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  1. sorry to hear you lost Pickles Kieth I know how much you will miss him. I lost Stevie two years ago and still miss him.
  2. tarbrush


    you build the most delightful models, I always enjoy seeing your new creation.
  3. Hi Lon, I just purchased some Mara thread from these folks, it's nice stuff. https://www.wawak.com/Threads/Thread
  4. tarbrush

    Yet Another Returnee

    Hi Kevin, Welcome to MSW! I sent you a pm earlier about the Hyde Street Pier Modelers club. this is a link to their website: https://hspms.org/ and this is a link to the J.Porter Shaw library in Fort Mason. https://www.nps.gov/safr/learn/historyculture/library-collections.htm happy modeling! john
  5. tarbrush

    Greetings from Missouri

    Welcome to MSW from a fellow Missourian. Rattlesnake is a very nice looking model you should enjoy that. If you do make the trip to Boston to see Constitution be sure to go for more than a couple of days, there are so many great museums to see in New England. I did about a two week trip a few years ago and had a blast. Good luck with your Rattlesnake build!
  6. I love the idea of building your model this way! will be eagerly following your progress
  7. Congrats! you did an amazing job!!
  8. Found this plan for Black Pearl I thought might be of help to you. Staff Note: I removed the image from this post because it appeared to have been an official Disney plan, which is Disney's intellectual property and as such cannot be shared here without permission. You can, though, share a link to the original site source, if of course they, in turn, have legally shared the material. Carry on!
  9. oh this should be great fun! looking forward to it.
  10. Sounds like an interesting experiment Kurt, be sure to post some pictures of how it works out for you.
  11. Hi Scott, The kit I did this painting on was the Zevzda kit of Black Pearl. the plastic molding for the grain of the planks is quite restrained and the deck seams are recessed not raised. This might make a big difference, I have an old Revell kit somewhere in my stash that I will dig out and experiment on this weekend to make sure this will work for you. I didn't remove the molded grain. I just primed it with Vallejo Desert Tan primer. I will give you links for the materials I used from Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/primer-Surface-Desert-Tan-oz/dp/B07D3YWP8C/ref=sr_1_5?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1538053906&sr=1-5&keywords=Vallejo+desert+tan+primer Then I used Dahler & Rowney Artists Acrylic Ink for painting with. https://www.amazon.com/Daler-Rowney-Acrylic-Artists-Cool-160029053/dp/B00522XJ8Q/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1538054038&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=artists+acrylic+ink&psc=1&smid=A3G2RBEZBLAJ53 I used a palette of Cool Grey, Raw Sienna, Red Earth, Burnt Umber, and Sepia you will need a small palette for mixing the colors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3O44PB/ref=sxts_kp_lp_2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=8778bc68-27e7-403f-8460-de48b6e788fb&pd_rd_wg=JFagP&pf_rd_r=E2QX55ZFNXWJFXS5XE17&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B01N3O44PB&pd_rd_w=Yox8u&pf_rd_i=plastic+palette&pd_rd_r=b6d4a919-d9bc-45b7-b9b9-7ec76ed1db53&ie=UTF8&qid=1538054264&sr=2 The inks are nice to work with in that they each have an eyedropper so you can measure how much of each color you are putting in the palette. you will mix the colors in your palette to get a range of color. for instance, in the first holder you might put 10 drops of Cool Grey in the next holder mix the cool grey say 7 drops with 3 drops of raw sienna. (It's been a few years since I did this, I don't remember the ratios I used but that's the idea.) go around the pallet making a range of color. With a small brush paint each plank individually and vary the color just slightly. with the inks you can get whatever tone you want, from a weathered grey to more of a wood brown, It's helpful to have a photo of a real deck to refer to. I don't have a picture of when I started painting the deck but have included one of the hull which has been primed and I am beginning to paint the first of the planks. I will dig out one of my old Revell kits and experiment with those decks to see how it works with a coarser molded grain and raised seam lines. it may well be very different but I think there are things you could do to adjust for it. Painting the deck in this way is labor intensive but it's not difficult and kind of fun. hope this helps you!
  12. Hi Scott, I am attaching a picture of the plastic Black Pearl kit that I did. If it is the look that you are after I will be happy to tell you how I did it. I wouldn't say that it's quick, it probably took about at least two or three days full days to paint that deck.

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