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10 replies to this topic  – Started by Mad Dutchman , Oct 14 2009 11:17 PM

#1 Mad Dutchman

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 11:17 PM

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Ok so I just want to say that first and foremost am a historical entertainer/ reenactor and built my Lego ship after a search for a regular model ship that siuted me failed. I was sitting around pondering how I could get a model I could customize when a reenactor friend of mine came over after a trip to Florida and gave me a Lego block that had my pirate name engraved on it. Then the Lego idea light came on, the wheels began to turn once more and The Mad Dutchman was born! This ship took about 3 months to find, buy and assemble all the pieces I needed, having to stop mid build cause parts weren't in many times. I based this ship loosely on Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge and after working at the Franklin Institute in the exhibit of the Whydah captained by Samuel bellamy played a part to. I tried to be as accurate as possible, Queen Anne's Revenge had 25 to 40 guns and was 103 ft long as far as I've been able to find out, but I don't know if that was her deck or keel length. Please feel free to make any comments about my ship, I just ask you to remember that I tried to build her on the same construction designs as the Skull Eye Schooner and the other origional Lego ships and that is why she isn't as ornate as some, but hey, it's a pirate ship and it doesn't have to be!

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93 foot keel (if a minifig is 6ft tall)

Square rigged Gally design

38 guns, including chasers

31 man crew (for now)
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#2 Lt. Col. Thok

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 12:47 AM

I knew dutchmen could fly, but this is something else althogether!  :pir_laugh2:

Seriously, though, nice ship!  I love the colour scheme, and I would hate to face those broadsides.  

Perhaps you should make an Imperial ship to conquer it. :pir-tongue:
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 01:52 AM

THis is a really nice ship. Did you go and see the Queen Anne's Revenge or did you just use photos. I love everydetail about it and think its awsome that you measured out to see how long it is to minifigures :pir_laugh2: .

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#4 Mad Dutchman

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:17 AM

View PostLt. Col. Thok, on Oct 14 2009, 07:47 PM, said:

I knew dutchmen could fly, but this is something else althogether!  :pir_laugh2:

Seriously, though, nice ship!  I love the colour scheme, and I would hate to face those broadsides.  

Perhaps you should make an Imperial ship to conquer it. :pir-tongue:

I really wanted to put all the pics on here, i just couldnt do it in the space given, go to my facebook link, you can see how the Admirals "random ship inspection" went!

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:04 AM

Looks good.  I also saw the Whydah exhibit here in Chicago.  Really cool stuff.

Your ship looks like it could do some damage.

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#6 Rick

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 06:36 AM

Nice ship... Quite some firing power...  :cannon:

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 08:35 AM

First of all, that name is really quite funny :pir-sweet:  Thing I like: The colourscheme (nice red and black), the sailplan (very realistic) and ofcourse the crew. Possible improvements: Try to make a tumblehome and make the great cabin a little less boxy. For the rest you did a great job. Does it also have an interior? I'd like to see the inside of the great cabin :pir-classic:
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#8 Mad Dutchman

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:48 AM

View PostAdmiral Croissant, on Oct 15 2009, 03:35 AM, said:

First of all, that name is really quite funny :pir-sweet:  Thing I like: The colourscheme (nice red and black), the sailplan (very realistic) and ofcourse the crew. Possible improvements: Try to make a tumblehome and make the great cabin a little less boxy. For the rest you did a great job. Does it also have an interior? I'd like to see the inside of the great cabin :pir-classic:


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#9 Mad Dutchman

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 02:43 PM

UPDATE!!


I havent been on the site in awhile and I have seen some great MOCs so my plan is to overhaul this beast and post the pics as soon as I come back from my trip this week!



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Posted 28 October 2009 - 04:32 PM

View PostMad Dutchman, on Oct 28 2009, 08:43 AM, said:

UPDATE!!


I havent been on the site in awhile and I have seen some great MOCs so my plan is to overhaul this beast and post the pics as soon as I come back from my trip this week!

Good to know.  I like the size of this ship and the massive firepower but to be honest it looks alot like the Blackseas barracude, only bigger.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 05:12 PM

That's a formidable looking pirate ship.  That poor little Imperial Flag Ship doesn't stand a chance!  I agree even a small tumblehome would be a wonderful addition.  In any event she is a very nice ship.
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