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Spiegel gunport doors:

Once again a little bit of thinking going on. I need to do some sanding, cutting and filing to fit a set of gunport doors.

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Step 1:

The piece on the left is 11 X 11 mm pattern that will be placed on the four plank pattern on the Spiegel to get the shape and right orientation of the gunport door. The pattern will then be used to mark out the area that needs to be recessed for the gunport door fit in.

Step 2: To be continued.

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Step 2:

I had little bit of time in the boat shop today. So the Spiegel got some more touches added. Finally settled on the size of the gunport doors but gave up trying to orient and fit them to the planking pattern. I found many examples of the doors on the internet, both for models of the ship as well as the full size replica but none had the hull planking pattern. So we are happy with this result.

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I would be interested to see if anyone else can find a 1:1 reference for this part of the Prototype.

Cheers.

Jan
 

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That looks SO MUCH BETTER Jan! I am very glad that you went this route. Some naysayers will probably say that thee gunport doors are too big now, but that is because you are viewing the Spiegel in isolation. Once it gets mounted on the ship the ratios will all fall in place.
 

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WOW! Thank you to the ever-watchful @Uwek ! Happy birthday my dear friend Thumbs-Up CoffeeBirthday-CakeBeerBottle May it be a wonderful day and and may you be spoilt rotten by all! Now show us that beautiful birthday gift!
 
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WOW! Thank you to the ever-watchful @Uwek ! Happy birthday my dear friend Thumbs-Up CoffeeBirthday-CakeBeerBottle May it be a wonderful day and and may you be spoilt rotten by all! Now show us that beautiful birthday gift!
Thank you my friend for your note. Indeed my Admiral spoils me rotten, as soon as her gift arrives I’ll post a picture.

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