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This can be to
-Draw attention to problems with the group preferably written as suggestions to improvement.
-Draw attention to moccers or mocs that can be a valuable source of inspiration to improve the quality of the advice.
-Ask questions on where your comment or moc is relevant.
I try to make this a restricted members area, so don’t be offended when I delete your question if you are not a member. Please ask your design questions in the relevant conversation topics. Permalink
Greetings, general ship building is my field I guess, I have been thinking about making a hull-building guide, including my techniques but also other builders' techniques, discussing good and bad points and so on.
Better yet, lately I came up with a new ship building technique, completely different from the general principle of achieving shape by square offsets.
I call it "organic ship building"
it's still in experimental phase but I'm making progress, this is a little preview http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=493248
For the mathematical minds among us, you can consider my technique as "polar coordinates" opposed to the traditional "cartesian coordinates"
A completely different approach to describe shape as you can see.
I'll be happy to add this guide in this group whenever I manage to make it. Permalink
"Functionality" might also be a good category, I have been creating ships with advanced technics (opposed to the basic systems on official sets). http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/282403 (the video shows it all)
Technic functions involve, working rudder, capstan (either for a crane, anchor or both) and more complex applications,
A while ago I had a ship that could open all of its gunports by turning a gear http://www.flickr.com/photos/sebeus/5478432897/in/set-72157626724398468
Besides these technic function you can also use electrics for light for example,
I'd like to make an instruction page about that sometime. Permalink
Quoting Sebeus I
"Functionality" might also be a good category.....technic functions involve, working rudder, capstan (either for a crane, anchor or both) and more complex applications,
... ...Besides these technic function you can also use electrics for light for example,
I'd like to make an instruction page about that sometime.
Please go for it. I am currently trying to work my way up through some pretty basic design techniques. It would be very good to have some more advanced ones in play soon.
For now I think functionality should be in general ship building,(I have added it to the revised "blue" list) but later on there could be a new topic with advanced features. Permalink
No. I have tried to register a couple of times, but there is something wrong when I try to validate. The closest explanation of the problem, I could find is this: Quote the registration help on eurobricks: "You may be registered and logged straight in, or you may have to verify your email address by clicking a link in an email that we will send you. If this is the case, a screen will now appear with further instructions." when I use the links on the validation mail.(any of them) I get to the frontpage where there is no appropiate places to enter either a member Id or a validation key. And no instructions for that matter. Then I don't know what to do. I have tried it a couple of times, but no one have given me any useful answers on what to do.(though Nykle Dijkstra did do a tremdous effort)Quite frustrating. Permalink
Quoting Nykle Dijkstra
I don't know which of my techniques would be relevant, but I'm thinking of showing how I did the gunport line, the mastheads and perhaps some details on the deck.
I think that you should go for anything that you feel for doing, I am starting by doing something basic, but what just comes to my mind by looking at the Le Vesta is: Rigging, sails, masts, crew, galleries for the main cabin… and then some.
Quoting Nykle Dijkstra
Where should I place these?
Thanks for this question it is something that I hope all members think through.
No doubt that you are working either in the General ship building or in the Pre-steam topic. It all depends on how your emphasis on the details is and how “general” you’re thinking.
-Gunport line: if you are thinking mostly in terms of making the hull line I think that this could be useful for any ship builder, if you are focusing mainly on the gunports it is clearly an entry for the pre-steam topic.
-Mastheads: Here is what I would consider. Am I describing something that is general for any mast regardless of time period, or am I describing a distinct feature only found on pre-steam ships.
-Details on the deck. This is probably a posting related to pre-steam, but again, are you describing something that can also be found on newer vessels it is in general ship building.
In any case I have tried to meet this problem in the Introduction to the conversation topics
“Some postings will be referred to in more than one topic” so if you really can’t decide: Make links in two topics.
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe
Thanks for letting me participate here!
Can we please have a picture for the front page of the group¿?
Yes, it was on the next(last before going public) to do list for the group, But you are right it is good to have something.
I have these suggestions:
The historic approach
-A portrait of Chapman, the first naval architect.
-A picture of an old docking station (that is what I have uploaded now)
-A wooden ship model, the kind used on the wharfs back in the day
The Ingeneering approach
-A ship blueprint.
-Some measuring instruments.
-A ship in drydock.
The Lego approach
-A lego anchor.
-Some lego tools.
-And the toughest one: A lego ship that we can agree on.
Even though I have uploaded a picture I would very much appreciate the opinion/suggestions from the members. Permalink
Any guest -please ignore the following as it is to do list for the members.
What to do now:
-add a description of yourself in the “Introduction to the members” topic
-add your description of one or more technique in what you think is the appropriate topic
-add mocs that shows your technique(s)
I believe these things can be altered, so just go for it and give it your best shot.
These things are also mentioned above, but I will be altering the privacy status of the group shortly so please hurry up if you haven't done something about this yet!
Now to the last to-do list before opening for public viewing. Mostly to myself, but I think it is best if you all know what is going on, and as always your input is important to me, so here it goes:
-Group picture. I guess I'll settle for the picture that is.
-There is still one or more co-admin seats available –don’t be shy!
-Should we have some “alliance” group(s) maybe other groups focusing on how-to’s.
-To have added clarity for anyone who wants to search the topics I think it will be best if the comments within the topics is gathered in one big comment that has the right references and the order described in the group homepage. I have taken the liberty to do this in the pre-steam topic to give an impression of this.
-When I altered the privacy status I also cleared the comments regarding group upstart, don’t be offended by this it is also for the added clarity.
-I have added an introduction comment to all the groups. I am not a builder of Steam, or modern vessels , so there is probably some of you guys who can give a better intro to these topics- go for it!
-The steam, and modern topic is very empty at the moment, so if you have something that can be added here please do.
Please give me your opinion on these agendas, if you have one. Permalink
You're wanted at Classic-Pirates, your Danish navy brig has attracted quite some attention over at the EB forum ;)
I believe you said there was an error when you tried joining, is that correct ? Permalink