Pic 34:    The figurehead was another example of poor casting. It did not have the same proportions as the one shown in the plan (or the photo on the box), being 'squashed' from front to back. I sourced two other figureheads, and both were equally incorrect. Furthermore, the gap between the legs was too wide to sit neatly on the prow, so I inserted the wooden strips shown here. These were then trimmed to shape and painted gold. You can see the final result in Pic 66.

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