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  1. Has anyone tried to disassemble the pre-assembled parts? Specifically separating the main deck from the sides of the gun deck? Or even what kind of glue works best for the soft plastic parts of the ship?
  2. Since I inadvertently derailed the PIRATE SHIP! for bones 5 kickstarter thread it makes sense to have a thread dedicated to building and modifying this massive piece of gaming terrain, a character in its own right. Feel free to jump in with your own ideas and dreams for this beauty. Personally, I want to add a lot more detail to this kit. More deck furniture, rigging, sails, cabin and gun deck details and some hard core changes to how it comes apart for play. I tend to work from a more historical perspective because grounding everything in a little bit of fact will make it look better in the end. My first step was to find a "real" ship to base the rigging on. For this purpose I'm going to work from the rigging for the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's flagship. I'm also taking some inspiration from Jack Sparrow's Black Pearl just to get that Hollywood fantasy feel and not get to historically hard core. Some of these goals are completely at odds with the way the Sophie's Revenge was molded and put together at the factory. Pretty much anything I want to do means that I need to actually disassemble the ship first and then revise how it goes back together. Step 1 is figuring out how to get it down to its component pieces. I threw a few questions at Reaper Jon mostly to confirm what I already suspected; 1) Super glue is going to be the only real choice for assembly (although contact cement for some areas might work as well), epoxy will likely make an appearance as well. However, straight from the factory I figured all they would have used is super glue. If they used CA then acetone should work to at least soften if not dissolve the glue used to put it together. With some trepidation and equipped with a hobby knife, a sculpting tool and a can of acetone I started trying to take the aft cabin (which for Sophie's Revenge also constitutes the quarter and poop decks) apart. I was somewhat relieved to figure out that in most areas they really didn't use that much glue. I started at the stairs leading to the quarterdeck on the left (port) side. I flooded the joint, from the top and from the bottom, with acetone (its important to let it sit for a minute and go to work on the glue), then I started to flex the plastic to create an opening for my flat bladed sculpting tool to insert into the joint and start to pry things apart. I only used the knife in spots where there was so much CA that I cut into the CA with the knife to create a channel for the acetone. The plastic is very flexible and held up to my less than gentle flexing quite well. You can see stress fractures appear though, they will show up as white streaks. Most of these are between the deck planking where the plastic is pretty thin. You do need to proceed slowly and patiently. I did break the edge of the deck that fits into the slot in a couple of places. Not terrible and I'll leave those bits in place, it will get everything lined back up when I reassemble things. It took about an hour but I managed to separate the decks from the side walls. The sidewalls are made up of another 5 or 6 pieces but I decided I didn't need to take those apart so those will remain intact, I should be able to add plenty of detail without completely disassembling them.
  3. My daughters ship needed a steering wheel, so I bought the Drunken pirate and put him on the bridge. Took the Photos before adding the sails. So you have a better view on the decks.
  4. Considering the Playmobil Pirate Ship that featured in the Aquisitions thread, this should make for interesting news... A couple of kids have launched their PPS from Peterhead(north of Aberdeen), and on it's first leg of the journey, ended up in Denmark, where it was sent onwards, to end up in Sweden, then to Norway where it got a hitch with the Christian Radich, then it was launched off the shore of Africa... https://track-adventure.squarespace.com/ A more detailed writeup: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/13/playmobil_pirates_sail_for_carribbean/
  5. This is an attempt at an ongoing list of my various projects. I hope to list them chronologically in four categories (My minis, my cardstock builds, "Other, and My Daughter's Mad Paint Skills) My Miniature WIPs: Elf Pikeman - Warhammer Fantasy Tutorial box Minotaur and Goblins - Warhammer Quest Dwarf - Warhammer Quest 06023: Anhurian Swordsman - Reaper (Learn to Paint Kit #1 - WIP) 02544: Barrow Rat - Reaper (Learn to Paint Kit #1 - WIP) 02512: Tsuko, Male Monk - Reaper (Learn to Paint Kit #2 - WIP) 77005: Ogre Chieftain - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77195: Mr. Bones - Reaper Bones (WIP, Show Off) 77155: Lizardman Warrior - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77153: Snakeman Warrior - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77152: Marsh Troll - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77154: Lizardman Spearman - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77008: Garrick the Bold (Sir Forscale) - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77132: Barnabus Frost - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77076: Lysette, Female Elf, Reaper Bones (WIP) 77162: Yephima, Female Cloud Giant - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77026: Young Fire Dragon - Reaper Bones (WIP) 50085: Deep Sea Diver - Reaper Chronoscope (WIP) 77149: Damien, Hellborn Wizard - Reaper Bones (WIP) 77020: Bathalian - Reaper Bones (WIP) Cardstock Modeling WIPs: The Maiden in progress - Pirate Ship by WorldWorks Games The Maiden complete Castle Scene setup for gaming Underground Dungeon encounter The "Other" Category: DIY Light Tent complete (I really need to buy some lights to actually use this thing) My Little Pony Birthday Party Stuff My Daughter's Mad Paint Skills (and other young painters): My Daughter's First Miniature Talae's Daughter Paints Some More Minis My little sisters paint some minis Another Unicorn (her favorite model, by far) Note: The original content of this post is below this dotted line. This was done in an attempt to organize my progression in various aspects of my hobbies. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I figure that keeping all of what I do in one place is a decent idea. First things first: I recently cleared off and organized my workspace. This enabled me to spend last night and today working on a project that I had let go to the wayside (Pingo's thread inspired me to return to it): The Maiden. I have one built that I did years ago, but it is not color. It was a fun project at the time, but I have put off the color version for too long and it was the bulkiest thing on my workspace and so it makes sense to be the first project to complete. I am hoping that posting a couple of pics will help to motivate me. What would do even better is if some of you guys would post comments/questions/critiques/etc. My wonderful Robo-buddy: Some of the pieces laid out. They are on black foamcore and you can barely make out the transparencies in this pic: The hull is coming together: I will try and post some progress shots of what I get done tonight, but I am hoping you guys can help push me through this project.
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