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Pinta by Maaaslo - Shipyard - 1/96 - card

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I have been working on this for about a month. I had to stay home with my better half due to her scheduled minor operation. So since i had nothing better to do apart from this, i cracked open a few cold ones, turned on my favorite stream and been cutting out, shaping and glueing this lovely little kit. Chosen for its lack of complicated rigging, only two cannons and easy lines of hull. I need a little practice before i jump back in to the deep end of my Victory build. And Santa leocadia, La belle poule, Lexington and tonne of the others that i have all around me. every square inch of my workshop is filled with unfinished projects...


i dont think i need to introduce this ship to anybody. Its voyage across the pond have paved way to later discovery of future Ungratefull Colonies, South Americas, great civilizations and magnificient rain forests. All sorts of things.


i have not been very good when taking pictures on every step of the journey, it was too quick to be honest.

kit is printed on good quality card. Shine is high on some parts. I like it that way, so no complain from my side. I tried my luck with touching edges, mixing shades and stuff, to little effect. I stuck to one shade of brown with a little variations. Did work mostly, but as you will notice, flash is cruel.

i have purchased laser cut details and set of frames to make my life easier. These are of great quality, although i would take a few of them off and replace them with different ones. Never mind, i managed to assemble every paper part available in the kit and am now stuck waiting for a set of masts and spars. Coming from Poland, for a hefty price of £25 p&p to UK included. Once received, i will crack on and finish this lovely little ship.





I noticed how huge the pictures were. As i have done the post on the mobile, i had no idea.

i shall redo this post as soon as i get a minute tomorrow.

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i remember the times when computer programs were actually simple and did what you wanted them to do. this bleeding photo app on win10 cannot do simple image resize. and the one i downloaded to do image resize have distorted the pics.

i had to re-do it again. third time. hope now its ok.


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40 minutes ago, Rodolfo Bigoni said:

Very nice work and interesting model! Perhaps a slight painting of the planking of the decks could be a  further improvement...



it is too late for that. fittings are glued to the deck. besides, i only took this as an exercise. before i continue on another one from the boneyard of unfinished models...

but thank you anyways. 

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