I selected the Black Pearl becuase it was better looking than Brickbeards Bounty, smaller the the Imperial Flagship, and not as odd as Queen Anne's Revenge. I first modfied the length by making it one section longer. Later I came back and made it taller by adding a proper deck. Here is what came out of that process:
-Removable deck pieces
-Revamped Angel statue
-Raised captains quarters
(LXF is included)
About this creation
I had the same ship with the M***B**** Black Pearl back way in 2007. I got it when there were no LEGO pirates offerings, (at least cheap ones!) I eventually destroyed it & threw it out (I think) Anyway, I had a massive pirates-meets-trains layout with a VERY long dock, and am wanting to get it started again, but with all LEGO parts
Anyway, I was thinking it would be a great Bluecoat (maybe privateer?) ship. For a crew, (since the CMF bluecoats are so expensive), I'm thinking the Lone Ranger soldier suits with printed shakos for soliders, a Privateer Barbossa's suit + musketeer hat with Blackbeards' sword for the Captain, and maybe a couple of officers made the same as soiders but with Tricorne's.