Revell Black Pearl

azog

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#41
Following the channels was to get the front all done.
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I do apologize however, I forgot to take a picture of the figure 8 knot holding down the bow spit. However that knot was very easy due to how the model molded the plastic. The plastuc deck in the front had two holes molded to allow the string to wrape through.
As for the decrotive detail it was very easy and very beautiful to glue on. I have to say on a personal note, I was really excited once I glued the front on due to my childhood memories.
 
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azog

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The mast however were next and they were a little bit of a headache. Also I did end up painting the mast a light grey color knowing it would contrast well with the dark grey deck and black sails and rope.
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I did add some of my own details such as the ropes that go around the mast. What I did was glue the end of the string vertical on the mast so it gave me a starting point to start wrapping around. I did however have to buy my own string at hobby lobby due to the model string being so thin. This wasn't hard at all and it gave a nice realism touch to the ship.
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The next step was to tie all the little ropes to the mast, which the running rigging will be attaching too later on in the model.
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I have to admit, these were tedious but it worked out really well. I just have to touch up some of the brown paint.
 

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#43
I feel like the further I get into this model the more I fall in love with it. As I am now working on the gun hatches which is a real challenge lets go back 1 week ago when I worked and finished the back of the Pearl.
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Starting the back one of the first steps was getting all the beautiful golden angels glued on to act as supports for the cabin itself. Surprisingly it was very easy to get these all glued in!
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The biggest struggle with these angels is how the the back side piece didn't match up with the other hull piece. Because of the not lining up the angel didn't have a full surface to glue on. So I came back to my good old friend Mr.Putty. Sadly you can also see where I messed up. I was sanding up the windows due to their excessive length and didn't know I was sanding the sides of the back window section. Even though its no issue putty can't fix it made me quite upset with myself. View attachment 36953
This time compared to the past I used some green putty hoping glue and paint would hold easier then the white putty. You can also tell I filled in the crack on the back window section with the same putty.
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Looking at the back all done I am really quite impressed by the look of it. I was worried there would be too much gold and be too shinny but I think it turned out beautifully! The only thing left on the back is to glue the lanterns on but probally won't do that until last due to the lack of need to. But as you can tell in this picture the putty worked perfect. The glue I applied to it is holding the angel in place and the paint sticked flawlessly.
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Before I glued the last side window piece on I thought I would take a picture. A really cool picture in my opinion!
 
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#46
With work and college, this summer has been a rough one to gind time and work on this beauty. But I have gotten some stuff done over the past 2 months!
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To replicate that famous scene from Dead Man's Chest (my favorite movie in the franchise) I decided to add some of my own details. The base model only includes the capstan and post but does not include a chain that goes around. To be fair I have no idea what this chain could have been for on a real ship, if anyone has ideas let me know. But I just went to Walmart and picked up a a chain with small links and some pins to hold it in. So after a $5 purchase I drilled some holes into the capstan to get such an iconic scene replicated.
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Now realistically an Iron colored chain would have looked more accurate but I didn't want it to be hidden in the black paint so I decided to go with brass.
 
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#47
The next step was getting the ratlines all built up and painted, even though I won't be gluing them on until I finish the standing rigging.
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On the sprue you get these parts that go on the bottom that you have to glue to the ratline
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You will end up attaching these to each side of the ratline to give it plenty of movement.
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As you can see in this image it shows you the ratline for the middle mast. I painted it solid line solid black and then painted the bottom parts with the smoke method which I used on the cannon carriages
 
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#48
Its still incredible for how far I have gotten in just one year however. I bought the model just one year ago and all I have left is
1. Standing rigging
2. Gluing the ratlines
3. Sails
4. Running rigging
5. The lanterns on the back of the ship
6. And then the very detailed row boat
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So this is where I am, I know I haven't shown a full picture but I hope it gives you an idea for how amazing this model is! I can't wait to finish this ship and trust me I will but I thought I would give you guys a yearly update.
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Kraken not included ;)
 

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#49
Funny having the Kraken krappen the Kaptain.

Have a question about the rigging. Does not the pulley tackle gear supposed to be in line with the ratline?
 
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