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Makhno191812 Apr 2023 6:02 a.m. PST

Hi all, I'm looking for resources and advice on how to paint my cardboard ships, which are supposed to represent ships from the Golden Age of Piracy. Anyone have favorite accessible sources? I've found a few, paintong guides on blood and plunder for example, and a description of one of Bellamys smaller ships in Colin Woodwards Republic of Pirates (I'll post some of that description here later today). Any sources and ideas appreciated

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2023 8:16 a.m. PST

The time life "The Pirates" would be my recommendation. Easily available on e bay or a friend who has it.



Makhno191812 Apr 2023 9:57 a.m. PST

Thanks Martin, I'll take a look for that book.

Here is a paraphrased description of the sloop Marianne, from Woodward's book, which I listened to as an audio book and really enjoyed:

"Areas below the waterline kept in white lead paint. Yellow and blue trim decorated her quarterdeck. blue paint on her stern. paint was peeling. Single mast, broke just above the deck, lashed with a spar. Old patchy sails. Old English flag, red cross of St George, fluttered from bow sprit, below which missing large chunk of upper part of bow."

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