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Cursed Black Pearl (Zvezda 1/72)

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Cursed Black Pearl (Zvezda 1/72)
Posted by Flint on Friday, August 17, 2018 9:26 AM

Here's my cursed Black Pearl that I completed a couple of years ago. I wanted to let it get a bit dusty and covered in cobwebs before I posted any photos, as it adds to the effect. This is my first proper go at making a model, and I think it turned out pretty well. It was my intention to make it look close to the ship featured in the first film, so there were quite a few modifications/fabrications that were needed. Any questions welcome.

Flint

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, August 17, 2018 6:35 PM

Hi,

That looks really good. I especially like the marine growth/fouling you did on the hull Stick out tongue

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 17, 2018 6:43 PM

Imagine that, actually weathering a model. I think it's quite fabulous, frankly. 

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, August 17, 2018 7:03 PM

Flint
I wanted to let it get a bit dusty and covered in cobwebs before I posted any photos, as it adds to the effect.

Nothing look's more like dirt ... than Dirt !

Awesome job on the Barnicles !

By The Way : Welcome to the forum .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 17, 2018 7:05 PM

Looks great.  I really like the first few shots in the dim light - menacing.

Thanks,

John

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, August 17, 2018 7:16 PM

Cool. Nice work.

Good pics too, thanks for sharing.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, August 17, 2018 8:34 PM

Beautiful work. it's not just another showroom finish build. I love it.

Yes

 

fox
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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, August 17, 2018 8:36 PM

Nice work and also nice pics.Keep up the good work.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:01 AM

I've done the same kit in black , but your's is way cooler than mine , might take a lighter to the sails , just for a bit more effect . great job .

steve5

 

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Posted by Flint on Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:59 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome. Speaking of dirt, that's what the fouling was made from. I stuck dried mud on the hull using clear acrylic varnish and then mixed more soil with various shades of flock into a paste to build up the more textured parts. Black and white flock was used on top of the bult up areas to look like barnacles.

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Posted by Flint on Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:13 AM

 

Thanks Steve. A lot of work went into the painting.

 

I started with priming it and then painted all the woodwork a sunbleached/driftwood colour. After allowing that to dry rock-hard, I then over painted the whole thing a mid grey tone. Once that was dried I took a blunt scalpel and carefully scraped off the grey paint along proud areas of each plank and any areas I wanted to look a bit worn. Then it was a wash of burnt umber oil paint, which was immediately wiped off so that it would sit in any recesses. After that, it was a layer of dappled black to simulate the charring that occurred in the story of its incarnation as the Pearl after being burnt, sunk and resurrected. Finally, I added the small areas of red and hints of gold to show it’s original build as the Wicked Wench.

 

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Posted by Flint on Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:15 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments Yes

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, August 18, 2018 8:08 AM

The pictures in the dark are somewhat reminiscent of Saint Elmos fire!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:33 PM

AHA ! ! 

 There's nothing that beats natural ageing in a dusty cobwebby place . AWESOME ! ! !  It looks just like her in the film ! And she looks like she hasn't been careened ( Bottom Scraped ) for a while !

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, August 18, 2018 5:30 PM

What Bill (GMorrison) said, +1

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by LonCray on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:41 AM

THAT is why they had to careen ships before they invented copper plating.  Excellent work!

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  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:13 AM

That is one awesome model sir! As with everyone else, I love the marine growth especially but it is all fabulous.

Steve

       

 

 

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Posted by Flint on Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:22 PM

Thanks Steve, and everyone else for your comments. Had a lot of fun (and stress) making it. I wanted to make it look ragged and weathered, so it just had to have fouling. The rigging's also done in a deliberately sorry state. 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:44 PM

Flint
I started with priming it and then painted all the woodwork a sunbleached/driftwood colour. After allowing that to dry rock-hard, I then over painted the whole thing a mid grey tone. Once that was dried I took a blunt scalpel and carefully scraped off the grey paint along proud areas of each plank and any areas I wanted to look a bit worn. Then it was a wash of burnt umber oil paint, which was immediately wiped off so that it would sit in any recesses. After that, it was a layer of dappled black to simulate the charring that occurred in the story of its incarnation as the Pearl after being burnt, sunk and resurrected. Finally, I added the small areas of red and hints of gold to show it’s original build as the Wicked Wench.

BTW. Thanks for sharing your work flow. It is interesting process that I might try someday. Excellent work. I love it.

 

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  • From: Atlanta Metro, Georgia
Posted by fright on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:27 PM

Flint - thank you for explaining how you achieved the barnacle effect on the hull. 

"Well shave me belly with a rusty razor! Ye certainly stayed true to giving this galleon thee proper atmosphere that she deserves. She be's lookin' like a real beauty!"

Robert O

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