The Black Pearl by Mellpapa

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The Black Pearl was also displayed on the back of the Flying Dutchman.
Both of them are Tamiya History Museum, but for some reason, they had an extraordinary presence.
Now, when I think about it, I think I made such a big work well... It's a strange feeling.
It's a great honor to have my work exhibited at the Tamiya History Museum. Thank you.
Then, when you go to the history museum and look at the left side...
was. The Flying Dutchman was exhibited with a strange aura.
There is a sense of incompatibility with other works...


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oh yes how sweet it is
notice the Black Pearl is in a diorama setting complete with figures
 

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The photo is a tool for tracing. Carbon paper, grid ruler, scissors, mechanical pencil, iron brush, cutter, triangle ruler, eraser, stainless steel ruler, masking tape, protractor...etc... If you have this, you can trace it.
Let's get started!
First of all, the drawing is traced to China veneer.
The photo is a tool for tracing. Carbon paper, grid ruler, scissors, mechanical pencil, iron brush, cutter, triangle ruler, eraser, stainless steel ruler, masking tape, protractor...etc... If you have this, you can trace it.

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So I traced.

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Cut out the keel and frame.
I used a band saw and... I used an electric saw.

This is the usual saw.

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It is a frame cutout.
Cut the inside first and then the outside.

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Once all have been cut out, it is a temporary assembly.

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It is a photograph taken from another angle.

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The last frame of the stern is rounded on the rear side.

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The last wall of the stern is cut out with a 2mm thick veneer, rounded after being dipped in water.

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I have carved a labet on the keel. NOTE: I believe labet is actually "rabbit" or the grove the planking sits in

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The stern side is up.
Do you know the labette?

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It is up on the bow side.
Do you know the labette?

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After finishing the labet carving, I will assemble the frame.

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Filler is also added to the bow.

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Assemble the frames and attach them in order.

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Glue the gun deck with the stairs on the bow side.

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The gun deck with the central staircase is also glued.

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Next, I will make the gun port part.

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Thats lookin great Dave :)

I had an idea, ( hey even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while ) some may know I just got myself a rip off Black Pearl that must be replaced by a better kit asap.
However, since theres no instructions I feel some artistic licence creaping up behind me... What if I changed it around and built MY version of the "Jolly Roger" ?
Twas a ficticious ship anyhow so Im thinking turn a turd into a jem so to speak. I feel an "Aaaarrr" comin on already. What do you guys think?

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I've seen loads of kits of the black pearl initially plastic. I'd love to be able to build one though I'm yet to find a kit that really stands out
 
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Indeed they're a reasonably popular seller for us
In my opinion....

The best plastic kit of the Black Pearl currently available is the Zvezda kit.
The best wooden kit of the Black Pearl currently available is the ZHL All Scenario Version
The best prebuild wooden model of the Black Pearl currently available comes from Model Ship Master

Beyond that, one would need to scratch build the Black Pearl to create a better example.
 
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