I decided a long time ago that for the Model of the Victory I was going to have the starboard side with the gun ports open and guns in firing position.  This will be the front when on display at Andra and Sean’s .

The Port side will have the gun ports closed, which would be the normal situation when they were not going into battle or sailing.  The reason is to display the iconic checkerboard motif that was Nelson’s choice for his flagship.

As a result, all the guns that I turned on a lathe, built the carriages and mounted on the port side (about 40 guns in all) will never be seen again.

So I took this picture for the last view of these guns.  I have already closed in the lower deck and have to close in the upper decks   You can zoom in