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Named after a fallen former ally, the NCS 'Augustus' is the new flagship of the New Corsairs' navy. This is what happens when pirates get hold of a real warship...
About this creation


The 'Augustus' is the latest in the line of Egomaniac class cruisers to take to the seas. Other notable ships in this class include the NCS Nero, the NCS Henry VIII and the NCS Donald Trump...



Actually, the 'Augustus' has a real-world analogue - the HMS Belfast, now a floating museum on the River Thames. I took my boys to see it earlier this summer, and was inspired to build a tribute by its huge size and mixture of grace and dangerousness.


Primary armament: 4 turrets, each with 180 degree traverse and 3 guns able to propel 6" diameter shells up to a range of 14 miles. The main superstructure has 2 bridges - the upper one is the command bridge, and directly below it is the Admiral's bridge.


Secondary armament: Twelve 4" guns, in 3 twin turrets mounted on each side of the ship. The deck amidships also provides space for 2 helicopters, which are used for reconnaissance and range finding for the gunners.


The doors amidships open to allow the torpedo tubes to swivel into position, in order to tackle submarines or finish off an enemy ship. Two anti-aircraft turrets are mounted on top of the torpedo bay. Lifeboats are stored alongside and between the funnels, hopefully never to be used!


The rear superstructure houses many of the functions essential for keeping a large ship running - the galley, the infirmary, the Naafi shop, and most fearsome of all - the dentist! The other 2 main gun turrets finish of the stern.



Fourth wall: This is of course an entry in Category 6: Warship for D.A.2: Up from the Ashes. I'm indebted to the supremely talented Lego shipbuilder Matt Bace - but for his excellent tutorial on the subject I probably would never have attempted something this big. At ~120 studs in length, this would technically be a SHIP if I built it in real bricks - maybe I will one day! The overall layout and disruptive camouflage pattern are strongly based on HMS Belfast (although if I'd been trying to build a replica, it would have been 50 studs longer).

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Building instructions
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Comments

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  October 7, 2015
Beautiful shaping! Loving the details of the docks!
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  August 30, 2015
Good work!
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  August 19, 2015
Beautiful work Stuart
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  August 18, 2015
Fantastic!
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  August 18, 2015
Very nice and reallistic looking boat!
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  August 16, 2015
A fantastic example of modern nautical workmanship. Well done!
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  August 15, 2015
*Whistles in admiration* Excellent work on this one Stuart! I really am impressed by the incredible shaping, and the scale you've built with. All of the build is really quite seamless. Very nice!
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  August 15, 2015
Awesome ship; great details. Well done!
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  August 15, 2015
Sweet Moc Stuart, I like it alot!!!!! :)
Stuart Lucas
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Matt Bace
  August 14, 2015
Awesome! Nice job with all of the details -- the turrets, the funnels, the mini-helicopters -- and the camouflage looks great, too.
Stuart Lucas
Michael Rutherford
  August 14, 2015
Commander Lucas. Building victory. This MOC is going to continue to garner MILPO well after tonight's AW. It is obviously the result of intense focus, effort, and patience. The digital format is new to you? Well, if that is true, I assure you, it is NOT remotely evident in the quality of your work. Seriously, work of this caliber enhances (eclipses really) the DA aspect completely. It's great work! Attack!
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  August 14, 2015
Great looking boat,Dude!
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  August 14, 2015
Wow! Great microscale vessel...impressive! But now you have me wondering...so it's spelled "Thames" but you guy call it the "Tims." What's up with that?
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  August 14, 2015
great job!
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  August 14, 2015
Very cool LDD MOC! This would be an epic SHIP in real bricks! Good job!
  August 14, 2015
Wow! That dazzle paint! Impressive ship General, giving Matt Bace a little run for his money. ;) Nice!
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  August 14, 2015
Now THAT'S a warship! This'll rule the ocean, beautiful build with so much fine detail it takes a while to take it all in. Awesome stuff.
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  August 14, 2015
Fantastic work, blow them out of the water!
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  August 14, 2015
Beautiful shaping and coloration of the hull, and the angle of the smokestacks looks fantastic!
  August 14, 2015
DQ has been lifted, go forth and conquer!
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  August 14, 2015
Quoting Ron L. Mitchell Very nice, but from the write up this is in virtual Lego? If that is the case I need to see an LDD file; until that is attached this beauty is DQ'ed for use in DA2.
Doh, that's what happens when I post things after midnight; the LDD file is now attached.
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  August 14, 2015
Wow! You've become a real master of LDD in no time at all. A truely impressive ship, especially using the two different shades of grey. I like the pattern on the fore deck, with those curves in the colours. Super details, such as the aircraft and the angled funnels, plus the proportions just look "right" to me. Excellent work.
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  August 14, 2015
A magnificent warship. Detailed to the extreme, and flawlessly designed. BOAJVWD.
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  August 14, 2015
It's big, it's beautiful, it's power! Seriously awesome work Stuart, very realistic. I like the fact that you used your visit with the kiddo's as an inspiration.
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  August 14, 2015
Wow, the camouflage is wonderful. The ship is very impressive, my friend.
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  August 14, 2015
Mr Lucas, you have seriously put the 'ship' in S.H.I.P. I love this thing, from the stern to the helicopters. Well done and probably my favourite in the category.
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  August 14, 2015
Yes! Love this thing, what a great looking ship!
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  August 14, 2015
It seems like almost everyone goes all-out on their DA 2 Warship, and you are no exception!
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  August 14, 2015
Excellent ship! Good luck!
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  August 14, 2015
Excellent cruiser, Stuart. Hard to say whether I like the overall lines or the detail work more. The camouflage is superb. Please don't name anything after Donald Trump, though. If we all ignore him, he'll just go away.
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  August 14, 2015
Stuart... this is sheer perfection! :)
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  August 13, 2015
Wow, this is an impressive piece, Stuart! Great attention to detail and the camo-d hull is very nicely done. Smooth shapes everywhere and those helicopters add a lot of character. Good work; it was worth all the time you invested in it. The "Trump" line had me in stiches. Great job completing your ORBAT!
  August 13, 2015
Holy poo! Hats off duder, this is incredible, luv the camouflage, helos, jetty, guns and the stacks in back.
  August 13, 2015
Very nice, but from the write up this is in virtual Lego? If that is the case I need to see an LDD file; until that is attached this beauty is DQ'ed for use in DA2.
 
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