Santisima Trinidad cross section Occre - bashed

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Hi Michael, You build is the classic example of what modified (or as you said in the title - bashed) kit is all about. You have a really good eye, and attention to small often time omitted details. Your explanation makes this build log very interesting to read. Thank you for sharing with us!!
 
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Jim, Mike, Uwe,

Thanks so much for your very nice thoughts - so appreciated indeed.
Some minor updated thoughts;
Now sort of in a quandary – Don’t quite know what I want to with the upper gun deck?? As it is - the mid gun deck is empty.
So in the interim, I started work on the main (weather deck) will also continue with outer and inner hull planking, add the gun openings and so on.

Will leave the upper gun deck unglued and decide what to do with it. Tempted to add two smaller fully rigged guns to one side. in any case putting the main deck in place will give my eyes a look at how to deal with upper gun deck detaining.

Main deck will prob. be fully planked along with four rigged guns. Want to leave out some of the inner/outer side hull planks in order to see the upper futtock frames (as I did in the hold.) just thinking….
PS: The kit provided main deck provided a nice template for building the upper frames :)

As always,

Cheers

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Nigel, W w,

Thanks for your nice comments much appreciated. Nigel good luck with your move, I know you have been on-and-off forums for a while now. Nice to see you dropping by, and getting ready to reopen your shipyard - one of the highest order.
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Having second thoughts regarding the hold - I think that I need to add some barrels as well but, as I had mentioned previously I don't like any of the examples that are available commercially - especially when looking at their "tops". Need to think about this. I also learned that the shot locker should probably not be in the hold, but rather on the orlop deck - It is more visible where is however. Regarding the upper gun deck have decided to partially plank each side and add 2 rigged carriages one on each side, one facing towards the stern and the other up front - and leaving some planks missing.

As always thanks for the likes, and comments.

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Hi Michael
Have you checked out the Artesania Latina Barrels?I have some that were included in a kit I bought that is the same scale(ish) as your build.They are boxwood so you may want to calm the colour down to blend with your cross section but they look great in the flesh.I know they are turned from a solid lump of wood,but with your brilliant imagination, I am sure will be able to conjure up a way to add a little detail.
Only other option is to scratchbuild out of 'wedges' glued together then turned on your lathe.That is not going to be easy at 1/90!!

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NIgel,
Thanks for your suggestion - I did look at them and I will keep those in mind (they do look fairly good). Though I decided to first, try working with several of my left-over barrels. It was going to be a small added detail in the hold - so did not want to spend too much time with this - I'm satisfied with the results. Will post an update very soon.

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Here are some shots of my barrels solution for the too empty hold. Added a bit more details to the barrels, oak stain, then build a small framing. Holds were certainly filled with such barrels but this gives a bit more to the hold’s visual. From a normal viewing distance they look "ok"
As always thanks for looking in.

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Hi Mates,

Minor update; decided to leave mid-gun deck as it was just a hammock and a table, added lanterns and gun door tackle rigging.
The upper gun deck will have only two fully rigged carriages as I did for the lower gun deck - but towards the stern. Glad to see that all of the installed lanterns are still working.

Need to still do lots of detailing on outer hull planks/wales along with trimming back bits of wood here and there (on my list)…Also will replank main deck planks - still learning about how to properly cut and treenail to scale.

Cheers,

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