Monday, April 8, 2013

Teddy Bear Pirate Ship Conversion: Part 3 - Completion

I had time over this past weekend to finally complete my Eureka Teddy Bear Pirate duck-shaped-watering-can ship conversion. I'm quite please with the results.
For those of you who haven't been following along with my lst two blog posts;  I found this great plastic duck shaped watering can at my local Target store a couple weeks ago.  And, it looked to me to be the perfect base to make a rubber ducky shaped pirate ship for my Eureka teddy Bears to sail in.
Since my last blog post, I completed the assembly; adding hatches, a mast, and a ladder leading up to the door in the back of the head, as well as a flag staff in the stern.

After the assembly was complete, I sprayed the whole thing with Krylon Camouflage Flat Black with Fusion to help with the paint sticking to the plastic.  When this was dry I sprayed the ship with some basic white primer
  After the spray primer coats were done, it was just a matter of painting the ship with the same basic craft paints that I use for my miniatures. I chose really bold colors to help with the rubber duck look of the ship.

All in all it has been a very satisfying project.  And I couldn't be more happy with the outcome.  My goal now is to make two more of these so I have a whole Teddy Bear Pirate Armada.


  1. Well, that should draw some attention! Needs a patchwork quilt sail or something, though...

  2. Superb! I agree about the patchwork sail idea.

  3. I find this enchanting. Such a unique vision went into creating this. Wonderful job.

  4. Thanks for the kind remarks!
    I like the patchwork quilt sail idea too.

  5. Brilliant - very well done indeed.