Actually, this post has nothing to do with black cats, unless you are afraid of them. If you are, you probably know that your fear is prompted by superstition, and sailors in general have always been considered among the most superstitious group of people.
If you read the whodunit about this site, you’ll know that the real purpose behind reworking the lovely Black Falcon plastic pirate ship kit is to entice you to read my book. Well, take a gander at these!
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!