For the most part, the capstans on the 1/350 model are fine as they are but if you wish to dress them up a bit you can try adding the following item.


Most craft stores sell the sequins in various sizes and colors. Purchase a bag of gold sequins equal in diameter to the capstans.

After painting the capstans flat black glue one sequin to the top of each. After the sequins have set and the capstans are glued to their appropriate places on the Forecastle and Poop decks, paint the sequin with 3 coats of Testor's Brass.

The end result looks more like the brass caps on the capstans seen in the wreck photos and is worth the effort. The sequins are also used for other projects elsewhere in the Tutorial.


This site was created by David Cotgreave January 2000