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JollySipper

Captain Kidd ship

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I'm going to try to build another ship...... My first attempt was the USS Constitution, I'll use what I learned with it on this build. This is the Lindberg Captain Kidd ship........

So far I've built some cannons, and mounted them on the bottom tier of the decking.

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This will be a long term project, but I hope you follow along......... Thanks

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Great start!  The coloring on the decking looks quite realistic and the cannons look very good as well.

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Thanks, Jim! 

I should mention that this won't be accurate to any certain ship, I just want a model to display.....

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I will be following.

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I've got the basis of the hull painted...... To do the gold, I had to leak ink from a paint pen and apply it with a brush

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The black is automotive primer, the white is DupliColor fogged onto it.........:)

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Hey, Guys......... Dave, this is the kit, I got it at Ollie's......

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I found a really nice green to incorporate into the build.... plan to use it throughout along with a dark red.....

Also sanded the white to bring out the planks......

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The red is kind of a brick color, and I've done some detail painting on some parts........ I sprayed them with Tamiya, then brushed on the dark green Apple Barrel paint.....

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Got a couple of these; they build up nice, and yours is looking particularly clean. Well done so far! Sails or no sails?

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Thanks, man!  The plan is to use the sails, but I won't be doing all of the rigging.......... maybe just the standing rigging.

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Some more work on the deck, plus a mock-up to see how my colors are going to work together

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Still more work on the deck...... It's pretty much finished. Just have a few more cannons to add.....

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Looks great T.J.!  Really nice work.

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Thank you, Jim! 

So I got the hull glued together! Still some deck work to do, but it can be done now that it's fixed......

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I know that most Pirate ships were redecorated fleet ships that had been conquered, and my mind worries more about aesthetics than function, so please overlook it if this one is not the typical decoration of one of these.........

Thanks for all the positive comments!

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Kool! I like what I'm seeing. 

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Thank you, Scott!  I'm having a blast....... :)

Did some work on the bow pieces.......

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That looks REALLY nice.  Until recently picking up a bunch of Lindberg ship and boat models dirt cheap,  it had been mostly semi's for me. 

They are proving very enjoyable with the rigging and deck ropes, a heck of a challenge for a greenhorn such as myself.  Painting "wood" as well.  

To see such a nice job coming out of these "bargain bin" kits is very inspiring.  Keep it up!

Peace.

 

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Thanks, man..... and Thank you guys for following along! 

Gun covers and channels done on one side.....

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Happy Thanksgiving..........

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The hull looks awesome and the stern is top notch. Don't look like no cheap kit now. 

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And a List of the Lindberg Pirate Ships, and their Real Names.

Lindberg Marketing                        Real Ship

Sir Harry Morgan Pirate Ship         Le Saint Louis

Captain Kidd Pirate Galleon           Wappen von Hamburg

Jolly Roger Pirate Ship                  La Flore

Blackbeard Pirate Ship                  Royal Sovereign

Again, you get what you pay for.  La Flore and Wappen von Hamburg have vacuformed sails; the others have solid plastic sails molded to the yards.  They have fair detail and are nicely shaped.  All have open gunports, but the method of molding the guns varies from full carriages and cannons to a row of dummy barrels molded onto a strip that is cemented to the interior.  Anyway, I believe them to be adequate for the price and they do build into reasonable ship models with effort.  You should check them out.

Some of these are old Pyro/Lifelike tools.

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