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M.O. round 1- The Wreck of The Francisco Morazan
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Here is my first entry for the MocOlympics. It is a replica of The Francisco Morazan shipwreck located about 100 feet of the coast of South Manitou island, Michigan. I have actually seen it in person and I would recommend you go see it if you are ever in the area. This is completely accurate to the real ship except that the real ship has two levels above deck and I only made one because it looked awkward otherwise. It may be hard to see, but I used the new and old blue colors in the water in order to make it look more realistic, and I used the new and old dark gray to give it a weathered metal look. Also, this model was made using no minifigs and only two colors. Oh, and I almost forgot! The category I chose was water.
About this creation

The bow sticking out of the water.



The half sunken ripped apart stern.







Here is a shot of where the front half of the ship was ripped of exposing the boiler room.

I really liked this part of the Moc, it is the half sunken boiler.













Here you can see where the deck was bent and ripped from the majority of the stern.

Part of the deck that is all bent and warped out of shape.



A look into the boiler room



you can sort of see the different colored water in this shot.









The smokestacks.



look at the back of the boiler through the hole in the side of the ship.



Here is a picture of the real ship.

Here is the required Link.

Please leave a comment or criticism.
Thanks,
Ben



Comments

  June 2, 2012
OOOOOH AHHHHH WHERE IS THE WRECK?.....OOOOOH AHHHHH THAT IS AMAZING!
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  October 18, 2011
Wow very nice Ben!!
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  September 23, 2011
I really loved your idea and what you made from it. Dave is right, texture is most important, but I know how hard it is to find the right colours that go well together. Nevertheless, good work.
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  September 22, 2011
Quoting El Barto ! Great concept here, Chief! Creating a little more drama with the water would have done wonders. Well built!
I started to do that but I ran out of pieces :( thanks for the input though!
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  September 22, 2011
Great concept here, Chief! Creating a little more drama with the water would have done wonders. Well built!
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  September 18, 2011
Quoting Dave Kaleta Ben, This was a very nice idea. While you stuck closely to the course material, I think you could have taken a little more risk and deviated by showing us a more decomposing texture. One color just didn't give it enough emphasis. Thank you for sharing your take on the categories. ~Dave
Thanks for the comment Dave! I agree with you about the decomposing detail, it does looks pretty lame in one color. I tried to sort of make it look decomposed by using old and new dark gray and I think it did give it sort of that effect, but it definitely could use more texture and more color to make it look better. So, overall I think it could use a lot of work and someday maybe I'll redo it..... maybe... By the way your Batman creations are awesome!
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  September 18, 2011
Looks just like the picture!
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  September 18, 2011
Ben, This was a very nice idea. While you stuck closely to the course material, I think you could have taken a little more risk and deviated by showing us a more decomposing texture. One color just didn't give it enough emphasis. Thank you for sharing your take on the categories. ~Dave
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  September 16, 2011
Quoting Mark Kelso Your total score for Round one was 31. Unfortunately, that doesn't give you enough points to move on. BUT, you do qualify for the MIT competition. To compete there, follow this link: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/18342 and good luck!
Thanks! maybe I'll have better luck with that :)
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  September 16, 2011
Your total score for Round one was 31. Unfortunately, that doesn't give you enough points to move on. BUT, you do qualify for the MIT competition. To compete there, follow this link: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/18342 and good luck!
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  September 12, 2011
A very solid entry. The mix of dark grey and dark bley works really well. Good luck!~H
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  September 11, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Hi Ben. Wow, this is a beatiful moc. I love the slight colour variations - gives the surfaces some depth. Some great photos too. I think you need to put the catagory in the title. I would check the rules, and check if you can edit it. Either way this is an excellent entry. Thanks for your kind comments on my entry. Good luck :)
I already read the rules and you can't edit it once it is in the group :( thanks for the nice comment and good luck to you too!
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  September 11, 2011
Hi Ben. Wow, this is a beatiful moc. I love the slight colour variations - gives the surfaces some depth. Some great photos too. I think you need to put the catagory in the title. I would check the rules, and check if you can edit it. Either way this is an excellent entry. Thanks for your kind comments on my entry. Good luck :)
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  September 11, 2011
The boiler really adds a lot to the sunken feel of this wreck. I see you went every angle of the brick to create a bow, your skills are complete! Good luck with your judges!
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  September 11, 2011
I really like how you got that half-sunken feel to it. Great job!
Ben King
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  September 10, 2011
Nice Job! I like all of the angles you were able to achieve!
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  September 10, 2011
Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments and good luck to you all!
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  September 10, 2011
Cool entry. The water effect seen from a distance is unexpectedly realistic! Also nice use of all the shades of grey.
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  September 10, 2011
Nice idea and really accurate,good luck!
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  September 10, 2011
Looks just like the picture! Also loving the SNOT technique for the round windows. Well done!
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  September 10, 2011
This is really elegant and kind of sad at the same time, just hanging out in the ocean, neither dead nor alive... like its in limbo. Your detail is superb and the overall model is a work of art. Love the use of old dark grey, really gives it that rusted, decrepit look.
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  September 10, 2011
The photo really shows how realistic this model is, and I love the partially sunken boiler. Very nice work, I wish you good luck!
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  September 10, 2011
VERY realistic! Adding the different shades of blue and gray really did it for me! Good luck!~Jelle
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  September 10, 2011
Nice!
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  September 10, 2011
AWESOME I LOVE IT mind looking at this http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/286584
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  September 10, 2011
Very nice, at first I thought it was a bit odd but when I saw the picture of the reali thing I totally agree that it is accurate, good luck on the contest. :O still need to build my entry :S
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  September 10, 2011
This looks great! Nice SNOT work!
 
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