Tag Archives: Guns

Gun Ports Starboard Side

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 one…
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…

Guns / Gun Ports

Now that I finished all the Standing Rigging, I decided to finish up the Guns on the lower Gun Deck.

I had to Primer and Paint all the Guns and preparing them for install before I add all the Gun Port Doors.

First Gun Port
2nd Gun Port
4 Gunports
Port side Gun Ports done…

Cannons

I have to put together at least 1 Cannon in order to make sure about how high to go with the Gun Ports.

My first effort

These Cannons are so tiny that it’s pretty intricate work in order to put them together. In order to avoid tedium… I’ll probably put together a Cannon or 2 per day while I’m working on the Planking.