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Triton Cross-section by shipcarpenter 1:48

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shipcarpenter

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Hello,

 

this is my first attempt at building ship (ok part of ship) from scratch. I think it will be a good practise for beginning.

I dare not to build whole ship yet and I also do not have so much space at home for 1:48 ship.

I choose american walnut for main parts. I got this wood from my work - it is not a common species here in Europe.

It is hard and has a beautiful dark colour. I made the first 3 pieces according to plan. 

 

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Ok you are good to go and have access to the drawings..

 

Have fun with the project


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Chuck Passaro - MSW Admin 

 

Current build - HMS Winchelsea - POB scratch build

                            HM Cutter Cheerful - POB scratch build

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Hello and welcome to the build. Off to a very nice start. The Walnut will make a very nice model. Looking forward to more... :)


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Triton Cross Section 1:32

 

SEE YA LATER

 

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Hello Ships Carpenter. I agree with your thoughts of this as a practice beginning, I am also doing the same thing with my cross section. And I like your idea of using an exacto blade the way you did. I would have never thought of that. Now I have a new tool for my ship building. I'll be watching your build as you go along. Have fun Mike.
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Hello,

 

thanks for access to plans and for welcome to Triton builderĀ“s club.

 

Mike thanks for looking and comments - it is not my idea with this scratch tool I saw it in some Triton full build here.

Exacto blade was not ideal (very brittle)- it was only try on photo - better is blade from snap-off knive.

 

I am working on frames - next time I add some photos of this work.


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Hello,

 

So I printed plans of frames, numbered them and glued them on 5mm thick wallnut sheet. here was important to glue the pieces straight and correct - as I later recognized and must redo 5 pieces, but with 9x11 pieces it was ok.

And then made a little dust in my living room with scrollsaw. I enjoyed this work and with my proxxon saw blades it was quickly. 

I clean up ends of every piece , for this I has no machine, but for this was enough chisel and sandpaper glued on small rectangular wooden stick.

I glued each plan of assemly on a small platte 9mm MDF. And then try and adjust the pieces until it finally clicked together.

I glued them step by step I let the glue to dry and then added other pieces.

Little training with treenails.   

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Hello,

 

little update, here are the wrong pieces I must replaced with better ones.

I made building board of old furniture board. Also marked off space for keel( false keel).

Glueing keel with false keel together - I used PVA glue with black acrylic paint - It is not so good visible but maybe it come out with coat of varnish.

Last thing is unify joints for keel in every frame, I fixed frames on board with rectangular attached pin which fits to the groove for keelson. Then sanding until keel fits perfectly to the rabbet.

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Hello and happy new year.

 

I lost my old computer with all data but I found some pictures on my camera, so here it is:

 

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AnobiumPunctatum

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Your progress is looking really good


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Regards Christian
 

In the shipyard: HM Sloop Fly, 1776 - Scale 1/32;

On the drawing board: Naval Cutter Rattlesnake, 1777 - Scale 1/32


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shipcarpenter

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Hello thank you very much Christian.

 

 

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Great precision work!


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Thanks Mike.

I made some changes in space for main mast, as seen on in ChadB build, thank for inspiration, very nice.

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