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Organic Pirate Vessel - Large


ORGANIC PIRATE VESSELS
Large
(1 ship)
Product #
OP3
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Suggested Retail Price
UKú3.50


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3 partstwo-piece large stand

This ship, the largest in the Organic Pirate pack, is made up of a main hull piece, a lower hull piece, and a "bridge" piece that fits on top. The kit also comes with a two-piece stand, using the same shaft but a larger base than the other kits in this set.

This starship is best described as a vegetative wedge, starting at the front where a large ovoid is nearly buried in the hull, and narrowing to the large dual engines at the rear. The vessel also features a "mouth" in the lower front, and four arms ending in globes (two projecting from the front of the main hull, and two coming off a "flying bridge" arrangement attached to the upper hull). There is a large triangular fin at the rear, just before the engines.

The ship is clearly an advanced form of the other ships. For instance, the arms are again sheathed in plate-like armour, but the armour is thicker and the globes are mounted on armoured stalks. The grooved buds (or brussel sprouts) on the medium ship are reflected in the large ship as smooth globes (pearls? eggs?) which stud the entire ship.

The ship's mouth consists of a circling lip around a rough inner mouth, leading into the interior. In addition to the "weapon globes" (?) at the arm tips, there is another medium globe at the center of the upper bridge, and two globes flanking the engines. The engines are the largest in the series, mounted side-by-side, linked by plates-and-disks on the underside.

side view top view front viewrear view

The "flying bridge" fits perfectly into the hole on the upper hull. The lower hull, however, will need some work. Our sample was fractionally too wide, so that the lower hull would not fit completely between the edges of the main hull. With some careful filing work, we believe this could be corrected.

Some seams were barely visible, but not worth correcting except perhaps on the arm-tip globes and engine openings.

close-up

75mm long x 34mm wide x 21mm tall.