ZHL Black Pearl KML08 (Golden Version 2019)

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Ok guys after a break away from the build I'm back in the swing, first planking coming along all be it slowly have ran into a possible problem namely the planks in the kit both first and second material appears be too short to plank the hull with full length planks the instruction material list says they are 60 at 450mm Paulownia and Black Walnut 150 at 400mm while all planks measure 500mm they are still too short when you measure around the curvature of the hull length, anyway I have written to Max and I await his reply. See photos of plank lengths. Not concerned too much about having to join first planking although this will leave me short with small off cuts that cant be used, I do not want joins where a full length plank can be used on the final walnut planking.
Here is my progress thus far. Excuse the upside down pics but you should get the jist of too short plank problem.20200116_113439.jpg20200116_113449.jpg20200116_113513.jpg20200116_113520.jpg20200116_231558.jpg20200116_231603.jpg20200116_231826.jpg20200117_184307.jpg20200117_184324.jpg20200117_184346.jpg20200117_184356.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135005560.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135040357.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135068717.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579135107905.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579176979835.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579177072549.jpgUSER_SCOPED_TEMP_DATA_orca_share_media1579177115007.jpg
 

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I found this document on internet. I already read it 2 times and probably will be again few times. :D
I am still miles from planking my build, but planning ahead. :D
Hallo Matus,
a preparation like reading is very important, but definitely you will get the experience with the strips by itself.
And at the end you have to find your own way you will do it, especially with which kind of equipment and method (bending, installing, which glue etc.)
 
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Hey guys been a bit slack with my update on the build some stage pictures not shown as I didn't take pics of the progress of the second planking, had some issues with the planks not able to traverse the full length of the hull but to continue and join planks together and given I decided to paint (INK) the hull it was not a issue after all. So now as I type I have advanced a little further to what the last pics show have installed carved figurines around cabin,installed rear lanterns rope fencing around some decks and hatch grates also installed rudder and hardware installed deadeye and hardware to all masts some preliminary shaping of some of the yards will post update pics to reflect this.
just starting to install shrouds
 
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Gidday mateys ahhhhrrr more progress from my last post things are slowing down now being at the fiddly bits with deadeyes,shrouds serving them and making served ropes for stays. All guns and doors are now inplace with their recoil ropes just have to arrange the slack part of the rope so they look right some stick up in the air. The plans are a little vaig on where single blocks for running rigging be placed on masts but I will nut that one out later on. anyway I'm happy with the progress and the look of the ship thus far, cheers all stay well.
 
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Hey all thank you for all your Birthday Wishes I had a great day all be it quiet, the minister for finance gave me the go to order my next project which I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to tackle something different and something I had on my bucket list to build it came down to the Saturn V Apollo 11 Rocket 1/72 from Dragon it stands a 1500mm high so finding room to display it is20200416_090647.jpg20200416_090712.jpg20200416_090730.jpg20200416_090739.jpg20200416_090758.jpg20200416_090808.jpg20200416_090834.jpg20200416_090938.jpg20200416_090845.jpg not an issue, I will post some pics in the relevant area of it. Still pugging away at the Pearl finally got my sister to sew my sails and after a little ageing and I furled the on the yards and some on the fore stays, completed the all shrouds and rat lines on Port side still doing the starboard side rat lines see pictures hopefully this time a lot clearer than last
 
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Hey all thank you for all your Birthday Wishes I had a great day all be it quiet, the minister for finance gave me the go to order my next project which I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to tackle something different and something I had on my bucket list to build it came down to the Saturn V Apollo 11 Rocket 1/72 from Dragon it stands a 1500mm high so finding room to display it is
Great job @Hoffy...you are really making quick progress... May I ask what you used to color the deck please? Also, you mentioned that you used ink to color the black portions.... Are there advantages to using ink versus, say, black acrylic paint? Newbie here and am just trying to understand paints and stains... Thanks for your build log.
 
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Gidday WarrLight it was the first time I had used ink I found it easier to cover than paint, paint tends to be gluggy where the ink is thin and a lot easier to apply, I used ink that was watered down probably 50/50 the deck was lacquered with a natural varnish then later aged with smudges of watered down ink to give the deck that dirty pirate ship look. One thing to be careful using the ink keep to applying it in small areas and don't saturate your brush with ink the same principal is used when applying stains wiping access off with clean clothe/paper towel, be patient take your time.
 
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Gidday WarrLight it was the first time I had used ink I found it easier to cover than paint, paint tends to be gluggy where the ink is thin and a lot easier to apply, I used ink that was watered down probably 50/50 the deck was lacquered with a natural varnish then later aged with smudges of watered down ink to give the deck that dirty pirate ship look. One thing to be careful using the ink keep to applying it in small areas and don't saturate your brush with ink the same principal is used when applying stains wiping access off with clean clothe/paper towel, be patient take your time.
Thanks @Hoffy.... I was inspired by your build and ordered the BPearl kit from ZHL... now eagerly awaiting its arrival... Although I'm a newbie, I decided to dive right in with this model knowing that I can refer back to your build if I get in trouble. Have also been reading some of the other builds and am picking up lots of learnings... Bless you all.
 
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20200510_155047.jpgGidday all this will conclude my Build Log of The Black Pearl Golden Edition 2019, I am calling it done, the rigging was ok but plans were hard to fathom ie. the belaying pin layout of plates positioning contravened how they appear on the photos in the manual, some of the origin of some the ropes were puzzling so I referred to my previous ship for reference and on other ship logs here they helped a lot, the rigging may not be correct but hey its a pirate ship and they weren't ones for uniformity and as Black Pearl is a fictitious ship allowed for a free reign my part so here we go final piccys. Enjoy!!20200510_155006.jpg20200510_155019.jpg20200510_155026.jpg20200510_155103.jpg20200510_155122.jpg20200510_155251.jpg20200510_155306.jpg
 

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Did the light colored line come in your kit? Mine came with all black line.
 
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