For some reason, the ship gave the distinct impression that it was merely half of a ship - like someone had chopped the back off of it. The obvious solution? Buy another ship and put the two of them together! This is the result...
At first I tried to work only with the contents of the two sets, but I simply couldn't get the masts to look right with the available parts, so I began drawing from my collection as well, mostly in order to build the platform at the back on which the second mast is standing.
Egad, is that a skele-ninja? Yes, indeed.
The captain here thinks he's in charge, but where would he be without the necromancer lich above, whose deathly magics keep them all unalive? The only magic the captain posesses is the ability to keep his beard somehow intact.
The ballistae were made from the little shooter-majigs attached to front of either ship. I just rearranged the parts a bit and added the glowing horns to make have something akin to a plausible firing mechanism. I mean, come on, LEGO company, how could a weapon like that really work?
Look! The ocean appeared! Or at least a reasonable facsimile.
The skeleton becomes confused when he discovers that the ballista lacks any type of cable between the bows. No need to worry - it's MAGIC! Duh.
"Get down from there, Rat, you moron."
"But look, Captain! It's the edge of the world!"
Looks like the Williamses have found themselves in another predicament.
"I say, I believe I'm starting to get rather... ugh... seasick, Brother William."
"Considering that you lack the internal organs required for such a feeling, Sir William, I do not see how that is possible."
"Regardless, we have to escape this vessel! Do you think we could swim it? We don't have muscles to get tired or need nourishment!"
"Indeed, but, Sir William... when was the last time you saw a skeleton FLOAT?"
Unseen and unnoticed, the skele-ninjas priorities remain a mystery. Everyone knows pirates are his ancient enemies, so is he here on an assassination mission? Or has a ninja finally decided that a Pirate's Life is the Life For Him, now that he's dead anyway?
There are several advantages of a skeleton crew (pun intended). First, no need for provisions. Second, no sea-sickness. Third, you can cram as many on board as you like.
The necromancer adepts are responsible for the dark enchantments on the ballista bolts. Whether they cause some kind of burning acid damage or explode on deck, releasing a cloud of noxious gas remains a mystery until they have struck.
I kept the arches on the back of both ships and thus ended up with a sort of tunnel through the vessel's mid-section. It's now used for storing a row-boat, held aloft by chains until needed.
"Bloody hell, Sir William... you forgot the oars!"
A shot of the ship without its crew.
And finally, what is probably one of the best background images I have ever done. Somehow the lighting managed to match up really well, and I added a shadow beneath the ship to complete the effect. Be sure to check out the bigger version by clicking the thumbnail at the top of the page.
In reply to Biebab: Thanks! Sorry about that one really huge pic that I forgot to resize. I have fixed it now.
In reply to Isak Gutierrez: I haven't quite decided whether or not to introduce gunpowder weapons in SYWBAA. If I do, this will stay as is, and I might even give it cannons. If I don't, then all the muskets above will be replaced with crossbows.
In reply to Jonathan Thomas: Wow, I seriously have no idea how that happened. I can't even edit my own reviews - it always glitches for me and pulls up someone else's review to one of my own creations, and then when I try to edit it, it comes back with an error message. But I certainly never wrote that stuff about Puss De Boots. Must be a bug in MOCPages...
In reply to Makuta Bane: Thanks! Personally, I think the central arch makes the model look more unique, and I rather liked the idea of using it to store a rowboat... but to each his own.
In reply to Ace Drow: That's why I called it a "set-mod." It's not a new creation - just a modification of an original set. ;-)
absolutely amazing and i like were you put the boat in the middle of the water you have a great sense of humor . were did you get the skeletons? oh and the reason why i fixed the comment(if you noticed)
I like it very much, as I love MOCs which seem like they could have been real LEGO sets, anyway. I think, the modification of the rear part so the mast gets higher is well-done. And, yes, the background is truly beautiful.
thats awesome, the scelly crew owns!!! when i got the set i thought about buying another one and joining them, but i couldnt afford it, and when i could i had forgoten the idea,i wish i could say thatthe one i envisioned could compare to urs, but ur exeeds the iner machinations of my lego boat mind. keep up the awesomeness@!
I think this creation could have been far better had you made it differ more from the original set. For me it just looks too much like Lego's ship. Especially the cabin pieces. I believe that modifying a set just isn't as much work or as worthy of praise as a completely original MOC.
Visual similarities aside, this is an okay MOC. I like the crew, you do have a nice selection of figs.
Great Mod. The humor is funny and might there be a story line to this? (oh, I have the same problem with my reviews where it gets all glitched and makes it so I can't change it......If only it could be fixed. Where is the mocpages help desk?)
Man you have a lot of skeletons! I am of course using this as a chance to complain. I have been to your site, and gone on the shop when i saw you were selling decals. So what i'm asking is could you PLEASE post some of those decals on Moc pages. I live in the UK so i can't buy any of them because you live in America. And anyone who is reading this, go to Justin R. Saber-Scorpion Stebbins site, and buy some of those fantastic decals if you live in the USA.
Well I like all youre work Scorp.And this is spectacular!It would be fun to see this in SYWBAA.Perhaps you should make a SYWBAA when Morvo is going to attack somthing.And is onboard.Then "MAYBE" you should add like banderolls or decals with skeleton marks to
make a flagship!
I love it!!! Also, just wondering, but do you not have an account on a lego site? You've got one on Saber Scorpion's Lair (duh), mocpages, flickr, brickarms forums, brickshelf gallery,and probably more. But do you have one on Brother's Brick?
Awesome! Wow, Scorp! That's amazing! That's flippi' sweet! :P So, is this goig to have a appearace in SYWBAA? Or is this a more "Flying Dutchman" type? More modern, as in the 1600s? I noticed that some of them have flintlock pistols. ;) Anyway, really, really, really good work. I want to see another ship like this to fight. :P