Here Be Pirates!

10 Jun

Who doesn’t love pirates? Swashbuckling, deck swabbing, robbing and plundering pirates. Well, clearly I have a slight obsession with them if exhibits A and B are anything to go by!

Exhibit A – Arrrrthur Riggington

Exhibit B – Mini Pirate

Pirates are quite the de rigueur topic in Bristol at the moment after the release of the latest Aardman film ‘The Pirates! In an adventure with scientists!’. Mr Monster and I went to see it after work a month or so ago and absolutely loved it. Not least because my mister bears an uncanny resemblance to the main character of ‘Pirate Captain’, voiced by Hugh Grant. He got so sick of me searching through his beard for Dodos that he ended up shaving it off for a bit.

We recently had the pleasure of getting to see the model pirate ship used during filming, on display at a local museum. It’s size was surprising, at least twice my height, and exquisite in its detail. Take a look.

It makes me want to make lots of mini monsters to live on it and sail it to Monsterland!



2 Responses to “Here Be Pirates!”

  1. Patch June 10, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Oh fantastic. Especially like the mini pirate. Think you should do a photo shoot of lots of your monsters on that boat.

  2. scillagrace June 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    My goodness! What a figurehead!!

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