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Brewtopian Imperial Navy PHT
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DA3 / PT Boat (CAT 7)
About this creation
In Brewtopia, we're a bunch of drunks, but we're a bunch of drunks who like to go fast. So when the time came to design Brewtopia's next generation PT boat, our leadership promised the design bureau a year's supply of premium stout if they could create something better than the typical 40-knot PT boat. With that kind of motivation they came back in less than a week with the blueprints for this baby, Brewtopia's first PHT (patrol hydrofoil torpedo) boat. With a pair of 5,500 HP turbines driving the hydrofoil jets, the PHTs are capable of a making an attack run at nearly 70 knots, so they don't have to stay in harm's way for very long.

Near the bow, you can see the gunner manning the 25mm Buzzmaster cannon. Behind him is the pilot house, where the Capt. "Smokin' Joe" Hazelwood is piloting the boat, and the engineer is monitoring the status of the twin turbine engines on his console. To the rear of the pilot house are 8 "Blotto" micro-ASMs, in two quad armored box launchers. To the rear of the superstructure, the seaman is checking how the latest batch is doing in the portable microbrewery. Finally, at the stern is the main armament of the PHTs - a centerline quad swivel-mount torpedo launcher, loaded with 4 533mm Mark XX torpedoes. The Mark XX is propelled by 500 liters of heavily shaken beer, one of the most powerful fuels known to man.







This final picture shows one of the torpedoes being launched.





FOURTH WALL: In case anyone is wondering, such ships do exist in real-world navies. Search for the US Navy's Pegasus-class fast attack boats for one example.





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  April 16, 2018
Quoting Tom's MOCs What a fun idea to do a hydrofoil! I would guess this is a rarity among LEGO modelers. Excellent execution of details such as the water sprays and more.
Thanks. You're right -- I don't recall seeing many (or maybe any) Lego hydrofoils before, but there probably are some somewhere. I think I could improve upon the water sprays given a little more time, but given the time constraints of the DA3 game, I made due with a less-than-perfect solution.
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  April 16, 2018
What a fun idea to do a hydrofoil! I would guess this is a rarity among LEGO modelers. Excellent execution of details such as the water sprays and more.
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  April 16, 2018
Quoting Pico van Grootveld Fantastic build!
Thanks. I'm still experimenting with better ways to do the "rooster tails." I may post an update at some point.
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  April 16, 2018
Fantastic build!
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  April 12, 2018
Quoting Topsy Creatori Very authentic looking... I do wonder tho... how it would look in orange! ;)
Thanks. Orange,... I could do that. Maybe I'll post an update in a little while.
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  April 12, 2018
Very authentic looking... I do wonder tho... how it would look in orange! ;)
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  April 12, 2018
Quoting Henrik Jensen Great looking hydrofoil, and I`m really amazed on the way it "flies", in particular when the propellers are above the water :-) Love the speed effect!
Thanks. As I noted in my description, you can search for some information on the Pegasus-class boats and you'll see how they "fly" in real life. When they are just cruising, a pair of 1,600 HP diesel motors drive the screws. In hydrofoil mode, an 18,000 HP gas turbine powers underwater jets. The hydrofoil "wings" generate lift in much the same manner as an aircraft's, lifting the hull out of the water to avoid most of the resistance it would normally generate.
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  April 12, 2018
Great looking hydrofoil, and I`m really amazed on the way it "flies", in particular when the propellers are above the water :-) Love the speed effect!
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  April 11, 2018
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Beautiful job! I love the brick built rooster tails . Outstanding!
Thanks. I think that in reality, those tails would probably be much larger - like bigger than the boat itself - but I didn't want to overwhelm the diorama with the water effects.
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  April 11, 2018
Beautiful job! I love the brick built rooster tails . Outstanding!
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Nick Barrett Great effect with the water, boat's very nice as well. This ought to be a MILPO dreadnought.
Thanks. We'll see about it's dreadnought status. If it doesn't reach that level, I can always try for a reboot, as you have done so effectively.
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  April 10, 2018
Great effect with the water, boat's very nice as well. This ought to be a MILPO dreadnought.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Stuart Lucas Awesome boat with hydroplanes, even better water effects! Love this from top to bottom.
Thanks. I think that if I had a little more time, I could have done better on the water spray, but I think I got the effect I was looking for.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Jack Sparrow I can't remember the term for the type of boat this is but man this well done! I also like the fact that it's built vignette style with sea spray, etc. Awesome work! :-)
Thanks. The name that I'm familiar with for this type of boat is hydrofoil, but there may be other terms as well. The vignette style was somewhat of a requirement for DA3, since the boat had to be shown on water, but even if it weren't a requirement, I think I'd still to it that way so that I could show the boat "in motion."
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  April 10, 2018
Awesome boat with hydroplanes, even better water effects! Love this from top to bottom.
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  April 10, 2018
I can't remember the term for the type of boat this is but man this well done! I also like the fact that it's built vignette style with sea spray, etc. Awesome work! :-)
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting BATOH rossi very realistic, as always the attention to detail does not make you flaw!
Thanks. Although some parts of my MOCs are somewhat whimsical (e.g. the micro-brewery aboard this boat), I try to keep some level of realism. Attempting to model real-world objects accurately is something I enjoy.
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  April 10, 2018
very realistic, as always the attention to detail does not make you flaw!
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting P. Andrei Very effective solution for the hull, great job.
Thanks. I basically used my standard technique for hull shaping. To be honest, I took a little bit of a shortcut on the stern. The tapering should probably even more gradual than it is, but that would have required half-plate stepping, which is something I didn't want to get into here.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Officer Treck A PT that shoots ginger ale? LOVE IT
Thanks.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Seaman SPb Hydrofoil! You did it! Fantastic job! But... at a speed of 70 knots to drink beer on the deck... tough guy! ))
Thanks. Yeah, we've had a few "speed casualties" over the years with this boat, but the crew is always happy.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Daniel H. This is so amazing! Superb work!
Thanks. This was a pretty draining build for me (almost 3,000 parts), so I don't know if I'll doing anything like this again anytime soon.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Werewolff Studios Way to blow the competition out of the water! Nice stuff mate, love the style of this one!
Thanks. Literally "out of the water," I guess. I wanted to do something a little different, and a hydrofoil was a great way to do it.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting matt rowntRee Now that is just glorious! Cheers for the promise of stout!
Thanks. Stout would definitely get me motivated as well, at least until the 4th or 5th one.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting VAkkron ™ Well, at first I was debating whether or not it was "in" the water, but it's making quite the wake... Plus Mike said hovercrafts were allowed, so this certainly is. You are specs accurate and ready to continue your sea domination. Nice smoke plume, that's cool stuff.
Thanks. The "in the water" clause was one of the reasons I went with a hydrofoil, and not a true hovercraft #for those who aren't sure exactly what a hydrofoil is, it basically "flies" on a set of submerged wings, with far less resistance than a traditional ship's hull#.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Zach Sweigart Awesome! I like all details in it. Especially the “in motion” effects like the water spraying the plumage from the torpedo.
Thanks. I borrowed the "plumage" idea from one of my SHIPtember builds - I used a similar effect for missiles being fired from my SHIP.
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  April 10, 2018
Quoting Patrick Boyle Stellar work on the hydrofoil! The waves are a great touch.
Thanks. I figured I had to add the waves or it would look like the boat was standing still, and a hydrofoil that is standing still is basically a rock.
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  April 10, 2018
Very effective solution for the hull, great job.
Mark B.
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Patrick Boyle
  April 9, 2018
Stellar work on the hydrofoil! The waves are a great touch.
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  April 9, 2018
A PT that shoots ginger ale? LOVE IT
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  April 9, 2018
Hydrofoil! You did it! Fantastic job! But... at a speed of 70 knots to drink beer on the deck... tough guy! ))
  April 9, 2018
This is so amazing! Superb work!
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  April 9, 2018
Way to blow the competition out of the water! Nice stuff mate, love the style of this one!
 I like it 
  April 9, 2018
Now that is just glorious! Cheers for the promise of stout!
 I like it 
  April 9, 2018
Well, at first I was debating whether or not it was "in" the water, but it's making quite the wake... Plus Mike said hovercrafts were allowed, so this certainly is. You are specs accurate and ready to continue your sea domination. Nice smoke plume, that's cool stuff.
 I like it 
  April 9, 2018
Awesome! I like all details in it. Especially the “in motion” effects like the water spraying the plumage from the torpedo.
 
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