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my....you have been busy :)    I was under the impression that this was a wood project.........but it's plastic.   so far though,  you managed to integrate wood into the model...and it looks great :)    revell did {not known if they are still producing it} produce a galleon in 1:96 scale at one time.

 

super job thus far..........very interesting th direction your going with this  ;) 

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15 hours ago, Kevin said:

what medium are you using for dry brushing?

Hi kevin,   Im just using the old fashioned method of using my acrylic paints - buff and flat white,  using a wide brush dipping the brush in the paint then wipping nearly all of it off  till the cloth wipes clean, then brushing onto the parts of the model,  backwards - forwards till I get the desired amount of highlighting.

 

OC.

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1 hour ago, popeye the sailor said:

my....you have been busy :)    I was under the impression that this was a wood project.........but it's plastic.   so far though,  you managed to integrate wood into the model...and it looks great :)    revell did {not known if they are still producing it} produce a galleon in 1:96 scale at one time.

 

super job thus far..........very interesting th direction your going with this  ;) 

Hi denis,   thanks for looking in,    yep its the Revell kit  that arrived at my door last week,   its a great kit very accurate and goes together very very well,  im just putting my own style on it by adding wood where ever I can.

 

OC.

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A bit more progress today  - first I seperated some of the parts that had been painted prior to fitting in place,   this will make it easier instead of contructing it first,   after cleaning up some of the edges  I set about doing some dry brushing with buff and white paint.

 

After doing this I set them aside  and turned my attention to the main deck -  I am planing the decks with my wood stock but I have had to vary my planks of different shades from different wood materials (this wont hurt as I will be adding dark washes to the planks when they are down)   first I painted the fitted plastic hatch way frames, then starting from the center I put a few plank runs down.

 

Here is the progress so far -

 

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One thing you may try for a dusty old warn look is try dusting on a very light coat of odorless talk(Use a facial powder brush.  I personally use cerium oxide powder.

 

Then when the dusting settles into all the cracks..seal it all with some dull coat.

 

See the effect.

 

Great job by the way on the Pearl...

 

Rob

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21 minutes ago, rwiederrich said:

One thing you may try for a dusty old warn look is try dusting on a very light coat of odorless talk(Use a facial powder brush.  I personally use cerium oxide powder.

 

Then when the dusting settles into all the cracks..seal it all with some dull coat.

 

See the effect.

 

Great job by the way on the Pearl...

 

Rob

 

Thank you for that rob,   the only place using areas of wood will be the decks,   what I had intended to do was  - after finishing the planking I will sand the deck slightly  then do a few thinned down paint layers (like a wash) of black  to give the decks their burned - aged - weathered look,   this should contrast with the black graphite caulking done between the planks with a pencil.

 

OC.

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OC..I was thinking of using the powder and sealer on the entire hull...not just the deck.  It gives the highlights that eludes to sun washed wood and greying that comes with it.  Here is another example of the same model I did of the Ferreira (AKA Cutty Sark)

 

I was mimicking the image of the severely weathered vessel...note the accompanying image.

 

Rob

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This is just super. I think the wood pieces you used for the deck are perfect for the Black Pearl. Once you get them stained/dyed black, it's going to truly look amazing. Your wife is going to be so pleased with it I'll bet.

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5 minutes ago, lmagna said:

Looking good and moving right along OC.

 

I have a couple of questions though.

Did you paint the plastic decks before planking them?

What glue are you using to bond the wood to the plastic?

On the main deck I firstly painted the obstructions but where the decking was placed - I just lightly sanded it then gave the whole deck a wash in washing up detergent  to remove any relese oils,    then I used gaitor glue PVA  - I used a small brush then brushed the glue o where I wanted the plank to go then just pressed the plank down into place.

I decided noto bother painting the other deck obstructions as these are easy enough to paint after the planks.

 

OC.

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7 minutes ago, CDW said:

This is just super. I think the wood pieces you used for the deck are perfect for the Black Pearl. Once you get them stained/dyed black, it's going to truly look amazing. Your wife is going to be so pleased with it I'll bet.

Thank you mate,     she is loving all the build stages with it  already.

 

 

OC.

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Evening all,   sincere thanks for all the likes and comments.

 

More work today continuing with the decks - firstly I gave them a light sanding then I decided to  bleach them using conventional house hold bleach, this was wiped on and left for a couple of hours, then washed off, it did loosen a few planks - but these were soon glued back down after drying the decks with the hairdryer.

This gave me a nice bleached wood finish - next I made up some very thin watery dark grey paint, then went about  painting on the deck in thin coats.

 

So I have the poop deck in a antique dark grey finish  - ready to paint the other three.

 

Here are two pics one showing the finished deck and the other un finished decks ready for their paint and trimming on one.

 

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24 minutes ago, Dowmer said:

In the first movie of Pirates of the Caribbean the crew was holy stoning the deck. Wouldn't that make it lighter? 🤔

Only partialy  as the ship had started out as burned  when she was the wicked wench,  I  would imagine they could holy stone burned wood  but it wouldn't come out very light.

 

OC.

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Evening all,   more time on the build today - I added the dark washes to the other decks,   then I turned my attention to the two lower decks bellow the main and forecastle decks,  because some of the decks can be seen through ladder cut outs and gratings, I decided to add some dark washes to the simulated plastic planked areas, this took quite well due to me washing the paint on with a wide brush against the plank lines, building up some dark shades between the planks.

Then I was able to start building some of the decks against the bulkheads, including adding a small finishing strip against the forward bulkhead,  I also dry fitted the poop deck after doing some surgery to make it fit.

 

Here's a few pics -

 

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Evening all,   more work on the pearl today,   I started  by  attaching three pieces of edge strip between the bulkheads and the deck, these were cut and glued then painted when glued,  I also turned my attention to the ladders down to the gun deck - these are kit plastic parts  but on inspection although they cover a 6 foot run the kit ones only have four steps,  so I decided to make up four additional steps from wood strips, these were cut and sanded then glued inplace with gaitor glue, then after they had set I applied a coat or two of paint.

I also decided to add a rop on the one side - I needed to create a post for the rope - this was cut to size then glued onto the side board of the ladder, then painted,  I then cut some rope and glued the end onto the post with more gaitor glue, and put them aside to set.

 

Here are the pics -

 

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19 minutes ago, popeye the sailor said:

you've made some really nice progress.......the decks look very good.   haven't seen a plastic ship kit that uses bulkheads in quite a while.   most I've seen,  the decks just lay inside the hull halves.

Thanks denis,    yes its a very well detailed kit   and really well put together - I understand the same goes for the Revell Vic kit.

 

OC.

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More work this evening on the pearl,  firstly I glued in place the two ladders with ropes and left the ropes to hand,  then I attached the two decorative stand pieces to the bottom of the hull (these will be mounted onto the base plate - for a secure stand).

Next job was to dry fit the center assembly into the middle hull section (this has bulkheads that slide into cutouts on the hull)  I then offered up the front bulkhead and forecastle deck but found a height error where the front lugs fit, so  simple fix (remove the lugs and fit slightly lower)   this is a slightly tricky job as it requires jiggling about and test dry fitting prior to gluing.

 

No pics tonight - I simply foregot to take any.

 

OC.

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Evening all,    got some more work done on the pearl this evening,  I  glued a few of the deck/bulkheads together and added a finishing strip to cover where I had dropped the front of the forecastle deck down a bit.

 

Here are a few pics  also one showing a comparison with my other build  - they could almost be from the same film.:dancetl6:

 

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