From LDD to real build- Building the Danish Navy brig HDMS Lougen
One fine evening I finally placed the last orange brick.
Bright orange –sorry-
The ones who have looked closer at my postings will know that I have been planning to build my ships for real for quite some time.
Now I'm doing it! It's the Danish brig HDMS Lougen.
To see the details of the model, including the opportunity to download the LDD file, please visit the Brig-of-war HDMS Lougen-class posting.
To see the first stages in the build visit
Danish navy brig Building journal chapter 1
Some data on the build:
Length of the ship is 87 cm
With bowsprit it will be approx. 120 cm
Height from keel to the tip of the tallest mast will be approx. 100 cm
Number of bricks of the original design was 9092 bricks.
The actual build will differ slightly from this number as I have made some structural changes and will be adding a stand.
There is 1536 cheese slopes all in all, of these the 1302 is bright orange.
The lower hull color is bright orange.
The outside hull above the waterline is bright yellow and black
The inside hull is white below deck and bright red above deck.
The decks are brick yellow.
Masts will be black and bright yellow.
Guns are black and bright red.
I am working by the plans for the brigs HDMS Lougen and HDMS Delphinen(The dolphin) found in the Danish national archive. The right thing to do would be to make a link for the plans, but as this doesn't seem to work I have taken the liberty to upload the drawings here.
When the hull was done I turned my attention to rest of the panels and accessories.
Now I am experimenting on how to build the most stable masts.
As you can see this may be the last wip posting in this. I’m looking forward to show the finished ship in a couple of weeks.
Thanks a bunch. I have tried to make an account several times since you’ve featured it. I have also been to looking in on the posting from time to time. I hope, since I can’t make it work myself, that you will do me the honor of posting the finished model as well. BTW I have a couple of updated pics. Here http://www.flickr.com/photos/anderst2012/8051455792/in/photostream/ .
The sails will be of your design, of course with due credit.
Quoting Frank Brick Wright
Here I am again, bothering you with my criticism!...
It's quite allright, actually I see it as a compliment that you go over my creations with such scrutiny. The things you have noticed is also some things that worry me and they will eventually bee adressed before making the final posting of the ship. You should know that this is my first real brick creation since I was a teenager, so there is a lot of trial and error being done here.
Here I am again, bothering you with my criticism! If I am so persistent in pointing out your mistakes is because I see you have great skills and I want to give my modest help nm maximizing them :) 1) The stand is somewhat odd in the extremities, I am not sure about it; 2) The connection between the bow and the middle of the ship looks somewhat fragile which gives a look of instability to that section; 3) Overall the ship is fantastic, this technique is quite parts-intensive but it compensates ;)
Well, it wouldn't have matter which one you liked more, I made both of the Backgrounds you saw. Though, the second one's style was dictated by the Builder I made it for, so unlike the one shown in my MOC, it's not my normal style.
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe
Looks very good!!! I am surprised about the bright orange for the lower hull. Could have been Dark Orange¿? -Anyway looks good on the photo! Looking forward to the rigging, ratlines, etc.
Thanks, yes most people said it would look weird, but I find it to be the color (the official ones) that comes closest to looking like a hull with copper sheathing. Oh the ratlines, I hope they will be more fun than pain.
Quoting Sebeus I
Hmm, delicious, arer you sure you want to angle the main mast like that ? (second last picture)
Thanks, Yep! it is something I worry about, but the original plan for the masts show this angle. To show this I have now uploaded the plans, From the Danish national archive. The third picture shows the sail and mast plan. At first I hoped the angle could have been a mistake, but then I took a closer look at the hull plan on the left!
Hmmm, I like how this is turning out, though I'm not surprised at the fact that this well made, it's what I expected. Oh, since you liked my MOC's Main Picture, I suggest checking out this MOC, http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/309043.