Still a work in progress (WIP).
I started this project in 2006. I wanted to make the HMS Victory as best I can in minifig scale. The HMS Victory is a 1st rate ship of the line of which the original can still be visited in Portsmouth. I chose to construct a tiled SNOT hull. Where the brown tiles represent the copper plating. Currently, I'm building the orlop. After that I will start the work on the gun decks. I've already finished the costum guns for the lower gun deck. And I finished some test pannels for the tiling of the of the ship above the waterline.
That is an impressive build I particularly like that you have used plates to get a nice curve to the hull. Using tiles is an interesting choice - definitely looks nice from the outside. I also really like the image of where you have the black and yellow section that is clearly on a curve. Impressive.
I am about to start a scale LEGO model of the Victory. I have been gathering reference (hence how I found your MOC), what reference do you use for the build? Also did you use any LEGO 3D packages to design this, or did you just build from scratch? I intend to create a 3D model in 3dsmax then convert it to plates. What approach did you take?
Thank is an impressive build. I particularly like the use of plates (and tiles) to get the smoothes curves LEGO can create without using slopes. The detail that stood out for me the most though is the small section that you have made from yellow and black, the way you have created that upward curve while still maintaining the shape of the hull. Impressive./b I have stumbled onto your creation after doing some research to build a similar scale HMS Victory and I have a few questions for you. Firstly, what research did you use? How did you design the hull? Digitally? I plan to build a 3D model of the victory using a separate 3D package and convert it to 1x1 plates to get the most accurate shape. At this point I have just been building small details but am starting the 3D hull this weekend. I would love to hear any advice you have. Thanks for sharing this great MOC. Cheers - Cade
oh my god!I`m falling out of my chair!every thing is so good!you have it made very well,I was suprised with custom cannon though,it is all very nice,by the way are you going to use blue coats like the real imperial navy or red? and can you give instructions to the cannon?
thanks a lot for all the nice comments on this ship. I'm continually collecting bricks for this beast. But my main problem now is a shortage of spare time... :( I've made plans for the next phase of the ship and am stil scavenging for all the appropriate bricks. But progress has been slow. Hopefully I'll find some time in July.
very skilled job so far... I have a dwarfed HMS Victory ship compared to your colossal one. the best part i think for you will be figuring out the huge sails i believe 3 masted?
ill be looking for how it turns out great work!
Welcome to MOCpages:)!! Oh my Goodness, thatīs huge. Is it that easy to hold up? The shaping you did for the ship's "belly" is amazing, with all those tiles. Thatīs the stuff that makes people dream about what all can be done in Legos - if you have the means to do so... So from your picture with all the sailing ships in the backround and the fact that your WIP will become the HMS Victory, I suppose youīre mostly into old vessels? Or do you like modern city stuff as well? Best regards, Steffen