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Deck detailing has now been completed with the work on the midship area. This involved the second group of four guns, the second set of elm tree pumps, the main jeer bitts, the topsail sheet bitts and ringbolts on the main hatch and deck.


The guns and pumps were done exactly as previously described with regard to the aft portion of the deck.


The two sets of bitts were both made using the walnut kit pieces and were pinned and glued in place. I chose not to use the kit's wooden belaying pins. Although they look nice, they seemed to be too big, and I decided to use smaller brass pins, which I blackened.


I am now returning to the exterior of the hull to complete the work there.











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Moving to the outer hull, I decided to do the lower deadeyes and chainplates next. The deadeyes are the kit parts, but a decision had to be made about the main chainplates. The kit parts are PE brass, but they looked odd to me when compared to the those shown in AOTS. The PE part is one piece and has a loop below the deadeye that is supposed to represent the shackle to which the lower part of the chainplate is attached. To me, it seemed much too large and lacks any hint of an attachment to a separate lower part.


I chose to make the chainplates in two parts, using wire for the part around the deadeye and the shackle, and brass strip for the lower portion. The brass strip was bent over the wire to create a simulation of the shackle attachment. The first photo below shows a comparison of the kit part to what I produced.


The deadeyes for the main topgallant backstay and the mizzen deadeyes don't have the visible shackle attachment and I used the PE parts for them, as they seemed to match the appearance shown in AOTS.


The angles for the chainplates were set by using a piece of line attached to dummy masts.











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it gives them a swivel,  by the looks.  it will be to your advantage when rigging the shrouds.   there's nothing worse than having to bend them to the proper position,  and having them break away.   saves the ticker from skipping a beat  ;)   looking sweet Bob  :)

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