Hi Mike, probably both types, the push pins and the planking screws, have their advantages.
With the push pins you need less unplanked space to work with. Best result with both is done,
drilling the holes you need. I like the firm pressure you can put on the plank. What i dislike,
is the cheap quality of the screws and the clamp pieces.
I plan to use the screws more often, especially around stem and stern...
At the gun openings i was a little messy, when i opened them. And filing back the overlapping
planks opened the gun ports a little more. While i thought about removing the planks and cutting
new ones to correct the wrong measurements, i got the idea to simulate the vertical and horizontal
logs, that supported the ports.
So i can correct the opening and add some detail. Even if it will be not so historically correct. ;-)
Also really excited about the next steps. Trying to sharpen my accuracy this turn... ;-)