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The Black Pearl - Zvezda - 1/72

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The Black Pearl - Zvezda - 1/72
Posted by Having-fun on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:52 PM

 

I have started to build of the Black Pearl of Zvezda, I have borrowed from Flint the idea of making the bottom of the hull look like it is encrusted with barnacles. I hope he won't be upset due to me borrowing his idea.

I also started to weather the ship to look old and bartered by the elements, attached are the 3 preliminary photos:

Loose parts

 

The next one is the bottom of the hull with the barnacles:

hull botton

And last is the top deck with preliminary weathering:

Top deck

 

I hope you guys like what I have done so far. I am planning to use cloth sails since the vacuum sails that comes with the kit are rather thick and not very realistic, also I will be doing the shrouds and rat lines instead of using the kit ones.

 

Thanks

 

Joe

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:46 PM

Check spelling in your title line.

I would make the sails as mangey as possible. Dirty, torn, generally in tatters.

 

Bill

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Posted by Bugatti Fan on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:45 AM

Bill, I saw on one of the ship modelling websites how someone was making the distressed sails on their Black Pearl model. If you can find it perhaps it will help you achieve the look you want. HTH.

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Posted by Having-fun on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:23 AM

GMorrison

Check spelling in your title line.

I would make the sails as mangey as possible. Dirty, torn, generally in tatters.

 

Bill

 

I did checked the spelling using my word processor, but, I guess a missed something, ( It was after 10PM, well past my bed time, so I guess I was not fully awake....).

Yes, it is my intent to make the sails look ragged and very distressed, I welcome any subjection on how to make the sails attain the look. For sail material, I found this very thin cloth material usually used to make wedding dressers, I will make a trial sail to see how does it looks.

Thanks

Joe

 

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 11:20 AM

Hello Joe!

    I have aged cloth sails in the past. One way that has always worked for me is this. For lighter aging-Strong Cold( Rm.Temp) Tea. Let soak for four hours and then Wring out,dry and use. For really gukky sails then the solution is to put the cloth in your Mr.Coffee as a sn adjunct to your filter. Nice grungy sails when dry.

    I also would use Fine Irish linen or Egyptian Cotton ( Like an old Pillowcase ) for the cloth. You might have good cloth, but if it's a type of soft Taffeta It won't age either way. (That last from my Landlady)

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Posted by Having-fun on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 2:14 PM

 

I forgot to mention that I also intend to add LED lights to the model, mainly they will go inside the lower deck, the captain quarters, and inside the 3 lamps in the rear. I have ordered the light from an outfit by the name of EvanDesigns.com, very nice people to deal with, I can not show the lights because I have no received them as yet. If you look at the photo of the wooden base, you should see the lights on/off switch

I could have purchased the lights from the Internet, but, it would require me to deal with the lights setup which includes adding resistors and some electronics to make then flicker, this company sells the lights ready to go, the only thing you need to add is the power supply.

Joe

 

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Posted by rcboater on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:01 PM

Having-fun

 

 
GMorrison

Check spelling in your title line.

I did checked the spelling using my word processor, but, I guess a missed something, ( It was after 10PM, well past my bed time, so I guess I was not fully awake....).

Joe 

 

Your spell checker won't tag "Black Pear" as an error.... 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, March 18, 2021 5:46 PM

Heh-heh, I was going to make a crack about expecting a WIP on a piece of spoiled friut  Stick out tongue

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Posted by Having-fun on Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:10 PM

rcboater

 

 
Having-fun

 

 
GMorrison

Check spelling in your title line.

I did checked the spelling using my word processor, but, I guess a missed something, ( It was after 10PM, well past my bed time, so I guess I was not fully awake....).

Joe 

 

 

 

Your spell checker won't tag "Black Pear" as an error.... 

 

 

Sorry guys! It is not the speller, it is yours truly who can not spell worth a dam! That is why a speller is a very important tool for me. In school I was very good in math, but when I came to grammar and history I was always in trouble.

 

Joe

 

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Posted by rcboater on Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:39 PM

If you edit your original post, you can fix the title....

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Posted by Having-fun on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:37 PM

rcboater

If you edit your original post, you can fix the title....

 

 

Thanks for the tip, I just fixed it.

 

I have not posted much lately because I had to stop building due to an error in the lights order, my som-in-law mistakenly order flashing lights instead of flickering, so I had to call the company and had them replaced, the company, Evans Design, worked with me to get the right lights. It is refreshing to find a company now days that still wants to make sure that their customer is satisfied.

 

Attached are some photos showing some progress:

 

Ship side

 

 

The cable in the photo is the power supply ( A 7 to 12 volt transformer), it goes to a switch that allows the lights to be turn on and off. I an still working on improving the weathering.

 

 

Fron the top

Back

 

The following photo I took it in my laundry room using a small flashlight as main light, so the ship lights could be seen, the bright lights in the back are the one that are going to be used for the lamps.

 

Lights on

 

In here the switch is visible. The reason I added the wooden base was to hide some of the wiring and also to have a place to put the switch.

 

BTW I did not buy Egyptian cotton, because my  local Joann Fabrics did not have any.

 

Thanks to all of you for you subjections and until next time

 

Joe

 

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  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 5:37 PM

Post title now says "Black Peal" instead of "Black Pearl".  Almost got it!

To find Egyptian cotton, go to Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, or anywhere that sells sheets and pillow cases.  Just buy a set of standard pillowcases in white Egyptian cotton.  Should cost you $10 or so.

Weathering looks great.  Lighting looks good too.  Keep up the good work.

Bob

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Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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Posted by Having-fun on Thursday, April 1, 2021 10:12 AM

Luvspinball

Post title now says "Black Peal" instead of "Black Pearl".  Almost got it!

To find Egyptian cotton, go to Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, or anywhere that sells sheets and pillow cases.  Just buy a set of standard pillowcases in white Egyptian cotton.  Should cost you $10 or so.

Weathering looks great.  Lighting looks good too.  Keep up the good work.

Bob

 

 

Thanks, this is the 3rd time I fixed it, hopefully is correct now, like I said, I am a lousy speller and typist.

 

I will try Target and Bed Bath and Beyond, thanks for the tip

 

Joe

 

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