Panart Gun Deck Section
Well no altar present but...
With These Rings, I Thee Solder.
Right then gang, time to sort some metalwork.
The breeching tackle on the guns needed some meaty rings
attached to the pins where it secures to the ships side.
The kit ones were ok for the rear hauling tackle but the
main breech rope needed a bit more so doing this the quick way...
Taking some 1.5mm brass wire, wind around some appropriate material,
in this case some scrap walnut dowel.
Then a fine metal cutting disc on the mini drill and
one slice through the wire winding.
Then just slide off the dowel.
Nice and clean, above all, burr free and
ready to have kit supplied pins attached and soldered up.
A bit like this.
Rear hauling tackle pins and loops on the left,
breech pins and loops on the right.
And them plus the rest of the hooks and stuff,
all made from brass wire.
And requisite holes drilled in framing & side to take these.
So then that done, time to install the columns.
All kit supplied parts for the tops and bottoms with 6mm dowel for main center.
Pined top and bottom with 2mm lime wood dowel going through the framing so very solid.
The one at the end that will be flat against the mirror will be
shaved down to half it's diameter and has been set in place
with that in mind, hence the overhang.
At this point the top deck carlings,
metal hooks/loops were installed and rear gun haul tackle rings
fixed to the gun deck.
So that's that for now for the gun deck,
time for the top deck planking.
And so it was done all the way to the waist opening in pretty
much the same fashion as the gun deck planking.
Once sorted, the remainder of the hooks and
suchlike installed in the framing.
And on this wetter than usual Sunday, that's your lot for now people.
More to come later so see thee lot anon and go easy!