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SaturnV's 1:48 Full Framed Triton Build


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SaturnV

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Hello all,

So it begins.

I spent Saturday looking for logs to use for my build. I have a decent pile of Russian Olive to work with on this build. Tonight I will get a tally of what size wood I need to build the keel. Once I have that I will go to the bandsaw and tablesaw, cut the rough size boards, and then run them through the thickness sander to obtain the pieces needed to make the keel parts.

I have high expectations for this model - it is grander than anything I have tried in the past but I do so like a challange!

I will take pictures and post them as soon as I have something besides a pile of logs to show you.

 

Thanks for having me.

 

Richard


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AnobiumPunctatum

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Welcome on board. I'll follow your log with great interest.


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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Welcome to the build. I am sure you are going to enjoy this. There are going to be times that you are wondering why you ever got involved in it and then you get it right  and you get going again. This is really a good experience with all the advice you get and the quality of the plans.

marius



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Wellcome aboard Richard! I´m sure you´re going to enjoy this ship!!

 

Best wishes!

 

Daniel.



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Welcome Richard,I'ts nice to have another person to gain knowledge from. 

   Larry


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Completed Builds: Virginia by AL

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the learner

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Richard,

 

Looking forward to your build! I like cutting logs, its fun. where did you aquire the russian olive? can you post a close-up picture of it?


Edited by the learner, 07 May 2013 - 02:19 PM.

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Welcome to the Triton family. Looking forward to your build

Triton Cross Section 1:32

 

SEE YA LATER

 

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SaturnV

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Thank you all for the welcome - you guys are the best!

 

Russian Olive is a local tree in the Denver, Colorado area. It grows wild but is not native. The state considers it an invasive weed however I consider it good fortune. There are lots of them that are cut down or are dead so the there is a plentiful supply of already dry wood to collect.

It takes a nice edge, can be cut small yet remain strong and I like the color.

 

I am trying to figure out how to post a picture on the new MSW 2.0

Twas'nt hard on 1.0 but I will need some time to figure this one out. I can't do URL's......

 

Richard



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Here we go. Russian Olive cut up boards and Russion Olive in use on a different model:

Attached File  Deck work 1.JPG   70.17KB   3 downloadsAttached File  Russian Olive.JPG   53.12KB   2 downloads


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That is nice looking wood. Should make a nice looking model.

Triton Cross Section 1:32

 

SEE YA LATER

 

im-outta-here-bye-bye-smiley-emoticon.gi

 


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AnobiumPunctatum

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The choosen timber looks really intersting. I've never heard before of it.


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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Heres is an article from a newspaper in Montana about their problem with this tree.

They should let me go in and cut it all down for my own use!  =) Of course I just want the trunks.

They can keep the small branches and the thorns.

 

http://billingsgazet...1cc4c03286.html

 

 

 

Richard



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SaturnV

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What are the steps for on the aft and fore deadwoods?
In real life would they be made up of individual planks? Seems like it would be easier for me to make them from planks rather than cut them out with the jigsaw.

Richard

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SaturnV

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I believe I answered my own question.....the frames fit into the steps. Thank you Daniel for your pictures of this area in your build log - very helpful.


Richard

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AnobiumPunctatum

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Richard,

 

I advise the TFFM-series from David Antscherl, especially the volumes 1 + 2 for building HMS Triton. Another very good source is Dan's build log about his HMS Vulture. It's another ship but the steps in building the models are similiar.


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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EdT's Naiad is also and excellent reference source.  Problem is, there's so many excellent reference sources for techniques around here that one could spend weeks reading and researching and never get any building done. ;)


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Thank you all for your input. As I go through the build logs for others I learn quite a bit and more and more this is all making sense now.

I will look into getting the precribed books for reference.

 

Meanwhile, I did some work over the weekend. Cut out the keel parts and test fitted them together:

 

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Looking very nice Richard.Keep up the good work and keep posting,    Larry


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Current Builds:Syren.Triton Cross section.

Completed Builds: Virginia by AL

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Hi All,
Started the aft deadwood section. I cut out the pieces and have begun sanding them to fit each other. Used my new Jet 14" with a 1/8" blade - works very well. I just need a steadier hand and some practice but what I have done so far is acceptable. Once sanded completely I will post more pics.

Looked into those books you all mention. Pricey stuff! It will have to wait for a while before I can gather the money to buy them. Maybe the begining of June I can get the first volume.

Richard

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Heres is an article from a newspaper in Montana about their problem with this tree.

They should let me go in and cut it all down for my own use!  =) Of course I just want the trunks.

They can keep the small branches and the thorns.

 

http://billingsgazet...1cc4c03286.html

 

 

 

Richard

Interesting article, thanks for the post


Cheers, Guy
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