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Sailing

On Watering, Briefly

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.

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Decks Fittings Hull

All About the Guns

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…

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Fittings Hull Shrouds

Simple Chain Wales

The Atlantis Black Falcon plastic model sailing ship kit has amazingly unrealistic chainwales. These are better!

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Hull

Make A Figurehead

The figurehead is the soul of the ship. The lady perched on Black Falcon’s prow is no exception!

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Fittings

Developing Davits

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.

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Decks Sails and Yards

Keep Your Gun Deck Clear

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.

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Sails and Yards

Make a Simple Yard

Making convincing yards is challenging, but remarkably rewarding, and a lot of fun.

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Fittings

Comes a Boat

Modeling a boat for the Black Falcon turns out to be a real challenge, unless you cheat!

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Fittings

Make Cheap Cleats

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!

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Hull

Scratchbuilt Stern Windows

Adding a set of stern windows to the Black Falcon changes her character.