Well, after almost 18 months, I've finally finished my pearl! Admittedly, for the majority of those 18 months, she sat alone in a dark room waiting on me to feel motivated to continue her. Fortunately I received inspiration in the form of BrickFair Alabama. My brother and I both displayed our Pearls at the convention and had an absolute blast. (we even dressed up as pirates) I'm just now finally getting around to posting some final pictures. Overall I'm very happy with the way she turned out. I built the custom base to help bring the waterline up 2 bricks. It definately looks much better that way. I will eventually make a brass plate that says "Black Pearl" and secure it on the base in between the two skulls with crossed sabres. I have no intentions of ever taking this model apart, I've convinced my wife to let me display it in our office. It is a great conversation piece.
For your viewing pleasure:
"Now bring me that horizon"
I have really enjoyed building and sharing her and I am already looking forward to my next project.
Fair winds and following seas!
(PS. Moderators, will you please take the "WIP" out of the title of this thread, thanks!)
Edited by gatorzip02, 16 April 2013 - 06:40 AM.