"The Dutchman, is under MY control!" 1/72 Flying Dutchman POTC

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mrfreddie

New Member
THAT SOUNDS AWESOME!
im building the black pearl atm. Would be fun to try the flying dutchman as well

So, after getting ALOT of stuff finished and cleaned up, I found myself recharged and have started over on the ship. I've since redone ALL the measurements, and redone all my math on the scale, and found out my length was off by about 4 1/2 inches, and the width was off by 2 inches!! That's one fat mama! The good news is that now I have a set of proper printed plans, and am building her up, deck by deck, old school. With tracing paper and everything. :) Her size is still very impressive in 1/72, clocking in a 21.6 inches. The bowsprit will add another 5 inches, and the stern lanterns will add 1 1/2 inches. She's much more streamlined now, and the overall shape matches photos way, way, better. Her height is also impressive, with the highest point being about 8 inches. About half the ship exists underwater. When I put her next to the Pearl at waterline height, everything matches up perfectly fom the 'I've got a jar of dirt!" scene. I'm gonna get some pictures up eventually, but I'm so charmed by the progress I've made, I felt obligated to update!!
 

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Hotshot

Sr Member
Update: Comparative pic of model as it currently sits with dock side shot of the prop ship. Happy Thanksgiving!
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