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Desperation - A new version of the " Black Falcon "

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Desperation - A new version of the " Black Falcon "
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:30 PM

Hi ;

 I have read many comments on the old Aurora kit and I still remember my desperation while recovering from a building collapse . I wanted that simple old kit and it just couldn't be found .

 In my room bounces my 10 year old son .( the Big Apple in my eye for sure ) . " Hey Dad ! I found your ship ! " says he . "Oh sure , How ?" says me .

 He holds up a model of a wrecked ship that is part of an aquarium bubbler ! Sure enough it is , as I verified later with a fit test , the old " Black Falcon " !

 How did I verify it with a fit test ? I found one of the originals , minus box , at a vendor at a model show and put it up next to this re-worked " Bubbler " . Sure enough even the stern board with the name on it was the exact same part . How ? I ripped the one off the bubbler and reinstalled the good one from the ship . Perfect match !

    I guess I was really desperate for that old worn out horse . Well , to tell the truth I build about ten .Then created two lines of ships meeting in battle . Yes .I did cut them off at the waterline and had them "Leaning away from the wind ".

   Most fun I ever had with model ships that resided in a Flat - Topped cabinet on top of a reproduction map of the Atlantic in a dining Room Glass topped table ! The Table itself was the flat-topped cabinet !

    I still have a few around to bring me back to earth when I want to get crazy with sail ship models .  T.B.

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    March, 2005
Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:06 PM

Sounds pretty cool!Any pics?

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:43 PM

That is Problematic ;

   Philo , I wish I could , but the photos from back then are " Blowin in the Wind " 'In 1982 all this went Bye , Bye in a F-5 Tornado . Nothing remains except my boxed ships and an old scratched 58 Chevrolet model . T.B. 

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Thailand
Posted by Model Maniac on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:24 AM

Since there was no pics, I don't know what you were talking about. But as for "Blowin in the Wind" song, now you can hear instrumental pan flute versions, for the first time ever:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvUByw2zbhQ&list=PLUNb2zPxGTZOjK558_g4aFwUMuE5i3CpX&index=98

Impressive Songs:

All 10 Playlists that I created on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/ModelManiacThailand/playlists

Pan Flute Music (300 songs) (Most Popular, over 100K views):

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUNb2zPxGTZO7alagEPsEMzgBkWt4-vKV

El Condor Pasa (Top 50) (World's most famous and my most favorite song):

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUNb2zPxGTZOLKHbju350mLle4HkMhsb8

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:45 PM

Hi ;

 I was replying to another Comment about Aurora's " Black Falcon . Years ago I had a lot of ships and models displayed around my home and supported by the models my daughters , wife and son built . All was destroyed in a tornado and most were not salvagable. Bye the way  "Blowin in the Wind " was one of my favorites and still is . T.B.   P.S. that's why there no pictures also .That is a part of my life I cannot relive , nor do I really want to , except for the models .

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:04 PM

I got on a Southwest out of Tucson a while back. Chief flight attendant was a regular Carol Burnett. Preflight announcements included

"For those of you wishing to smoke, our smoking area is located on the left wing, where we will also be showing Gone with the wind".

 

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, April 22, 2017 3:11 PM

The old pirate ship phenom is really fun. Look at all the reissues of the Lindberg ships as piratical.

 

AAARRRRGGGHHHH!

 

There was the old Revell Disneyland restaurant ship, sometimes known as the "Chicken of the Sea", and the truly hilarious model of it.

  • Member since
    June, 2007
Posted by jrb53 on Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:20 AM
  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, April 23, 2017 3:16 PM

Hi jrb53 ;

  What I was writing about was a situation I found myself in after an accident . I wanted to build a simple model of a sailing ship. I remembered the " Black Falcon " and even my LHS had never heard of it , when my Son found the bubbler

 I knew this thing was still around . I was just glad they hadn't ruined the molds .It's a fun , Incorrect simple sailing ship that is by no means a correct , or really a " Scale ' model . But it was and is still fun to build .

 I am glad many can still relive their favorite " Pirate " movie with this kit .It's fun . T.B.

  • Member since
    January, 2012
  • From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:13 PM

GMorrison  

Wow! "Chicken of the Sea" ship at Disneyland, what a memory. I always went there to have lunch and be 'onboard' a pirate ship. I also preferred riding on the Columbia over the Mark Twain paddle-wheel. Columbia was a reproduction of the Columbia Rediviva, the 1st US ship to circumnavigate the globe. "Be still my heart".

 

Robert O

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