Flying Dutchman protytype . Ready to conquer the seas of mocpages... . After three years she's back, more powerful than ever, when I demolished my previous version I was filled with regret, I feared I would not be able to build a new version as good as the old one, never mind better.
My first attempts failed dramatically
This version ended up as a parking lot :S it was big, bulky but most critical: it was ugly
Then I took a more professional approach, I drew an interior plan based on the shape from the schematics of the real Flying Dutchman.
(the real Flying Dutchman schematics)
I went pretty detailed here, I decided not to build the lower deck but only the part above the waterline, it will be a much easier build considering shape and steadyness.
When I was figuring out the Dutchmans interior I noticed the exterior does not exactly match the interior, I can't match both in my design, fundamentally impossible. I chose to go by the exterior, this will result in the more realistic ship. the downside will be the captain's quarter being smaller.
A big change is
that I left one side open, one can view the interior a lot easier that way (recalling the multiple hatches and folding stuff on the previous version.
Now, as you could have read in the title this is a prototype, this means there will be a final version.
Here's my progress so far :
Due brickshelf problems you might not be able to see these pictures, I'm sorry for that, if this is the case you can view one picture on my flickr
9 August 2011 :
6 October 2011 :
24 September 2011 :
17 December 2011 :
2 Januari 2012 :
9 Februari 2012 :
18 Februari 2012 :
8 March 2012 :
The plan is to have it finished by beginning April 2012 (sooner if possible)
3 April 2012 :
It is finished