Very good add-ons you prepared for the hold - looking very good
If it is allowed I have a small comment to the area where you left the inside planking open, in order to see the frames of the ship.
It looks like, that the timber of the chock insert or anchor joint insert is longer than the width of the frame, like a big and long timber over the length of the ship.
The chock inserts had the same width of the frame and were bolted through the futtocks.....Maybe you can cover them with two new Thick Stuff planks, so that the chock insert is only visible from the face side.....
Uwek - thanks as well for your advice and notations regarding those out-of-scale bits. Being a novice first time cross section builder, it is still a constant learning curve. I am researching as well as I can the new vocabulary, inner building techniques and so on. I appreciate your knowledgeable notations. That said I will live with the errors; errors that were built into this project before I knew any better, - too late, for me, to go back and re-surface the first vertical frame.
As I am continuing with this project I will become more aware of such things. Again I certainly do appreciate your notations.
I was relying on examples from a book that included drawings of cross sections. So things got a bit out of scale. Also the notes on the drawing did make me aware of another issue with the kit provided frames.
Doing a bit of back-and-forth here. Decided to add lighting -first attempt - So far seems as though it might add a nice bit. The LED's are not the flickering type (those required a chip -so too bulky)
Used pin striping tape from my model car days as well as silicone tubing. I intend to add two lanterns to each of the three gun decks as well as to the orlop deck.
It occurred to me that I prob. should copper the hull before adding more bits and decks. This will be my first effort. I’ve seen and followed some great builds that added plates. Of course this small, easy cross section will be a “walk in the park, compared to coppering full hulls.
That said, I read a very interesting letter in the Spring 2018 Vol. 63 issue of the Nautical Research Journal. Member, Ian Poole, was commenting about how copper plates added to models are sometimes rather inaccurate looking because of the “nails issue”. He stated that available copper plates have overly large simulated copper nail indentations. He went on to state that, of course, copper plates were attached using counter sunk copper nail heads; indeed barely visible.
In any case copper nails should not stand out above the plates. All for obvious reasons – So, It got me thinking about how to “improve” the look of the after-market plates that I intend to add to this build.
1) Use the Model Shipways plates that I had pre-purchased.
2) Using piers flatten all the nail dimples on each plate
3) Flip the plate over and attach those to the hull with the backside facing up. This look more accurately simulates the look of counter-sunk copper nails.
Here are a few photos; The new plate faces certainly looks more “realistic”.
PS: Yes – lots and lots of extra time will be needed having to re-work each of the 100s of needed plates. Could be overkill??
PS: Plan B; No longer using the pliers, one at a time instead using double sided tape and our knife sharpening stone just taping on the dimples with a hobby hammer. Much better, and faster "factory production" --
Also, since I will reverse side -- attach of the plates –dimples really need to be very flat to properly lay upon hull planks once glue is added. Hammer taps on that stone block does the trick.
Thanks for the likes, and comments – much appreciated!!. Completed and installed the lower gun deck. Need to finish up some gun door framing then move onto the four guns and carriages for this deck.
Won’t use the kit provided metal one-piece carriages; will however use the provided guns. I do plan on completely rigging the carriages, as well as adding some bits of extra details to the guns themselves. Still thinking these bits through.