When installing this Taffrail… I installed a little 5mm x 2mm stock behind it in order to being back the rear end of it.
I then am putting in these Walnut strips in order to make the Taffrail appear Vertical. Or that’s the plan that is.
(I won’t mention that I kind of messed up with the Taffrail…)
That piece above?… When I was first opening the kit up, I inadvertently broke it. It’s the front part of the Poop deck. The part that drops down from the Poop deck to the Quarterdeck.
What I’m doing now is gluing two 5mm wide strips together to get 10mm… Then, I’m going to paint it Black and glue it “behind” the Poop deck Strip. Then, I will bolster it some more with a couple of other pieces before gluing it on to the Deck. This part will be the front of the Poop deck.
I decided to create 3 different Posts for the Main Deck Planking.
What I did for the Planking is to divide the Ship into 3 different sections… Forecastle, Midship and the Poop Deck.
It sure makes it easier when you’re trying to line up the Planks having 3 different sections.
Anyway… Here’s the Midship Planking so far…
Notice that I have one long Strip of wood on the Port side of that set of Planks next to the Hatch? I cut it with my Mini Table Saw.
The Glue that I use for Deck Planking is Titebond II and occasionally SuperGlue for repairs.
I find that these Planks in the middle… You can’t really mass produce them as others. Well… You can, but I find that often you have to do a custom fit job so those mass produced planks need to be cut one way or the other.
Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I Measure, Cut & Scribe each plank individually.
I was looking at one of the guy’s Post on my Model Ship Building Group you’re of the HMS Beagle. Anyway, I asked him whether his decks came pre-Scribed and with Treenails. He hasn’t answered me yet. However, that got me to thinking about Treenails on my own decks!…
Hmmm… Is it worth it on a 1/75th scale model?
Anyway… I’m going to put this link here and in my Techniques Page for future reference from Modelers Central.
After much consideration… I’ve decided not to Treenail the Deck Planks
The main reason being the Scale… I’m thinking if it was like 1/40 Scale, I probably would.