Hi to all,
Newbie here, respectfully requesting permission to join this elite group of HMS Triton builders, Sir!
This is my first attempt at doing a scratchbuild so I hope you guys would bare with my insufficient knowledge on nautical stuff Having very limited experience in wooden ships, I will opt for a POB build and will probably simplify most of the details as much as possible. For now, I will settle for a 1/96 scale project, using lime as my timber to minimize expense and wood wastage
Starting with the stem pieces, I will follow the path taken by most kit manufacturers, representing this as a single piece (well perhaps I could make the gripe and bobstay piece as separate parts if my tools and skills will allow).
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I will use these two strips of lime to represent the single lengths of the keel and false keel. I know this approach may make some cringe, but, like I said, it's a simplified build
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I plan to cut the stem and stern post at the level of the rabet (pencilled area), then add a "rabbet strip" later to allow easier planking:
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All is set and it's time to start cutting:
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That's it for now, comments and advice are very much welcome. This is my first scratchbuild attempt and I will need all the help I can get
EDIT: I now realize after seeing the complete set of plans that 1/96 scale would result to about 1mm thickness of the frames/bulkhead extensions Due to this, I've decided to enlarge my scale to 1/64
Edited by rdsaplala, 01 November 2013 - 09:29 AM.