Getting ready to add these to the edge of the Bulwarks as Gunwales.
They’re 1mm x 2mm Walnut Strips.
I have a feeling that these are going to take me a day or so to put these in because it’s small intricate work. After that I’m going to put in the pin rails on the sides in the after section before I put in the handrails on the top of the Columns.
I suppose they’re going in fast enough… Hmmm… 🤔😲🤭
I found that Dap Weldwood Contact Cement is what works the best here. I would imagine that Aleene’s Rapid Dry probably would work as well but the Dap is less messy I’ve found.
I ended up putting in the Waterway on the bottom part of the Gunwale. I was debating whether to make this addition or not and I went ahead and put them in. Each section being cut out individually.
This was a real eye strain, let me tell you!
I’m using SuperGlue for this work.
So… I inadvertently put the outside of the Gunwale in first before the inside like on the Starboard side. I’m thinking that I kind of like it this way better and I’m just going to keep going like this. It’s barely noticeable anyway… Just only to a very very close eye.
I’ve been making these Hand Rail Columns along the length of both Bulwarks, coming down from the Poop Deck. I made the Taffrail supports out of some 2mm x 3mm Stock.
I was telling my son yesterday that I think I messed up on these Handrails. I made the Bulwark a bit too high.
Although… Looking at the table for this ship, the Handrails are high anyway for the scale of this ship at 1/75 scale. The men would have to reach above their heads in order to reach it. So, I figure that these Handrails are meant more for when the men are climbing so I don’t mind it being a bit higher.
I’ve kind of messed up this model anyway with the Gun Ports. The Gun Ports the way they are do annoy me and they probably will keep annoying me ’til the end. However, I’m going to keep working on it just because, just because…
The name originates from the French word for stern, la poupe, from Latinpuppis. Thus the poop deck is technically a stern deck, which in sailing ships was usually elevated as the roof of the stern or “after” cabin, also known as the “poop cabin”. On sailing ships, the helmsman would steer the craft from the quarter deck, immediately in front of the poop deck. At the stern, the poop deck provides an elevated position ideal for observation.