Black Pearl - Zhl 1:50 by Vfordyce [COMPLETED BUILD]

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Hoping to get it done by Christmas. I first notice that the ship illustration is different from the one Reggie received from ZHL. The tops of the masts are gone and the starboard side is cut out on mine! I also see three life boats. Did I get the wrong one?image.jpgimage.jpg I kind of like the cutout idea to see inside the ship, but it looks like the ship is in dry dock with the sails furled. I was kind of hoping to make them ratty and hanging down with the full masts.
 
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That's the big one that I've been working on periodically. The one Jay and Reggie are working on is the Golden version. It's about half the size and enclosed. There are 3 parts to the full kit (All Scenario Version) ZHL refers to them as "Poles". The third pole contains the top of the mast and the rest of the sails. The "all scenario version" was initially sold without the third part. Mine is a newer kit that had the third pole included. The instructions for the third pole were in the back of the book with the second pole. Here's the third pole; Third Pole

If your kit came with the figures ie Jack Sparrow etc you have everything to build all of the masts. I guess I should start a build thread and we can work together sort of. I'm actually ahead of you.\ just never got around to posting it.
 

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f your kit came with the figures ie Jack Sparrow etc you have everything to build all of the masts. I guess I should start a build thread and we can work together sort of. I'm actually ahead of you.\ just never got around to posting it.
We would love you to start a build log. :cool: Think about others who can learn from your build. BP is a really popular model\kit, thought.
 
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That's the big one that I've been working on periodically. The one Jay and Reggie are working on is the Golden version. It's about half the size and enclosed. There are 3 parts to the full kit (All Scenario Version) ZHL refers to them as "Poles". The third pole contains the top of the mast and the rest of the sails. The "all scenario version" was initially sold without the third part. Mine is a newer kit that had the third pole included. The instructions for the third pole were in the back of the book with the second pole. Here's the third pole; Third Pole

If your kit came with the figures ie Jack Sparrow etc you have everything to build all of the masts. I guess I should start a build thread and we can work together sort of. I'm actually ahead of you.\ just never got around to posting it.
Thanks. I’ll go back to the book. I must have missed it. I suppose I could enclose it if I really wanted to. Maybe even have a removable cut out?
 
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You could enclose it, there is one known as the all sealed version which is basically exactly that. It's cool to see the inside IMO though. If you don't have the third pole it would be really easy to work around it. All your actually missing is about 5 dowel pins and some trestle trees that would be pretty easy to make, as far as actual ship parts are concerned. A removable cutout would be neat. Keep in mind if you don't want to see the inside you can always just turn it around.
 
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You could enclose it, there is one known as the all sealed version which is basically exactly that. It's cool to see the inside IMO though. If you don't have the third pole it would be really easy to work around it. All your actually missing is about 5 dowel pins and some trestle trees that would be pretty easy to make, as far as actual ship parts are concerned. A removable cutout would be neat. Keep in mind if you don't want to see the inside you can always just turn it around.
Very true.
 
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You could enclose it, there is one known as the all sealed version which is basically exactly that. It's cool to see the inside IMO though. If you don't have the third pole it would be really easy to work around it. All your actually missing is about 5 dowel pins and some trestle trees that would be pretty easy to make, as far as actual ship parts are concerned. A removable cutout would be neat. Keep in mind if you don't want to see the inside you can always just turn it around.
Third pole not there. Maybe I’ll improvise with diy.
 
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My Black Pearl came without the third pole. I have to buy it for an additional $75. Oh well, I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and buy it. But that is absolutely the last thing I'm buying, boatwise!
 
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Unpacking and salivating. Deadeyes are nice and big compared to the ones on my Connie. Reggie WarrLight), notice how the bottom deadeyes are positioned improperly like you did your first ones. We’re you just following their instructions? Interesting. View attachment 177232View attachment 177233View attachment 177234View attachment 177235View attachment 177236View attachment 177237
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Hats off to Reggie (WarrLight) what a wonderful build of the Black Pearl you’re making—newbie or no newbie.
Thanks for the kind words @Vfordyce ... We share the same joy in learning new things. You are going to have a beautiful ship. Can't wait to see it.
 
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I ordered some Novacan Black Patina to darken the metal. I really don’t want to paint any of my metal black. It comes off too easily from my guns on the Connie. So The directions on the bottle say to paint it on the metal with a brush. Directions? I don’t need no stinking directions! I mixed it 50/50 with water, soaked the metal until it got darker, and rinsed it with water. image.jpgimage.jpg
 
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