G'day MikeQuite a bit of work considering most of it will be covered with deck planking. Fun to build anyway.
Hi Doc!!! Yup, I will pin/glue the tops of the posts to the deck framework prior to mounting to the deck. However, the bottoms of the posts will only be glued. I'm glad you brought this up because I wanted to mention there is quite a bit of detailed work to do on the lower deck with the rigging of cannon, gunport control line rigging, shot racks, cleats, hardware for mounting tools, etc.... I don't plan to actually permanently glue my upper deck assembly to the model until AFTER all the lower deck detail work is completed. I think it will just be too tight in there with fat thumbs otherwise!!Mike: Are you planning to pin or treenails the support columns to the underside of the deck beams?