Fairing the Hull

I’ve started fairing the Stern portion of the Hull… Especially under the Transom.

Filing the Stern

I’m using a File to file down the Bulkheads so that the Planks will lie flat across them.

You file down 2 Bulkheads at a time until the file lies flat across them.

I also use Sandpaper on a Holder…

Sand Papers and File

I’m using 120 Grit Sandpaper paper. It cuts just enough but to too hard.

Fairing Away…

Lower Gun Deck Gun Ports Starboard Side

Started work on the Lower Gun Deck. These Gun Ports have a Faux Cannon that I stick into those Basswood blocks that I made before.

Bits ..
I temporarily stuck a Gun into the Basswood Block
Fitting Block behind Gun Port. The Block should be 17″ from the edge of Bullhead
Gluing in the blocks

I use a combination of Dap Weldwood Contact Cement and SuperGlue for this.

All the faux-Cannon backs installed
The faux back painted

I found that around 17mm from the edge was the idea distance for the Cannons to protrude.

The Kit didn’t specify using blocks behind the Gun Ports. They wanted the builder to figure it I suppose. I had some spare 25mm Basswood Blocks lying around which I used for this.

I used Titebond Translucent
Clamping them in with Titebond