Gun Port and Deck questions


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Posted by Kevin Rose on May 28, 2003 at 10:00:34:

Hi, this is my first post here. I want to build a R/c Model of the Virginia an many questions arise when it comes to adding details. I have read here what is posted about the gunports and shutters. In the drawing by Robert Minor the CSS Virginia is shown with gunports covered. The shutters appear to be one piece, to be pulled up and to one side of the gunport from the inside. Does anyone know if that is correct? Also, did she carry lifeboats?? How many and where? I have seen the funnels in different locations and pointed in different dirrections... Anyone know what placement is correct? Was the smoke stack supported by rigging? Were there really howitzers on the deck? How should her decks be made... wooden?

Thanks. Please feel free to email anything you think might help... I check my email more than here... nivekrose@yahoo.com


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