In an earlier post, I suggested that the extremely modified, and I daresay somewhat corrected, Atlantis Black Falcon plastic model pirate ship, is, in this diorama, watering. I thought I might explain that, because, well, it is nautical history.
What’s the fun of a pirate ship, and especially the Atlantis Black Falcon pirate ship model kit, if you don’t get to mess with cannons? The Black Falcon‘s guns may be the exception…
The Atlantis Black Falcon plastic model sailing ship kit has amazingly unrealistic chainwales. These are better!
The figurehead is the soul of the ship. The lady perched on Black Falcon’s prow is no exception!
Those scratchbuilt davits are meant to suspend the boat rowing up to the Black Falcon. Finding a place to accommodate a realistically scaled boat is truly a challenge, until you look outside the ship.
When it’s time to rig your yards, it will help to think like a captain. Black Falcon’s stays are tied off to get the most benefit from her tiny crew.
Making convincing yards is challenging, but remarkably rewarding, and a lot of fun.
Modeling a boat for the Black Falcon turns out to be a real challenge, unless you cheat!
In a pinch for some cleats that don’t have to look amazingly spot-on, but just need to be cleats? My friend, you have landed on the right place!
Adding a set of stern windows to the Black Falcon changes her character.