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  1. Skulltail - The Pirate Ship

    I think the Pirate Ship is a dream of everyone who was a kid in late 80s/early 90s. This was time when LEGO introduced the classic Pirates series. I remember staring for hours at set 6285 (Black Seas Barracuda). It was so awesome that for me it become an icon how pirate ship should look like. It is the reason behind why I like to build playable set-like ships instead of realistic ones. This is one of them Read more » Bigger photos and full story here: LEGO Gallery - Skulltail - The Pirate Ship Follow my new MOCs and articles at: Facebook | Flickr | Google+
  2. Early in the morning, when most of people is still asleep, the imposing silhouette of a ship of the line slipped into the bay of Eltina. At her sight, the lighthouse guard, a veteran of la Royale, could not help but be moved, "Le Bruyant!" For a man who has served twenty years on board of this ship, we can not reproach him for being emotional. Le Bruyant threw the anchor and slowly, people began to gather around the pier, and they were curious about her archaic and unique appearence. "She must be quite old...look at those patches...why our honourable King sends us such an antiquity, our shipyards aren't working 24/24h to spawn new ships?" I just can't refrain myself from building my own version of Silent Mary, hope you like it. Aaannnd an photo of interior for Count Mesabi. Thanks for viewing. C&C are welcome. Vive le Roi!
  3. Greetings, shipwrights. Whether a novice, an apprentice, a master, or a veteran shipwright, following the process of others, sharing your own, and giving and receiving feedback can help everyone improve. What's the point? This is just a place for all of us liberally to post WIP's for feedbacks, tips, suggestions, and questions, without otherwise littering the BoBS forum with WIP's. You can post just one step in the process, or several over a period. It's all up to you. So I am working on a vessel/ship - what do I do? Post one or more pictures, questions, ship-plans, descriptions, etc. here, and hopefully someone will step in with some wonderful advice. At least, I expect to do so. I know NOTHING about ships - can I comment, and how do I do? Everyone with something constructive to say can comment. No need to be a scholar in historic vessels, medieval carpentry or sail making. Sometimes it might just be aesthetics, a crazy idea, a suggestion for a technique, use of a specific brick, or whatever you can think of. Just keep it nice and constructive. In return, builders posting here will pwomise not to take offense! I'd suggest tagging the builder you are commenting on. But I am not an expert - the arrogant elite will laugh at my puny attempts at shipbuilding! First of all, the arrogant elite was not invited. In fact, they have been given specific instructions to go back to their fancy little elitist coffee houses to talk about how brilliant they are. Secondly, regarding puny attempts, take a look at my first attempt at a ship just two and a half years ago... Well, you really don't have to look. Move along... Nothing to see here... The rather obvious point being, we all start somewhere, and no matter where you start, or how steep your learning curve is. The only requirement is that you want to share your process, learn from others, share your ideas, and/or improve. Soooo, is this something official? What will I gain from participating? EGS bonuses? HAH! This is merely me gone rogue - and I may hang from my toes for it! No official bonuses here. However, I'd like to see a bit more focus on the process and techniques of building here, and I think ships is an interesting place to start. This is, however, quite likely to be replaced, superseded, or added to by something official at some point in the future. Who manages this and keeps the record? Manages? Keeps records? Bwahahaha - forget it! Just post your WIP's and comments. Don't overthink it! ________________________________________________________________________ Kick off! Oooohkay, here we go: I have been working on a 4th rate, circa 50 guns on two decks. I present to you: The HMS Endeavour. Started here: Went here: And have ended here: She is supposed to be the first in a series of 4th rates designed for colonial waters. A 4th rate is a small ship of the line between 46 and 60 guns, just above frigate size. This one is (IC) specifically designed to serve as flagship for colonial squadrons, sailing in consort with frigates and sloops. Looking forward to hearing your comments! And to see your WIP's!
  4. Previously: Chapter 1 Chapter 2: Sinbad the Pirate Hang The Rules Rescued Shipwright Shipwright's Office Now completed, Sinbad and some of his pirate gang wanted to take the Komodo Dragon on her maiden voyage to test her mettle. They hopped to come across some unsuspecting merchant, but what they found was more than they bargained for. "Steady men!" shouted Sinbad. "Don't let her get too close!" "Man the cannons!" shouted another. "Prepare to fire!" They had come across one of the fabled sea monsters. It reared its ugly head and prepared to strike. Why it had decided to attack them, Sinbad did not know. Maybe it had something to do with all that rum they had drunk the night before...
  5. [COR - FB] The Ant

    Gustave Dubois is a small time merchant who recently has settled in Mooreton Bay with his wife and 7 children. He only has one son, Julien. He and Julien had sailed his small trading vessel out first, then once he had found a house, he sent word for his wife and daughters to join them. The new colony is a great place for a new and cheaper existence, and hopefully some lucrative trade opportunities between the new booming settlements. Today, Gustave and Julien are setting out on one such trade voyage aboard their vessel, The Ant. Of course, it sounds better in Gustave's original language, but an industrious vessel she is. Note: I am licensing this as my free class 1.
  6. To create this steampunk-like Adventurers vessel, I added six studs of length to the Destiny's Bounty (set 70618), removed the sails, lanterns, flags, plants and assorted details. I then put twin smokestacks on the deck, and dual paddle wheels amidships. I was inspired to do all this by this picture of a prototype of the Destiny's Bounty from the "Making of the Ninjago movie" book. (Pic courtesy of legozeba's Flickr page) The rear of the ship is supposed to feature "Deja Vu 2" in printed 1 x 1 tiles next to the telescope on the balcony. I'm still working on the inside details, which should hopefully have an engine room with boilers to power the paddles. I haven't thought up a backstory for this ship.... yet. (I'm still working on incorporating it into my Adventurers / Monster Fighters / Pharaoh's Quest / Alpha Team shared universe story-wise.) Any thoughts, ideas, criticism, or complaints are welcome, and are helpful in making the ship better, so please, post away!! EDIT 101/10/17: I just added restyled and enclosed ship's bridge with actual windows, plus a new name: Deja Vu 2. I bet you heard it somewhere before...
  7. The Lady Hawk To explore further to the Brick Seas, Felipe de la Manzana purchased a rapid Brig of War on the Elisabethtown Shipyards. In this new Era of Sailing and exploration a brand new -and well armed- vessel is welcome to protect Felipe's and MAESTRO's interests, in particular with its line of heavy carronades. The vessel is mainly designed to rapid recon missions and to escorts smaller merchant vessels. With this new ship, Felipe is hoping the old Raennette II will be well protected. Hi guys ! I am back with MRCAs in this new Era II to try out the new rules ! Adventures seem so attractive ! I cannot resist... Well, the Lady Hawk will not run on adventures, I will send The Brickwall Frigate instead. And I am keeping my old free Raenette ship in this new Era. I am keeping the Crowned Pigglet in dock this time, and will probably not license it for the moment. I hope it doesn't bother anyone and that my ships will have better luck than in Era I So the ship will be licensed as a class 3 Brig of War : Name Class Cost Stats Range Maneuver Firepower Crew Cargo Hull Total The Lady Hawk 3 200 15 3 3 4 2 0 3 15 If you look closely to the Lady Hawk, you'll notice it is a strongly Eslandolanised Armada Flagship. I made the rigging simplier than my previous ships, to stay on the old feeling vibe. I added some length and equiped it with a motor ! Yes ! A MOTOR ! I decided to mount this ship on old blue train tracks and to make it run around an island at BMA this year in Belgium ! The ship is here, ready to run, and functilonal ! On the other hand, the island is not totally ready. You'll see it when ready ! Hope you'll like it ! C&Cs are welcome !
  8. Kel Corona (SHIP)

    The Kel Corona is a deep space scanning station. Lacking almost completely in both defense and weaponry, it is the definition of a support SHIP. Among other things, it is able to precisely track distant vessels, locate a mass variety of materials and pulses, and amplify ally shields. Also, when in a pinch, the command module can break off and jet the crew to safety. At 110 studs, this is my first entry into the madness of Shiptember. *the inner halo is lined with leds and lights up a light blue* :) here are some detail shots, as well as a video showing the 4 day time lapse of our respective ships side by side :)
  9. The ISB commander's yacht on Commenor had a partially scrubbed flight log, but I was able to identify approach protocols for an unusual class of ship from the control presets. These protocols insinuated that an aft approach was required for friendly vessels. Because the ISB yacht would not normally be concerned with the particular formalities required by other officers, it seemed likely that this aft approach was a mechanical requirement rather than the whims of the commander. Many smaller ships had similar mechanical requirements because of docking ports, but this yacht had very little wear around their ship-to-ship seals. This would imply a larger ship with a hangar large enough for a full yacht... the Barca-class cruiser. Imperial Barca-class Command Cruiser - Trasimene by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr These cruisers were quite rare; often used as serrated spear against larger capital ships. The cruiser would charge into close quarters with their larger foes, like some of the heavier Mon Cala ships increasingly being used by the Rebellion. Two heavy tractor beams would take hold and a starfighter contingent would be deployed to remove any enemy fighters or armaments from the ship. However, Imperial officers feared commanding such a ship because the quickest way to escape a serrated blade is to break it off. As the Mon Cala engines became more powerful, Barca-class cruisers were being pulled into hyperspace and ripped apart as the Rebels escaped. Imperial Barca-class Command Cruiser - Trasimene by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr Cross referencing my other data, 37 of these ships were currently in service and attached to various task forces throughout the galaxy as auxiliary vessels. Nothing prestigious enough to warrant visits by an ISB commander's yacht. A 38th cruiser must still be out there, off the Empire's official books. Imperial Barca-class Command Cruiser - Trasimene by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr I would have to stowaway aboard the ISB capital ship overhead and look closer into their data. XVI - data 1 by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr Everything seemed normal. Disposed of a technician while he was preparing for his shift, reported to his post on time and busied myself until I was alone. Upgrades to my arm let me slice quickly into the terminal without exposing my chest scomp link, which would be necessary for such an exposed location, but more dangerous because of the slice wouldn't have all the usual redundant firewalls. Which is exactly what got me... XVI - data 2 by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr I couldn't move. Helpless on the floor. Squads of stormtroopers ran by, but none came inside. They were securing the corridors all around me. A commander entered with his escort pilot. XVI - data 3 by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr Councilman 1 - "ISB Agent Goatm An 46-1, it is my honor to welcome you back home. Your services have been requested and it's time to end this little vacation of yours. "Pilot, secure our guest and extract his data. I want everything from the last 20, no, 50 years catalogued. We'll decide what we want to keep later. "Bridge! Proceed to our rendezvous with the Trasimene, the Endor system." Imperial Barca-class Command Cruiser - Trasimene by Ryan McBryde, on Flickr
  10. [COR-FB] Bonnie

    To enter into the world of sailing and discovery I need a ship; so without further ado, here she is: Bonnie, a Class 1 vessel that will be primarily used for trading, obviously not fighting. Though I'm not sure of she would be Class 1F or 1T? I was recommended to follow a 'Barracuda Bermuda Rigged Sloop' style so I hopefully resemble that in some way, it's my first time rigging a ship. And for the sake of @Mesabi it has an interior! A small cargo hold indeed! So there she be, a tad wee but she's still good looking, hence the name.
  11. [MOC/MOD] Jango Fett's Slave 1

    Hey everyone, I've been working on this for quite a while and I need to make a few things clear concerning this MOC. The model is basically a remake of LoRd AmUnRa's Slave 1 which I think looked very close to the "real" model. I built a replica on LDD then decided to change a few things up to make it look more up-to-date, which resulted in a mix between the old style and the new one, so let's say it's a MOD of a MOC. Anyway here it is: So here it is, I hope you enjoyed it, I spent a lot of hours on LDD recreating it and modifying it over the years, I could provide the LDD file but it does not contain my latest tweaks and modifications and I don't have the time to look into it currently.
  12. Hello everybody! Allow me to introduce my new series of MOC. To begin - Russian frigates pr.1135 (NATO designation - "Krivak"). Built in LDD. Scale 1: 350. Frigates pr.1135 - a unique series of warships, held at the Navy of the USSR and then Russia, Ukraine and India since the early 1970's to the present. In total 49 ships were built, and the construction of a serious improvement is still ongoing. "Krivak I" ASW-frigate "Krivak III" coast guard patrol ship more photos and information
  13. A couple of months ago i give you some sneak preview of the superyacht i was building. it's build in commission for the brooker of the real ship as a pressent for his client and stand with pride on the real one. The real yacht is build by the Dutch AMELS yard in Vlissingen and is 180 feet (55 m) long and custom fit out. I got only two months deadline to build the model, with just over 14000 parts and is 1.03 meter long and my doghter helps me with some part of the build. Also whe got a great tour together on the real yacht and got a trip whe never forget.
  14. A simple matter of math

    The tales all tell about captains brave enough to challenge larger and more heavily armed opponents. And succesfully defeat those opponents by witty tactics and superior maneuvering ... However, those are the tales. When you face reality, reality in the shape of an English frigate facing a French 64 gun battle ship that is, all kinds of heroics are reduced and everything becomes a simple equation taking into account the relevant numbers. A bold move of the English captain but a stupid one, one full broadside of the French 64 was enough to blast him back to reality. A cooperation with Captain Greenhair.
  15. NOTE to the MOD: First off, I am sorry if this is in the wrong place. I wasn't sure where to place it, as it is a model using both System and Technic parts / techniques. Please move this as you see fit, if you need to move it at all. I just finished turning an elongated and enlarged version of set 42064 (Ocean Explorer) into a Adventurers style tramp steamship I call the Great West. The lift-away roof and bridge sections come off easily for access to the inside, and all the cargo is removable / interchangeable. Here is the original model, set number 42064, Ocean Explorer. I stripped the deck clean of all play features and attached models to give me a good foundation for my modifications. I also got rid of the helicopter and submarine. This ship is missing a few parts such as one of this for the bow in red, and two of each of these parts for the ships name, the Great West. The ship's name plates are located on the front of the bridge and the rear of the ship. I made the ship a whole section taller and longer to make it more proportional at mini-figure scale. The ship also feature wheels on the bottom for rolling along the floor / table / whatever. The two inside sections are mostly empty, but the captain's quarters goes on the lower deck, and the command bridge on the higher level. I'm not sure what to put in the lower section, but the upper section is mostly done except for the missing chart table. Any thoughts? Technic-heads, Ship-builders and Adventuresome fellows please chime in, as I am seeking feedback on this model. The LDD file is available here. Comments, Questions & Complaints are always welcome!
  16. This Classic Space ship was built for my brothers' fleet by me. The windscreen is not available (yet), but it does come on a 2017 not-yet-released Star Wars set. I believe I am the first to use that cockpit for a CS build. This ship features six guns and five crew members, with seats for each inside the easily accessible interior. The front of the ship should feature one of this print. The model has two smaller boosters and one (quite large) engine made of 20 smaller ones. The front canopy and the middle roof lift away individually to reach into the crew areas. Each of the five crew members has a seat. Behind this leaded glass resides the nuclear fusion reactor, the heart of the ship. The five brave crew members, one of which should be wearing this uniform instead as the ship's commander. The LDD file is available here. As usual, comments, questions and complaints are always welcome! I don't know if this one will be built in real bricks, to tell you the truth, as my brother may or may not ever build it. (But if he doesn't I will someday!)
  17. [MOC] Redcoat Ship

    This Redcoat ship keeps a similar design to my recent Bluecoat MOC but is mostly a MOD of The Brick Bounty. If you have not seen the MOC of my custom Bluecoat Ship click here. I had to rebuild some parts of TBB but I left the cabin alone for the most part. I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking. I hope you like it.
  18. Unnoticable ship interiors needed

    So, i have been looking around and have been playing around with my lego silent mary. But sadly unlike other ships, it had no detachable roofs or spaces. I know you can't make a lower floor in this set because y'know... giant broken floor wich is now the zombie sharks' private apartment. But why couldn't they make a captain's hut? Because i'm not good at making unnoticable changes (especially in this set) and my lack of lego building skills are truly disturbing, i haven't yet started. How did all of you tackle this major drawback? And if you somehow made a living space out of the captains hut, what are your other mods to this set? thank you for your time
  19. [GBW - Cp 03] - Deland Republic - RON Part A3 - The Wiwaxia Studica Map Grid D6. Somewhere on the internal lake of the continent. As prepared as the forces of the RoN are, there will always be surprises in combat. The goal is to have a reliable counter ready for those surprises ! Designed for quick movement in all kind of waters, including rivers and lake, the FREMM (FREgate Multi Mission) named The Wiwaxia is just such a counter to the CoAC forces. As a FREMM, this Frigate with the ability to launch cruise missiles can totally defend itself with automated 100mm gun on main deck, anti-aircraft missiles on the top roof of the cabin and with anti Submarines mesures, including drifting mines and also with a constant Navy SEAL intervention/boarding team on the breech. She is one of the newest vessels the Deland Republic has launched in order to replace the older and heavier Destroyers still active around the Common Wealth of Southern Territories. With all that equipment, the Wiwaxia, named after the south western county (Land) of The Deland Republic has become a force to be reckoned with. The Deland Republic has sent the Wiwaxia in a counter move against Filace by anticipating their move in Studica E4 and E5 and passed through all Refnor detecting systems thanks to its revolutionary Stealth system. With such a stealth system, she is able to pass through any radar detection and cannot be detected in a civil fleet. Even, during Anti submarines trainings, the crew had to attach some warning systems at the hull in order to mark her for their own subs to avoid collision ! She is now at sea around the shores of Refnor in D6 and is preparing itself for battle. Currently, there is a call from command to launch cruise missiles into multiple locations in grid E5. - Sir We have confirmation of the target in E5 ! Can we begin the firing procedure ? Asked the radio operator. - Yes ! Open the hatch ! Target coordinates ? Answered the Commandant.. - Studica E5 in sub Area A1 and A2 + C1 and C2. Targets aquisition complete. We are waiting confirmation from RON Main Comm-Link... So, since the order from the RON Comm-Link has been transmitted the vessel of nearly 70Studs long aligned itself for fire and prepared its 8 Long Range Cruise Missiles located inside the front main deck, just behind its automated gun. - Targets confirmed sir ! - So let's begin the danse ! FIRE ! SWOOOSH ! SWOOOOSH ! SWOOOOOSH !
  20. +++ UPDATE 27/December/2016 +++ Happy holidays eurobricks! I have some new pictures of my Venator. You can check out my flickr for more pictures. I will upload more as soon as possible. First post also edited. greetings Kommander +++ UPDATE 3/December/2016 +++ Long time no see eurobricks! Today my Venator enters the sky above the ship yards of Rothana Heavy Engineering. As the project manager I proudly present you the capital ship “ATELLES”- a Venator class star destroyer. Back in 2005 when I saw the Star Wars Epi. 3 starting sequence in the theaters – I was like “I really have to build one of these giants!” Then a few years later and already earning my own money I started the wip. The plan was building a venator bigger than the Lego ISD (10030). While processing the project there were 2 points of massive improvements. Each time I change the size and the new version was bigger than the old one. The building time on the last version of the Venator I´m showing you in this thread was only about 2 years. Now be at university the time has come to finish this ship. Over the whole 7 years I ordered about 100 times at Additional to these orders I used a lot of my own bricks in storage. I don’t know how many bricks I used for the Venator. It have to be something above 45000 pieces with a weight of 65 kg. The construction of the inner structure and the frame is basically like the #10030 IDS. A structure made out of technic bricks carrying the whole ship. This technique is easy to scaling up to big dimensions. The Venator´s of Erik Varsegi and Iomedes were always leaders in supersized star destroyers and a good orientation for my project. At one point my Venator should be one of those as well and I destroyed the old version and made a bigger one. This Venator how hitting the length of 220 cm x 117 cm x 68 cm. A bit smaller than the others. However, the thing was building this ship as accurate as possible. Some details of the origin Venator from the Movie has been changed or replaced with own ideas like the frame structure at the surface. The overall impression has to match and looks smooth. For those they want to know about construction details here we go. In the middle of the ship is a massive string - the ship´s “backbone”. Different sections like the hangar or the thrusters are connected with it. The inner structure mostly consists of technic bricks, pins and plates. Simultaneously I build the “wing”-plating because the wedge-plates with their angles restrict the shape of it. And as you know the plating is a bit bigger so it can overlap the frame. The thickness of the plating is 5 layers of plates. One slope underneath and above the string create the first important angle. Each one has left and right technic bricks as well. On those the wings can be attached. Unfortunately I secured the underneath-plating with some wires because the weight was too much and I couldn´t find any alternative to fix this problem. It is the only thing that isn’t Lego. Glue also never touched this project. In every thruster is also a solid string with technic bricks. Rings consists of 8 hinge-elements are the basement for the use of round bricks for the shape. A unique technique which also looks pretty nice. To counteract a misalignment of the long thrusters I decided to install them with an increasing angle upwards. And as expected it works pretty well. The command tower as well as other sections can be detached easy. Reason behind this is of course for the transport. Next step is to exhibit this giant on events in Germany. Maybe I manage to change and improve some things unstill the first event. Finally the last step is selling this thing dissembled in components or complete as Moc. More pictures: - Kommander +++ Original Post +++ Hello Eurobricks, my name is Philipp and i`m a member of (IdS) and of course german :) Today i`m here introducing my work in progress UCS Venator. Some of you maybe discovered my litte turrents on flickr in various groups. At the beginning of the building progress in year 2008 i started with a size around 150 cm in lenght, but by passing the years i scale up the size to the Venator im showing you now. This ship hitting a lenght of 220 cm and has a width of 120 cm. Dimensions like Erik Varszegi`s Venator. Maybe a litte bit smaller. Btw. here you can see a picture of my first Venatorbuild. Looks kinda cute, isn`t it? Most things are finished...thrusters, guns, superstructure. I really can see the finish line. But this update/post is only for an overview. That means unfortunately no closeup pictures. The next and last milestone is the underside armor. In the meantime i`m going to fill the gaps and there`re still bricks that need to be changed. Before i forget; this is my flickr account: and here the original thread on IdS: http://www.imperiumd...estroyer/page-4 - Kommander
  21. (GBW) Patrol - The Deland Republic - A nice shot Sargeant ! World Map N5, at the Large of the coast line between The Deland Republic and New Brickika. A Light Helicarrier Corvette of The Deland Republic is patrolling. : Nice shot Sargeant ! : Haha ! Thank you sir ! : You're welcome ! But it will be hard for me to beat you now ! : Don't be so modest, sir. You're a crack at this game ! : Golf on the Helipad is not a game, it's an art ! : Yes sir, you're right ! : Sir ! May I interrupt you, sir ? : Don't bother me when I golf ! I said it earlier already ! : Sir, I know, Sir. But you precisely said that I had to interrupt your party when the Helicopter would be back, and, sir, it is exactly what it's happening, our helicopter is in approach, sir. : Oh ! Ok ! Crap of this Helicopter, no way to have a good golf party in this ship... Let's go gentlemen ! Be ready to the landing pad ! Sir, Report of the patrol team, sir ! The New Brickikan tanks are still on our borders, sir, but no sign of a vessel. We don't know if Filace is sending them Naval support yet. We will need better surveying devices... : Well, it seems it will be up to F. Al'hadrin then, We will need the Drone he found on our shores... Ok ! Gentlemen ! Let's finish this mission ! We need to see if our new drone is ready ! Machines back to Port !
  22. “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!
  23. Ship "Admiral's Eagle"

    Hello mates! I am fan of Lego Pirates for a long time, but I've decided recently to register here, because I've created MOC which I would like to share with you. It's a bluecoat soldiers' ship, I called it "Admiral's Eagle". I hope you like it, I have also published project on Lego Ideas ( and so far it is going well. From the most important thing, ship contains 877 parts (without 5 minifigures and their weapons), captain's cabin accessible from the side walls and from the top, prison cell with small entrance (also accessible from the top), 2 shooting cannons and 3 mini shooting guns, winch with anchor. Here are pictures (more images &download link - https://photos.googl...nZVQTdjVVJhMEZn): Brig 21A
  24. Topsail Schooner "Lady Kathryn"

    After many months of planning, research, reading, studying, building, rebuilding, tearing-down, tearing out hair, and experimenting, I finally am able to present to you the Yankee topsail schooner Lady Kathryn (The Kate, for short). Brig - Two Masts - Two Square Sails on the Main 21B The Kate was built in the shipyards at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the 1720s, and transports cargo from New England to the Caribbean (with the occasional smuggling run to the French at Québec). She runs heavily armed to defend against pirates, and sails fast close to the wind to outrun Royal Navy revenue patrols. I chose the figurehead I did because it looked so much like the young friend of mine for whom the ship is named. The captain's cabin is not yet furnished and finished, but it's going to be a while before I can get around to that. Being thrifty Yankees, the old, ripped blanket in the bunk gets patched instead of thrown away. I tried quite a few building techniques that I learned from studying other ships on this site, so thank you to ALL of you who have posted pictures of your creations so fellers like me can learn from your talent and experience. Hope you all like it! By the way, if there are too many picture, please let me know and I'll delete some. This is my first major MOC post and I didn't know if there were a limit. The windlass is functional and raises both anchors. The Kate flies a flag associated with Colonial New England, the Pine Tree flag. Building the binnacle was a giant pain, but I like the way it turned out. She's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with her. Building her gave me the opportunity to buy a LOT of amazing books on 18th Century sailing ships, and schooners in particular.
  25. Last weekend me, Maxim I, Legostone, TitusV and Sebeus I got together. To start off the Saturday we visited the replica of VOC ship the Batavia. To me this is the most beautiful replica ship in the world. It is build according the way they did things back in the day. It has no motor and can actually sail. Batavia visit (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr From left to right: Me, Legostone, Sebeus I, Maxim I and TitusV. Batavia visit (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr The bow and the beautiful Lion figurehead. Batavia visit (4) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr The stern, you can clearly see they are doing maintenance. Even the scafolds are somewhat historically correct. You don't see that every day. Batavia visit (5) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Discussing how to make stuff in Lego at the bow. Batavia visit (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr In the sail shop, we also visited the rope maker, the smith and the model shop. Batavia visit (6) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr At the wharf they are also building a replica of the 7 provinces, the flagship of Michiel de Ruyter, Sadly we learned that they had to stop work due to the lack of funds and volunteers. We took the guided tour which was very educational. I thank our guide for all the information, I actually learned a few things. After the visit of the Batavia it was time to build! I hosted a little competition called Ship Build Off #1. The idea is that everybody had to have a ''finished'' ship by Sunday 21:00h. They had to make their own pictures and send them to me. So we got busy: Work by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr And we got some progress: Progress by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Like any good contest there is a prize. In this contest the builders can win this trophy I made (well, it still needs sails and so): Trophee by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Entry nr. 1 is the Tuna King: Tuna King (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Tuna King (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Tuna King (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Entry nr. 2 is the HMS Tribute: HMS Tribute (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr HMS Tribute (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr HMS Tribute (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Entry nr. 3 is the Piercing Flame: The Piercing Flame (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr received_10210678542551190 by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr The Piercing Flame (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr And, well... nr. 4 didn't really get the concept of building a ship so we'll just call it HMS Whatever: HMS Whatever (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr HMS Whatever (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr HMS Whatever (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr So please vote for your favourite in the poll which will be open untill Wednesday the 29th of March, midnight Dutch time. Oh and of course I build something too, but I won't compete. It is a merchant schooner I call the tit: The Tit (2) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr The Tit (1) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr The Tit (3) by Captain Green Hair - don't just favour, comment!, on Flickr Captain Green Hair thanks you!