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Bulwarks on Forecastle

The pieces for the Bulwarks provided by Artesania Latina were these big blocks of wood with a laser cut that only traced the line of the Bulwarks and they were much too thick and easily broken.

Pieces that were provided

I decided to make some different Bulwarks by bending some 1.5 x 5mm wood instead.

Bending the wood after soaking
First Bulwark
Front view

I used some Contact Cement and then used some CA Glue.

Piece provided by AL

I think a thinner piece of stock gives it a more authentic look… 🤔🙄

Cut out the Center
Bending the 2nd level of Bulwarks
2nd level of Bulwarks

Transom

Rubber band Vise

I had to add some lumber to the Transom to bring the entire thing out in a Curve.

Shaped upper portion

I had to include this Filler Blocks because the Fillers for the aft section didn’t go out far enough.

Rubber Band Vise
Look at that gap… 🤔🙄

I’m not sure if I’m going about this the hard way…

I suppose I could have simply shaved the Poop Deck down a bit… 🙄🤔🫢

I am just thinking ahead… I’m sure the Planking will hide a lot of flaws. These ships were constantly being modified anyway, especially this one. It was supposed to have a beefed up hull to better withstand any ice that they encountered. 😲

Had to put fillers on sides
Cutting out Piece 22a
These Windows are a Monster to get out

Currently I’m using a Scribe to puncture miniature Holes in the Wood. I’m hoping to scrape the wood from the other side!

Had to use Punch and Dremel in that order
Gluing Stern Balcony

Quarter Deck / Poop Deck Planking

Begin Quarter Deck / Poop Deck

The length of each Plank is 80mm and 40mm for fills

Port side almost completed

I have to allow the glue to harden up along the edges so I can trim them.

Port Side done

Starting on the Starboard side. .. This is where I am after 2 Days of work. 🙄🤔

Just looking at the Planks that Artesania Latina gave me and I’m skeptical if I’m going to have enough??? ..

The .6 x 5 mm Mukali Planks I have left
Keep working

I’ve been wondering if I should include Trenails for the planks… I doubt I’ll go to that detail though.

Finished Planking now just trimming