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HDMS Lougen
A Brig in the Danish/Norwegian navy



The brig was a type of ship highly praised for its high speed and high maneuverability.
Technical advances during the 18th and 19th century dramatically increased the brigs usefulness.



Still with the characteristic two mast template the HDMS Lougen class brigs had a very advanced rigging and sail plan. I would never hope to get even close to an exact replica of this on a brick built model and it has taken a lot of time to reach a compromise that I could accept.
The rigging is made with inspiration from several places most noticeable is the lower ratlines by Bonaparte Napoleon and Captain Greenhair ,
but the sails are all Nykle Dijkstra
The HDMS Lougen was armed with a lethal combination of 18 pdr Short guns (carronades) and 6pdr longguns.
This meant that the ship boasted a broadside far more powerful than most ships of the same size without sacrificing the ability to make the brigs hallmark: crippling outmaneuvering potshot attacks.







The HDMS Lougen class was the first class of ships in the Danish/Norwegian navy built with a copper hull.



The copper hull was another challenge of the build, simply because there aren’t any copper bricks available.
I would have wanted to achieve the look of a copper plated model ship
But…
Here the compromise was orange. On the other pictures it is seen in full daylight and here in the evening/afternoon sun.





The model is made in minifig size or 1:38
The length of the model is 120 cm and the height (with stand) is 110 cm








For further reference on the build see
Brig-of-war HDMS Lougen-clas
Danish navy brig Building journal chapter 1
Danish navy brig Building journal chapter 2



See ya Anders T






Comments

 I like it 
  September 10, 2014
I love that you are using "brick by brick" to build the ship!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2014
Very beautifull moc, of an respectfull ship! Most I like the pure shaping, and impressive scale. Some details are most attractive, like the authentic masts. Awesome work!
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  December 7, 2013
The detail on this ship is astounding! The rigging is in a league of its own! What a beautiful boat! Great job! 5/5!
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  July 14, 2013
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Wow. What a spectacular build!
I haven¡¦t been moccing for a while. But thanks for the comment and I do intent to build something soon. Have been experimenting on a galleon or another sixth rater. Don¡¦t know when just now :)
 I made it 
  July 14, 2013
Quoting Frank Brick Wright I don't...
Thanks for the links, comments and so on. I think it is very interesting to follow the development of these builds. The technique is very powerful indeed it makes it very easy to follow the lines made out in blueprints. Too curvy: It has come to my attention that colorlines (white stuff / copper) of the bottom hull is more or less straight. I admit that my models also lack the due attention to this, but I aim to address this on later builds.
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  June 18, 2013
Wow. What a spectacular build! I must say that the orange hull looks quite convincing, and I also thank you for making -and pointing out- photos shot under different lighting conditions. You have absolutly convinced me! (Although I dont know if I dare use orange on any of my own mocs...) Also spectacular are the full rigging and sails! (Thanks for including the link to those) When will we see more from you¿?
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  April 7, 2013
I don't know what you exactly mean with curvy… It is a bit hard to master, but once you know what you are doing it is tremendously powerful. I've developed a way of rendering a ship modular which I believe will be of interest to you, even if you already had the ship split into vertical cross-sections. It is currently in development here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=81157
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  April 2, 2013
Quoting Nykle Dijkstra I don't often comment on something on MOCpages, but since you couldn't join Classic-Pirates.com and because this is just an amazing build, I will ...I've also added it to our Ship MOCs Index on Classic-Pirates.com (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7440)...
Thank's I'm currently doing some experiments on hull, but so far it seems to me that the technique outlined by FBW can be too curvy. The rigging will be different on other ships though.
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  March 27, 2013
I don't often comment on something on MOCpages, but since you couldn't join Classic-Pirates.com and because this is just an amazing build, I will. I'm impressed by the amount of detail and accuracy you could put in such a small LEGO vessel. If you see the ship from a distance you can't really tell whether it's a model made out of wood, or a building kit, or whether it's LEGO. When it comes to accuracy, I don't think there's much in this ship that can be overdone. I do agree with FBW on the hull and the ropes though. Most ropes were indeed more tan-coloured, but then they were tarred and became almost ink-black. So that's why I agree it could look better for the standing rigging. Anyway, just a few more improvements perhaps, and you could send the ship to a museum some time, like I did with the Vesta (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=47242&st=75#entry1400533) I've also added it to our Ship MOCs Index on Classic-Pirates.com (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=7440). Thanks for sharing! Cant wait to see more!
  March 26, 2013
But of course I can! I'll refer you immediately to all his stuff. The guy is CB4, a user from Eurobricks who came up with this technique here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=50917 Then he started building a xebec (not finished, though), which you have here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=55172 then I myself built a ship using his technique, which you have here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=74563 and finally cb4 started working on another ship here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=79732 (lot's of info ;) ) The technique itself is a bit complex to understand, if you are interested and have any issue with it at all don't hesitate a moment to contact me, I've managed to put it into LDD if you are interested too. I believe this way of building ships is the best possible way :) perfectly accurate!
 I made it 
  March 26, 2013
Quoting Frank Brick Wright Anders, most people comments...
Hi Frank, phew that was a lot of words and I think it deserves a reply. Overall, there will come other ships: this is a test run for a lot of techniques, so there is a lot of “not cutting corners” that is in play here. Ropes: I have chosen white because it is the most widely used on real ships and it is the most revealing in terms of technique, errors etc. Tiles: The red/black also shows in the LDD file. Hull shape: I would like to look further in to this, so can you please forward me the reference to the builder of http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6028/5991800109_ff38f7591a_b.jpg
 I like it 
  March 26, 2013
quoting Anders: Thanks man. A warning though: This build has undergone some changes in both hull and mast design. This includes strengthening the Stern and bow and a total overhaul of the design idea for the masts. ----- Yeah, here and there it might be a bit fragile but nothing that can't be solved I guess. :)
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
Anders, most people comments around here are like: "Wow, this is great!". I will give you my most earnest comment. What you have in here is an AMAZING ship. It gave you TONS of work and hours of dedication and the end result is in the very least fantastic. This is a very fine vessel, a masterpiece with superb detail and great shapes. However, there are a couple of points which I would like to suggest for further improvement (I'm hoping you will build another ship! :)). 1) The sails look fantastic but I would suggest black rope for the standing rigging or, at least, "old" rope in a colour closer to tan, white rope is a bit inaccurate (nice job on the shrouds, btw!). 2) Some tiles are not pressed with enough strength, thus leaving some "holes" in the tumblehome where one can see red/black plates, like in here, just bellow the anchor: http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=356786&id=/user_images/70118/1364013662m 3) The hull shape. The hull shape, seen from far is very good, but in the closeups seems very messy (I'm sorry to say this because I know it must have given you a lot of trouble): http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=356786&id=/user_images/70118/1364013683m Here we see a whole variety of curves, pieces facing in different directions, lots of indentations, I hope you see what I mean, it is rather far from a perfectly soft look as you have in here: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6028/5991800109_ff38f7591a_b.jpg even if your is tiled I think it still is clear that the studded one gets to be softer : I think that's awkward because in your digital models everything appeared ultra-smooth. I have now said everything I thought it ought to be said. Please keep in mind I admire you as a builder for your skills and dedications and this really is a tremendous ship.
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
Stunning work as always Anders, brilliant hull shaping!
 I made it 
  March 25, 2013
Quoting Erwin Schulz Outstanding! Your ships are so impressive! And thank your for publishing the LDD files. I actually try to convert one into building instructions. Maybe I can rebuild one of your ships too...
Thanks man. A warning though: This build has undergone some changes in both hull and mast design. This includes strengthening the Stern and bow and a total overhaul of the design idea for the masts.
 I made it 
  March 25, 2013
Quoting Sebeus I Beautiful, in terms of hull shaping it's one f the best I've seen and the rigging and sails is splendid as well, nice job with the studding sails as well. Btw, it's actually more appropriate to refer to Captain GreenHair instead of Bonaparte for the lower ratlines
Thanks for the comment. I have changed the text and reference accordingly.
 I made it 
  March 25, 2013
Thanks all for the nice comments.
 I like it 
  March 25, 2013
Outstanding! Your ships are so impressive! And thank your for publishing the LDD files. I actually try to convert one into building instructions. Maybe I can rebuild one of your ships too...
 I like it 
  March 23, 2013
The hull is so perfect!
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  March 23, 2013
Amazing! The shaping of the hull is outstanding.
 I like it 
  March 23, 2013
Beautiful, in terms of hull shaping it's one f the best I've seen and the rigging and sails is splendid as well, nice job with the studding sails as well. Btw, it's actually more appropriate to refer to Captain GreenHair instead of Bonaparte for the lower ratlines
 I like it 
  March 23, 2013
No detail has been overlooked. The hull shaping is amazing.
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  March 23, 2013
Love the detailed (and no doubt accurate) rigging! Great work.
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  March 23, 2013
:O I've never see a hull built like that! Awesome!
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  March 23, 2013
Finally! Look awesome, great job!
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  March 23, 2013
I love all the awesome shapes you were able to pull off on the ship's hull. What a pleasure for the eye!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2013
Wow....looks perfect :)
 
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