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Scratch Build – In Progress YARR! Mighty pirate boat.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by luzt, 23 Oct 2008.

  1. luzt

    luzt What's a Dremel?

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    "We're taking the boat to Dreamhack" (www.dreamhack.se - The worlds biggest LAN-party)

    A boat? In the moding section? Wtf? Let me explain ;)


    First of I want to say hi to everyone as this is my first post, I've had so much fun reading various project logs here and I hope you will enjoy mine as much as I've enjoyed all of yours!


    Visiting a LAN is always fun, but some times it can be hard to find a place to put all your stuff. Previous years I've been inventing various shelves and constructions to solve this ever lasting problem. But this year I wanted to take it to the next level, making something extraordinary, so strange and crazy that you just had to stop and look at it. Bellow is an illustrative picture of the regular shelves that participants usually build.

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    One of these, but a crazier, funnier version with a pirate theme, (YARR) is what me and my first mate are aiming at. We are not talking about a table with a pirate flag but a whole boat with mast, canons and a fake parrot! If you have an idea that you think would fit our build, how crazy it may be, please tell us!

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    The goal.

    There are few limitations to this build and the wackier it gets, the better! We're even thinking about getting pirate costumes, just to make it more authentic! One thing to have in mind that we're not aiming for perfection but a fun mod, so lets get to work, YARR!








    The main table

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    My old shelf, a good foundation.


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    Removing the remains and starting with the legs.


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    Getting there.


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    The table was way to unstable without placing a board in the front.


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    Not the finest work of art, but rustic! The pirate way ;)


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    The boat hunt!

    To find ourselves a sea worthy ship we surfed the world wide web and found this astonishing vessel.
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    I can already picture our enemies trembling with fear as we board them! The add says "Wooden boat for the small pond", they must have written it wrong as everyone can cleary see it's a mighty pirate ship!


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    In a far of place in a town (directly translated to English) called "uninhabited hight" we found this place, according to the add we were to find our yellow "pond boat" here.


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    Here's my first mate posing with whats to become a legend.


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    Cutting and building

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    The boat is obviously to large to fit our table, so we had to "adjust" it. We also manages to talk a woman into helping us, somehow.:confused:


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    The captain (me) him self "adjusting" width :dremel:. In the middle of all the cutting my phone rings "Can I call you later? I'm cuting my boat into pieces." How many times will I have the opportunity to say that again in my lifetime?


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    My first mate is asking himself the question "What are we doing?"


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    Correct width, but not the right length.


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    So we had to cut a little more :dremel:


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    Mounting the boat to the table.


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    And as we had cut the boat into four pieces, we had to puzzle them together.


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    In more then one place.


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    The woman (Sara) mumbles something about how stupid we are, but as we are pirates, women have no say! YARR!


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    Some adjustments.


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    As we are going to paint it (yellow doesn't really say fearsome pirate) we had to fill in the gaps.


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    We have reached our first goal, a boat on a table!









    Decoration and details

    At the event we will have seats in the middle, were everyone will be walking by, so the front of the boat will be fully visible to the participants (we can there for place a 19" TFT if we wish to display something in front).

    As we have these exposed seats we want to make the most of it and add attention to details, this is where you can help! Ideas or suggestions are more then welcome and if the cost is not to exaggerated we might just make it reality.

    The ideas and must haves so far:
    *Mast
    *Sail with light towards it
    *Canons
    *Interior lights (in the cabin)
    *Ornament in the front
    *Boat wheel
    *Ropes from the mast
    *Bowsprit (stick in the front)
    *Curtain (for the cabin)

    And I just happen to have a 19" TFT lying around with a wall mounting kit, where shall we place this? And what are we to display?

    These two ornaments where compulsory and where bought right away.
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    We got to have lights so that we wont collide with other ships when the mist comes.


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    My happy first mate is making a holder for the sail.


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    We continued by attaching the boat wheel to our 2,3m (7,36 feet) long mast.


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    In the background you can see the sail mounted to the mast and our "front ornament" (I'm sure there is a name for it). Is this where we shall place our 19"?


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    A sneak preview of what's to come in the next update!




    New update hopefully this weekend!
    Al ideas are welcome!
     
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  2. wahoomcdaniel

    wahoomcdaniel What's a Dremel?

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    Avast! What's the talk about a "woman".
    Wench & buxom beauty - they be yer only choices for Pirates.
    Lookin' forward to the rig ye & yer crew be building.
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    If you could get away with it, I would have asked the lan organizer to remove the table so you could set up a series of boat shaped arcade booths. I was never a big fan of office chairs anyway. I'd rather have a recliner.
     
  4. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Now we KNOW that you're having fun! Nice work. I'm also enjoying your insanity as much as I believe you are. =)
     
  5. phenoptix

    phenoptix What's a Dremel?

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    You are clearly in need of some help. Mentally I mean. Then again I often wonder why pirates are so cool. Turns out they just ARRRGHHHH! :duh: Did I really just type that. Will I go through with posting it... Yup about to click...
     
  6. DuVeL

    DuVeL What's a Dremel?

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    Get 'er in a dress like these;
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    Also funny;
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    All this for a LAN. I asume you guys get an outfit?

    For the rest; :thumb:
     
  7. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    blue table cloth for water?
     
  8. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    'Lol' at the animation and 'LMAO I LOVE IT!' at the boat


    You seriously must be a mental case to do something like this... Welcome to the Sanctuary :)
     
  9. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I like it. Looks like a fun time building it too :hip:
     
  10. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    your computer needs to be a treasure chest!
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    +1 -and a keg of ale for a 2nd rig.
     
  12. Jokkocze

    Jokkocze What's a Dremel?

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    uuh guys, why not just build from scratch?
     
  13. Carpet3

    Carpet3 Minimodder

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    Yarr. I'd like to board her ship. Yarr.
     
  14. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Shiver me timbers! Its a yellow dinghy!

    Loving it dude. Looks like a lot of fun!

    But why is yer salty sea-wench wearin' me clothes?
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yarr, I'd let her walk my plank...
    And shiver me timber...
     
  16. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

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    You sawed that original boat in so much ways, I wouldnt call it a boat anymore what you have nailed to the table. With some pieces of wood, you could have made the same shape. Ahwell.... The decorations are very nice though.
     
  17. MonkeyTurnip

    MonkeyTurnip What's a Dremel?

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    get some dry ice (frozen C02) for some smokey effect, as for canons can you get some cheap plastic "cap Guns" kids toy gun that makes abang noise with a little puff of smoke, you could hook them up to on string and firen them allat once
     

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