Painting these Trailboards which go from the Headboard to the Stem.
These came with the kit. Made out of Pewter.
The trailboards are a pair of boards that may be found at the bow of certain sailing vessels, where they run from the figurehead or billethead back to or towards the hawsepipe. They are in the main decorative, though they often bear the name of the ship; they vary in decoration styles.
The Quarter Gallery consists of 2 pieces that I have to glue together before putting the windows in.
Here I’m gluing in the first piece…
The instructions want the name to go below the Quarter Gallery but I like it the way it is so I’m leaving it.
Right now I’m trying to figure out how I’m going to make the angled braces that go below the window columns in the Gallery.
I tried out 3×3 Walnut but it kept splitting on me so I’m trying to glue some Beech together to make them.
Instead of putting those triangular braces under each Window Columns, I used my Micro-Shaper and shaped this piece of 1.5 x 4mm Beech wood and stuck it underneath it. It still looks really good and it gave me a chance to finally use my Micro-Shaper, of which I’ll do a review soon.