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Making of a corsair ship

Posted by dykio on 14 Mar 2012, 14:49

Hi Guys,

Just thought i show you pictures of how i made my corsair ship. I hope that there are some tricks and tips that you can use. Anyway enjoy !!
And ofcourse don't hesitate if you have questions.

First i made some templates (you never know...)
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Then i used a wire-cutter to make the base of the ship
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then i made the floor by carving some planks into the wood (which comes from old mandarine(the fruit) boxes :-D

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At the side i glued some planks. Now here's a tip.... use lots of glue and be patiend enough to let everything dry. (i diid'nt and as a result i had to glue the whole lot twice :oops: )

For the front and back i had the idea to make that from iron. Now there were two options. I could order some steel plates and started welding (?) or.....use alummium-foil (?) and glued that on (with a little help from Buzz...) I choose the last option :lol:
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next step.. the tail. Just use your imagination
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As u can see here, i also made a smal structure (from paperclips) to make a cabin.

then i spray-painted the result so far
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then the front... again just use your imagination. As i wanted to let the whole ship look like some fearse creature coming out of the ship i decided for this form. But feel free to do whatever you want.
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Now i did'nt fotograph every step so here's a little jump.
I made the cabin-tent-cover just from paper drenched in watered glue. This way it looks like real tent-material and it gives you a better surface to paint.
For the paint on the boat i just use cheap wal-paint (as for al my dio's etc)
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Then the masts. I just used giant sateh-sticks. I sanded the top to make them look less like ...... sateh-sticks.
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i used some nitting wool (?) which i again dreched in wattered-glue to make the ropes around the masts

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the steeringwheel is just a small piece of wood, some pins en an old airfix wheel... (and a punaise in the center, don't know the english word..)
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as for the rigging.... just some robe in watered glue and a lot of patience....

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its starting to look like.... well.... a ship
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then the sails....
wooden sticks
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now it's hard to see, but i drilled a hole in the bottom of one stick, then put a needle trough the other one and then pushed it into the drilled hole...
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In my design-studio (the chair next to me :-D ) i draw the sails.
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then glue some sticks to them and glue the whole lot together
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then paint the sails and attach them to the masts (this is a bit tricky so take your time)

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and at the end it looks something like this
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as for the resul : http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10593

And for those who want to rebuilt it 1:1.... I cannot garantee that it floots.... :lol: :lol:

Enjoy !!
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Posted by Susofrick on 14 Mar 2012, 15:01

:shock: Didn't you test that it floats? :shock: :-D Nice tutorial on a good ship! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Duke atreides on 14 Mar 2012, 16:33

GREAT!!!
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I started a cog a while ago but stopped because I had no ideia on doig some parts and you just showed me the way!!
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Posted by Paul on 14 Mar 2012, 17:19

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Excellent. I was thinking of using an old spare wheel as you have done but couldn´t quite work out how to make it look "realistic" but now I do :headbang: :headbang:
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Posted by Winttrix on 14 Mar 2012, 19:58

Incredible stuff :love:
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Posted by Gowan on 15 Mar 2012, 07:04

very useful tutorial thanks. :cheers:
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Posted by Thanos on 15 Mar 2012, 14:31

wow! That's simply excellent!
Fantastic work mate!
Well done!
(and yes, it floats)!!!
T.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Mar 2012, 19:01

Sure it floats ;-)

Excellent tutorial :thumbup:

And what a nice clean desk :shock:
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Posted by dykio on 21 Mar 2012, 09:11

Peter wrote:Sure it floats ;-)

Excellent tutorial :thumbup:

And what a nice clean desk :shock:


In al honesty i just cleaned it up because we had some guests staying. And when cleaning it i found some brushes i bought about 2 months ago. I thougt i lost them, but they had fallen behind the cv. So it does help cleaning up every now and then (more then offcourse :-D :-D )
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