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Mondas42

1/72 Revell Black Pearl

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Hi

 

I’ve never posted in this section before, as all my model are normally of the Sci Fi variety but another passion of mine is the Pirates of the Caribbean films, so when I saw the 1/72 scale Revell model of the Black Pearl, I had to have it. First impressions are that the box is huge and there are tons of individual pieces, all well moulded and crisp. Lots of thread for the rigging (not looking forward to that bit), so far so good, but the quality of the instructions are a let down. Black and white photocopied instruction not even stapled together doesn’t fill me with joy, considering the kit was nearly £90. Oh well on with the build. Airbrushed the big pieces the required Anthracite grey, and the sails a lighter grey. Will hand paint the smaller bits. I did a fair bit before I remembered to take some photos, also I’ve gone cannon crazy having made 32 of them. Each cannon has seven individual sections!

 

p.s. I have never built a ship of any kind before so be gentle with me.

 

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So I’ve been doing a bit of work on this model, it’s very fiddly in places but I think I’m getting there. With the work I’ve done so far, there is still some painting to touch up. What do you all think?

 

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I believe that the kit is actually by Zvezda, so blame them for any shortcomings (although Revell instructions often leave a lot to be desired).

 

Good luck and have fun!

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Looking good but.... WHERE'S THE RUM?!?!?!???

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Managed to get the masts rigged. Wow it’s fiddly to do with my sausage fingers!

 

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also got the first sail attached to the mask. If I thought rigging the masts were tricky then it’s nothing compared to the sails. Not sure if I’m going to be able to attach all of them, there is just not enough room to get your fingers in and tie the knots! Picture of the sail tomorrow.

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Gidday Mondas, overall I think she's shaping up very nicely. In particular, I really do like those gun assemblies on the upper deck. Regards, Jeff.

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Latest update, now got three sails attached. I can honestly say now that I hate rigging these. Revel instructions make it sound so easy but as you fit more sails, the less room you have to get your fingers in. Much swearing and knashing of teeth ensured putting these in. Still got seven of these buggers to do! 🥴🥴🥴🥴

 

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3 hours ago, Mondas42 said:

Much swearing and knashing of teeth ensured putting these in.

...and still you are doing a pucker job. As Jeff says, she's shaping up nicely. The only thing I will say is if this was my build, I would've used a range dark greys and blacks to break up the one colour.

 

Stuart

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Those moulded shrouds and ratlines look far better than I would have anticipated. Nice work.

 

Martian 👽

 

 

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you the Black Pearl. I’ve gotta admit to finding the rigging very tricky, especially the more sails I fitted. There was no room for my hands to get in to attach them. Also not too happy that after nearly minty quid, the flags are a few bits of poxy paper than I had to cut out, but overall happy with the final result.

 

What do you all think?

 

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I like it !!

 

Seems to me it could equally be done in a civilian guise

 

If I may suggest if you are going to do RIP pics put a plain background behind your fine craft

 

Kev

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:yikes::worthy:WOW That is just Great looking. You deserve to be happy for all the rigging. Having seen all of the movies i can say WOW. Another thing to put on my future needs list. 

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Looks great. I like the use of blacks and greys to break up the monotone black.

You haven't indicated if this is your first sail build but something of note is that your flags are 'flying' the wrong direction.

 

Stuart

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10 hours ago, Courageous said:

Looks great. I like the use of blacks and greys to break up the monotone black.

You haven't indicated if this is your first sail build but something of note is that your flags are 'flying' the wrong direction.

 

Stuart

Stuart, first time ever building a ship. And the flags? Are they, that’s what the instructions tell me to do??

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25 minutes ago, Mondas42 said:

Stuart, first time ever building a ship. And the flags? Are they, that’s what the instructions tell me to do??

Ohhh, just looked again, your right. I’ll turn em around. Thanks.

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11 hours ago, Courageous said:

your flags are 'flying' the wrong direction

If I were you, I'd blame Disney's art department...

Great build :thumbsup:

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Gidday Mondas, She's a beauty. The rigging may have given you headaches but it was worth persevering, you've done a terrific job of it. As for the flags, wind shear at mast-head level? 😁 Regards, Jeff.

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