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A Ship's Bell
Does your ship have one? A ship's bell is one of the ship's most prized possessions.
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A Ship's Bell


Does your ship have one?

A ship's bell is one of
the ship's most prized possessions.

My ship RTS Zavala does!






So the parts list...
note: the pics are linked

For the bell it self:
1 ChromeSilver 70973
1 ChromeSilver x85
1 ChromeSilver 382
3 Gray 4274

Into the bucket's bottom plug in a 4274 through the x85 insert the cut T of the Sprue from 382 (I wrapped 2 turns of scotch tape around it to make it thicker and stick)

my mount:

trap 2 Black 6541 "technic brick 1 x 2 with hole" on the harpoons with 2 4274s pins
4 black 4589 "cone 1 x 1" 2 each on each side of the mount
5 black 3623 "plate 1 x 3" one above and below the "4589-6541-4589"
and the last on the top of 2 black 3665 "slope brick 45 2 x 1 inverted"
2 black 3070b "tile 1 x 1" on each end on top of the 3665s
make 4, 3 high legs of 12 Black 3062b "brick 1 x 1 round"
top it with 1 black 3299 "Slope Brick 33 2 x 4 Double" in the anti-studs!!

hope this is clear


So about the design of this bell, I ordered a number of odd chrome parts off of bricklink to try, so the pain on the design of the bell was that each "test" trying to get a better "look", took a bricklink order and wait for shipment to me cycle, so I worked on the bell off-and-on for three months before I got to the current look.

First credit where credit is do, the ships bell idea I got from this thread Useful Fabuland, Belville and pieces from other themes?, Useful parts, even for SYSTEM builders! by ZCerberus and his bell on his ship the Arbiter I/II:


as nice as his is, I wanted a round bell top, so off to peeron:
search peeron dome 2 x 2
533 doesn't come in chrome, I tried (bought some PearlCopper ones) NO

search peeron dish 2 x 2
I bought 4740 in chrome it worked poorly and looked worst "flatish" NO

search peeron round 2 x 2

what's this?:


I bought a couple of "x85"s I never knew of this part! wait....
Hey this works OK, and it looks better, not perfect but until I find a better way,
SAY if any of you see a better way ......

This design tip was first posted in this
eurobricks pirate forum thread.

The Home of Republic of Texas Navy in LEGOs is right here on MOCpages.


enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect







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