Small, fast, powerful- These are the main characteristics of a brig-of-war. Speed up to 11 knots and unequaled maneuverability
About this creation
The brig of war was the weapon of choice in skirmishes between pirates and merchant fleets. Equally loved and feared by pirates and pirate-suppressors.
This model is based on data from Wikipedia, drawings from the Danish National Archives, a painting of the battle of West Kay and paintings of the battle of Copenhagen.
The Lougen-class derives from the Ship HDMS Lougen which was the first Danish ship to be coppered. The original HDMS Lougen had a short but successful career 1791-1802 where she protected the Danish merchant fleet from British ships on several occasions.
The success of the HDMS Lougen led to the construction of 10 brigs of similar design for the Danish-Norwegian navy –The Lougen-Class or Stibolt-brigs in the period 1804-1807.
The armament consists of 18x 18 pdr shortguns, and 2x 6 pdr chasers (this model has 4 to show all possible placements of chasers)
On this model I´ve moved away from my usual cross-sections as this ship is only has one deck below the open gun-deck. (To pirate ship fans: sorry no main cabin here, it´s all guns )
As the plans I´ve seen of the area below deck is kind of a mess, I have designed it as an open space except from the base of the masts, pumps and ladders.
On this ship I have changed the design of the capstan from my previous ones so it would fit a small ship such as the HDMS Lougen.
The anchors and the boat is very similar to the ones designed for HMS Lively. The most obvious change is the colors of the boat that is changed to resemble the boats used by the Danish navy in the period.
And to illustrate the size of HDMS Lougen: some shots with the HMS Lively.
This entry is sort of a WIP, as she is currently being built. Follow the process in the Danish navy brig building journals:
Although it differs 100 years and the whole Atlantic ocean between the Lougen and the Flaming Remnant the comparison is interesting. Unofficial sightings estimated the Remnants speed of as much as 41 knots in downwind, and 22 in headwind. I got my nickname "gone by noon" because of this!
I´m thrilled you´re building the Lougen for real, will comment on that one when finished! For the time being I´m secretly designing a new Remnant-class pirateship that will surpass your HMS Portland in size and splendor with less than 15000 parts ;) Keep wind in your sails!
Regards Captain Ghone Bannon
Thanks to you all for the positive response to my ship models. This has lead me to the conclusion that they seem to be good enough to build for real.(some of you have even used words to that effect). The first one will be this relatively small vessel. I have just ordered a heap of bricks from Pickabrick and Bricklink. You´ll see the result in a while when my order arrives. -and when the building has been done.
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum)
Hi, dear fellow builder; since I've read you might want to build it for real, I hope you already know about the "Design by me" 's service definitive closure, by the 16/01/2012!...
Yep I know. It has never been my intention to buy the bricks via "Design by Me". It´s just way to expensive. The approach I am leaning towards is a combination of bricklink and pickabrick. However my experience in such dealings is -zero. So I have looked up the advice from local Danish moccers. When I´m wiser I´ll gladly share the knowledge. Thanks for the warning.
Hi, dear fellow builder; since I've read you might want to build it for real, I hope you already know about the "Design by me" 's service definitive closure, by the 16/01/2012!
I've called the Lego company this morning, explaining I was making a big boat, that I was a very good customer(thanks to Titan: 2000€, and some pick a birck orders), that I was very sad about it, because I was building some big boat... I'm waiting for a manager's answer; what they could possibly for me. I'll tell you when I've got some news. See ya!
Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free
No problem, it's why I run the group...
Now I have added a couple of closeup shots, hope that does the trick:)
Andrew AKA Hump-Free
November 19, 2011
No problem, it's why I run the group, to help anyone who feel they need it. And I'm well aware that I may say remarks that the builder may already be aware of, but I feel that sometimes a person needs reassurance. I've worked with people who, while never explicitly mentioning the fact, have had personal issues that I saw in their MOC. I'm not mentioning names, but I had a builder who avidly built in a Theme, however his personal style conflicted with the theme, and I saw that and mentioned that he should try building away from the Theme, and it turned out that he had the same feeling but was unsure and what I said made him decide to branch off from the Theme. I'm just glad that I was able to say something of worth, I would feel bad if I wrote something that wasted your time, especially seeing that I typically write fairly lengthy passages. Oh, and I may have not actually commented on your other MOC, but I did leave a rating.
Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free
Hey Man, Thanks For Joining The Group. So, I compared this MOC with 'Ship'...
Thank you for your review, the "wall" is very much appreciated. While you say things I know/or should have known, it is very good to see it on a specific comment, on a specific MOC (of my own). You´re right about the detail level on the "photos" it has been a worry of mine. I will try to follow your advice on my next upload and maybe redo some of my older uploads. Thanks again, it is very helpfull.
I like it
Andrew AKA Hump-Free
November 17, 2011
Hey Man, Thanks For Joining The Group. So, I compared this MOC with 'Ship', in all honesty while I feel that you have certainly improved, you had an extremely strong base, so don't cut yourself short. You implore a wide arrangement of techniques in your ships, and it shows because they are very well made and designed. As for looking around on MOC Pages, try not to compare your work to others, while it helps you pick up some tricks and tips, in all honesty, the best advantage of browsing the website is not to learn tricks, but to gain exposure. I say this because if you do whatever one else is doing, you're going to be in a bad place. You have to stay true to yourself, come up with techniques on your own, try not to use the work of others. As for improving further, in my opinion everyone can improve somehow, only a bad builder would settle with their current level. But since I see something I feel you could improve on is presentation, while you put together an extensive overview of the MOC, I feel that some of the pictures are rather hard to make out the details, while showing us the MOC in its entirety is a great thing, I feel that when you are explaining a certain aspect, it helps to zoom in on the aspect, for instance when you removed the upper deck to show the second deck, I even after I click the photo to zoom in, I had a hard time making out details. Now, I know you have the LDD file, which is fine, but the page has to sell that file, keep that in mind. Not everyone will check to see if you have a file down there if they have issues with the page itself. Other than that, I feel that you're a solid builder, who has an extremely strong set of skills, but you need to be able to better show others your creation in order for them to see that as well. Other than that, I have nothing else to add, hope this helps in some way. Sorry about the wall of text, sometimes once I start rolling, I can write quite a bit. And again, very nice work with this MOC and 'Ship', they're both excellent MOCs.
Quoting Jay Rhum
Another great ship! Maybe I prefer your biggest ones, but you always do a fantastic job!
Welcome in my favs, Sir!
Thanks, as I write this is intended to be the start of my fleet of real builds. I to prefer to think up the bigger ships and it seems I just can't stop, so I´m currently designing a ship of the line :P. As you now have me as a fav it will pop up on your screen mid/end-november.
Quoting Frank Brick Wright
Nice design! I would like also to see this in real bricks, and I'm sure you want too ;) Just a small remark: aren't the masts too high? Great job, as always!
Ahem... I´ve been doing some more thinking on the masts. You may be right, and I will probably correct this. Thanks for bringing my attention to the problem, it´s the observant people like you who makes me think again and then make a better build, thanks again.
Again an excellent project. I erally hope that you convert it into brics, as I think it will work out quite well. I dont remember seeing anybody finishing the upper part of the hull like you show us here. makes me think... ;-)
I like brigs as they are fast and agile ships, I'd love to see this one in the real brick, as it is smaller it makes a bigger chance :P
Ofcourse you'll have to consider the stability but imagine the joy when you fill it with minifigures :P
Absolutely stunning. This is the first I've seen of your work and I'm very impressed by the accuracy and attention to detail, especially that of the hull lower curvature - something which is tragically overlooked by most people on LDD.
I'm working on a ship using similar methods (taking measurements then plotting frames), but this puts my efforts to shame!