I framed out the gun port openings in blood wood then planked the hull up to the gun deck ports. The hull below the wales is swiss pear, the wales are ebony and the planking above the wales is castello box wood. I spent way more time on the shot locker and well than I planned, but it's finally done. In the end, I opted for making the access door and shot locker lids of swiss pear, just like the framework of the well itself.
Your well and shot locker look great. Did those hinges come with your kit? I m going to try to make hinges as I not happy with the ones I have.
I think it was cannoe21 who had a nice presentation on hinges in his build log but I haven't found it yet.
The hinges didn't come with the kit, and neither did plans for or parts for the well and shot locker. I used "Blanford's" shot locker plans as a base and modified it to fit the size and scale I needed. The part was scratch built. The hinges are actually laser cut commercial wooden gunport lid hinges that measure 1/16" wide and 9/16"" long. If you trim off 1/16", you have a 2' hinge for a 1:48 scale gunport door. In 1:96 scale trim the hinges to 3/*" for a 3 scale foot passage door hinge. I used a Sharpie to color them black and CA glue to fix them in place.