28 April 2020

Been Bothering Me For 30 Years

I finally moved the gun port hatches on my Lego pirate cutter to be hinged at the top instead of the bottom.

They used to be hinged at the bottom and it really bothered me.  Yet, oddly, not enough to actually move them and completely rebuild the gunwale.


  1. Bottom hinged gun ports were standard practice on fireships, so that fell open when alight to allow the guns to cook off. I think one of C. Northcote Parkinson's sea stories had the hero commanding a fireship, which normally served as a sloop or cutter until its special features were needed.

    1. Parrot is not a fire ship! She's a Pirate Ship!


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