Captain Zuloo, on Oct 19 2008, 01:42 PM, said:
Well, CGH! I had no idea you were such a talented MOCer. I glanced over this thread earlier, but I didn't actually look at it properly. You could well be one of the LEGOLAND modelers. Just one thing though:
Is that figure head a bit small? When you compare it to the rest of the ship and then to other ships that have figure heads almost dominating the bow. I just find it a little small. But the ship is huge. How far do you think you'll get before Christmas?
The figurehead is in an exact 1:39 scale just like everything else
zorro3999, on Oct 19 2008, 02:21 PM, said:
Yes, you really have outdone yourself this time
I thought you were in that kind of stuff?
No...but Indy is i'm afraid....
Lasse D, on Oct 19 2008, 08:14 PM, said:
... and I finally got to see the final figurehead. The head is much better than the prototypes I came up with!
And it is nice to see the whole hull. The transitions, as you have discussed earlier, are obscured by the whole flow of the sides, so I think you made the right decision by going for strength.
Keep it up Cap.
I think so too, thanks for thinking with me on it.
oDDerFisken, on Oct 19 2008, 10:33 PM, said:
Nice progress. Have you gt any idea when this will be finished? It's seems to me, that there's still a long way to go.
But so far it's very nice! You figurehead is indeed good. You can be proud of youself, there's absolutely reason to be pleased with you're work so far.
The plan is to show her at LW Zwolle, somewhere about a year from now.
But i'm not in a hurry, don't want to make this a rush job.
Mr Tiber, on Oct 20 2008, 06:14 PM, said:
That's huge Cap'n. And that figurehead is just awesome.
How many tiles do you reckon went into it?
About 1.200 white ones to this point, also 2.000 jumperbricks and approx. 3.500 plates.
I roughly estimate 50.000 bricks will go in when finished.
Ras, on Oct 21 2008, 07:52 PM, said:
I first heared of this moc back in Billund.
You where talking lots about it, and I really didn´t understand how you wanted to build with those "jumperbricks".
How to get them together and make it hold together.
It can be ´cause you where drunk a few times telling me
But now seen how far you got (I´ve been looking in but not responded before) and how it is coming along is really great.
You wan´t critics?
The only one I got for you is already mentioned.
Why the yellowed bricks buddy?
CM once told me I´m in top of the foodchain on this matter.
I was just wondering, ´cause it doesn´t seems to be that many that it would be a money issue.
Really would like an answer to this.
Otherwise there is not much more to add then what you alredy got.
Will really continue to follow your work, and it is really looking great. Really beautiful
I just use what i have, ships hulls are never clean, so i don't really bother.
The worst have been left out though, i found some in my box...man...
SirNadroj, on Oct 21 2008, 08:55 PM, said:
My God, that hull is gorgeous.
I've been meaning to ask you; how do you create the hull? Just special grid paper? I know some people use computer software to render the model.
I just measure the largest dimension, and a few points along the side. The rest goes by eye, just like the original Dutch ships were build. Software might be handy next time, i've rebuild the aft section about 50 times...
But the nice thing is that this really is a test for my patience, wich is improving, thankfully.