Just finished making the Yard for the Mizzen Top Gallant.
I made the Foot Ropes out of the .5mm string.
I stiffened it by using Superglue.
Mizzen Top Gallant Yard
I was just thinking to myself that I’m going in a semi-assembly line process instead of each door seperately.
What I mean is… I first sprayed all the Guns…
Black Spray Paint
Then I drilled all pf the upper rope holes for the Doors.
2 Holes above each door
First 4 Guns installed
I use Aleene’s Rapid Dry for this. Apply it to the Carriage and to the Gun. Waiting time is 2 minutes.
It has a rubbery feel at first, but once it sets, it sets strong. It’s rubbery so you have a bit of wiggle space.
Really, not much of it is visible. ..
Here is my review of it… Aleene’s
Rapid Dry Glue
First 7 done on Starboard side…
So these Gun Port Doors. They require custom work on all of them because I first have to adjust the Widths so that they’re the same as the Gun Ports.
I figured out that if I make the “Hinges” the little slat that I glue on the end and put 2 wires to simulate Hinges. I taper these 2 Slates so that when I insert them into the Gun Ports, they slide right in.
Last 2 left on Starboard side…
Gun Ports Starboard side done…
Drill 2 Holes above Gun Port where the Wire that simulates Rope goes through…
1mm Drill for Pull Ropes
Around 1mm up and 1mm in
Then, I sand the Gun Port Door so it it the same width as the Gun Port Hole.
I cut a strip of wood… 1mmx1.5mm to act as a “Hinge”… Then I apply Dap Weldwood Contact Cement to both sides.
In the meantime, also put some on the Gold Wire that will simulate a Hinge.
Make sure the Gun is in there first. I use Aleene’s Rapid Dry. Apply to both sides and wait around 2 minutes.
Drill holes through…
Make 2 Eye Bolts with Thin Wire…
I use a combo of Contact Cement and Super Glue
Gold Wire to simulate Hinges