|Here are CUMBERLAND and GALENA with most of their paint. Note that CUMBERLAND's gunports have been lightly marked in pencil. GALENA has received her foremast and bowsprit.|
|More progress on both ships. GALENA has received shrouds, davits, tower thingy supports, and ventilators. The ventilators are cut-off pins. GALENA's shrouds appear to have been fixed directly to the bulwarks, or maybe inside them. When this is the case, I use ultra-thin piano wire. I used the same material for the davits and supports.|
CUMBERLAND has received gunport lids in the closed position. These are made of pre-painted strips of cardstock cut to size. Deck details on the CUMBERLAND are pre-painted 1/32" balsa.
|Here CUMBERLAND has received her channels (from thin balsa strip), a capstan (plastic sprue) and a bowsprit of heavy gauge wire. In fact, I later changed it out for something lighter and thinner.|
|Here is a top view of GALENA. Note the unusual tumblehome. She has now received her boats, and a rough version of the tower thingy. I have pretty much decided that the tower thingy is a bridge-on-a-stick.|