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  1. looks like you are off to a good start. Mare Nostrum is a fun boat to build.
  2. Congrats! you did an amazing job!!
  3. 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!
  4. what a little beauty! nice work
  5. oh this should be great fun! looking forward to it.
  6. Sounds like an interesting experiment Kurt, be sure to post some pictures of how it works out for you.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. Hi Doug, Leon is looking great! I am impressed with all the research you've been doing, and look forward to hearing what you come up with, and seeing the differences in the lines drawings. Leon was my first scratch built model years ago, I have always been meaning to build another one this time at 1:48 as you are doing. You are doing really good work!
  10. tarbrush

    asking input on first build.....

    I think for your first build you will be happier with Smuggler's solid hull, you will be avoiding a whole world of pitfalls not having to plank a pob kit for your first build. Smuggler makes a gorgeous model. If you do choose one of the ME kits though I would go with the larger scale Benj. Latham. good luck with which ever you choose, be sure and start a build log so we can follow along.
  11. Good to see you are starting your build. I will be following along. I was glad to see you have a roll of Tamiya masking tape on your workbench, that stuff works great. I think I would recommend you shooting a primer on everything that's going to be painted before trying to paint.
  12. tarbrush

    Girona by augustus

    What a lovely large model, this era just fascinates me. what are you using for your plans? I look forward to following your build!
  13. Interesting boat, love the colors
  14. Nice choice Bruce, I look forward to following your progress.
  15. tarbrush


    Beautiful model Javier, I love it!
  16. Hi Doug, your Leon is looking great! did you make the trip to San Francisco yet? You mentioned ordering some LED lanterns, could you show what they look like and where you ordered them from? am looking forward to your build, Leon is a beautiful little ship.
  17. Check out the most beautiful build of Young America you will ever see right here on MSW Ed has also written books with gorgeous plans, you can buy them at: https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=115007 good luck with your build, be sure to start a build log so we can follow along. john
  18. looks real good so far CK, I look forward to following your progress.
  19. tarbrush

    Coca by DavidG - Amati - 1:60

    welcome back to ship modeling David. I am really happy to see you are doing Coco, I love this period and have been thinking of giving this kit a try myself, looking forward to following your progress, by the way you did a great job on Prins Willem.
  20. can you post some photos of the model?
  21. Wow! what an undertaking! I am excited to follow your build and wish you all the best!
  22. tarbrush

    Culé and Chata

    Wow!! that is absolutely beautiful!! the modeling is masterful and the painting is a treat to behold!

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