- Member since
- From: Douglasville Georgia
Posted by fright
on Thursday, December 01, 2016 12:08 PM
GMorrisson - I know what you mean about questions about this ship. I followed a very lenghty post as to what color the stipe of the gun port was and came to the conclusion that, depending on who's articles/paintings/books one went with, it was up in the air. I finally chose to go with a white strip whether right or wrong. I was originally going to mount the gun lids, but I read some articles that the lids were stowed below decks when going into battle, so I decided to try and comprimise by trying to show both. It made sense that the most forward lid(s) were usually covered to prevent the bow spray from entering into the ship while at sea from what I've read. I am so new to all of this that I hope I can keep my model, to the best of my ability, a 'close' replica of her early days. These forums are like a life preserver for people like myself to try and keep my head above water LOL. Since my 1st build a few years back, I've been following many of these posts and have attempted some new skills that, otherwise, I would never have known about or tried. My gun tackle is one of them, as simple as it may be. I thank all of you for being open and willing to share ideas and pointers for other modelers!