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  1. I would do the paper sails, but leave the main and fore lower yards with sails furled. This will allow you all your hard work on the deck, and makes it a touch easier to get to all the belay pins for the running rigging. You might also try looking at HiS Models (www.hismodel.com). Radimer has a FANTASTIC set of hand sewn sails that he sells. https://www.hismodel.com/articles-category-15 Bob
  2. Absolutely glue them together first. You will notice that the deck surface does not line up perfectly. By gluing them together ahead of time, you can add some reinforcements under the deck using stock styrene. This will really firm up the deck and allows you to get everything even. And yes, you can still spread the hull apart enough to get it in. I did a complete wooden deck on a single sheet of styrene which was popped in and out several times to check for fit and lighting placement (yes, I lit the gun deck with LEDs). To slide the glued up deck in, start by putting the bow section in a
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