Hi Mike,If you plan to rig sails and mount the guns you could show the gun ports open. If you don't have sails or they are not set , then perhaps the gun ports would be closed.
Related to the commercial gunports frames: they are not looking realistic if it is allowed to say....and this mainly because they are sitting on top of the hull planks. In reality the timber installed on the outside of the lids were exactly plane or on the same level like the hull planks. Means if the lids were closed, it was a more or less smooth surface. Also the timber of the lids followed the whales, not in your case of course.....I try to find a photo to explain it better.Hi Uwe,
I've checked the cut profile plan and the rigging plan and the gun ports measure a nominal 12 X 12 mm. My gun port cutouts are approximately 10 X 10 mm. I did that in case I decided to use the commercial gun port frames in my post #180. I'm still thinking about that..
I got them from Amazon.They are looking interesting.....so please give us later your opinion....how much is the price for them?