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It was about time there was a new "general" conversation tread
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| April 15, 2012, 12:14 pm
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ive been wondering the same thing hehe, thats probably why we have been speaking in 4 diffrent threads hehe
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| April 15, 2012, 12:43 pm
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I'm liking the new name for the thread. I'm glad you didn't go with "Commodore conversation" because that only applies to navy members, and I personally like pirates better :)
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| April 15, 2012, 2:21 pm
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you guys probably know this one but take a look at it anyways, http://www.flickr.com/photos/bricktrix/6169235706/in/photostream/

but its the guy who designed it for the game,
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| April 15, 2012, 2:52 pm
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I'm so mad >:( I can't get an account on FC, therefore I can't enter. The prizes are so awesome! They are way better than the other JRC prizes. I hope they continue to have good prizes in the future.
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| April 16, 2012, 7:09 am
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well you will have to get aproved first if i remember correct and there go up to two weeks before they aprove you, and yes they are hehe, it was because of they was so slow that last year i got my entry submitted 1 hour before deadline or so hehe
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| April 16, 2012, 9:56 am
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I don't remember exactly how I got member at FC, when there was a contest I wanted to make an account but appearently I already had one, all I had to do was "forgot pasword" , recieve a mail and entered :P

Btw, I have great news, well for me atleast, Brickmania will take place coming weekend and guess who's coming :D
Captain greenhair, THE captain greenhair
and Bonaparte is coming as well (http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/26108)
I'll take many pictures and hopefully get some ship comparisons ;)
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| April 16, 2012, 11:11 am
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The problem with FC isn't that I don't know how to get an account. It is that I'm too young. You have to be 16 to get a account. Which is annoying because the legal age is 13.
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| April 16, 2012, 3:11 pm
Quoting Ben King
I'm liking the new name for the thread. I'm glad you didn't go with "Commodore conversation" because that only applies to navy members, and I personally like pirates better :)

Same here.
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| April 16, 2012, 3:26 pm
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so you are both under 16 ?
impressive though, but if you manage to get an account then it takes around 1-2 weeks to get aproveal, or is it 1-2 days.....its a long ago i cant remember, hehe
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| April 16, 2012, 4:02 pm
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Well, you don't have to state your year of birth, only select one of two options right ?
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so ?
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| April 16, 2012, 5:53 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Well, you don't have to state your year of birth, only select one of two options right ?
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so ?

True, but if they figure out I will be banned forever...
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| April 16, 2012, 7:17 pm
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I'm going to email an admin from FC and ask if they can make a exception in my case. Basically 'm going to try and argue that I'm as mature as a 16 year old and can obey the rules. It may not work, but its worth a shot.
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| April 17, 2012, 6:26 am
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I was just reading the terms on FC and found this:
"The Administration reserves the right to alter, enforce, add, or waive any rules for any specific member at any time." I guess there is a possibility I can join.
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| April 17, 2012, 6:30 am
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Quoting Ben King
I'm going to email an admin from FC and ask if they can make a exception in my case. Basically 'm going to try and argue that I'm as mature as a 16 year old and can obey the rules. It may not work, but its worth a shot.

You certainly are atleast as mature as a 16 year old, at Classic Pirates (which is an Afol place) they don't bother much about your age if you act mature.
In my point of view the age restrictions aren't actually rules, more like guidelines
(maybe say that ;) )
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| April 17, 2012, 12:47 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
You certainly are atleast as mature as a 16 year old, at Classic Pirates (which is an Afol place) they don't bother much about your age if you act mature.
In my point of view the age restrictions aren't actually rules, more like guidelines
(maybe say that ;) )

That may just work.
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| April 17, 2012, 12:55 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
You certainly are atleast as mature as a 16 year old, at Classic Pirates (which is an Afol place) they don't bother much about your age if you act mature.
In my point of view the age restrictions aren't actually rules, more like guidelines
(maybe say that ;) )

Thats a good idea. I'm going to email them this afternoon.
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| April 18, 2012, 6:28 am
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Quoting Justin M
That may just work.


Quoting Ben King
Thats a good idea. I'm going to email them this afternoon.


Good luck, both of you ;)
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| April 18, 2012, 10:01 am
Quoting Sebeus I

Quoting Ben King
Thats a good idea. I'm going to email them this afternoon.


Good luck, both of you ;)

Thanks!
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| April 18, 2012, 12:02 pm
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Hey Sebeus, could you do me a favor? Please tell the admins of FC that their emails keep either rejecting my emails, or their emails for some reason aren't working. Every time I try to email them, I get a message from mailer daemon with all sorts of gibberish. I need to contact them, so could you ask them how I should?
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| April 18, 2012, 7:40 pm
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I just checked the prices of pieces I need on BL, the black pearl is going to be quite costly :(
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| April 19, 2012, 6:32 am
Quoting Ben King
I just checked the prices of pieces I need on BL, the black pearl is going to be quite costly :(

That's not good:/
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| April 19, 2012, 12:07 pm
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well if you are yelling about costy then i did just made an order at BL for around 120 dollers,
for my mermaids triden III (which is going to be fully aoutomtic and remote controlled, and all the power function gear is very very expensive) but ive probably solved the way to fast problem, i found a reciver with speed control, and it should be working quite good,
and it should be one of the models that dont burst into flames all of a sudden, but now im gonna have the old lights, the old battary boxes, 3 new motors etc etc etc, and im gonna make it bigger than the grim reaper, and then im gonna sign up for the ship catagorie at fc, and yes i know im really short on time, but im working best under stress,
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| April 19, 2012, 4:27 pm
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Quoting Ben King
Hey Sebeus, could you do me a favor? Please tell the admins of FC that their emails keep either rejecting my emails, or their emails for some reason aren't working. Every time I try to email them, I get a message from mailer daemon with all sorts of gibberish. I need to contact them, so could you ask them how I should?


I sent a message, I'll let you know when I get a reply.
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| April 20, 2012, 9:59 am
Quoting Morthen P
well if you are yelling about costy then i did just made an order at BL for around 120 dollers,
for my mermaids triden III (which is going to be fully aoutomtic and remote controlled, and all the power function gear is very very expensive) but ive probably solved the way to fast problem, i found a reciver with speed control, and it should be working quite good,
and it should be one of the models that dont burst into flames all of a sudden, but now im gonna have the old lights, the old battary boxes, 3 new motors etc etc etc, and im gonna make it bigger than the grim reaper, and then im gonna sign up for the ship catagorie at fc, and yes i know im really short on time, but im working best under stress,

I can't wait to see the finished product!
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| April 20, 2012, 12:08 pm
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Quoting Justin M
I can't wait to see the finished product!

me neither, hehe, but im still waiting for a response from the BL seller, i hope i will make it in time, for i have 2 competitions i have to sign it up for, before 30 april, hehe
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| April 20, 2012, 12:38 pm
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Quoting Ben King
I just checked the prices of pieces I need on BL, the black pearl is going to be quite costly :(

You could make a WIP tread at Classic-pirates, you get lots of suggestions from experienced builders,
here's my WIP tread:
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=58268

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| April 20, 2012, 12:39 pm
Quoting Morthen P
me neither, hehe, but im still waiting for a response from the BL seller, i hope i will make it in time, for i have 2 competitions i have to sign it up for, before 30 april, hehe

Good luck with your BL order, plus your competitions:)
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| April 20, 2012, 12:46 pm
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I decided not to compete in the JRC III, tomorrow is Brickmania, I demolished the pirateship and modified the trading ship.
They wouldn't be good enought to beat this anyway
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27444109@N04/6944489464/
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| April 20, 2012, 1:27 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
I decided not to compete in the JRC III, tomorrow is Brickmania, I demolished the pirateship and modified the trading ship.
They wouldn't be good enought to beat this anyway
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27444109@N04/6944489464/

That's to bad.
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| April 20, 2012, 2:03 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I

I sent a message, I'll let you know when I get a reply.

Thanks, I really appreciate you doing this.
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| April 20, 2012, 3:18 pm
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Quoting Ben King
Thanks, I really appreciate you doing this.

He replied that you'll have to wait until you're 16, "keep to the code"
I could reply with the not-actual-rules-more-like-guidelines thing but It's kind of weird that I'm a middleman here,
maybe I better inform on how you can contact him yourself, what do you think ?
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| April 22, 2012, 4:57 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
maybe I better inform on how you can contact him yourself, what do you think ?

Yes, that would be better. Then I can tell him about the "guidelines."
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| April 22, 2012, 9:26 am
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Ok, I asked him how you could contact him directly.
now it's back again waiting for reply
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| April 22, 2012, 9:49 am
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Btw, Yesterday was Brickmania, unfortunatly I forgot my camera :'(
I took some pics with my gsm but the quality...
It was awesome anyway, I met with Captain Greenhair and Bonaparte Napoleon (http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/26108)
They brought some pretty amazing ships,
among them; the famous Spanish Galleon, (check mp profile for pics)
truly a piece of art, they also brought two frigates and a magnificent Ship-of-the-line.
Brickmania got over 1000 visitors and I must say, the ships where popular :D

I'll see if I can upload my pics
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| April 22, 2012, 9:55 am
Quoting Sebeus I
Btw, Yesterday was Brickmania, unfortunatly I forgot my camera :'(
I took some pics with my gsm but the quality...
It was awesome anyway, I met with Captain Greenhair and Bonaparte Napoleon (http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/26108)
They brought some pretty amazing ships,
among them; the famous Spanish Galleon, (check mp profile for pics)
truly a piece of art, they also brought two frigates and a magnificent Ship-of-the-line.
Brickmania got over 1000 visitors and I must say, the ships where popular :D

I'll see if I can upload my pics

Sounds like fun!
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| April 22, 2012, 3:47 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
I decided not to compete in the JRC III, tomorrow is Brickmania, I demolished the pirateship and modified the trading ship.
They wouldn't be good enought to beat this anyway
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27444109@N04/6944489464/

tobad you cant upload videos at the JRC II,
because ive just got my cannon/hatch system fully operationel, i dont think i cant beat that awesome moc that guy made there, but i can atleast try, (even so i would probably vote for him insted of myself) hehe
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| April 22, 2012, 4:49 pm
Quoting Morthen P
tobad you cant upload videos at the JRC II,
because ive just got my cannon/hatch system fully operationel, i dont think i cant beat that awesome moc that guy made there, but i can atleast try, (even so i would probably vote for him insted of myself) hehe

Glad to hear your making progress!
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| April 22, 2012, 5:02 pm
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im makeing alot of progress, hehe, and the best part of it is, when the cannons are out and the hatches are open, they stop automaticly, and then you shall go the other way to pull it back, its so nice (but i dont think its good for the engine ) but then i will just have to get a XL motor insted of my medium one, then the flags will rotate against the wall, and the cannons will continue at spinning around like a piston, hehe
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| April 22, 2012, 5:06 pm
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Quoting Morthen P


You really should join Classic-pirates.com, the forum there is very active,
some builders keep a WIP tread in which they post their progress, I received many good suggestions in my Flying Dutchman WIP tread.
(btw, I also made a tread about my automatic broadside cannons which I plan to update sometime, I'm working on a new system with springs so the cannons slide out slowly and recoil very fast)
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| April 22, 2012, 6:11 pm
Quoting Morthen P
im makeing alot of progress, hehe, and the best part of it is, when the cannons are out and the hatches are open, they stop automaticly, and then you shall go the other way to pull it back, its so nice (but i dont think its good for the engine ) but then i will just have to get a XL motor insted of my medium one, then the flags will rotate against the wall, and the cannons will continue at spinning around like a piston, hehe

Sounds fancy:D
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| April 22, 2012, 6:22 pm
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Sebeus, will you be posting the pics from brickmania? I'd like to see them. By the way, I just got a Eurobricks account so I can make a WIP thread on classic-pirates.
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| April 22, 2012, 7:56 pm
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yes, brickmania:
I apologize for the picture quality, they were taken with my cellphone, I really wish I had my camera that day :s

Anyway, this is one of the nicest pics:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Sebeus/other/BMwetteren2012/afb035.jpg
The Flying dutchman engaging in battle with the famous Spanish galleon

brickshelf gallery:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=501998

I'll probably add some of these to my FD page
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| April 23, 2012, 4:36 am
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Looks like it was a lot of fun! The brickshelf folder says it isn't public yet, but if I remember correctly it should work in a day or so.
I should be posting my BP WIP on classic-pirates soon. It isn't much yet, but I can't make much more of the hull without a BL order which I'll be doing soon as well. Plus, some constructive criticism is always nice.
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| April 23, 2012, 6:42 am
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Justin, are you planning on making any ships or pirate related mocs? I have noticed that you have been pretty active here so I was just curious.
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| April 23, 2012, 6:45 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
yes, brickmania:
I apologize for the picture quality, they were taken with my cellphone, I really wish I had my camera that day :s

Anyway, this is one of the nicest pics:
http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Sebeus/other/BMwetteren2012/afb035.jpg
The Flying dutchman engaging in battle with the famous Spanish galleon

brickshelf gallery:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=501998

I'll probably add some of these to my FD page

wow thats really nice, with all them ships, it looks amazing, specialy your FD in combat, with the spanish galleon,
when i did partcipate in the lego event here in DK i was the only one there had pirate ships at the pirate layout (we where only 3 people)
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| April 23, 2012, 10:36 am
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Quoting Sebeus I

You really should join Classic-pirates.com, the forum there is very active,
some builders keep a WIP tread in which they post their progress, I received many good suggestions in my Flying Dutchman WIP tread.
(btw, I also made a tread about my automatic broadside cannons which I plan to update sometime, I'm working on a new system with springs so the cannons slide out slowly and recoil very fast)

maybe i should,
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| April 23, 2012, 10:36 am
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now im registred to CP aswell, and i will post my WIP of the mermaids trident 3 in there probably today,
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| April 23, 2012, 10:52 am
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hey guys, check this out, its my latest work, http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=68863&st=0#entry1263836

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| April 23, 2012, 2:55 pm
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The pictures from Brickmania are very cool! In the 10th picture, who are the people in the background? Bonaparte and greenhair?
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| April 23, 2012, 4:15 pm
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Quoting Ben King
The pictures from Brickmania are very cool! In the 10th picture, who are the people in the background? Bonaparte and greenhair?

the one in the right (black shirt) is bonaparte, explaining to some guests who want to make ships just like his :p
Captain Greenhair isn't on this picture (he was probably stalking the lady from earlier :P )
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| April 23, 2012, 4:58 pm
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Any news about how to contact the admins from FC?
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| April 23, 2012, 8:11 pm
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Quoting Ben King
Any news about how to contact the admins from FC?

yes, mail me at sebeus@hotmail.com

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| April 24, 2012, 12:53 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
yes, mail me at sebeus@hotmail.com

Sheesh, I have no idea why he got so mad... All I wanted was a polite discussion of the rules... As I said in the email I don't plan on ever joining FC no matter what the prizes are... I disagree with the slogan on the website "Haven to all LEGO pirate and POTC fans." Perhaps they should change that...
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| April 24, 2012, 3:37 pm
Quoting Ben King
Justin, are you planning on making any ships or pirate related mocs? I have noticed that you have been pretty active here so I was just curious.

Yes, I'm thinking about building a ship sometime in the near future. But I don't no much good techniques for building ships. Any advice anyone?
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| April 25, 2012, 3:59 pm
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Quoting Justin M
Yes, I'm thinking about building a ship sometime in the near future. But I don't no much good techniques for building ships. Any advice anyone?

There is a thread in here called exchange of building techniques. There are a few in there that are nice. I personally prefer captain greenhair's tutorial and hulls made of slopes much like ander t's ships. I guess it kind of depends on if you are making a full hull ship or a waterline. Right now I'm using a mix of both Greenhair's and Ander's techniques on my BP, which is full hull.
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| April 25, 2012, 4:16 pm
Quoting Ben King
There is a thread in here called exchange of building techniques. There are a few in there that are nice. I personally prefer captain greenhair's tutorial and hulls made of slopes much like ander t's ships. I guess it kind of depends on if you are making a full hull ship or a waterline. Right now I'm using a mix of both Greenhair's and Ander's techniques on my BP, which is full hull.
Ok, thank you for the advice:)

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| April 25, 2012, 4:23 pm
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Quoting Justin M
Quoting Ben King
There is a thread in here called exchange of building techniques. There are a few in there that are nice. I personally prefer captain greenhair's tutorial and hulls made of slopes much like ander t's ships. I guess it kind of depends on if you are making a full hull ship or a waterline. Right now I'm using a mix of both Greenhair's and Ander's techniques on my BP, which is full hull.
Ok, thank you for the advice:)

You're welcome! If you want anything more specific, I'd ask Sebeus, he's the real ship expert here.
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| April 25, 2012, 5:08 pm
Quoting Ben King
You're welcome! If you want anything more specific, I'd ask Sebeus, he's the real ship expert here.

Ok will do.
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| April 25, 2012, 5:15 pm
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ben my sigfig torso is from a racer set, (if you go into my sigfig here at mocpages, then you can see it, wrote it in there somewhere =)
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| April 25, 2012, 5:17 pm
Quoting Morthen P
ben my sigfig torso is from a racer set, (if you go into my sigfig here at mocpages, then you can see it, wrote it in there somewhere =)

So that's where it's from;)
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| April 26, 2012, 1:10 pm
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Another Belug member posted a picture of part of the ship layout:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hd_lego/6967472290/in/set-72157629899179273
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| April 26, 2012, 4:55 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Another Belug member posted a picture of part of the ship layout:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hd_lego/6967472290/in/set-72157629899179273

It looks like it was quite the turnout!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hd_lego/7113566385/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hd_lego/7113564647/in/photostream/
I can't wait for Brickworld in June! Unfortunately I won't be displaying anything, but it will still be cool to meet some people from the pages in real life.
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| April 26, 2012, 5:25 pm
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hehe, I'm in that picture :P
Btw, that's a picture with only belug members in it, this was after in the evening, when there was no public, we had a total of 2700 visitors that weekend :O
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| April 26, 2012, 5:33 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
hehe, I'm in that picture :P

Where? Are Greenhair and Bonaparte in there too?
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| April 26, 2012, 6:54 pm
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yes, the yellow stripes is greenhair, next to him bonaparte and then me (almost falling asleep :S )
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| April 27, 2012, 12:52 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
yes, the yellow stripes is greenhair, next to him bonaparte and then me (almost falling asleep :S )

when you said at flickr, that you where falling asleep, i just knewt that the third guy at the same line as the yellow striped man, was you , hehe, its funny hoe diffrent people looks besides from there sigfigs, but ofcourse im looking just like mine, =)
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| April 27, 2012, 6:23 am
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Quoting Morthen P
its funny hoe diffrent people looks besides from there sigfigs, but ofcourse im looking just like mine, =)

True, but did you really expect him to be wearing a samurai helmet with wings? :P
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| April 27, 2012, 6:32 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
yes, the yellow stripes is greenhair, next to him bonaparte and then me (almost falling asleep :S )

Hehe :P It must have been a long day.
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| April 27, 2012, 6:34 am
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Quoting Morthen P
when you said at flickr, that you where falling asleep, i just knewt that the third guy at the same line as the yellow striped man, was you , hehe, its funny hoe diffrent people looks besides from there sigfigs, but ofcourse im looking just like mine, =)

ofcourse :P
now that I think about it's no wonder I was falling asleep, I woke up that day at half past 6, that picture was taken around 23 (=11 in the evening).
Still, those other guys seem pretty awake, what are they taking :P

Btw, if I had one (samurai helmet) I would wear it :P
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| April 27, 2012, 6:36 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
ofcourse :P
now that I think about it's no wonder I was falling asleep, I woke up that day at half past 6, that picture was taken around 23 (=11 in the evening).
Still, those other guys seem pretty awake, what are they taking :P

Btw, if I had one (samurai helmet) I would wear it :P

ofcourse i did expect you to have your helmet on hehe, and i know what you mean, that weekend i was showing my ships off, then i didnt sleep much either, and the day where the puplic came, that was the day we should put the clocks one hour forwards, so that day i got into bed around 01 30 and then i where back up again 5 30, (because of the time diffrence) if hadnt gone to summer time , i would have gotten into bed 00 30 and then up again at around 6 or 7 30, but i didnt, hehe, so i was pretty tired to,
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| April 27, 2012, 7:43 am
Quoting Sebeus I

hehe, I'm in that picture :P
Btw, that's a picture with only belug members in it, this was after in the evening, when there was no public, we had a total of 2700 visitors that weekend :O

Wow, that's alot of people!
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| April 27, 2012, 12:44 pm
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Quoting Justin M
Wow, that's alot of people!

Yep,
so how your progress on your ship ?

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| April 27, 2012, 2:25 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
Yep,
so how your progress on your ship ?

I've just started it. But I can't decide if I should make a smaller one and put it in a bay or port. Or just make a much bigger one and have it out at sea. Any ideas?
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| April 27, 2012, 2:30 pm
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Quoting Justin M
I've just started it. But I can't decide if I should make a smaller one and put it in a bay or port. Or just make a much bigger one and have it out at sea. Any ideas?

In the words of Jack, " If I may lend a machete to your intellectual thicket." I think that doing a smaller ship would be good. Maybe something along the lines of this:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/271263
That is one of my favorites of Sebeus' ships, I also based my first ship and moc on it. Also, I wouldn't necessarily make a port with it. I'd just focus on making the ship nice first, and if you are satisfied with it and you have enough pieces, then why not make a dock or two. Just remember, if you want the ship to be the main focus of the moc, don't make the port so big that it takes away from the ship. You want the same balance of detail everywhere.
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| April 27, 2012, 3:23 pm
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The advantage of these small ships is that they don't require much planning, you can easely modify them, it's a trial-and-error.
they also invite for special part usage, above all they are just fun to make.
Bigger ships need more planning, you can make it as hard as you want,
if you have prefab hulls you could for instance stick to the typical official LEGO style, that's how I started ( I started from a Skull's Eye Schooner set and I made this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/66891)
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| April 28, 2012, 6:33 am
Thank you very much for the advice guys:)
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| April 28, 2012, 12:22 pm
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ive tried so many times, but i simply just cant make small ships, they always end up looking so wierd, i just cant do it, eventualy i can, hehe,
the remote controll system ive doing is working (sort of) but its pretty nice, and Sebeus, read at Classic-pirates.com, in your topic of the requeil cannons, ive posted a nice suggestion =)
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| April 28, 2012, 5:25 pm
Quoting Morthen P
ive tried so many times, but i simply just cant make small ships, they always end up looking so wierd, i just cant do it, eventualy i can, hehe,
the remote controll system ive doing is working (sort of) but its pretty nice, and Sebeus, read at Classic-pirates.com, in your topic of the requeil cannons, ive posted a nice suggestion =)

Glad to hear your making progress:)

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| April 28, 2012, 7:19 pm
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Sebeus, are you making a accurate BP also? Because it seems that you're making progress on the hull of it on Brickshelf.
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| April 29, 2012, 8:48 am
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Quoting Ben King
Sebeus, are you making a accurate BP also? Because it seems that you're making progress on the hull of it on Brickshelf.

I'm building an imperial ship, the ship itself is based completely on the black pearl but I intend to give her some more color (typical black-yellow color scheme of a ship-of-the-line). I'll equip her with chaser guns in bow and stern and I might do something different for the cabin as well.
Obviously I won't give her black sails :P
My main objective is actually to make it fully accessible, including the hold :S


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| April 29, 2012, 9:46 am
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hey guys, i forgot to mention when i did display my ships at klodsfest 2012, i wher ein a pirate layout, and this is the guy that had the "main attraction" to our layout, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310806

the greatest kick i had that day was when a couple of kids came to me and said that, the pirate ships (my pirate ships) where much better and much more awesome, than the giant fort, i got so happy so deep inside, that i didnt even knew, i could be so happy in there, hehe, (but theese pictures are from LW 2012 in DK.
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| April 29, 2012, 2:41 pm
Quoting Morthen P
hey guys, i forgot to mention when i did display my ships at klodsfest 2012, i wher ein a pirate layout, and this is the guy that had the "main attraction" to our layout, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310806

the greatest kick i had that day was when a couple of kids came to me and said that, the pirate ships (my pirate ships) where much better and much more awesome, than the giant fort, i got so happy so deep inside, that i didnt even knew, i could be so happy in there, hehe, (but theese pictures are from LW 2012 in DK.

Thanks for sharing Morthen!
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| April 29, 2012, 2:45 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
hey guys, i forgot to mention when i did display my ships at klodsfest 2012, i wher ein a pirate layout, and this is the guy that had the "main attraction" to our layout, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/310806

the greatest kick i had that day was when a couple of kids came to me and said that, the pirate ships (my pirate ships) where much better and much more awesome, than the giant fort, i got so happy so deep inside, that i didnt even knew, i could be so happy in there, hehe, (but theese pictures are from LW 2012 in DK.


:P
I know that feeling, when a bunch of kids noticed my flying dutchman : "WOOOOOW"
And instantly they ignored all other ships at the lay-out :P

Btw, I see fences around that fort, at Brickmania there were no fences at all, visitors were able to 'hang' over the layouts and check out details more closely

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| April 29, 2012, 2:57 pm
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I'm a bit disappointed that I haven't gotten more constructive criticism on my BP WIP on EB, but oh well, there isn't really much to even comment about. Hopefully I can make those BL orders soon... Oh, and Sebeus, if I used black car roof hinges instead of the other one for the pearl, would they work fine? Because they are a lot cheaper than the other pieces.
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| April 30, 2012, 5:34 pm
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guys, check my little baby out http://www.byggepladen.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13050
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| April 30, 2012, 6:42 pm
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That is awesome! The auto cannons are great! It's to bad you see those gears, but its still great.
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| April 30, 2012, 7:21 pm
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Quoting Ben King
That is awesome! The auto cannons are great! It's to bad you see those gears, but its still great.

i know i hate it so much to, thats why im planning to make it invisuble, imagine, that sysetm, but at the inside of the ship, and then a string bound to the bar, and then the string go'es down to the hatch at the outside of the ship,
and when the bar rotates inside, it pulls the hatch open, (just like on a real ship)
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| May 1, 2012, 9:22 am
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Quoting Ben King
I'm a bit disappointed that I haven't gotten more constructive criticism on my BP WIP on EB, but oh well, there isn't really much to even comment about. Hopefully I can make those BL orders soon... Oh, and Sebeus, if I used black car roof hinges instead of the other one for the pearl, would they work fine? Because they are a lot cheaper than the other pieces.


well you see, there have been quite some black pearls at EB already, I'm confident that when you have a greater part of the hull people will realize that it's a potential epic ship ;)
I noticed that you added the pictures by "attachment" there's a much easier way that allows you to add a lot more pictures, I'll send you a message for that.
Now, about those car roof hinges,
they offer more stability because they can be attached to a greater surface but they also tend to get in the way when you want to make a nice clean interior.
You can use them in two different ways, the short side out (more agressive angle) or the long side out (less agressive angle). I suggest you try some (like making a cross section prototype to see if the shape is decent)

Quoting Morthen P
guys, check my little baby out http://www.byggepladen.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13050


Nice, but what are all those sounds I hear, they remind me of some train station :P
I can't remember my motor made such "beep" sound :P
(I'll comment later)
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| May 1, 2012, 11:28 am
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Quoting Sebeus I

well you see, there have been quite some black pearls at EB already, I'm confident that when you have a greater part of the hull people will realize that it's a potential epic ship ;)
I noticed that you added the pictures by "attachment" there's a much easier way that allows you to add a lot more pictures, I'll send you a message for that.
Now, about those car roof hinges,
they offer more stability because they can be attached to a greater surface but they also tend to get in the way when you want to make a nice clean interior.
You can use them in two different ways, the short side out (more agressive angle) or the long side out (less agressive angle). I suggest you try some (like making a cross section prototype to see if the shape is decent)

Quoting Morthen P
guys, check my little baby out http://www.byggepladen.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13050


Nice, but what are all those sounds I hear, they remind me of some train station :P
I can't remember my motor made such "beep" sound :P
(I'll comment later)

thoose biip sounds is because i got the remote control with speed limiter, (because it was going to fast in the start, but with the hatch system, it goes to slow) and that RM = remote controller, limits the engine's power at the start, and thats why it biiiiips, (and i need a bigger engine, becasue i got 2 M motors to run it, and it cant run both sides..... so i need an XL Motor,
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| May 1, 2012, 12:10 pm
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sebeus, how do you upload videos to mocpages?
because, ive been seeing alot of guides and so on, BUT, mocpages wont allow you to upload frames or iframes,
and because you've done it alot of times, how does it work ?
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| May 1, 2012, 12:11 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
sebeus, how do you upload videos to mocpages?
because, ive been seeing alot of guides and so on, BUT, mocpages wont allow you to upload frames or iframes,
and because you've done it alot of times, how does it work ?

when you click "share" on youtube you must select "old code" then the code changes and you can simply copy and paste
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| May 1, 2012, 12:17 pm
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i cant see chose old code anywhere
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| May 1, 2012, 12:22 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
i cant see chose old code anywhere


"share" - "embed" - "use old code" (or something similar, there are 4 things you can select, one of them is to use the old code)
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| May 1, 2012, 12:31 pm
Quoting Morthen P
guys, check my little baby out http://www.byggepladen.dk/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=13050

Nicely done:P
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| May 1, 2012, 12:37 pm
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i dont have that fourth choice, at my video, i have at everywhere else, but it could be becasue i did record it in full HD 1080P
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| May 1, 2012, 12:56 pm
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you're right, it isn't there, too bad, I don't know how to put it on a mocpage then. There might be another way ?
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| May 1, 2012, 1:07 pm
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Sebeus, you said that there have been some pretty good BP on EB, can you name a few of the best? I want to see if I can make mine better than them :P
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| May 1, 2012, 7:36 pm
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Well, there were a lot of black pearls but not all of them were "really" good.
This for example is a fantastic ship
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=64501&hl=black%20pearl&st=0
It is based entirely on the lego black pearl from the videogame and on that point it is undoubtedly a winner.
However when comparing to the actual movie ship it lacks accuracy in many points.

Besides this version:
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/306832
I have not seen any accurate black pearl's out there
(I must say Swash Buckler made a decent attempt as well)

Most black Pearl's you find at EB are built on prefab hulls, a lot of people combine two BP sets (there was even a 4 masted black pearl :P )

You can be pretty confident that you're building a unique replica,
I haven't seen any black pearls at EB that come close to what you envision ;)
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| May 2, 2012, 8:00 am
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if you want an accurate and good looking BP, then you need a prefab hull, yes the prefab hulls are way more cheap and way way way more easy to make, but it looks poor,
thats why i havent made a BP yet =)
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| May 2, 2012, 1:48 pm
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if you want an accurate and good looking BP, then you need a prefab hull, yes the prefab hulls are way more cheap and way way way more easy to make, but it looks poor,
thats why i havent made a BP yet =)
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| May 2, 2012, 1:49 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
if you want an accurate and good looking BP, then you need a prefab hull, yes the prefab hulls are way more cheap and way way way more easy to make, but it looks poor,
thats why i havent made a BP yet =)

That sounds like a contradiction, perhaps you mean't "don't need a prefab hull" ?
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| May 2, 2012, 2:36 pm
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I find it kind of ironic that me and the builder of the second pearl you showed me share the same initials. Also, he built the in my opinion the best BP yet, and I am hoping to build the best BP yet.
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| May 2, 2012, 3:18 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
That sounds like a contradiction, perhaps you mean't "don't need a prefab hull" ?

im glad you did notice what i ment =)
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| May 2, 2012, 3:53 pm
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B K 's Black pearl...
maybe there is some kind of order in the universe after all :P

something you should definitely pay attention to are the cabin windows, everyone except B.K. gets those wrong, in my own version I got the shape right but I never managed to put 'glass' in it, they remained frames (http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=270115&id=/user_images/12746/1305975122m).
Those windows are difficult to replicate in the brick but they are my favourite detail of the ship.
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| May 2, 2012, 4:07 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
B K 's Black pearl...
maybe there is some kind of order in the universe after all :P

something you should definitely pay attention to are the cabin windows, everyone except B.K. gets those wrong, in my own version I got the shape right but I never managed to put 'glass' in it, they remained frames (http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=270115&id=/user_images/12746/1305975122m).
Those windows are difficult to replicate in the brick but they are my favourite detail of the ship.

then you just do as B.K and put alot of transparent clear bricks at the inside of the windows
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| May 2, 2012, 5:14 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
B K 's Black pearl...
maybe there is some kind of order in the universe after all :P

something you should definitely pay attention to are the cabin windows, everyone except B.K. gets those wrong, in my own version I got the shape right but I never managed to put 'glass' in it, they remained frames (http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=270115&id=/user_images/12746/1305975122m).
Those windows are difficult to replicate in the brick but they are my favourite detail of the ship.

I have been thinking of ways to do that and I might have a technique or two that will work.
Your custom hull imperial ship on brickshelf is looking good. It makes me realize that the pearl won't end up being quite as big as I thought it would be, which means I'll need less pieces from BL :)
Also, I found a few BL with the pieces I need, so I just need to place the orders, and voila! The custom hull will be finished in no time :D
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| May 3, 2012, 6:39 am
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Quoting Morthen P
then you just do as B.K and put alot of transparent clear bricks at the inside of the windows

Inside the frames was not possible due the angle but I could have put them behind the frame, I'm still sad I never did that, now it's too late, already demolished :'(

Quoting Ben King
I have been thinking of ways to do that and I might have a technique or two that will work.
Your custom hull imperial ship on brickshelf is looking good. It makes me realize that the pearl won't end up being quite as big as I thought it would be, which means I'll need less pieces from BL :)
Also, I found a few BL with the pieces I need, so I just need to place the orders, and voila! The custom hull will be finished in no time :D

Great, I'm looking forward to see it, I decided to drift off a little bit so I can use my ship in the JRC after all, I'm only entering for the prize, (in the meantime I finally got my prize from the previous contest, it cost me 20 euro's though, "formalities" :( )
I probably won't win but I can try anyway.

So Morthen, weren't you planning to enter the contest as well ?
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| May 3, 2012, 11:25 am
Quoting Sebeus I
Inside the frames was not possible due the angle but I could have put them behind the frame, I'm still sad I never did that, now it's too late, already demolished :'(

Quoting Ben King
I have been thinking of ways to do that and I might have a technique or two that will work.
Your custom hull imperial ship on brickshelf is looking good. It makes me realize that the pearl won't end up being quite as big as I thought it would be, which means I'll need less pieces from BL :)
Also, I found a few BL with the pieces I need, so I just need to place the orders, and voila! The custom hull will be finished in no time :D

Great, I'm looking forward to see it, I decided to drift off a little bit so I can use my ship in the JRC after all, I'm only entering for the prize, (in the meantime I finally got my prize from the previous contest, it cost me 20 euro's though, "formalities" :( )
I probably won't win but I can try anyway.

So Morthen, weren't you planning to enter the contest as well ?

Good luck with winning:D
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| May 3, 2012, 11:47 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Inside the frames was not possible due the angle but I could have put them behind the frame, I'm still sad I never did that, now it's too late, already demolished :'(

Quoting Ben King
I have been thinking of ways to do that and I might have a technique or two that will work.
Your custom hull imperial ship on brickshelf is looking good. It makes me realize that the pearl won't end up being quite as big as I thought it would be, which means I'll need less pieces from BL :)
Also, I found a few BL with the pieces I need, so I just need to place the orders, and voila! The custom hull will be finished in no time :D

Great, I'm looking forward to see it, I decided to drift off a little bit so I can use my ship in the JRC after all, I'm only entering for the prize, (in the meantime I finally got my prize from the previous contest, it cost me 20 euro's though, "formalities" :( )
I probably won't win but I can try anyway.

So Morthen, weren't you planning to enter the contest as well ?

20 euro ? that sucks,
did you have to pay that to get your pakage ?
becasue of vat and tax and such,
you have a 25% to pay such fees,
but YES im planning to do it, but i just demolished half of my MT III to make a better cabin becasue the previously did suck, and then i will enter the contest along with the grim reaper, (but the MT needs some modification so that it fits as a cargo ship , i will remove the bow cannons, perhaps make the bow more realistic, and raise it alittle bit, and remove the gears,
This is what ive been manageing to do so far http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/sets/72157629964761201/
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| May 4, 2012, 1:07 pm
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hey guys, this is a danish newspaper,
that have a report about the LEGO display i where participateing in, i know it isnt much,
but look at that picture and tell what you see,
hehe, (i was gonna link you the whole newspaper page, but you couldnt see it becasue you isnt a member of that community, so this is the next best thing)

http://www.sn.dk/Nyt-haar-til-festivalpublikum/Roskilde/artikel/190355?image=2

and if you wants to see the other pics the newspaper took , then in the bottom of the picture is the word : Næste, and that means next,
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| May 4, 2012, 1:08 pm
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hmmm, it sais:
"Fejl"
"Du har ikke adgang til denne del af forummet"

does that mean something like "error, you are not permitted into the forum" ?


Anyway, that 20 euro, no matter why, I think it's a pretty expensive prize, If I'd known that I might have just made them send it to an american friend
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| May 4, 2012, 5:02 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
hmmm, it sais:
"Fejl"
"Du har ikke adgang til denne del af forummet"

does that mean something like "error, you are not permitted into the forum" ?


Anyway, that 20 euro, no matter why, I think it's a pretty expensive prize, If I'd known that I might have just made them send it to an american friend

lol sorry, i thought i did correct it 1 sec

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| May 4, 2012, 5:11 pm
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now its fixed

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| May 4, 2012, 5:21 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
hmmm, it sais:
"Fejl"
"Du har ikke adgang til denne del af forummet"

does that mean something like "error, you are not permitted into the forum" ?


Anyway, that 20 euro, no matter why, I think it's a pretty expensive prize, If I'd known that I might have just made them send it to an american friend

what prize was it?
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| May 4, 2012, 5:24 pm
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Yep, that's the grim reaper being admired :P
btw, the ship in the 8th picture looks pretty cool too, with that pelican bow, must try that on a pirateship sometime :P

Anyway, my prize consisted out of three sets http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6622820147_1212d6f5c6_m.jpg
those are some nice sets, thing is, I wouldn't buy them on my own so I didn't like paying for them
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| May 4, 2012, 6:23 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Yep, that's the grim reaper being admired :P
btw, the ship in the 8th picture looks pretty cool too, with that pelican bow, must try that on a pirateship sometime :P

Anyway, my prize consisted out of three sets http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6622820147_1212d6f5c6_m.jpg
those are some nice sets, thing is, I wouldn't buy them on my own so I didn't like paying for them

yea it IS XD i where so proud when i found out hehe, and in a newspaper, thats big, and i knewt you would like that ship, its called danebro, its the ship the royals are useing, its a really nice one, and true replica, thats for sure, he was at lego world to with it,
and isnt thoose sets wirth 20 euro ? hehe, but if i win the pearl, then its a small prize to pay hehe
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| May 4, 2012, 6:35 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
hmmm, it sais:
"Fejl"
"Du har ikke adgang til denne del af forummet"

does that mean something like "error, you are not permitted into the forum" ?


It means: "fail" "you have not acces to this part of the forum"
and thats becasue you isnt a member,
hehe, my mistake, i thought i did edit it to a link that you could see hehe, but im still very very proud of it
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| May 4, 2012, 6:38 pm
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Yeah, I really could use the black pearl, mainly for the minifigures but I think I can use that black hull to make a ship similar to my spanish sloop-of-war (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/287043)

btw, I have a ship I could name "gunner runner", the pirate cutter in this picture:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebeus/7145319111/

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| May 6, 2012, 5:36 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Yeah, I really could use the black pearl, mainly for the minifigures but I think I can use that black hull to make a ship similar to my spanish sloop-of-war (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/287043)

btw, I have a ship I could name "gunner runner", the pirate cutter in this picture:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebeus/7145319111/

Wow! You sure finished that imperial ship fast! I can see influences from the pearl in its design. Didn't you build this one with the blueprint of the BP? Like always, this makes me realize how small the pearl is actually :P
I have a question, is the brig on the pearl in below the gun deck? Because I was watching POTC last night and in one scene jack is in the brig and he is looking out a hole in the ship and it is a few feet above the water, so I just wanted to make sure.
Also, I found a store with all the pieces I need for my BL order, so I just have to wait until my dad puts some money into his paypal account, and the I can order it. The best part is it isn't that expensive :D Though I have a feeling I'll need another order later in the project :(

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| May 6, 2012, 7:57 am
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Yes, the ship was based of the black pearl, I'm not really satisfied with it though, the bow needs still much work (there's a cannon port missing btw), the forcastle is completely wrong at the moment (should be longer and getting thinner near the bow).

I drew an interior plan of the Black Pearl a while ago (just like I did for the Flying Dutchman) but I can't find it anymore :(
Anyway, the brig is located in the hold and the hold is not completely under water as you saw in the movie but it is the hold indeed.
there are two brigs btw, one on each side.
And you'll probably want to know this as well, jack's rum storage is in the hold near the stern (that's not easy to see in the movies).

I suspect the galley (kitchen on a ship) is located on the gundeck at the forecastle. I don't have any evidence for that but it makes sense because there are grates on the forecastle (for the smoke).

If I don't find my interior plan I'm gonna draw a new one. My imperial ship will have the same structural interior anyway. For now only the hold has interior because I wanted to finish this ship in time to enter it in the contest. But now that I've taken pictures I'm demolishing everything above the hold again so I can take my time for a more thought-over design.

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| May 6, 2012, 9:58 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Yeah, I really could use the black pearl, mainly for the minifigures but I think I can use that black hull to make a ship similar to my spanish sloop-of-war (http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/287043)

btw, I have a ship I could name "gunner runner", the pirate cutter in this picture:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebeus/7145319111/

how, thats a really nice costum hull, you, me and the guy with 2 beautiful ships, are in the final 3 thats for sure, (but just wait to see what i come up with) im alittle stressed ATM, becasue, i need to make a design plan for my LW 2013 project, so that i can get support from LEGO,
(its so nice) and then i have to finish my MT IV, and make it beautiful to, and i noticed you did use that bathtop technic thing, where oyu make a frame and then just put alot of blue bricks in it, it looks great, unfortunately, i dont have that many blue brick so that i can do that, but i have something else in mind,
i dont know how it will turn out, but it sure is interesting
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| May 6, 2012, 2:30 pm
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That is, if you post your entry in time :P
So far I think SlyOwl has the best entry so I don't expect to win :I
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| May 6, 2012, 3:58 pm
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Quoting Ben King


I found my interior sketch:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5462618
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| May 8, 2012, 12:42 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
I found my interior sketch:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5462618

Thanks! That is very helpful.
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| May 8, 2012, 3:13 pm
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Well, I made my BL order :) So I can finally start the rest of the hull once it arrives :D Unfortunately it cost $39.84, and 16 of it is shipping! But I guess that makes sense because it is from Belgium.
Also I realized that the walls of the hold/brig level will be kind of ugly near the floor because of the SNOT hull, but I guess a accurate hull has to come with some sort of price...
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| May 9, 2012, 6:37 am
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Quoting Ben King
...
Also I realized that the walls of the hold/brig level will be kind of ugly near the floor because of the SNOT hull, but I guess a accurate hull has to come with some sort of price...

It worked out in my hull:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5464771
there are some gaps in the brig but no one escapes from it :P
to reinforce the hull I added some supports (the brown poles):
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5464928
I don't know the correct term in english but the white wall with door in the hold also holds the hull together:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=5464932
I used 1x1 bricks with stud on side here.

I hope this helps you, I'm close to completing the lower hull, the bow is still a tricky part :P
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| May 9, 2012, 5:03 pm
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I've been thinking about the name of this group,
Kings of the Sea...
Considering this is a group about ships, a ship is usually referred to as a "she" but naming the group "Queens of the Sea" might not be a great sollution after all, considering the builders of these ships are all man
(there is a female presence in this group though but she hasn't built any ships yet).
I'll probably better leave it as it is :P
I've also been thinking about a new main picture, the current one is kind of out-dated.
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| May 11, 2012, 12:59 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
I've been thinking about the name of this group,
Kings of the Sea...
Considering this is a group about ships, a ship is usually referred to as a "she" but naming the group "Queens of the Sea" might not be a great sollution after all, considering the builders of these ships are all man
(there is a female presence in this group though but she hasn't built any ships yet).
I'll probably better leave it as it is :P
I've also been thinking about a new main picture, the current one is kind of out-dated.


Probably...
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| May 11, 2012, 2:41 pm
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I'd keep it as kings, because we are the kings of the sea. If it was referring more to the ships, it would make sense, but I thin most people will misinterpret it. As for a picture... Maybe a picture of the dutchman? Or some sort of logo thing? I'll see what I can think of.
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| May 11, 2012, 3:25 pm
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Sebeus, Thanks so much for the interior pics, they are very helpful!
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| May 11, 2012, 3:32 pm
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i have another idea to the picture problem,
once a month you take the best ship (that hasnt been the main picture yet)(and perhaps if it has been posted that the past month) and put it as the main picture, or just take some random pictures from the ships around here, it dosent even has to be the main picture of the ship, but just a picture of a ship, forexample, you FD stern, or my GR stern, or a broad side, or just something cool you change every once in a while, does that make sense?
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| May 11, 2012, 3:50 pm
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out of topic, the past days ive been playing a game at the internet, http://eu1.piratestorm.bigpoint.com/index.php?locale=en_GB

its a pirate-ship game, ive atleast recived alot of inspiration, you start with a slup, (which is a ship with only one sail) but when you increase in lvl and such, you get more money, and can therefor affort bigger and bigger and even bigger ships, its a really nice game, even so its only for the inspiration, and above all, its FREE
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| May 11, 2012, 3:53 pm
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As for the main picture, I like the concept of multiple different ships presented like that, just one ship would not be a proper description of the group. It's mainly a technical issue really, the current picture is a bit dark, it doesn't have a clear background etc.
I'd like to make a new picture but in the meantime my ships are a lot bigger, it won't be easy to gather them all into a single picture :P
I also thought about photoshopping ships from different builders into a single picture but that not an easy task either :S

I played piratestorm a while ago, you will realize that at a certain point you cannot advance much more in the game without paying, that's when I quit :P
It's only logical though, it is a cool game, I'm just not really into games you have to pay for :p
Same goes for Seafight, it's a very similar game, I think it's even better (though maybe piratestorm improved in the meantime).


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| May 12, 2012, 4:54 am
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Quoting Morthen P

Gongratulations, you got blogged at Classic-Pirates
http://www.classic-pirates.com/

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| May 12, 2012, 5:37 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Gongratulations, you got blogged at Classic-Pirates
http://www.classic-pirates.com/

thanks its totaly awesome, thanks for informing me
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| May 12, 2012, 6:24 am
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Quoting Morthen P

Your Grimm reaper will be blogged as well, as a new scout I suggested it at classic-pirates but that was before you were a member there, I forgot to edit my post and now I see a blogger made a tread himself:
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69788
I hope you don't mind, ofcourse they link to your mocpage, crediting original builders is top-priority.
Anyway, expect your Grimm Reaper at the frontpage soon ;)
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| May 17, 2012, 12:07 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Your Grimm reaper will be blogged as well, as a new scout I suggested it at classic-pirates but that was before you were a member there, I forgot to edit my post and now I see a blogger made a tread himself:
http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69788
I hope you don't mind, ofcourse they link to your mocpage, crediting original builders is top-priority.
Anyway, expect your Grimm Reaper at the frontpage soon ;)

that was unexpected.....hahaha but its extremely awesome aswell, hehe, maybe i should port it myself, for the scout (which i think is you) who blogged swashbucklers london escape, havent gotten any comments what so ever, and then i could get some feedback from the guys who havent a Mocpages account, and by the way, my MT IV is gonna be awesome, i will have it done tonight, (i hope i get my new engine tomorrow, so that it can be build in =),

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| May 17, 2012, 12:13 pm
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No worries :P Whenever there's a "find" in the forum many people check it out.
As a new scout I look for interesting/nice/innovating lego pirate creations and suggest them as potential blog-worthy creations.
Your Grimm Reaper, not just a nice ship but quite unique as well, didn't slip from my attention ;)
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| May 17, 2012, 12:25 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
No worries :P Whenever there's a "find" in the forum many people check it out.
As a new scout I look for interesting/nice/innovating lego pirate creations and suggest them as potential blog-worthy creations.
Your Grimm Reaper, not just a nice ship but quite unique as well, didn't slip from my attention ;)


hehe thanks, well it looks alittle like the old one, but its still (after my own openion) the best thing ive ever made, and its gonna be great to have it in a battle scene, with the MT IV

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| May 17, 2012, 12:38 pm
Quoting Morthen P
thanks its totaly awesome, thanks for informing me

Congrats!
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| May 17, 2012, 1:40 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
As for the main picture, I like the concept of multiple different ships presented like that, just one ship would not be a proper description of the group. It's mainly a technical issue really, the current picture is a bit dark, it doesn't have a clear background etc.
I'd like to make a new picture but in the meantime my ships are a lot bigger, it won't be easy to gather them all into a single picture :P
I also thought about photoshopping ships from different builders into a single picture but that not an easy task either :S

I played piratestorm a while ago, you will realize that at a certain point you cannot advance much more in the game without paying, that's when I quit :P
It's only logical though, it is a cool game, I'm just not really into games you have to pay for :p
Same goes for Seafight, it's a very similar game, I think it's even better (though maybe piratestorm improved in the meantime).



I agree.
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| May 17, 2012, 1:41 pm
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i think we will need a new captains conversation soon, becasue this is almost just as long as the old one hehe, and BTW i think we should make a topic for ship names, then you can say hey guys i got this ship (and then some images) and then we can help eachother find a name to our ships, its always something i have alot of trouble with, thats partly why i only have 2 ship series, hehe
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| May 17, 2012, 6:47 pm
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I like the idea Morthen. I don't think we need a new conversation thread however. What we could do is make an index sort of like on EB, with links to the page of the ship.
By the way, I just got my BL order! YES! Now I can finish my hull :) It may be a bit though, because I have to experiment with some stuff before making a final design.
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| May 17, 2012, 8:21 pm
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insted of calling my new ship Mermaids Trident IV then im gonna rename it, Golden Whale,
then you can start imagine why im calling it that, hehe, its a huge monster i tell you,
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| May 18, 2012, 11:21 am
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Quoting Morthen P
...i think we should make a topic for ship names, then you can say hey guys i got this ship (and then some images) and then we can help eachother find a name to our ships, its always something i have alot of trouble with, thats partly why i only have 2 ship series, hehe

That is a good Idea, feel free to start that topic ;)
as for the "captain conversation", it amazed me how quick it has grown, I think a new tread would be just as long in no time, eventually I'll have to start a new one I guess, not now but later (commodore conversation ;) )
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| May 18, 2012, 1:18 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
That is a good Idea, feel free to start that topic ;)
as for the "captain conversation", it amazed me how quick it has grown, I think a new tread would be just as long in no time, eventually I'll have to start a new one I guess, not now but later (commodore conversation ;) )

what about :Admirals conversation:
that sounds good aswell
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| May 18, 2012, 1:37 pm
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"Admiral conversation" is nice too, I suppose there will have to be made more than one tread anyway.

It took me a while before I finalized my hull, particulary because I had to replace all non-black parts (I waited with that because I didn't want to demolish my Technic pirateship). I also had to redo many parts to safeguard stability, by quickly finish the ship earlier to enter in a contest some complications revealed themselves, so the prototype was usefull.
In the end it was all worth the effort, it's my best costum hull so far, it is now strong enough to keep together a complete ship, the main issue now is to find a good way to fix the masts (which often break now).

As for ship names, same story here :P
Not even all of my ships have a name, like my Saphran Dragon fleet, in which each ship is named after its sail plan

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| May 19, 2012, 3:15 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
"Admiral conversation" is nice too, I suppose there will have to be made more than one tread anyway.

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it's now strong enough to keep together a complete ship, the main issue now is to find a good way to fix the masts (which often break now).

As for ship names, same story here :P
Not even all of my ships have a name, like my Saphran Dragon fleet, in which each ship is named after its sail plan

well then you will have to build the mast like they did in the real world, (or almost) you will simply have to merge it to the bottom keel, and take thoose technic axels, and put through a http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4032b whitch is mounted on a http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6168c01 , then it wont break, i can guarantee that, and as for the names, i usualy name my ships after my idols,
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| May 19, 2012, 3:22 pm
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Ah but there lies the problem, I can't fix my mast to the keel because the decks need to come of to reveal the interior.
The masts can only be attached to the top decks.
The rigging will also be a problem because they connect masts and hull and the masts are fixed on the deck which has to be removable.
The lower hull maybe ready but the upperpart still offers quite the complex problems :P
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| May 19, 2012, 7:24 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Ah but there lies the problem, I can't fix my mast to the keel because the decks need to come of to reveal the interior.
The masts can only be attached to the top decks.
The rigging will also be a problem because they connect masts and hull and the masts are fixed on the deck which has to be removable.
The lower hull maybe ready but the upperpart still offers quite the complex problems :P

I have experienced those same problems. As for the whole deck accessibility I am experimenting right now with a hull that splits in to about 3 or 4 parts. The decks would all be attached to one another, but the lowest wouldn't be attached to the hull, that way it splits into the cross sections, then all the decks slide out as one for even accessibility or playability. It may be way to unstable to work, but if it works it will be cool! I'll probably post another WIP on EB in the next week, the bow is sort of done.
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| May 19, 2012, 9:51 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I

The rigging will also be a problem because they connect masts and hull and the masts are fixed on the deck which has to be removable.
The lower hull maybe ready but the upperpart still offers quite the complex problems :P

i will shortly post some pictures of what i did, to solve that problem,

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| May 20, 2012, 2:13 pm
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Quoting Ben King
...that way it splits into the cross sections, then all the decks slide out as one for even accessibility or playability. It may be way to unstable to work, but if it works it will be cool! I'll probably post another WIP on EB in the next week, the bow is sort of done.

That sounds very interesting, I'm looking forward to WIP pics

Quoting Morthen P

http://www.classic-pirates.com/ :O
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| May 20, 2012, 5:41 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
That sounds very interesting, I'm looking forward to WIP pics

Quoting Morthen P

http://www.classic-pirates.com/ :O

i know hehe, but thanks for notifying me, and thoose pictures gonna have to wait tomorrow, and i will post my entry for the JRC III tomorrow to, its gonna be,

Golden Whale
VS
Grim Reaper
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| May 20, 2012, 5:45 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
oh and Sebeus, when i post my golden whale, (with the cannon system fully operationell)
will you then blog it at classic pirates ?
because it will be so worth it =)
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| May 20, 2012, 5:49 pm
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Well, I don't blog anything actually, I only make suggestions :p
But if you post it in the forum there's a big chance it gets blogged, just make sure you present it well.
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| May 20, 2012, 6:05 pm
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noe ive posted my entry for the JRC III
but i was very very very tired when i chose pictures, and now when i look at my chosen pictures, then i really dont get what i was thinking of =)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/sets/72157629838338946/with/7245164358/
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| May 22, 2012, 9:18 am
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Quoting Morthen P
noe ive posted my entry for the JRC III
but i was very very very tired when i chose pictures, and now when i look at my chosen pictures, then i really dont get what i was thinking of =)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/sets/72157629838338946/with/7245164358/

Hmmm, yes, not the best camera angles :S
But nice ships, I like the improved bow of the british ship, nice on-deck scene as well.

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| May 22, 2012, 5:49 pm
Quoting Ben King
I like the idea Morthen. I don't think we need a new conversation thread however. What we could do is make an index sort of like on EB, with links to the page of the ship.
By the way, I just got my BL order! YES! Now I can finish my hull :) It may be a bit though, because I have to experiment with some stuff before making a final design.


Glad you finally got your BL order;)
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| May 24, 2012, 12:43 pm
Quoting Sebeus I
Ah but there lies the problem, I can't fix my mast to the keel because the decks need to come of to reveal the interior.
The masts can only be attached to the top decks.
The rigging will also be a problem because they connect masts and hull and the masts are fixed on the deck which has to be removable.
The lower hull maybe ready but the upperpart still offers quite the complex problems :P


Good luck!
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| May 24, 2012, 12:45 pm
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good news everyone, the Golden Whale will be posted tomorrow, but i do have to admit, i havent tried the new XL engine while the gunport system was operationell, (i will make it operationell tomorrow ) or atleast try to hahahaha, and then i can show you sebeus, how i solved the problem with the mast and rigging,
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| May 24, 2012, 4:49 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I

this is how i solved the problem http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/7249003078/in/set-72157629838338946 look at the rigging, its attachted outside the ship, at the removeable deck, then when you remove the deck, the mast is stabile,


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| May 24, 2012, 4:55 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
this is how i solved the problem http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/7249003078/in/set-72157629838338946 look at the rigging, its attachted outside the ship, at the removeable deck, then when you remove the deck, the mast is stabile,

Ok, practically that works indeed.
However, it's not historically accurate at all, the rigging is usually attached much lower than the upper deck and certainly not on the ship walls themselves (like yours) but on these kind of things http://www.ifimages.com/public/image/1729122/view.html (I don't know what they are called).
As I'm trying to build a pretty historical correct ship I cannot ignore this issue.
I think I have a sollution though, I could try to make the "rigging holders" (or whetever they are called) detach from the ship so when I take off the upper deck (with mast and all) they will be hanging from the mast via the rigging. That way the masts will be steady when they are on the ship (only when on the ship though :S)

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| May 25, 2012, 7:26 am
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it was this picture, i should had linked earlier,

http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/7249004394/in/set-72157629838338946/

I have no clue why it did show the other one. anyways, i think my system looks very much the same, compared to your picture, ive always had that idea in mind, but i did first truely realize it when i saw this picture

http://eu1.piratestorm.bigpoint.com/images/global/wallpapers/avatar8_1920x1080.jpg

normaly i did just attach the rigging to the railing, thats why it always is flat, but i had to make it in levels, this time, to make it more realistic, and this is the most realistic im gonna get for now hehe,
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| May 25, 2012, 8:45 am
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Ah, that looks better, rigging is very well attached on the Golden Whale,
This could be a good sollution but it will not be easy to make the removable deck blend well with the angled ship walls, especially with the curve in it.

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| May 25, 2012, 2:08 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Ah, that looks better, rigging is very well attached on the Golden Whale,
This could be a good sollution but it will not be easy to make the removable deck blend well with the angled ship walls, especially with the curve in it.

see thats a completely diffrent story hehe, but i got a solution for it, its a tricky one, but i think it could work, you make the angled walls, when you reach the point where the removeable deck has to be you stop, then you make your deck, with the sloped railings, with perhaps something like this http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3937c01 , or something more invisible, you could always try it out, our you could also just make the walls slope, and then just a straight railing, i think the last suggestion would look the best,
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| May 25, 2012, 5:35 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I

hey sebeus, can you make me moderator again? i did by accident click at the normal member button, (or i was just to curious what it ment) hehe. uuuhhhhh, what does this button dooooo?
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| May 28, 2012, 1:33 pm
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Lol XD I fixed it, now don't click it again :P
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| May 28, 2012, 2:09 pm
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i wont hehe

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| May 28, 2012, 3:08 pm
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i wont hehe

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| May 28, 2012, 3:08 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
hey sebeus, can you make me moderator again? i did by accident click at the normal member button, (or i was just to curious what it ment) hehe. uuuhhhhh, what does this button dooooo?

Nice :P Just don't do that if you are the only admin of a group, that would stink...
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| May 28, 2012, 7:26 pm
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Hey people, the Mocie Awards are coming!
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/20804

For the moment the categories must still be decided, I want a Pirate (ship) category this time, the previous years pirate related creations were nominated for the "Miscellaneous" or "Castle" category, that's not good enough! (slashing an ax in a map on a table).

We need to secure a representative category for our most precious building theme, there's a tread in the MA group for nominating categories, you can only suggest three, I already added mine, one of them being "nautical" (that's pretty general but I think because of that more people will agre with that one) but adding plain "pirate" would probably be better.

I'm counting on you guys ;)
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| May 29, 2012, 10:21 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
I'm counting on you guys ;)

Don't worry, I just nominated a pirate theme. By the way, nice PotC reference :)
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| May 30, 2012, 6:40 am
Quoting Morthen P
hey sebeus, can you make me moderator again? i did by accident click at the normal member button, (or i was just to curious what it ment) hehe. uuuhhhhh, what does this button dooooo?


Whoops:P
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| May 30, 2012, 11:59 am
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Quoting Justin M

Whoops:P

big whoops, hehe,
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| May 30, 2012, 12:11 pm
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i will add the golden whale to the pages in this week, (when there comes some sunlight to DK, so that i can take an awesome shot of the ship, when its glowing in the sunshine, trust me, its worth to wait upon, hehe
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| May 30, 2012, 12:12 pm
Quoting Morthen P
i will add the golden whale to the pages in this week, (when there comes some sunlight to DK, so that i can take an awesome shot of the ship, when its glowing in the sunshine, trust me, its worth to wait upon, hehe


I can't wait!
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| May 30, 2012, 12:16 pm
I just added a little pirate creation, but it's not a ship:P http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/325966
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| May 30, 2012, 3:14 pm
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Now what we all has been waiting on, The Winners of JRC III http://www.forbiddencove.com/events/contests/jrc3/winners.html

i didnt won anything, but i got a very nice honorble mention, and that counts as a 2 or 3 place, so im pretty satified about that, PS,
my name there is Mr.falk
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| June 10, 2012, 10:09 am
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Gongrats Morthen, SlyOwl's entry was just unbeatable, being second is nice.
I have the impression that I'm not very welcome at FC anymore so I'm just going to stay away there from now on.
That means... that you won't have any competition from me from now on :P
(although since you already were second after SlyOwl my competition isn't worth so much anyway :P )
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| June 11, 2012, 7:04 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Gongrats Morthen, SlyOwl's entry was just unbeatable, being second is nice.
I have the impression that I'm not very welcome at FC anymore so I'm just going to stay away there from now on.
That means... that you won't have any competition from me from now on :P
(although since you already were second after SlyOwl my competition isn't worth so much anyway :P )

ive noticed that you aint very welcome at FC but why???
and i thoguht you would be number 2 hehe, but i think its because i made an attack scene with two large battleships, if i had made some water, and better pictures , i would have a chance to be 1, but yes slyowls entry was way to perfect for my league, hehe
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| June 11, 2012, 11:40 am
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I asked too many questions, difficult questions I guess.
Generally I simply think the administration is too strict, especially considering that there's an other pirate forum in which I feel very welcome (Classic Pirates).

Anyway, I think this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/7245164358/in/set-72157629838338946/
helped you to the second place, the trading ships front section attracts the attention.
Consider it a deserved 2nd place ;)
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| June 11, 2012, 11:53 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
I asked too many questions, difficult questions I guess.
Generally I simply think the administration is too strict, especially considering that there's an other pirate forum in which I feel very welcome (Classic Pirates).

Anyway, I think this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/morthen/7245164358/in/set-72157629838338946/
helped you to the second place, the trading ships front section attracts the attention.
Consider it a deserved 2nd place ;)

well personly i think i deserve a first place, but compared to slyowls entry, i deserve a second place, hehe, well, the golden whale is my best creation yet, and yes im working on takeing pictures, actualy its all sunny and all today, but, i did discover my battery pack, is almost out of juice, so i have to chance them, and i have to fill cannons on the opposite side aswell, i know it sounds like im really lazy, and thats because i am, haha, and perhaps the admins at FC is just to dum to understand your questions, i only use the site, when theres a competition, else not, and BTW sebeus, have you recived your price from FC yet?
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| June 11, 2012, 12:12 pm
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Yes but it's not really what I would call a prize, considering that I had to pay €20 to receive it (the prize itself is barely worth more than 20)
It's kind of a poisened prize :/
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| June 11, 2012, 1:19 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Yes but it's not really what I would call a prize, considering that I had to pay €20 to receive it (the prize itself is barely worth more than 20)
It's kind of a poisened prize :/

i see your point, its to bad, but now you know that, trust me, it will grant you something in the end, then that experience will save you for something like that, and thats the way people learns stuff the best way, hehe,
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| June 11, 2012, 1:51 pm
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Well, I guess you're right.
When they hit me in the wallet... :P

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| June 11, 2012, 5:18 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Well, I guess you're right.
When they hit me in the wallet... :P

exactly
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| June 12, 2012, 10:17 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Well, I guess you're right.
When they hit me in the wallet... :P

exactly
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| June 12, 2012, 10:17 am
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Quoting Sebeus I

Sebeus, something ive been wondering, for along looong time, how many people calls you their favorite builder, here at the pages???
i would put my money at about.....273

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| June 12, 2012, 1:06 pm
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personly, i have 15 people who calls me a favortie, and to the rest of you, tell how many people who calls you a favorite (if you want ofcourse)
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| June 12, 2012, 1:08 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
Sebeus, something ive been wondering, for along looong time, how many people calls you their favorite builder, here at the pages???
i would put my money at about.....273

I don't want to brag...anyway,
at a certain moment I designed a complicated mathematical problem which I wrote down on my hopepage, but eventually I lost track of it, I had lost the discipline of editing the math. problem every time someone new added me.
The last time I calculated there where 602 people who call me their favorite builder.
add or take 5 (considering the possibility of people who might have de-favorized me or people I overlooked)

Gee, I really am a geek :P
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| June 12, 2012, 1:46 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
I don't want to brag...anyway,
at a certain moment I designed a complicated mathematical problem which I wrote down on my hopepage, but eventually I lost track of it, I had lost the discipline of editing the math. problem every time someone new added me.
The last time I calculated there where 602 people who call me their favorite builder.
add or take 5 (considering the possibility of people who might have de-favorized me or people I overlooked)

Gee, I really am a geek :P

i knew it was something inzane, jus tlike that, 602 people, thats alot, im pretty proud of the 15 who likes me, hehe, but you got 40 times that.....anywhays you've also made 40 times as much mocs as me, and 95% are better than anything i ever made, even so, nice job at getting that many hehe,
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| June 12, 2012, 3:28 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
personly, i have 15 people who calls me a favortie, and to the rest of you, tell how many people who calls you a favorite (if you want ofcourse)

I'm one of only 15 ?
If the "most underrated builder" category would have passed in the Mocies I'd nominate you ;)

Either way, It's funny how some people add me, I remember the times a famous builder like Mark Kelso and Chris Phipson added me, instantly a lot of other builders added me as well :P

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| June 13, 2012, 1:12 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
I'm one of only 15 ?
If the "most underrated builder" category would have passed in the Mocies I'd nominate you ;)

Either way, It's funny how some people add me, I remember the times a famous builder like Mark Kelso and Chris Phipson added me, instantly a lot of other builders added me as well :P

thanks, hehe, thats gonna be next year, hehe =) and yes you are one of 15, i know its not alot, and i ahvent so many mocs either, and the reason for that is, my whole collection is in large boxes, so every single part has to be located in a 30 liter box (if not more) thats why my building process is slow,
and now to your second question,
I have 2 theories, why people did add you after phip and mark did, first theory: people did notice in the "action/activity menu" that is at their page, about who has been active where, and when people see some good builders, add another guy, as their favorite, then they think, wow if a telented builder, make another builder hi's favorite, then he has to be really good, and then they check you out, second theory: people did just add you because, their favorite builder did, and no other reason but that, (personly, i think its my first theory that sticks to the reality the most)
i hope it makes sense, hehe
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| June 13, 2012, 9:49 am
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Probably a bit of both :P
I'd give some to you if I could, this one for example, http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/46536
:P
He's pretty sceptical when reviewing MOCs, often dissapointed when my latest moc is of "lower quality" than usual. I don't mind some criticism on my creations, I just don't like to be reviewed in function of my earlier works.
Anyway, to get a bit more on the topic of the group,
At the end of next week I'll post my brig, finally (the ship I made you walk the plank from).

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| June 13, 2012, 11:32 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
Probably a bit of both :P
I'd give some to you if I could, this one for example, http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/46536
:P
He's pretty sceptical when reviewing MOCs, often dissapointed when my latest moc is of "lower quality" than usual. I don't mind some criticism on my creations, I just don't like to be reviewed in function of my earlier works.
Anyway, to get a bit more on the topic of the group,
At the end of next week I'll post my brig, finally (the ship I made you walk the plank from).

finely, and another big news, the pictures is takeing the videos is shot, now i just need to sort em out and post em, latest friday, and i know that guy hehe,
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| June 13, 2012, 1:51 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqrAhNQAFyo&feature=plcp

This is the ship, with an awesome effect given by nature, hehe,
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| June 13, 2012, 2:47 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqrAhNQAFyo&feature=plcp

This is the ship, with an awesome effect given by nature, hehe,

That was a short video :P
But long enough for me to see that the last sail ("brig" sail) looks odd, I suggest you put it the other way around, (with the widest part pointed to the stern, like my spanish sloop-of-war http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=287043&id=/user_images/12746/1315771455m)

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| June 13, 2012, 5:25 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
That was a short video :P
But long enough for me to see that the last sail ("brig" sail) looks odd, I suggest you put it the other way around, (with the widest part pointed to the stern, like my spanish sloop-of-war http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=287043&id=/user_images/12746/1315771455m)

well the point in that video is only to show the wind effect a full video is comming up, i just need to figure how to convert it into a movie-file, insted of a project file, and trust me i tried it out, (with the sail thing) and that looks even more wierd,
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| June 14, 2012, 9:44 am
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It doesn't ?
http://www.heritage.nf.ca/society/brig.html
You mean it's not easy to attach it that way you mean ?
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| June 14, 2012, 11:27 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
It doesn't ?
http://www.heritage.nf.ca/society/brig.html
You mean it's not easy to attach it that way you mean ?

correctly, and, it dosent fit the ship, then she looks like a reaceing vessel, and it cant be, when she has Whale in her name, and plz dont say something like a whale can swim 40 miles per hour,
point is, raceing look dosent fit her, and yes its very complicated to attach then.
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| June 14, 2012, 11:47 am
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Racing ship ? :P
The brig sail doesn't add to the speed of a ship, it's used for efficient manoeuvres and to sail against the wind (along with the other gaff-rigged sails (jib))
When you look at a typical ship-of-the-line you'll notice their sails are just like that, eventhough these ships are very slow
Well, you'll see what you'll do...

oh and whales are faster than sailing ships in the pirate era :P
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| June 14, 2012, 12:10 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Racing ship ? :P
The brig sail doesn't add to the speed of a ship, it's used for efficient manoeuvres and to sail against the wind (along with the other gaff-rigged sails (jib))
When you look at a typical ship-of-the-line you'll notice their sails are just like that, eventhough these ships are very slow
Well, you'll see what you'll do...

oh and whales are faster than sailing ships in the pirate era :P

well, i dont make "typical" or "normal" stuff, if you can find just one of my mocs, which is typical or anything alike, then please tell me,
.....i hear a very loud silence hehe
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| June 14, 2012, 12:48 pm
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okay guys, this is a Kings exclusive, your the only people who will see this video
(exept myself) before posting the ship tomorrow, i know that this video shows almost the whole ship, but please check out the post tomorrow, hehe, i just couldnt wait showing off my ship to someone, before tomorrow, hehe, im just very inpatient,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWq5c_I5Sz8
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| June 14, 2012, 12:51 pm
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Quoting Morthen P

Its looking awesome, mate! I can't wait too see the pictures! It's too bad there isn't an interior though :(
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| June 14, 2012, 1:09 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
I have the impression that I'm not very welcome at FC anymore so I'm just going to stay away there from now on.

Sorry about that, thats my fault. I never should have gotten you into that whole mess with the admins.
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| June 14, 2012, 1:14 pm
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Quoting Ben King
Its looking awesome, mate! I can't wait too see the pictures! It's too bad there isn't an interior though :(

well the thing is, i had to sacrifice my beloved interior for all the electronics, theres within the ship, but i was and is still working upon bunks above the moveing cannons hehe, and if i take it to a display, somewhere, then i can simply disable the hatch's, then connect the motor to a power trandformer, and then have the cannons running back and forwards all day long, hehe,
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| June 14, 2012, 1:16 pm
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Quoting Ben King
Sorry about that, thats my fault. I never should have gotten you into that whole mess with the admins.

No, it's not your fault, it's theirs, I don't care to be un-welcome in a place where the admins react so hostile on a simple (politely asked) question anyway. Ever since, I realized what "Forbidden Cove" stands for, it's appearently forbidden to ask questions
so don't worry about me, I learned a lot in that 'mess' you brought me in, I should be thanking you ;)


Quoting Morthen P
okay guys, this is a Kings exclusive, your the only people who will see this video
(exept myself) before posting the ship tomorrow, i know that this video shows almost the whole ship, but please check out the post tomorrow, hehe, i just couldnt wait showing off my ship to someone, before tomorrow, hehe, im just very inpatient,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWq5c_I5Sz8


Epic, I had this Idea for a long time and I made several seperate functions but I never found the occasion to stick them all into one ship. You've beaten me to it.
Now I can only watch enviously until I manage to do better,
oh and I will, hahaha :P
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| June 14, 2012, 2:30 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
No, it's not your fault, it's theirs, I don't care to be un-welcome in a place where the admins react so hostile on a simple (politely asked) question anyway. Ever since, I realized what "Forbidden Cove" stands for, it's appearently forbidden to ask questions
so don't worry about me, I learned a lot in that 'mess' you brought me in, I should be thanking you ;)


Quoting Morthen P
okay guys, this is a Kings exclusive, your the only people who will see this video
(exept myself) before posting the ship tomorrow, i know that this video shows almost the whole ship, but please check out the post tomorrow, hehe, i just couldnt wait showing off my ship to someone, before tomorrow, hehe, im just very inpatient,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWq5c_I5Sz8


Epic, I had this Idea for a long time and I made several seperate functions but I never found the occasion to stick them all into one ship. You've beaten me to it.
Now I can only watch enviously until I manage to do better,
oh and I will, hahaha :P

i expect you to do so hehe, and im also working on a vig to punk your siggy hehe, its gonna be awesome, i just have one problem, i spend all darkborwn tiles i own at the golden whale,
but when you think about it, i got a couple of worlds first here,
first to ever build a completed ship with the cannon systen (you invented) first to make it with a hatch system, first to build both of them into a ship, first to have that system and light together in one ship,
and yes, im very very proud, for being world first, that can no one take from me, not even you, hehe,
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| June 14, 2012, 2:44 pm
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ohhohhh its also my first succeeded brig ever, hehe, and im also infront of you with 2 four masters, hehe. and my entire family, friends, people i randomly met at the street, loves GW way more then my beloved Grim Reaper, (btw the people i met at street, where really random, i just had GW in my arms and then they did stop by me and said wow thats a beauty, that was really funny, hehe, but everybody thinks its my best work ever. and the GR is but a minor shadow compared to it, everyone exept me hehe

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| June 14, 2012, 2:52 pm
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4-masters... indeed, you do not build many "typical" things :P
I wouldn't even know what type of ship your Golden Whale is named,
It's not a brig (brigs have two masts alhough the last sail is often called the brig sail even on non-brigs)
The best way to describe her in nautical terms is as a "Fully rigged Ship"

I'm not exactly planning to make a 4-master, the number of ships I can have at a time is determined by the availability of masts, the less masts my ships have, the more I can make.
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| June 14, 2012, 5:23 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
4-masters... indeed, you do not build many "typical" things :P
I wouldn't even know what type of ship your Golden Whale is named,
It's not a brig (brigs have two masts alhough the last sail is often called the brig sail even on non-brigs)
The best way to describe her in nautical terms is as a "Fully rigged Ship"

I'm not exactly planning to make a 4-master, the number of ships I can have at a time is determined by the availability of masts, the less masts my ships have, the more I can make.


and not many ships has giant gears pokeing out of the sides, hehe, well i think its a ship of the line type,
or actualy it isnt, the cabin is to low for that,
anyways, i see your point in why you dont build 4 masters, well im all out of masts, (only the new ones though, i have alot of the old ones)
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| June 15, 2012, 6:49 am
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after 2 fails, alot of swearing, 3 and a half hours, i have finely posted my golden whale, i had to write the intro 3 times, because of small misfunctions, within the pages, next stop, classic pirates, BTW sebeus, would you mind try to blog me a CP ??
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| June 15, 2012, 11:12 am
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Quoting Morthen P
after 2 fails, alot of swearing, 3 and a half hours, i have finely posted my golden whale, i had to write the intro 3 times, because of small misfunctions, within the pages, next stop, classic pirates, BTW sebeus, would you mind try to blog me a CP ??

If you post it at Classic Pirates a Blogger will definitely notice it and blog it, don't worry about that, a ship with such features cannot be overseen ;)
I predict it will be at the homepage within a few days after the post, the blogging team is efficient, you can trust on that.
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| June 15, 2012, 4:46 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
...BTW sebeus, would you mind try to blog me a CP ??

One issue though, they don't normally post wips* and I see your description reads "promised wip", it's finished isn't it ?
The text in the beginning is kind of confusing (on your CP post), better change that
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| June 15, 2012, 4:59 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
One issue though, they don't normally post wips* and I see your description reads "promised wip", it's finished isn't it ?
The text in the beginning is kind of confusing (on your CP post), better change that

its the completed version of my previously WIP which got at the frontpage anyways hehe, and there i did promise to make a completed version
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| June 15, 2012, 5:12 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
One issue though, they don't normally post wips* and I see your description reads "promised wip", it's finished isn't it ?
The text in the beginning is kind of confusing (on your CP post), better change that

now i fixed it, and now its much less confuseing, try to read it, and tell me if you find it confuseing, (my english gramma sucks today)
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| June 15, 2012, 5:19 pm
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I went to brickworld chicago yesterday :D It was really cool because you get to meet people that you have met online and see all these awesome creations in person. There was a pirate display there that was really neat. I got pictures of a lot of stuff and I will be posting them here within the next few days. Next year I will hopefully be able to have a table instead of just going to see stuff, also hopefully my BP will be done by then.

I will probably post a WIP on EB soon, but It isn't that big yet :/

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| June 17, 2012, 10:24 am
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Quoting Ben King
I went to brickworld chicago yesterday :D It was really cool because you get to meet people that you have met online and see all these awesome creations in person. There was a pirate display there that was really neat. I got pictures of a lot of stuff and I will be posting them here within the next few days. Next year I will hopefully be able to have a table instead of just going to see stuff, also hopefully my BP will be done by then.

I will probably post a WIP on EB soon, but It isn't that big yet :/


Awesome, I really want to see some pics of that lay-out, so far I only saw the one on EB frontpage.
If I could just receive the ability to teleport... :P
I would go to all lego events around the world, litterally all of them :P

I'm looking forward to your BP update.
For the moment I don't know what to do, there's my full interior ship I need to finish but I also want to "re-establish" my reputation as a Power Function ship builder (it won't last forever Morthen :P )
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| June 17, 2012, 11:46 am
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Quoting Morthen P
now i fixed it, and now its much less confuseing, try to read it, and tell me if you find it confuseing, (my english gramma sucks today)

Ok, If nothing happens I'll make a "subtile" hint in the Shipyard ;)
oh and maybe also add a picture under your video, just incase, if they blog they need a picture to go with it.
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| June 17, 2012, 11:48 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
I also want to "re-establish" my reputation as a Power Function ship builder (it won't last forever Morthen :P )

if i sabotage you it will, hehe, im pretty bored theese last couple of days, ive been checking my mail every 5 min, for replys, at my GW, hehe, 2 more likes at the pages and it will beat my old Grim Reaper, in only 2 days, hehe,
but now ive decided that, i will sort most of my collection out in colors, insted of giant boxes with mixed parts and colors, then it will be so much more easy to find my parts, hehe, oh and i got something to say, you know the technic bricks with a hole in them, its only the old cannon handles (dont know whats its called) that fits in there, the new ones slide right throught and back, and i also did manage to fire 1 cannon, by useing the slide system, but it almost destroyed it to, so back to the drawing board, and BTW Ben, im looking forward to see your pearls update, and the pirate display at chicago, maybe i/we can find more inspiration,
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| June 17, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
(it won't last forever Morthen :P )

brilliant made, by completeing my name with a smily, hehe, Sebeus =I-)
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| June 17, 2012, 12:04 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
brilliant made, by completeing my name with a smily, hehe, Sebeus =I-)

I feel left out, I can't really make anything with a K :P
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| June 17, 2012, 12:19 pm
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Quoting Ben King
I feel left out, I can't really make anything with a K :P

hehe, then its gonna be. B-) insted hehe,
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| June 17, 2012, 12:59 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
hehe, then its gonna be. B-) insted hehe,

That works, it looks like glasses. Coincidentally, I actually wear glasses sometimes.
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| June 17, 2012, 4:33 pm
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Quoting Ben King
That works, it looks like glasses. Coincidentally, I actually wear glasses sometimes.

i ofcourse knewt that, and thats why i made it that way XD =B
now if you look at the last smily, then it looks like he has rabbit forteeth, hehe
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| June 18, 2012, 4:51 pm
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Quoting Morthen P
i ofcourse knewt that, and thats why i made it that way XD =B
now if you look at the last smily, then it looks like he has rabbit forteeth, hehe

Luckily, I don't have rabbit teeth :P
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| June 18, 2012, 5:56 pm
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Just a few more days and I can fully focus on my lego projects again :)
I'm planning a sigfig cruise party (on the Flying Dutchman), there will be many sigfiggies aboard, yours( ":P" and "B-)" ) will be in command at the (bridge) poop deck, so my siggy is free to walk around and entertain the other guests.
After all, I can't just let any sigfig sail my ship :P

So, I think I'll start "commodore conversation" tomorrow
(the captain got promoted :P ).
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| June 18, 2012, 6:36 pm
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Quoting Sebeus I
Just a few more days and I can fully focus on my lego projects again :)
I'm planning a sigfig cruise party (on the Flying Dutchman), there will be many sigfiggies aboard, yours( ":P" and "B-)" ) will be in command at the (bridge) poop deck, so my siggy is free to walk around and entertain the other guests.
After all, I can't just let any sigfig sail my ship :P

So, I think I'll start "commodore conversation" tomorrow
(the captain got promoted :P ).

hmm, not a good idea to leave it to me and B-)
we are both jalous at it, so we might accidently ofcourse, sails into mount everest, or into the imperial fleet, :P I) and B-)

and BTW, why didnt you make it Admirals conversation?? then we would all have been promoted big time, hehe,
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