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Black Pearl by Old Collingwood - 1/72 Scale

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Good day all,      Thank You sincerely  for all the  likes it certainly helps,     anyway  back on the pearl today  - nothing of  any significant interest,  I constructed the  nine rope lifting beams for the other side - just a length of 1x1mm  with a small block glued onto the ends, just need them to set now before drilling a hole in the ends.

 

No pics as  its just the same as previous pics.

 

OC.

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13 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

an element of monotony  doesn't help.

Thought you were a big fan of those ... you do them so extraodinairy well ;) Now you've got patience as virtue too :D

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i had the same issue of inserting all the sheaths above the gunports, and then securing the lanyards, it took me weeks, then i did them all again, because i i got better it showed up on the earlier ones, hence i vowed never to do another first rate again

 

and then what happens, Chris Watton, is designing new ships, so maybe there will be another one in the distant future, after the St Nectan

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11 minutes ago, Kevin said:

i had the same issue of inserting all the sheaths above the gunports, and then securing the lanyards, it took me weeks, then i did them all again, because i i got better it showed up on the earlier ones, hence i vowed never to do another first rate again

 

and then what happens, Chris Watton, is designing new ships, so maybe there will be another one in the distant future, after the St Nectan

Mind you - not far to go now,  after I fit those and attach the ropes/paint them,   I can then move onto the anchors - im looking forward to doing the anchors.

 

OC.

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Evening all, some good progress on the pearl today  - firstly I drilled out the holes in the hull, then I applied some glue and fitted the nine lid rope devices,  I then turned the ship around and tied the ropes together that I had fitted before  - just need trimming than painting.

 

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Next I decided to tackle the little side project  - the pearls  small shore boat,   this is a kit in itself  and comes all together on a fret  with everything there,  first off  I cut both hull sides away and did a bit of tidy work inside and out to remove a couple of injection marks and to give the inside walls a bit of texture.

Next off I worked on the lower deck fitting - this was aslo worked on a bit then I applied a couple of coats of bluff paint, then after drying with the hairdryer I mixed up a watery mix of dark grey/black  and just brushed it on in a rought fashion  - several light coats with drying between coats, and the final result is a weathered old deck.

 

This is my current situation - here's the pics -

 

OC.

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And how I like that weathered old deck O.C. I find it relaxing sometimes to "step away" from the monotonous and take on something rather different. The mind emerges out of that slightly dulled state and kicks back into life. Nice work sir. 

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33 minutes ago, Wallace said:

And how I like that weathered old deck O.C. I find it relaxing sometimes to "step away" from the monotonous and take on something rather different. The mind emerges out of that slightly dulled state and kicks back into life. Nice work sir. 

Thank you wallace,   its turned out better than I thought - but its one of those things with weathering  - just do it in thin layers till you reach what you are happy with.

 

OC.

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1 minute ago, Old Collingwood said:

Thank you wallace

Actually, now that we have become somewhat acquainted ( :) ) I can tell you that my name is Mark. That user name was already taken when I joined here so I took the next best name - my Labrador, Wallace. 

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Indeed, strange they may be, but they do look great!

 

Nice start to the boat as well. The weathering looks good and will look even better once the hull is weathered up a bit also.

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2 minutes ago, EJ_L said:

Indeed, strange they may be, but they do look great!

 

Nice start to the boat as well. The weathering looks good and will look even better once the hull is weathered up a bit also.

Thank you sincerley ej,   yep  the rest of the boat is being painted/weathered  black/grey and shaded with buff/white.

 

OC.

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Since thanks for all the likes and replies.

 

More work on the wee boaty  -  I  painted the grey/black all over,  then when dry I highlighted  ontop including the top framework and a slight amount to the bottom deck section,   then I glued the lower deck inplace followed by the top framework.

 

Just a few pics to show this stage.

 

OC,

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