Revell Black Pearl

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Re: Revell Black Pearl

Post by azog » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:57 pm

So Today for an update I purchased two railroad tie brown paints, two grimy black paints, and two engine black paints all by model master! I would have gotten more but sadly the store didn't have much in stock at this time, so I pay another visit later in the month. The important this is now at least I can get started on the hull! Which leads me to my next question, should I paint one paint at a time (etc. 1.railroad tie brown 2.grimy black 3.engine black) and if so which order do you guys recommend I do? Or should I mix the paint together then paint it all at once? Also should I put a black primer on first before I paint or don't worry about it? Then my last question doesn't have anything to do with the hull but should I paint the sails, hull and deck in acrylic and then paint everything else in enamel? Or should I do all of the ship in acrylic? I will say though That I do plane to paint the lanterns and figure head in a enamel gold, so it has a nice shine to it.

And to answer that last question, of course I will be posting tons of pictures onto this forum! One thing to note is that even though I can start the hull anytime, it probably won't happen for a week or two. So just note that I will be posting tons and tons of pictures of the ship on this forum but they will be posted slowly :D
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Re: Revell Black Pearl

Post by Donnie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:54 pm

I will respond to this tomorrow as I am just now reading this.
You have a lot of questions to be addressed.
Did you see my link to the captain Kidd ?
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Re: Revell Black Pearl

Post by Donnie » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:56 am

1) should I paint one paint at a time (etc. 1.railroad tie brown 2.grimy black 3.engine black) and if so which order do you guys recommend.
If you go to my Captain Kidd build log ( http://www.shipsofscale.com/WVH/WVH02.html ), you will see the effect that I used that I layered the paint. Then as you take like 500 grit sand paper as you sand the part, the different colors will reveal themselves.
Try it on a test piece from the kit. I would paint and let dry in this order: Brown, Grimy Black, Engine Black. Let all dry and as you sand off, the various colors will show through. Stop sanding when you reach the effect you want. You know that aged wood has different tones to it.


2)Or should I mix the paint together then paint it all at once?
I would not do that as you would end of with only ONE color. I would not do that. The ship would be one color.

3)Also should I put a black primer on first before I paint or don't worry about it?
I would not - go back to answer to #1 - this should be done ok.

4) should I paint the sails, hull and deck in acrylic and then paint everything else in enamel?
Unless I am wrong, acrylic is water based and is best for wood as the wood absorbs the color. Use enamel and a mineral spirit to reduce the thickness of the color - again - layer the colors. I would use the enamel brown and grimy black alternating and reduce the thickness with mineral spirits with light strokes of a brush until you achieve the results.

... tons and tons of pictures of the ship on this forum but they will be posted slowly
First of all, it is usually customary to take a picture of the box and contents so that people will know what kind of model you have and the contents helps others see what you have to help you better.
Lastly, a simple thank you would be good in order because even though people on this forum love to help others, they also want to know if they are helping or not.


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Re: Revell Black Pearl

Post by azog » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:52 pm

Hello again everyone! The time has come for pictures!!!! I am sorry for the lack of replies so let me give some backstory on that. I have been very busy so I could not have gotten too much done on my model at one time. So I didn't think you guys would care to see one picture of me gluing the hull and have to wait a week for me to paint it :lol:. So instead I took my time like this project will be and got a ton done and now it is finally time to show you the Black Pearl (what I gotten done of it) right before the spooky season begins! :banana-rock:
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So in this image I was about to spray the deck with an acrylic paint called Gunship Grey. And yes I said spray! Mainly I wanted to show you this picture so you guys can get a feel for how the deck and all the plastic part look strait out of the box.
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So with this spray can I can poor whatever paint I am using into a glass bottle that will then be sucked up from the air can to make a nice thin layer of paint! Really cool and even though my dad bought this one in the 90's you can still pick up one today and it really does make a difference.
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So this is actually how the deck turned out for now. Like I said I sprayed it with a Gunship Grey color to give it that lighter look to compromise the black hull as see there. Ps: the deck isn't finished yet, I plan to water down the Engine Black Paint that I ended up using for the hull to do a light black layer on top to give it a nicer realism look.
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How the hull was painted is I used an acrylic Grimy Black paint as the first layer, mainly to have a nicer undercoat but also to lighten up the Engine Black paint that was about to go over it.
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After I coated it with the Engine Black it turned out just the way I wanted it! I know what your thinking, why do you want it to look so plain and new? Well I plan to display this ship for the rest of my life because of my love to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so simply I wanted to have a brand new looking Black Pearl where it looks like it just rose from Davy Jones's locker :grin:. One thing that weirded me out about the "real" ship was the fact that there was no difference in paint from the water line and the paint of the hull. Do you guys think I should leave it as it is or paint the water line a Flat Black?
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The hull is the same color as the side parts to hull which is very accurate to how the ship was in the movie.
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One thing to note is that the final product of this model will end up having gold painted on any decorative element to spice up and lighten up all this blackness.
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As in this picture you can see all the other elements so far that will end up being the same color of the ship such as the entrance to the captains cabin (which I plan to glue the door slightly open to give some more character to the model. Also do you guys think I should paint the door a different shade of black just to have some settle differences?), The forefront of the ship that figure head will connect to (just need to glue the two sides together), A set of railings that will go on the front of the ship, The rudder (same as the forefront, I will need to glue the two sides to together.), the back of the ship, and the part on the back where the lanterns will attach.
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These are all the different paints that I have used for the ship so far and very excited to use more!

This is all that I have gotten done so far on this ship! I am very excited to work on more of it but like I said I am not rushing to get this done. Thank you all for reading and viewing all of these photos! From now on I will try to keep you guys posted on what I am doing every weekend. Let me know your opinions because without you guys this ship might not have looked as good as it is today!
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Re: Revell Black Pearl

Post by Donnie » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:18 pm

Very nice so far - enjoy reading it !

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