HMS Beagle Model Ship Project
Week 19: Railin' n' bowsprit'n (February 21-27, 2011)
Added the sheer rail and waist rail to the bulwarks. Really helps to give the side of the ship some detail. The plan is to get her ready to sail first, then tackle all those dozens and dozens of other details later.
Cut a 1/2 inch oak dowel for the bowsprit and a 5/16 dowel for the jib boom/flying jib boom, which will add another 18 inches to the model. Glued the bowsprit onto the deck, along with some extra support structures to hopefully keep it secure. I'll put off permanently attaching the jib boom for easier handling/water testing: rubber bands for now.
Cut the deck for the forecastle and glued onto the bulwarks. Sanded the edges to get the right fit. I'll probably use the space under the forecastle to stow CO2 cartridges for the bb gun carronade.