Hallo Wolfgang,finally some update again.
The upper gun deck is finished on both sides and I started with the port middle gun deck
Are you planning to paint these planks between the gunports black?.....
Regarding simulation of the butt joints:
I honestly have not thought about that. The idea sounds great, but I do not know if you see the butt joints after painting the hull black. Maybe I will try it in a small area, paint it and then see if there is a big difference.
Thanks for the suggestion Uwe.
it is visible also at the photo, but off course painted in black not so much like without paint