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by pstanfield
Sat May 26, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Just Finished the Display Case
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Just Finished the Display Case

Just finished up the display case so I'll be running the Pearl down to my daughter. I'm not a fan of completely clear display cases, so I made a framed case using 2mm plexi reinforced with pine corner strips. Unframed display cases remind me too much of aquariums. My creation came out nice and was v...
by pstanfield
Thu May 17, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Greg's RMS Titanic Build
Topic: Starting the hull
Replies: 40
Views: 13727

Re: Starting the hull

Looking good. I've been thinking of building Titanic "some time" in the future. Of course, I have so much on my plate right now I'll be well into my 90's by that time... Rob is definitely right about the PVA. My Wasp build would have been a nightmare had I not used it to hold those little PE parts i...
by pstanfield
Tue May 01, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Black Pearl Finished (Pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 11526

Black Pearl Finished (Pics)

Well, as usual I find myself struggling to call it done. Is a model ever really finished. Even as I was taking the last pictures I noticed even more touch-ups I have to do. But, all that aside I'm posting the finished build for everyone to see. My goal was a story of sorts. But I wanted it overly dr...
by pstanfield
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Funny you should mention that...I did a small test, but I must say I did ask myself "what the heck did I just do?" when I actually applied the celluclay to the ship. I've just finished up paint, which involved several shades of blue/white in a combination of washes and drybrushing. That's followed u...
by pstanfield
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Once it dries (I checked this morning, it's got a way to go) I'll be painting it all, then doing a variety of washes and highlights, followed by a nice clearcoat. I'll be doing the clearcoat by hand making sure to pull it up onto the hull for that "wet" look. I've also be playing around with fake "s...
by pstanfield
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

So now is the time to mount the Pearl into the base. And don't you know my luck. Celluclay has a habit of shriking. Not a lot, but enough that when I placed the ship into the base there were significant gaps. http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e357/Grymm069/2012-04-15173314.jpg And then there's the s...
by pstanfield
Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

So on to the flag. Now if you watched the 3rd movie, Elizabeth yells "HOIST THE COLORS!", and the crew raise the flag, which you see at deck level, then in a following scene you see the flag reach the top....of the mainmast? Really? Clearly being a creative license of the movie, I chose to rig the f...
by pstanfield
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Well, as this build starts to wind down, I start getting bogged down in the details....those little things that make such a huge difference in the final presentation. I will say this build has been an absolute blast. With that said, I'm now working on some crew figures. I chose some that would not r...
by pstanfield
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Hi everyone, Sorry I haven't posted in a bit. There's just not a lot to report on, unless you want to see me fighting with the rigging. It is an absolute bear working around full sails. But I am getting there. I'm now on the final bit of rigging on the mizzen before I tighten it up and start dressin...
by pstanfield
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Hartmut Builds The HMS Agamemnon
Topic: HMS Agamemnon
Replies: 238
Views: 88167

Re: HMS Agamemnon

Everyone building wood kits and scratchbuilding wood models just amaze me. I still have not gotten up the nerve to take on one...not that I have the money it would take at this point anyway. Beautiful work!

Phil
by pstanfield
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Well, after a bit of a break from the model I've been back at it for the past couple of weeks. Not a lot to show, just a lot of rigging. I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how the rigging is coming out. I'm even more pleased with the seascape. I did end up with an odd fit problem, with the seascap...
by pstanfield
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Well, a nice comfortable Saturday. Got the rest of the base together and let it spend the night weighed down with some wood glue and small nails. The dark spot is a test with some stain. http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e357/Grymm069/2012-02-11115355.jpg This morning I pulled out the quick dry waln...
by pstanfield
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Well, I finally finished the ratlines. So now I'm in the process of doing some touch-ups before I finish off the standing rigging. So, tonight is all about the wood case for the seascape. I found a nice sheet of Oak, marked off my pieces and enlisted my lovely wife's help. She's a wiz with the scrol...
by pstanfield
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Well, after eagerly waiting and spending my time getting into the ratlines (almost done by the way), the celluclay has finally dried. Luckily, no cracks have appeared. Unfortunately it did contract a bit, altering the fit of the ship. Not too bad and it was expected. I can still proceed with paintin...
by pstanfield
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: The Black Pearl
Topic: Building the Black Pearl
Replies: 95
Views: 35926

Re: Building the Black Pearl

Heh, I didn't even think about it. We always save them because we always end up needing them. Plus, it's good CHEAP ice cream. My wife loves the chocolate swirl. we get it for most every birthday in the house. Well, I'm surprised, but I actually have a little time today to work on the Pearl. I figur...

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