Black Falcon – pirate ship

The Black Falcon was Ralph Buckwalter's first ship model

The Black Falcon was Ralph Buckwalter’s first ship model

Modeler’s Name: Ralph Buckwalter
Period: 18th Century
Scale: 1:100
Type of Model: plant on bulkhead kit
Build Time: not estimated

Build Materials:
This was Ralph’s first ship model. It is made from a Mantua kit. The kit utilized a plank on bulkhead type of construction. The planks were bent when wet using a hot iron. The model kit supplied sails but they were ugly and I decided not put them on the model since the instructions were not very detailed and for a first model I did not think I could make them look good.

Ship’s Story:
This is supposed to be one of the ships used by Captain Kidd the famous Pirate. It is a two masted Brigantine from the 18th century

Modeler’s Bio:
Ralph Buckwalter, a retired Mechanical Engineer has been modeling for about 14 years. He joined the Rocky Mountain Shipwrights in 2000.

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