Pic 49:    A rare chance to use the trusty lead weights, this time to hold a deck grating down while the glue dries.

In the foreground an interesting collection of fitments is starting to build up. There was no wire the right size for the gun carriage axles, so it was back to Galaxy to buy some. All the wooden assemblies are spray varnished before fixing to the ship - if they are small, be careful not to blow them off the bench! If the fittings take no strain, PVA is adequate for fixing, bearing in mind that the deck is varnished. If however they need to hold rigging or anything else that imparts a force, use superglue. Pinrails, especially those fixed by their edges inside the bulwarks, must be very firmly fixed.

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