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slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 07:54 PM UTC


Just thought I'd share a bit of the project I'm working on- this one is coming along.....
This shot is the figures and a paper version of the ship section I'm building.

Thoughts and comments always welcome.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 08:02 PM UTC
Good to see that you have still the time to build.

Are you going to do a part of a hull under this or what will be the base ?

Claude
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 08:07 PM UTC
My plan for the base is to leave the deck as is - stop there on the ship itself.
Under that I am going to 'try' to make a resin wave as a pedistal about 2.5" high.
The wave will sit on a treasure chest about 3"x4"x3"
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 08:16 PM UTC


Found this one - gives an idea of how the deck looks
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 08:21 PM UTC
Looks very intresting! Lots of movement with the pirates, that's nice! Were does the cannon come from and what have you made the boat of?
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 08:33 PM UTC
The canon comes from a really small company called DieZacNic inc. So small in fact that it doesn't exist - It's scratch built.

The ship is mostly bass wood a bit of balsa for trim a few resin bits and some jewelry accessories. I am writing a full feature on it so you'll get a blow by blow later.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 10:20 PM UTC
looking good scott carnt wait ti see it progress, i lake the sound of the base, maybe sitting on the top of a large scull will alos have worked :-)


cheers

keith forsyth
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 11:20 PM UTC
A SKULL
I like it - I'm heading to the skull store!!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 11:28 PM UTC
Scott,

looking very good my friend ! I just love Pirates and Golden West themes... with this one you'll satisfy my hunger for Pirates themes

A great start.. do you perhaps have close ups on the figures ?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 11:30 PM UTC
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

I like it, nice individual idea that turned out great so far. Keep us posted.
slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - 11:57 PM UTC

Here's an In process closeup of one.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:03 AM UTC
Looking good. I like the different "types" of wood. Gives it some nice visual texture.
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:33 AM UTC
Hi Scott,well this is certainly something a little different in the dio section!Great idea and scene!Secondly, i admire how you mix your skills up,sometimes 1/35,then 1/48 and now pirates,what's next?!I do have a suggestion though,have you thought about placing a barrel of some sorts on the deck..wouldn't be a bad thing to add to the scene in my own opinion.Keep the W.I.P pics rolling shipmate.
Cheers an a yo ho,ho,ho
Shay
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 08:10 AM UTC
Its coming along very nicely, Scott. With its nice action poses and the deck trimmings its going to be a beauty. Any chance of slipping in the Jolly Rogers pennant somewhere?
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 04:51 PM UTC
Gday Scott
A refreshing change of scenery...
The deck looks great, and I agree about finishing it to that level... The wave and chest pedestal is a good idea!
Have you thought of making actual metal blades for the cutlass(es)? I'm sure they wouldn't be too difficult, turning an edge on a lathe or similar, and would look a treat, especially a photo with light reflecting off them...
Cheers
Brad
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 05:09 PM UTC
Wow Scott that is super. Totally kewl! I like the departure from the standard fair, and the ship wrighting is top notch. How about maybe some fallen lines, sails, deadeyes etc to spice it up even more!
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 05:41 PM UTC
Thanks for the detailpicture... that pirate looks great my friend. Be sure to keep us posted.
slodder
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 07:59 PM UTC
Thanks for the complements
I like some of the ideas tossed out. I'll see which ones I can bring in.