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#176 Voodoo Hand

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:47 PM

View PostCap'n Blackmoor, on Jul 30 2009, 05:11 PM, said:

Horrible indeed, the thunderstorm was even above our house, in Friesland...
Anyway, the burning news has already been frontpaged and there is a thread about it here.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:14 PM

Any updates dear Captain?
No need to rush of course! I'm just curious to see more of this fantastic project, even now the real thing is burned to the ground...
I think that happening made the reference sources quite thinner. I hope you have some good pictures! Especially from the interior, since I can't find any pictures of it on the web.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 01:48 PM

How come the ship got burn? :pir-sceptic:

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:13 PM

The only thing that makes it slightly less worse is that it was "just" a replica, and that we have the wonderfull tribute that is CGH's (/CBH's) amazing ship. But still, a sad moment.
Can't wait to see more of the lego-version though.

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How come the ship got burn? :pir-sceptic:

There was a fart lighting contest onboard.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 10:25 PM

One more week and I'll see the latest update of the Prins Willim with my own eyes  :pir-sweet:

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#181 L-space

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 03:32 PM

Just read in the newspaper that the ship has been sold to the Talsma shipyard in Franeker and that she will be restored to her former glory.  :thumbup:
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:27 PM

Great news! Some time ago I read somewhere that they would not rebuild the ship, so all my hope was gone and now I suddenly see this good message!
I'm totally happy now :pir-sweet:  And also, it will be rebuilt in Franeker, so that's about an hour driving from where I live!
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:06 PM

View PostL-space, on Nov 3 2009, 04:32 PM, said:

Just read in the newspaper that the ship has been sold to the Talsma shipyard in Franeker and that she will be restored to her former glory.  :thumbup:

Yes, the rebuild will take about 3 years, and then she will be sold after.
I hope that she stays in Holland after she is sold...
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Posted 11 November 2009 - 01:24 AM

wow, the ship is looking awesome!

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:26 PM

this is left of it:
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i found some pictures from inside

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:57 PM

Nice pictures, did you take them by yourself?
When I see this I think it's certainly possible to rebuild it, it's not thàt much damaged.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:49 PM

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When I see this I think it's certainly possible to rebuild it, it's not thàt much damaged.

I don't think so, the flames looked quite powerful when I saw the pictures of the fire.
I'm not an expert, but in my opinion, even if the hull seems to be intact, the inside damages may be critical and the flames probably fragilized the structure.
It is a great pity to see the stern totally destructed with only some parts of the floor remaining...Well, thank you very much for the pictures.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 06:30 PM

View Postcelie, on Nov 26 2009, 01:26 PM, said:

i found some pictures from inside
I suppose these are from before the fire...  :pir-cry_sad:

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 07:24 PM

Oh this pains my soul!  Good thing we can preserve it in LEGO form!

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 02:44 PM

Though it is sad, luckily she will be rebuild.

Might i make a friendly request not to fill up my topic about it any more, unless you have some new info?
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

Are you doing this project yet or did you give up? :pir-sceptic:  I havent seen any updages for  these months so i just would wanted to know at are you still planning to do this massive ship?  :pir-look:
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:05 PM

This ship looks to be another beauty of the seas under your belt, captain, can't wait to see her complete, keep up the good work! :pir_laugh2: It was a shame about the fire news, but at least yours shall live on! and the lion is impressive, but I agree it kinda looks small^^"

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:51 AM

Might not want to get high hopes, He may have scrapped the model!  :pir-cry_sad: I remembered seeing this before, When I checked the date I knew I'd seen it once!  :pir_laugh2: Anyway, Updates or Build-it-again please?  :pir-blush:

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:00 PM

Well I am still working on it, but unfortunately my camera has broken down.  :pir-cry_sad:
Progress is also rather slow because of other time consuming things...

But updates will come me harteys!
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:41 PM

View PostCaptain Green Hair, on Feb 1 2010, 02:00 PM, said:

Well I am still working on it, but unfortunately my camera has broken down.  :pir-cry_sad:
Progress is also rather slow because of other time consuming things...

But updates will come me harteys!
Dang you, Taunting us with good news bad news, bad news then good news again.  :pir_bawling:

haha, anyway, Good luck on finishing it! Can't wait to see it!  :pir-cry_happy:

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:34 AM

Man... both you and teddy have had extremely slow progress on your ships.  :pir-sceptic: Hope you get around to fixing your camera. (and those dockworkers rebuilding the real thing)  :pir-blush:

Words cannot descibe how excited I am about this project!  :pir-laugh:  I probably don't need to tell you this, but keep up the great* work!


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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:33 PM

Ok, time for a little update!

First an overall shot, you can see the parts of the hull that will stay open, to show the interior:
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The main hold interior:
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The main hold, with the main hatch in place:
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The cable room, where the soldiers stayed during the trip:
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The master gunner's room:
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And last but not least, the mosaic that resembles the painting most ships had on the ''wulft'':
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Right now I need to install the LED lights in the lower interior, which is basically finished.
Then I can start on the gundeck.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for the update. Stunning as usual!

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:57 PM

It looks amazing so far, LEDs are a nice touch! But will there be easy access to the lower decks when finished? Like a modular ship?

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 12:37 AM

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