Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

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Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby pkbrennan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:12 pm

But I want to do it in theme with everything that I am doing, so ordered a load of Viking Ship parts from minifigforlife via bricklink:

[Used] Black Boat Mast Section Base 4 x 4 x 9 (x3)
[Used] Reddish Brown Boat Hull Large Middle 8 x 16 x 2 1/3 with 9 Holes (x4)
[Used] Reddish Brown Boat Hull Viking Bow / Stern (x2)
[New] Reddish Brown Boat Ship's Wheel with Slotted Pin (x1)

Basically, I am going to make a small SteamPunk Corsair out of this - one of the SteamPunk Twins' inventions... I just need some mast top sections and design a body on top of the boat base and off I go...

I must be mad...
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Zupponn » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:15 am

I am now excited.
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:24 pm

Slowly ordering parts for it:

[New] Black Window 1 x 2 x 2 2/3 Pane Twisted Bar with Rounded Top (x8)
[New] Reddish Brown Window 1 x 2 x 2 2/3 with Rounded Top (x8)
[New] Dark Brown Brick, Arch 1 x 4 (x8)

Yes, I told you I was going baroque, and that includes the side windows...

[Used] Brown Plate 2 x 2 (x4)
[Used] Brown Plate 2 x 4 (x32)
[New] Dark Red Slope, Inverted 33 3 x 2 with Connections between Studs (x4)

Plus other bits for two more minifigs:

[New] Yellow Minifig, Head Dual Sided Female with Brown Eyebrows and Freckles Scared / Smiling Pattern (x1)
[Used] Yellow Minifig, Head Dual Sided Female with Red Lips, Crow's Feet and Beauty Mark Annoyed / Smiling Pattern (x1)
[Used] White Torso Pharaoh's Quest Blouse with Buttons, Belt and Necklace Pattern (Helena Tova) / White Arms / Yellow Hands (x2)
[New] Dark Brown Hips and Legs (x2)
[Used] Black Minifig, Headgear Hair Female Ponytail (x1)
[New] Dark Brown Minifig, Headgear Hair Female Ponytail Long French Braided (x1)

And bits I don't have that I think will be useful elsewhere:

[New] Black Minifig, Utensil Camera Handheld Style - Type 2 (x1)
[Used] Black Minifig, Utensil Metal Detector, Stud on Search Head (x1)
[Used] Black Minifig, Utensil Spanner / Screwdriver (x4)
[Used] Black Slope 45 2 x 2 with 3 Gauges and 3 Knobs Pattern (x1)
[Used] Blue Minifig, Utensil Jack - Complete Assembly (x1)
[Used] Brown Minifig, Utensil Briefcase (x2)
[New] Dark Bluish Gray Minifig, Utensil Chainsaw Blade (x10)
[Used] Red Minifig, Utensil Cup (x2)
[New] Red Minifig, Utensil Dynamite Sticks Bundle (x2)
[Used] Trans-Neon Orange Minifig, Utensil Chainsaw Blade (x6)

Slowly but surely this SHIP will be built...
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Bragallot » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:51 pm

Good luck. One day I'd like to do one of my microscale frigates in minifig scale as well, but it's not exactly a priority right now. How do you determine which parts you're going to need? Do you have it like drawn out of something?
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby pkbrennan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:13 pm

I was a second life builder back in the day when you can make real money building islands for people, so I learned to think spatially and could knock together an island with a mall in about a week just off the top of my head.

I have two or three ideas floating in my head, and depending upon the parts I can get, one of them will be the final build.

I might dispense with the stern piece and put a Big #$%!ing Engine straight on the back, or I can do four engines on nacelles if I keep the stern. Either way, the body is going to be mostly brown on top of the hull with four of those windows up each side. I will slope the front and the roof, and probably build a cockpit arrangement on top much like you see on a modern aircraft carrier, but much smaller. I will have three masts on the top whatever propulsion I do at the back, with sails and rigging and shit just because I can. Think Captain Harlock's ship for that idea.

The primary colours will be brown and dark red, with details in black and dark grey. Wherever possible I will sneak in little baroque elements and maybe some gold trim pieces here and there. Need to get a brown minifig with female yellow face for a nuddy figurehead too...

Another thing I could do is a three-deck catamaran arrangement. We shall see...
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Silverdream » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:23 pm

I built a ship out of a brown hull. Pics are whiteagle'd in the spoiler.

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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Zupponn » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:59 pm

The main deck seems a little too bare for me. Maybe try adding some more dakka or something to make it less flat?
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Silverdream » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:00 pm

It's been taken apart. I think I built the ship in around late '09 to early '10.
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Zupponn » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:02 pm

Silverdream wrote:It's been taken apart. I think I built the ship in around late '09 to early '10.

Oh, ok. Time to build another one?
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Silverdream » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:11 pm

No, time to build a fleet of vehicles for each faction and build up stockpiles of parts for buildings as well as more infrantry and artillery.
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Quantumsurfer » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:52 am

pkbrennan wrote: so I learned to think spatially


That, sir, is a badass ability to have. I often bemoan my inability to create awesome 3-dimensional things (in lego but also in wargaming).
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby pkbrennan » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:03 am

That SHIP is cute. I like the old fashioned poopdeck at the back with the cabin underneath.

I might be a little less traditional though...
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby aoffan23 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:00 pm

I think you should keep the stern, and arrange the four engines at the back in an X pattern. Also, don't forget to add some sort of ramming blade-like object to the bow. :twisted:
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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby Zupponn » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:17 pm

aoffan23 wrote:add some sort of ramming object to the bow

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Re: Wanna get into Space and need a SHIP

Postby aoffan23 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:26 pm

Zupponn wrote:
aoffan23 wrote:add some sort of ramming object to the bow

:warhead:


Like a penis.
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