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Shadow IV
Galleon (indiaman)
About this creation
Number four of a not yet determined amount of shadow ships,
the idea behind these 'Shadow's is that each newer version becomes more accurate to the mythic Black Pearl, eventually the last version will be named 'the Black Pearl'
Shadow I
Shadow II
Shadow III
Shadow IV


when I made this I thought I came pretty close to the mytic ship from Pirates of the Caribbean,
but there where so many things I wanted to change already and that would require the removal of some nice parts of this version so I decided to post this ship first, then make the changes or make a completely new, more accurate ship

regular ship hulls (the premade ones by TLC) are actually not suited to make an accurate replica of the Black Pearl (or the Flying Dutchman) but I don't have enough of the right parts to make costum hulls so I'll better stick to my alternate ship for now,
eventually I'll have to change to costum hulls...


Anyway, I like this ship, it is different from my others, I used the same technique I used on the Flying Dutchman to expand the hulls. But by reducing the height I was able to make the widest section the upper deck, unlike the Dutchman which has a smaller deck.
Because of that this ship has only 2 decks instead of 3.


The cabin turned out nicely, I used to make these very high cabins.


transparant cone pieces create a nice effect, it's something you should try out, the reflection of light in the evening makes the ship look spooky (that might be because you can hardly see the rest of the ship in the dark :p)



Another detail you might have noticed would be the oars coming out of the sides of the ship,
I preserved holes next to the gunports (though I think the Black Pearl has them under the gunports).


I'm considering using other techniques to get a nice curved shape, my techniques can make a ship look less blocky particulary in front or rear perspective but they are less useful when making longer ships.
The center parts of my ships often look very linear. For the perfect example of a great shape I refer to the Spanish Galleon, probably one of the best in its kind.
I think such techniques harshly reduce playablity though, I don't actually play with my lego anymore but still...


The idol, it needs wings, a hairpiece and a bird in order to ressemble the Pearl's idol but I can't find fitting parts.















As I said this ship is quite playable, a part of the upperdeck can be removed to get a better view of the gun deck,
I forgot to place a hatch over the hole in the middle, I ran out of midsections so I had to make a costum one (that's how the hole was created).




















The cabin is much wider than previous ships, very spacy. The piano is evident ofcourse.
























Btw, that bottle holds apple juice, I don't drink alcoholic stuff :P




I'm very satisfied with the entrance of the cabin, I think I'll make the stairs one studd thinner on my next version though,
that would allow me to add more detail on the entrance doors.
































Anyway, I hope you like it,
Let's see, there will be atleast a Shadow V before I can post the Black Pearl, Black sails and accurate cabin/stern are the most obvious requirements for the next version, maybe I'll try brick-built hulls as well...
If I ever manage to make a more accurate replica of the Black Pearl I might make the Mealstrom battle since I also have a Flying Dutchman resting on my shelf...Though it requires more than just those ships to do that

However, first you can expect the start of my very first series, I plan to post in two weeks,
See ya later



Comments

  November 11, 2010
a really nice ship really detailed good job i cant wait for your next version even so i done for long now. i followed all your shadows and this one got most inside details also with coller and all and great job with the playability. i had just finished my ship i calls it the grim reaper and i would be glad if you had a look on it .keep the spirit and the fantazy high
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  August 20, 2010
Thats a nice ship! I especially like the back with the windows.
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  July 6, 2010
This is a great ship, i really like the railings and the back of the cabin has some great detail. i like the unique window design on the back of the ship and i think they would have looked good on the side as well. i hope to see more ships soon...as well as apple juice.
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  July 6, 2010
This is a great ship, i really like the railings and the back of the cabin has some great detail. i like the unique window design on the back of the ship and i think they would have looked good on the side as well. i hope to see more ships soon...as well as apple juice.
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  May 27, 2010
Quoting DR. Tran apple juice? nah, booze for me! btw any booze will do.
oh no, trust me, not any booze will do :p
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  May 27, 2010
apple juice? nah, booze for me! btw any booze will do.
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  May 9, 2010
I love your ships, so cool
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  April 28, 2010
Absolutley magnificent ship! There is just so much detail and i love the piano. =D
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  April 15, 2010
Wonderful ship. All these little details (I like the piano most)
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  April 11, 2010
Quoting Alex Mac
don't worry, we all have our lives out of mocpages, no need to apologize
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  April 10, 2010
So sorry I haven't gotten back to your comments, I've been rather busy. It's great to see another ship! You hulls are to die for, but my favorite part if the detail on the back, the flippers and the studs were placed very well! I see the cabin boy has been laying off his job, rather dusty isn't it? Actually I encountered the same catastrophe with a ship of mine I had when I was younger...Man it makes me so angry when that happens...Anyways, before I clog up the page with this comment I shall say: GREAT WORK!
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  April 10, 2010
EPIC
  April 10, 2010
thanks for the comment i will give you the credit for the idea when i do the oak the sister ship of the maple but first i have to git some new hull parts.
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  April 10, 2010
Quoting Ryan Durant Happy Easter, Sebeus! ~Ryan
Thanks :)
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  April 9, 2010
man this is ten times better then my ships you sir are a master of ships and by the way my camera is working now and i put up a new ship it called the maple to me its one of my best and i just want your opinion on it
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  April 4, 2010
Happy Easter, Sebeus! ~Ryan
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  March 31, 2010
Awesome!!!!!
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  March 30, 2010
That's def a fav
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  March 28, 2010
Quoting swash buckler Impressive ship there Sebeus- i like the fact that you added oars or ....sweeps -whatever... very cool design too- however i never really liked skullsails but they actually suit to this pretty well- it looks very indimitating!
agreed, the skull sails are quite stereotype :p but the final version will have black sails (and costum rigging btw)
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  March 28, 2010
Impressive ship there Sebeus- i like the fact that you added oars or ....sweeps -whatever... very cool design too- however i never really liked skullsails but they actually suit to this pretty well- it looks very indimitating!
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  March 28, 2010
Impressive ship there Sebeus- i like the fact that you added oars or ....sweeps -whatever... very cool design too- however i never really liked skullsails but they actually suit to this pretty well- it looks very indimitating!
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  March 28, 2010
This turned out very well !! Good overall shape, and very nice details, like the ornaments on the side and all.....
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  March 27, 2010
I forgot to say the detail is excellent and I like the jar of apple juice!
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  March 27, 2010
Brilliant ship! Thanks for the comment!
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  March 27, 2010
crap not again sorry guys
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  March 27, 2010
spechless
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  March 27, 2010
spechless
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  March 27, 2010
spechless
  March 27, 2010
spechless
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  March 21, 2010
Quoting Space Pirate Nice ship you got there. The entrance to the cabin is my favourite part here. I have no idea how accurate it is, but it looks great. One thing though, is that dust on the plates or just light? It looks somewhat irritating... :P
both, some plates are dusty, others are very new and thus very reflecting, I'm a bit lazy I guess, when I'm making good progress in the build I don't clean up parts :P
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  March 21, 2010
Nice ship you got there. The entrance to the cabin is my favourite part here. I have no idea how accurate it is, but it looks great. One thing though, is that dust on the plates or just light? It looks somewhat irritating... :P
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  March 19, 2010
Very cool. Nice to speak with you. Sorry I haven't been on in a while.
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  March 17, 2010
Amazing Job! I love the Shadow IV! Awesome ship and KEEP it up! :) Marshal Red
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  March 17, 2010
Wow, what an amazing ship, I love the black and the oars look excellent as well, nicely done building technique you have too, definitely a beauty of the seas:D
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  March 17, 2010
Oh..we like. This is a ship Mister Bones would love to sail! As Captain of course.....
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  March 16, 2010
This is definately the best version yet. I've always wanted to do a black pearl, but the size daunted me and most of my black pieces are elsewhere at the moment. But, if it's anything close to your flying dutchman It will definately be worth checking out though. Good luck
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  March 16, 2010
Hell yeah, great ship
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  March 16, 2010
Your ships are always fantastic!
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  March 16, 2010
Fantastic shape.
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  March 16, 2010
Sweet. How do you manage building an awesome ship with awesome interior? I love it.
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  March 16, 2010
Nice work.One of the better ships Ive come across.
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  March 16, 2010
Excellent work! I especially like the use of 1x2 plates near the front (?). -Danny
Sebeus I
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Sander Salamander (Darth Revan II)
  March 15, 2010
That is .. that is ... well , wow , i have no words for it cuz its to awesome ! =D
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  March 15, 2010
Excellent detailing, especially around the rear of the ship! Nice build.
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  March 15, 2010
Your ships continue to amaze me. The incredible skill used to build them, down to each last detail, is incredible.
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  March 15, 2010
really cool ship! i love the piano, and the access to the lower decks are great! the whole thing is really well made.
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  March 15, 2010
Excellent work! I love the details a lot. The cabin is good, too.
 
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