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Kaliphlian fishing boat
About this creation
My first MOC of the new year, hooray! It’s a free build for the Historica guild challenge on Eurobricks. :)

Fishing is an important livlihood around the coastal areas of Kaliphlin, at both a subsinstance and a commercial level. Outriggers like this one are very common for fishing and pleasure cruising in Peregrinus - many families either own or have access to such a boat.

















Looks like our crew have a decent catch already!


This build was pretty much constucted around a technique that i saw a while ago on Malte Dorowski's homepage, where he used lots of clips and flex tubing to create subtle curves on his Porche models. I was messing about with ways to construct small boats at the time and thought i'd give it a try. I chose the traditional Sri Lankan outrigger as my departure point as i love their elegant design and i thought they'd fit right into the Kaliphlian fleet!

I originally wanted to have a forced perspective view of Audax Arazi (the island off the east coast of Peregrinus) in the distance, but for one reason or another it didn't quite come together and i scrapped it. I might go back and have another go at it, perhaps after Brickvention (which is only 2 weeks away now - argh, better get my display finished!).



Lol, i just remembered that i made a pirate outrigger back when i first started emerging from my dark ages - thought i'd post this bonus comparison shot. Spot the difference! xD


Thanks for looking peeps!



Comments

 I made it 
  January 31, 2012
Quoting White Knight immaculate !>....great sea effect, sparkling....well done
Thankyou, glad you like it! :)
Quoting vincenzo Sciortino Amazing job! I just love it! Very good! Can you come see my u-boat?
Thanks for your kind comments! Unfortunately WWII MOC's are not really my thing, but thanks for bringing your impressive creation to my attention nevertheless. :)
Quoting Ben Cossy That's beautiful! The wave effects look so real and so perfect! Lovely work :) Nice addition with the Squidman :D Amazing work ;)
Thanks Ben! I'd love to try this again with a bigger boat, more rolling effects etc. Watch this space! ;)
Gabriel Thomson
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White Knight
  January 12, 2012
immaculate !>....great sea effect, sparkling....well done
 I like it 
  January 11, 2012
Amazing job! I just love it! Very good! Can you come see my u-boat?
 I like it 
  January 10, 2012
That's beautiful! The wave effects look so real and so perfect! Lovely work :) Nice addition with the Squidman :D Amazing work ;)
 I made it 
  January 9, 2012
Quoting Leda Kat =^..^= Gorgeous shapes and that violent ocean is wonderful!
Thanks Leda, glad you like it! :)
Quoting Elk Guard Fantastic work on the sea swell, what really sells it is the bow of the boat starting to heave up the crest of the next wave.
Thanks Elk Guard. :) I'm glad that the relationship of the boat to its environment works well for you!
Quoting Pedro Resendes A nice design and a beautiful start of 2012. Love the water details, and the boat is awesome! Well done!
Thankyou and happy new year to you too! Here's to many more mocs in the months to come. :)
 I made it 
  January 9, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! those waves really make the creation...
Quoting Medieval Guy The water is perfect.
Cheers fellas! Heh, i think i have created a wave moc with a piddly boat plonked in the middle... xD
Quoting Connor Simpson The boat looks good, but I'm really impressed by the way you shaped those waves– probably some of the nicest work on that sort of thing I've ever seen. Nice work!
Thankyou! The various ways people create the look of water in Lego never cease to amaze me, so this feels like high praise to me. :)
Quoting Steve The Squid (back from vacation!) This is beautiful! Epic kudos on those waves!
Thankyou! :)
Quoting El Barto ! Impressive set up here, Dude! You've really captured the wave action-Awesome!
Thanks El Barto, glad you like it! :)
 I made it 
  January 9, 2012
Quoting Dan Church I am in awe at the sculpting of the waves with the varying slopes! The flexing hull vs the fixed is awesome! Excellent work!
Cheers mate! Glad you like it. :)
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera This is full of wonder! I love it! The sea reminds me of "The Great Wave" by Hokusai one of my favourite paintings, and something i've wanted to recreate in Lego for a while. I might have to swing by here and take cues from this when I get round to building it. You've come a long way since you ended your dark ages, that old ship is charming this new one is spellbinding! Very nice piece of Lego art that will long be remembered. I couldn't see where you used Maltes flexi cheese technique. I have just borrowed it myself for my latest car creation. I must have a break from cars soon and let my minifigs out to play :-)
Thankyou for your lovely comment! :) I love that pic too, and i did have it in mind (impossible to do a wave scene without thinking about it really) whilst i was building this. I look forward to seeing your brick re-creation of it for sure! :) As for Malte's "flexi-cheese" technique (although i've used mainly plates and tiles), you might not be able to see it that well as the second piece of tubing is on the bottom of the hull - you can see a bit of it poking out in the close up pic of the bow. ;)
Quoting Sebeus I Nice, the curve is great, strange sail though, a tricorner would be more natural I think. Great job
Thank for your comment Sebeus. :) It is an odd shape, i'm glad you mentioned it cause i wasn't sure about it myself. Trad Sri Lankan fishing boats do look to have that sail configuration - square with one of the bottom corners tied to a sheet. However, in tying the other bottom corner to the prow, i noticed that this twisted the masts to the point that they popped out - i ended up trimming the sail on the trampoline side as i didn't want this to happen. :/ The upshot is, it could look odd because of my meddling with the sail to stop the masts twisting. I don't know how dynamic the masts are on those boats btw - i imagine reasonably so, otherwise how would they come about? (I'm used to my cats having booms, can't you tell?)
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J There's a lot of motion in those waves! Wow! Amazing build! Gives a real sense of the boat attacking the water.
Cheers Master Leo! I was thinking about making the large wave on the back left rear even more, but i think this looks more realistic. Glad you like it! :)
Quoting Chris Melby Fantastic piece.
Thanks! :)
 I like it 
  January 8, 2012
By the way, the waves look great and I love the comparison between this and your old version.
 I like it 
  January 7, 2012
Gorgeous shapes and that violent ocean is wonderful!
 I like it 
  January 7, 2012
Fantastic work on the sea swell, what really sells it is the bow of the boat starting to heave up the crest of the next wave.
 I made it 
  January 7, 2012
Quoting Anders T Instant eyecatcher. The shape of the boat is very elegant indeed. Beautiful work on the waves.
Thankyou very much for your kind words! I am in awe of your LDD ships btw, just amazing stuff. I might have to wait for my breath to come back before i comment on them! ;)
Quoting Original Channel of MOCpages (Caleb) Cool, and is your name really Gabrial Thomas. Thats the exact name of a guy in heroes ;)
Thanks! My name isn't Gabrial Thomas, but Gabriel Thomson. Close, but no cigar! ;)
Quoting ~Mr.X ~ I agree with Luke, I love the way the water looks. ~Mr.X~
Thanks, glad you like it! :)
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist The sea's terrific, and the curvature amazing. Great work!
Thanks mate, i've been wanting to make something like this for ages - this is the first chance i've had since the end of the MocOlympics. It's a nice way to start the new year too, with something different! :)
Quoting Max Pointner Incredible job with the waves!
Thankyou! :)
 I made it 
  January 7, 2012
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum) WOW! That's excellent! And the sea waves are particularly well done! Great job!
Cheers, glad you like it! :)
Quoting Josiah Samaniego I love the ship, especially how you attached the the sail! And also liked your experiment with the clips
Thanks, i certainly had a bit of a struggle with that sail... :P I'm still not 100% happy with it, but as you can see in my last pic, it's certainly an improvement on my last sailing ship!
Quoting Kayne _ Great catamaran! Long live Kaliphlin!
Too right mate, hoist the red and the blue! ;) (Thanks for your comment btw!)
Quoting Blake Baer Those waves are gorgeous from afar!
Cheers Blake! :) It certainly looks good on a larger area, i agree.
Quoting Jon B Very nice build, the swell of the sea is excellent, really gives the feeling of motion. Nice job!
Thanks, that motion was exactly what i was aiming for, so i'm stoked to hear you say that. :) Cheers!
 I made it 
  January 7, 2012
Quoting Samuel Hepple that is incredible! i love boats and this is no exception!
Thanks, me too! I often find myself amazed and awed by other ppls boat mocs, i feel like it's high time i took up the challenge and starting making a few myself. :)
Quoting Allan Hall beautiful waves, excellent moc.
Thankyou! :)
Quoting Jack Riveorput Excellent.
Cheers mate. :)
Quoting Ape Fight Wow! This is outstanding!! Not just the boat (which is beautiful), but the waves too - I've not seen anyone make a better sea than this. 10/10
Thankyou! i'm pretty happy with the way the waves have turned out. :)
Quoting Elderon Eldar I actually already spotted this on a dutch forum I'm a member of and then I already thought this one was marvelous! You really used cool techniques in it's hull design. And it gave me ideas for my ships of the southern area of my fantasy world. Seriously keep up the good work! Oh and I totally forgot to mention the waves! They really work out like this, especially with the trans-clear 1x2 plates making it look like the top of the waves being blown away by the wind. Awesome! - greetings, Elderon
Thanks, i really appreciate your kind words, and i'm glad it's given you some inspiration as well. :) I certainly feel like i've learnt a lot from building this, hopefully my next boat will be bigger and better! ;)
Gabriel Thomson
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Chris Melby
  January 6, 2012
Fantastic piece.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
A nice design and a beautiful start of 2012. Love the water details, and the boat is awesome! Well done!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
those waves really make the creation...
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
The water is perfect.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
The boat looks good, but I'm really impressed by the way you shaped those waves– probably some of the nicest work on that sort of thing I've ever seen. Nice work!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
This is beautiful! Epic kudos on those waves!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Impressive set up here, Dude! You've really captured the wave action-Awesome!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
I am in awe at the sculpting of the waves with the varying slopes! The flexing hull vs the fixed is awesome! Excellent work!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
I am in awe at the sculpting of the waves with the varying slopes! The flexing hull vs the fixed is awesome! Excellent work!
  January 6, 2012
This is full of wonder! I love it! The sea reminds me of "The Great Wave" by Hokusai one of my favourite paintings, and something i've wanted to recreate in Lego for a while. I might have to swing by here and take cues from this when I get round to building it. You've come a long way since you ended your dark ages, that old ship is charming this new one is spellbinding! Very nice piece of Lego art that will long be remembered. I couldn't see where you used Maltes flexi cheese technique. I have just borrowed it myself for my latest car creation. I must have a break from cars soon and let my minifigs out to play :-)
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Nice, the curve is great, strange sail though, a tricorner would be more natural I think. Great job
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
There's a lot of motion in those waves! Wow! Amazing build! Gives a real sense of the boat attacking the water.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Instant eyecatcher. The shape of the boat is very elegant indeed. Beautiful work on the waves.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Cool, and is your name really Gabrial Thomas. Thats the exact name of a guy in heroes ;)
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
I agree with Luke, I love the way the water looks. ~Mr.X~
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
The sea's terrific, and the curvature amazing. Great work!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Incredible job with the waves!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
WOW! That's excellent! And the sea waves are particularly well done! Great job!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
I love the ship, especially how you attached the the sail! And also liked your experiment with the clips
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Great catamaran! Long live Kaliphlin!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Those waves are gorgeous from afar!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Very nice build, the swell of the sea is excellent, really gives the feeling of motion. Nice job!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
that is incredible! i love boats and this is no exception!
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
beautiful waves, excellent moc.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Excellent.
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
Wow! This is outstanding!! Not just the boat (which is beautiful), but the waves too - I've not seen anyone make a better sea than this. 10/10
 I like it 
  January 6, 2012
I actually already spotted this on a dutch forum I'm a member of and then I already thought this one was marvelous! You really used cool techniques in it's hull design. And it gave me ideas for my ships of the southern area of my fantasy world. Seriously keep up the good work! Oh and I totally forgot to mention the waves! They really work out like this, especially with the trans-clear 1x2 plates making it look like the top of the waves being blown away by the wind. Awesome! - greetings, Elderon
 
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