, it's so... I don't know? WILD! https://ideas.lego.com/projects/bfba06f9-df7e-464f-93e7-226622d6e63e
  4. This thread encompasses all builds within Elizabethville and on the Corrington claimed island of Lacryma. Name: Elizabethville Ownership: Crown Location: Lacryma Mayor: Tom Mercer (SilentWolf) Trade Value: See account sheet Who can own property in Elizabethville: Anyone Who can freebuild in Elizabethville: Anyone Map: To be released someday About the settlement of Elizabethville: Elizabethville is founded on the island of Lacryma which was discovered by Micah and the other members of the WETEC while searching for new islands to the East. They found there a friendly local tribe, and were informed that the island had many other tribes as well. The partners founded a horse ranch in the area near there discovery of a cave. This was the beginning of the settlement that is growing as new settlers arrive from all parts of Corrington and the brickworld. The geography of Lacryma is mostly pedestrian looking plains with plenty of trees scattered about along with a few small forests. There is no great harbor on the island, but several places to anchor a ship safely. Builds in Elizabethville, a level 4 Large Town: Properties to reach level 8 City Residences: 2 Factories: 4 Artisans: 4 Commerce: 3 Education: 0 Art & Culture: 0 Other Licensed Builds: 10 Licensed properties (38): 1. Residence (6) Chief's Longhouse S-Licensed Captain's Residence S-Licensed On the Frontier S-Licensed Cole Family Residence S-Licensed Mayor Tom Mercer's Residence S-Licensed Natural Growth Residence - 1 2. Factory (4) From all over they have come M-Licensed Micro Mill M-Licensed 3. Plantation (6) Horse Ranch (Includes these two builds: Defending Horses against Pirates and Unexpected Attack) M-Licensed Ahoy, Fishermen! S-Licensed To Make Ends Meet S-Licensed On Lacryma M-Licensed 4. Mine (2) Mercury Mine (Hi, ho, quicksilver, away!) - Licensed 5. Artisan (4) Preservation of Food S-Licensed The Bittersweet Mug M-Licensed Tomahawk Makers Longhouse S-Licensed 6. Commerce (5) Trading with the Whole Village L-Licensed Founding a Colony M-Licensed 7. Education (3) The Present Will Be History L-Licensed 8. Art and Culture(4) The Art of Horses and War M-Licensed A Fountain S-Licensed Thanksgiving in Elizabethville S-Licensed 9. Forts (2) Fort di Legno M-Licensed Other Mocs (2) Where Only the Strange Men Go... The First Election We have found gold! Letters to be written (Please help me out by posting a link to your Elizabethville builds in this thread as well as what category they are licensed as.)
  5. XBrickmonster

    Animals

    Hello! Recently I have decided to enter a contest over on Flickr, the Colossal Battle Contest in the group LEGO War. One of the categories is Beasts of battle, and I was wondering if anyone had ideas/techniques of how to build cool animals that might fit that theme. I already have one entry done, but I still want to hear some ideas and learn some new techniques to apply in other builds as well. I hope this topic will help others too, because I know that animals and beasts are often rather difficult to realistically represent in LEGO brick form. Thanks everyone!
  6. So I put together this Lego cart below and I thought the build style was fun enough to share. The "column" pieces made good hay bundles and the side panels gave just enough room to hold them to make a good sized cart. But there was another problem. The horse was too short and it make the cart tilt forward. That's when I got the idea of putting either hooves or horse shoes depending on what you want them to be. The horse was taller and even had a fun style element. This made me wonder, why doesn't Lego put hooves or horse shoes on the horses? It makes for a fun extra element so maybe I'll start adding them to my horses now. The video shows how to make the cart and will give a few more angles than this title screen can show. I also included a couple stop motion scenes to add a little fun. Enjoy!
  7. Not sure if this is the best forum for this, but I guess it is mostly a Technic model. I've been wanting to build a horse for quite a while, and since I've been building a lot of mechanical models recently I figured I might as well try and build one that moves. I tried to incorporate a lot of the subtle movement of a galloping horse into it, including the rocking of the body, forward thrust of the head and a little flick of the tail. I went through quite a few prototypes refining the motion. Any horse expert will tell you it isn't an exact reproduction, but I was really pleased with how well it turned out. All of the movement is driven through a single shaft that runs up through the base, which can be cranked by hand or with a motor. Details of how all the movement works is included in the video. Hope you enjoy! J
  8. denil85

    [MOC] The Horsemen Townsquare

    Hi there, I would like to share my latest Friends Theme MOC Creation MOC Title : The Horsemen Townsquare (Friends’s Theme) LOM Builder : Denil Oh [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---4 by denil oh, on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/pho…/denil85/albums/72157672638294213) The Horsemen Townsquare finally completed! This is for the upcoming event in Malaysia, located in One Utama Shopping Mall. The LEGO Event “Build Your LEGO Christmas”. The Horsemen Townsquare will be display in Friends category. The overall built consist of 6 modulars size building, we have Cup Cake Shop Cafe, Supermarket, Fruits Shop, Musical Shop, Party Shop, and the last one is Flowers shop. The Centre of the Townsquare have a gold statue of a horseman with beautiful fountain surrounding to it. The town square connected the Horse Riding Camp, this is the place the historical horseman train up his riding skills, as a memory, the riding camp is well maintain until today :) Hope you enjoy the creation done by our local Malaysian's Builder - Denil Oh from LUG Of Malaysia (LOM) [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---1 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---2 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---3 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---5 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---10 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---7 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---8 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---9 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---11 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---16 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---18 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---19 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---17 by denil oh, on Flickr [Denil-MOC]-The-Horsemen-Townsquare---20 by denil oh, on Flickr
  9. This challenge entry will have a lot of photos and text, so you are forewarned. There is a livery stable in Arlinsport on North Street. It was run by Henry the livery master, and his son Harry. Its ownership was held by the WETEC, though it was being transferred to Henry at a rate of 10% ownership per year that he oversaw the business. Today the trot of horse hooves on cobblestone stopped in front of the livery. It brought Henry to the door. Micah was informed by Henry that Elizabeth had arrived. He came out to meet her. Henry: "Harry get back to sweeping and quit trying to eavesdrop on the young lovers." Harry: "Father, the sawdust can wait..." But he was cut off by a stern look from his father. Micah: "It is great to see you, Elizabeth. You are as lovely as a filly in the spring." Elizabeth: "Thank you, Micah. You always do say the strangest and sweetest things. I have come to expect to hear some magnificent horse reference from you." Micah: "I could always stop if you wish me too." Elizabeth: "Not at all. Please carry on." Micah: "I definitely shall. What brings you down to the livery today?" Elizabeth: "I came to invite you to supper. We have many things to discuss in regard to our wedding in two months, and mother suggested if you came over we could spend the evening finalizing plans." Micah: "That sounds like a good idea. Let us go for a short walk down to the bakery." Right as they reached the edge of the livery, Micah slowed up. His left hand reached for his sword, starting it from its scabbard. Elizabeth: "What is wrong, Micah?" Micah: "I smell a rat." Stranger in the alley: "Greetings, sir. and fair woman. You wouldn't happen to be the one they call Silent Wolf and his fancy fiancee?" Stranger: "Let me introduce myself. I am Philippe the Intelligent." As he bowed deeply. "I hail from the fun town of Pontelli in the wealthy empire of Eslandola. I wish to give you something." Micah had drawn his saber, in uncertainty over this man's contradictions and uncertain motives. For though he was dressed as a gentleman, he spoke like a man who was not used to polite speech. Philippe as he advanced toward them: "I have a business proposition for you. It involves a great treasure that I know of that is sailing soon. It can be yours for a price." Micah: "Elizabeth, would you please go back to the carriage. I would like to speak to Philippe alone. I shall be there shortly." Philippe: "I know of a treasure fleet that is sailing under silence from the new islands back to the Old World. For a fee of 200 doubloons and a share of the end of the profits, I can tell you all I know including where the fleet will be travelling. All you have to do is intercept it and take the treasure for yourself. Imagine us being the richest friends in all of world." Micah always the analytical, skeptical, and thoughtful person, stayed silent. Philippe: "I can assure you my information is valid. I heard it directly from Major Woward Holowitz in Pontelli." Micah: "So it is an Eslandolian treasure?" Philippe gleefully: "Yes, yes it is." Micah: "I see. Well, let me send my fiancee off, then I will get you your payment inside." Micah: "Elizabeth, please tell your mother that I will be there at supper. I am sorry we cannot spend more time, but I have to take care of this business right now." Elizabeth: "I do not trust him." Micah: "Nor do I..." As soon as Elizabeth left, Micah and Philippe entered the stable. A saber swept from Micah's scabbard and planted itself against Philippe's throat. Micah: "Who are you really and what traitorous deeds have you committed? If you mean to do me harm by implicating me among the cutthroats that would start a war for money, I shall kill you where you stand." Philippe with a plaster smile: "I don't know what you are speaking about." Micah: "I know of Major Holowitz. As an officer in the Eslandolean army, he would not betray such secret information to someone who would sell it for profit. Even more if you were a man of honor, you would not stoop to such levels of selling out your own nation. No matter how well you dress I can tell you are not a gentleman." Philippe: "I will not tell you anything. How dare you challenge me, a wealthy man? Besides what does it matter to you. There are many others who paid the prices I set for such information and they will be very upset if I am injured in any way." Micah: "You are indeed not a man of honor. Henry and Harry, tie this man up in one of the empty stalls. We will find out what he knows. Any man who would sell out his own nation has evil plans afoot." Turning to Philippe, "You may have expected to make easy money today. However, there is one thing I cannot stand above all and that is a man of dishonor. No matter your station in life, you should carry yourself with integrity, honesty, and honor. You, sir, with your traitorous schemes have done everything that I would deplore.Even more I am a business man who trades throughout the world. Did you think I would cross Eslandola and risk putting my trade with them at risk? " After a while of questioning, Micah was able to get out of Philippe that he had indeed sold this information to others. Yet he would not reveal who he had sold it too, nor what their plans were. Philippe was convinced that they would let him go very shortly, in fear that these mysterious powerful friends would be too dangerous. Micah was not one to fear, especially in contrast to principle. Micah decided to let Henry have a try with the bullwhip. Philippe may be a criminal, but he is not a true spy. His tongue loosed very quickly when the whip began to play. Henry: "So it appears that he found out by overhearing Major Howitz being told about it. They were talking overtly loud and it became easy to eavesdrop. He followed the Major and was able to acquire more information using his particular set of skills, cat burglary." Micah: "Who has he sold this information too? Do they know the exact route?" Henry: "He said the fleet was supposed to be leaving Nelissa enroute to Terelli. They are supposed to sail past An Holli then meet additional escorts for the time they sail near the larger ports and shipping lanes. He has sold the information to the Order of Oleon, the kingdom of Mardier, and the factions within Garvey. Apparently Garvey intends to send a large vessel to intercept the fleet. It is presently stationed at their settlement on Alicentia." Micah: "Tie up our 'friend' and hand him over to the Eslandolean ambassador. Eslandola shall treat this traitor the way he truly deserves. Plus, they may find he has more information that is useful. Tell the ambassador everything we have found out so far. I will head to the docks and attempt to find a fast vessel heading east that can alert our settlements in Mooreton Bay, or King's Harbor. Maybe they can mount a defense against Garvey's vessel. I will also command the Soupfish to resupply and set sail as soon as possible. Perhaps it can reach our Eslandolean friends and warn them to alter their route. Then I have to get to supper to discuss wedding plans." Edit: Fixed some of the text, and added a photo I missed. To refresh on previous parts of the story, here is a link to all the builds I have done.
  10. Elizabethville has been growing in leaps and bounds. The efforts of the WETEC in enticing new settlers to the settlement has been paying off. They have seen an influx of people which has necessitated various industries and services. As any good Corrie would know, education was the key to progressing in the world. With this in mind, Micah had convinced Aaron Jenkins to settle in Elizabethville, and found its very first school. Due to the work needed to be done to settle the land, the class time is in the evenings. Schoolmaster Jenkins has set up a small classroom in the front of his house. During the day time, he has taken up his favorite hobby the most important discipline of recording the happenings of the present so that history will be preserved for the future. He has been several works in progress, including a history of the Corrington Empire. However, his newest work is tentatively titled A History of the Corrington Settlement on the Untamed Island of Lacryma in the Sea of Thieves and the Relations with the Natives There. (He is after all a true historian who would never use few words when more would suffice.) He intends to use this book in five years to teach the younger children. Today, he has been writing about the agriculture that has been taking place on the island. Feel free to open the pages of the history of Lacryma. Notes: This is going to be licensed as a large education build. The book was built as an entry to the Texas State Fair. The books measures 57x38 studs (just under 18x12 inches) with a height of 12 inches. This is by far my largest physical build. The log cabin was the second version attempted which proved far stabler than the one used in Those Smelly Pig Farmers... Oh Bacon! Here is an overview shot of the book. As always, complements, criticism, and suggestions for improvement are welcome.
  11. To review previous builds, check out this link, or to specifically follow Elizabethville, read here. The core of the WETEC is their extensive horse ranches and the sales of the best steeds anywhere. Lacryma has become the new headquarters with the wide open plains suitable for large herds of horses to be raised and trained. Though Micah owns the horse business, with the other four holding a share of the company, it was his father's vision that made their ventures profitable. Alexander of Wolfhaven, rest his soul, was an avid horsemen who bought and bred the best horses he could find. In his honor, Micah had commissioned a marble statue from Belson. Upon its completion, Micah had it loaded upon the companies newest ship, the captured war brig Soupfish. They sailed straight from Belson to Elizabethville. There the statue was placed upon the pedestal built for it. The dedication ceremony consisted of a military parade of all the troops who are being trained on Lacryma, as well as the 12 marines from the Soupfish. The cavalry are expected to be deployed soon to Prio to help end the stalemate that has taken place over the last several months. The divisions are mounted and ready for combat when called.
  12. Previously... New buildings and enterprises are going up in Elizabethville quite often these days. New settlers need to get to Lacryma and get established before the winter season sets in. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Townsend had arrived with the group of settlers that landed on May 20th. They had been working to build a house and a business for themselves since then. SAM_7499 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr SAM_7502 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Mrs. Townsend had brought some unique equipment and supplies to the colony. She had realized that in a new settlement like this food could be a scarcity as the growing season comes to a close. As a lady with a green thumb, she brings knowledge of preservation of food. The common technique that she has worked with back in Eastern Halos. However, she had discovered a technique where she could preserve food without pickling. She placed vegetables or meat in a glass jar with a salt brine. The jars then have a rubber ring placed on it then a metal lid lightly screwed down. She then places the jars in a boiling pot of water. This creates a vacuum inside the glass jars creating a seal that keeps the food from going bad. She had attempted to promote this idea in Eastern Halos but the companies that already provided food for the masses didn't want to change the methods they had used for so long. Here in the frontier settlements, the need for food outweighed technique. She also has been experimenting with a sealed pot that put the jars under pressure. It had not yet been perfected but showed great promise. Mrs. Townsend had hired one of the native women to help her in learning about the edible foods on the island and the natives methods of food preservation. Together they with the occasional help of Mr. Townsend were preserving and storing various foods for the good of the settlement. The cellar was just starting to fill up. SAM_7503 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr SAM_7505 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr SAM_7507 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr SAM_7518 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr SAM_7511 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr A close up of some of the furniture pieces. SAM_7522 (2) by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr
  13. An average walk in a dark, eerie park turns out to be much more than just clippity-clomping hooves down a path... Starring: Matthew Kimball - https://www.youtube.com/5Kanimations Mary Charles - http://www.bricksinm...orums/user/1329 Benjamin Ely - (that's me!) https://www.youtube.com/rioforce Liam Siegler - https://www.youtube....Productions2000 Special thanks to Guy Commanderson for allowing me to use his awesome music! You can listen to the full background track here: https://soundcloud.c...son/possessions Made for BRAWL 2016 on Bricks in Motion.
  14. Lord Alexander Prio had sent out a call for mercenaries to come and aid him in fighting a native uprising on the island. The WETEC decided to dispatch The Alexander with extra troops to aid Lord Prio. The mercenaries were paid for their work, and the WETEC received a plot of land upon which they could construct a residence. The Lord Prio soon after declared independence from his king and set up his own nation, The Grand Duchy of Prio. The WETEC decided to stay on the island and aid in the battle for independence as long as they were paid for their services. It also gave them an opportunity to test and refine the troops they were training on the island of Lacryma. Though they did not expect that the war would enter such a stalemate. The WETEC's commanders on the island are discussing options to hurry the war, as now two of the company's ships are tied up on the island and the Flying Colt is leaving soon. Commander Henry Austin, has called together the his commanders of the infantry, cavalry, and scouts to discuss future plans. The cavalry commander is just now arriving, and the other two are already in the secure Green Room. Prio Residence M by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Prio Residence M3 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Prio Residence M4 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Edit: I realized I had doubled one photo so I have replaced it with the correct photo.
  15. Corrington, being the orderly country that it is, does not let its citizens go unrewarded for the services rendered to the crown. The need for more ships in the Sea of Storms had caused the Crown to call for companies and individuals to refit captured ships to prepare them to defend the nations shipping and settlements. Wolf's Equine, Trading, and Expedition Company had refitted four of these captured ships over the last several months including the HMS Hunter and HMS Bagg of Bolton. In gratitude for WETEC's services, the crown had granted them right's to two of the warships that had been captured in May. The first of these is setting sail. I introduce to you, the Don Obello. Formerly owned by a pirate who apparently had a desire for his ship to be extraordinarily fancy. Even with its flashy looks, the Don Obello was a very fast craft that should easily run down the average pirate. Boasting 16 cannons it would give even the larger ships in the Sea of Storms a sturdy battle. (If only the pirate had worked as hard at preparing his men for battle as he did at making his ship fancy it would have seized several merchant vessels rather than being seized.) Don Obello by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Don Obello4 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Don Obello5 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Don Obello3 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Don Obello2 by SilentWolf Legos, on Flickr Edit: I am too tired to be posting apparently. The Don Obello is a 5LA as it is a warship.
  16. Elizabethville is holding its very first mayoral election today. The WETEC decided that Sergeant 2nd Lieutenant Bolton would not long be able to manage both the military and civilian aspects of this quickly growing settlement. In order to encourage continued cooperation and participation in the village, the company has allowed them to vote for someone from among their number to lead them for the next year. The people have brought various foods to share with each other while the votes are being tallied. The meal is looking quite delicious. Surprisingly, but with good reasoning due to the low numbers of settlers so far, the standard process of one vote per household has been replaced with a vote by each adult man and woman. The town had been working to create a cobblestone path through the settlement. So far it has only reached the end of the warehouse that Bolton added behind the dockmaster's house which was formerly the barracks. The warehouse holds all the important supplies that the settlement might need, as well as the trade goods that are being shipped from Lacryma to the old world. Ensign David has been smitten by the lovely Alexandra, and he has been practicing his bow and hat sweep all week. She is smiling so that is a good sign. Some of the kids received peppermints from Arlinsport. Maybe Nathaniel should pay attention to his little brother on where he should be fishing. This is not starting out as a good day for Gabriel Sudworth. In his attempt to impress the single girls, he stepped in the mud and helped his sister and sister-in-law around it via the narrow section of firm dirt between the ruts and the mud puddle. Apparently the center of the mud puddle was a little deeper than he expected!
  17. Second Lieutenant Bolton (for he was recently promoted due to his tremendous success at training the new Dragoons on Lacryma) has been working hard to make sure the newly established Elizabethville is properly defended and sustained. As the highest ranking military officer, he has the duty to erect a fortress of sorts for the defense of the city. He used the trees that were being cleared from the new home sites that were under construction. The wooden fort would not be able to sustain a siege by a well armed vessel, but it would provide a sufficient defense against any smaller sailing craft who attempted to do harm. Armed with a 24 pounder cannon and a 9 pounder, it could command all the waters approaching the bay. Second Lieutenant Bolton had already requested to receive infantry at the island as the Dragoons' training was not in stockade warfare. When in their dress uniform, the officers of the Dragoons were noted to be very flamboyant in their dress. Particularly in regard to the decorations on their hats. This morning they are preparing for the local election of the first Mayor of Elizabethville.
  18. The Corrington warship, HMS Bull Shark, captured the pirate vessel, Bagg of Bolton, during last month's merchant runs. Due to the losses the empire suffered, Her Majesty has commissioned that some of the captures be refitted with all haste in order to defend the merchant fleets from the pirate scourge infesting the seas. The WETEC aided in outfitting several ships. HMS Bagg of Bolton was one such ship. Due to the need for haste, the ship was left with the cannons it was captured with even though the vessel would have been better fitted with smaller guns. Captain Bryon Belton was given command of the ship and assigned a suitable crew to man the ship and its guns. HMS Bagg of Bolton sailed out of harbor for the first time with the HMS Hunter which was also a captured ship. Previous builds
  19. Captain William Chase had taken command of the HMS Whisper at the end of March with the mission of protecting the merchants sailing under the Corrington flag. The HMS Whisper's first month at sea was rather uneventful. However, during its second month it ran across some pirates attempting to seize merchant vessels. The Blind Jack attacked the Dancing Dogfish but Captain Chase brought his warship to bear and forced the pirates surrender. With the prize in tow, he sadly discovered that one of the other merchant flotillas had not been as fortunate. He was able to rescue some of the survivors of the ships, HMS Otter, The Morning Rose, and the Nightingale. Captain Chase was almost taken captive when a Garvey Privateer seized the vessel unexpectedly. However, the merchant vessel Belson came to the aid and was able to save him from the disgrace of losing his vessel to privateers. Back in port the Wolf's Equine, Trade, and Expedition Company, had to decide what to do with the newly captured Blind Jack. The loss of their long waited Golden Filly on her maiden journey had been a financial blow to the company. They decided to put the Blind Jack up for sale in order to raise funds for the various ventures presently underway. Fortunately, a good buyer, Captain Genaro, was found and a price negotiated. Micah is waiting for his arrival with the negotiated payment. Captain Genaro received a deed of ownership. He could then present it at the docks upon which he would be able to take command of the Blind Jack and deliver it wherever he desired. Previous Stories
  20. The WETEC's largest ship the Golden Filly, while sailing its maiden journey, was set on by a fierce pirate named Gregory Decker. Fortunately, the Lady Jacqueline was able to attack Gregory Decker and seize some of his fleet. However, she was unable to rescue the Golden Filly and her crew. Gregory Decker furious over his losses wished to gain as much money as he could. He set up an auction for the Golden Filly, and sent a letter of ransom to WETEC for the crew who were still alive. They were waiting on a secluded island for a reply from their middleman. There is quite a lot of wildlife on this island. Previous stories.
  21. Last month, Garvey boldly sailed out fleets of privateers and several set upon Corrington vessels. Admiral Mercedes' fleet had a run in with several of the Corrington vessels. This resulted in the capture of the Garvey vessel, Hunter, by the HMS Pandora. Being badly damaged in the battle the Pandora was sent for repairs and refitting of guns. Now as the month comes to a close she is sailing out of port with the HMS Bagg of Bolton to defend merchants against all such pirate and privateer attacks. HMS Hunter is commanded by the newly commissioned, Captain David Townsend. Previous Stories
  22. To read the backstory go here. One of the first things that Silent Wolf and his partners had done when they originally decided to set forth on an expedition together was commission a brand new ship from the best builder in Belson. Though they did not have the funds to fully pay for the vessel of their choice they did make a down payment with promise that they would pay more soon. After their return and with the secret discovery of gold, they were able to pay the balance of the ship as well as aid the crown in re-outfitting two captured ships. The HMS Whisper was able to sail out of port at the end of March. However, the Schooner they had requested for utmost speed and trading ability, and the war schooner the crown had seized both launched today, the 27th of April, 616. The recently formed Wolf's Equine, Trading, and Expedition Company, or Wolf's Horses for short, was the proud owner of the Golden Filly. The command of the ship on its maiden merchant voyage was granted to Arthur Kellogg. As a businessman and one of the partners, he would oversee all the merchant fleet of the company. Micah sailed with the Golden Filly from Belson back to Arlinsport. There they began equipping her to meet the rest of Corrington's Merchant Fleet. Micah and his fiancee Elizabeth, boarded the Golden Filly with one of the natives the company had brought back to Arlinsport. They then put her out 20 miles and ran a test inspection of the ship making sure all was ready. The soldiers and sailors were indeed ready. They sped over the water at incredible speeds as the company fluttered at the masthead. SAM_7420 SAM_7416 SAM_7415 SAM_7383
  23. Backstory During the three months that Sergeant Anthony Bolton and his platoon of militia have been on the island they have been working on preparing the land for a new settlement. The WETEC partners had chosen a good location to found the new settlement and promised to send some settlers and more supplies to the area. Sergeant Bolton and his men were responsible for building some residences in the area as well as a dock for small boats. Since there are no great harbors on the island, all the ships have to anchor out and tender supplies and people in. Thus the dock needed was suitable for small vessels and rowboats. Today, May 20, 616, the Alexander has pulled into harbor with the first true settlers to the island straight from Wolfhaven. The Flying Colt was believed to be only a few days behind with more settlers from Belson. Among the ones arriving today was the family of Oliver Sudworth who is a widower. He formerly raised cattle on land he was renting in Wolfhaven. He has come to this new settlement so that he might have his own land for his own cattle. He is accompanied by his children. The eldest, Craig, is married to a redhead named Bridget. The second born is his daughter, Laurel. The youngest son is named Gabriel. Along with the settlers and supplies, the Alexander also brings word that Her Majesty has given an official charter to WETEC to found a settlement on this island that shall henceforth be called Lacryma. The WETEC has written up a charter for the settlement including rules of government and naming it, Elizabethville. (The company had settled on this name since two of the partners had the name among there heritage, and Micah of course finds it the best name for everything.)
  24. Read previous entries here. Sergeant Bolton has been busy negotiating with the Onondaga people for long term trade relationships. Chief Otetiani has responded the most favorably to Bolton's trade discussions and friendship though the overall perception among the natives has been favorable. One of the things Bolton has been learning is what the Onondaga people have to offer in trade. In the present, they have the ability to provide housing to the early settlers. They also have great knowledge of the agriculture that grows and the animals on the island. In the future, they wished to trade furs, bead jewelry, and meat with the Corlanders. The younger generation learning how to string beads. Some haven't quite gotten it. The Onondaga admire the horses. Preparing hides Local garden Cooking for the tribe Hunting party leaving while younger boys wave and girls play with cornhusk dolls. Second Overview Edit: Total brick count of 8256. It kept crashing once I got about half of the fences up so I had to delete one of the longhouses in order to help out. Though in the end I just had to work a few at a time and resave. The large renders took on average 24 hours each in POV Ray, but the smaller scenes I used Bluerender on and they would take 20 minutes tops.
  25. For the referenced backstories read here. The Kings Port Advertiser and Ship List may have calmly listed the capture of the war schooner, El Bellos, without emotion. However, the capture of such a fast pirate ship was heralded as a great distinction of the sea superiority of the Corrington Navy. Captain Henry Isaacson of the HMS Mars was invited around to many of the houses of influence in Corrington due to his capture of El Bellos. It was through these dinner invitations that Micah was able to speak with him. Micah was in Belson dealing with the settlement of his late father's estate. He ended up being seated across from the brave Captain. It was here that his nickname, Silent Wolf, became apparent as to its meaning. Normally a quiet man, Micah knew well when to interject himself into a conversation for the good of all present. Like a wolf's howl, his speech always was opportune. In this case, he interrupted the conversation when hearing Captain Isaacson mention that though the ship was captured it would need some repair before it could be sailed for Corrington. Though the crown wanted to do so, it already had several ships in shipyards being repaired and built. Micah interjected that a businessman such as himself might easily be able to get the ship repaired and outfitted before the end of the month. Since the Captain had the audience of those higher in command it was not long before Micah and his company received an offer of one Captain's commission and the honor of first capture if they might outfit this new ship before the end of the month. Micah immediately saw that the funds were delivered to the shipyard that was building his own schooner. He prompted them to haste by a promise of a bonus if both ships were done by the end of the month. Both ships set sail for Arlinsport, and on the 27th of April, 616, they both left the harbor to do a 20 mile maneuver to ensure that the ships, equipment, and crews were ready. George Knight was granted command of the ship and the captaincy bestowed by the crown. He stood upon the deck inspecting soldier and sailor alike. As a former mercenary, he was well versed in the art of war, and he was certain that this ship would sail swiftly and fight bravely for Her Majesty's honor. Fitted with sixteen 9 pounders, the ship was well armed. Two guns were fitted on the stern, while there were 7 on each side stretching the entire length of the ship. The troops were also well trained as was Captain Knight's custom. SAM_7391 SAM_7398 SAM_7397 SAM_7405 SAM_7394