Sovereign of the Seas (Mantua) by Nj0rdr

Uwek

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#42
finally some update again.
The upper gun deck is finished on both sides and I started with the port middle gun deck
Hallo Wolfgang,
it is looking very good.
One question: As we can see, the second planking with the gunports cutted via laser are one piece (5 planks high) over the length installed, or are these more? I am wondering, if these second planking parts are fitting well on the prepared surface (and form) of the prepared hull?
One suggestion if not already planned: Maybe you can try to simulate later on butt joints on this planking. It would be more realistic.....
 
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Yes those pieces are just one piece each. The middle gunport line (at the moment the lower) was a little bit tricky to install, because the curve of the precut piece was not 100% matching the curve of the installed planks. Therefore I had to bend it a little bit and in order for easier installation I just in some parts standard wood glue and in the more stressed area some super glue as well.
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.
 

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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.
Are you planning to paint these planks between the gunports black?
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I tried to also cut in the butt joint and painted over it.
I am not sure if you really see it.
What is your opinion?
View attachment 44850
it is visible also at the photo, but off course painted in black not so much like without paint
.....I think your decision should depend on the expectation, if these joints could be made without any damages to the rest.....
 
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