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HMS Triton is a wonderful opportunity to learn or develop new skills, and is suitable for both newcomer and seasoned modeler. This Cross section model will encompass the same sort of construction as the real vessel. The full hull version can be built as a fully framed model or as a plank on bulkhead model.

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  2. Hi, got a couple of hours in today, sanded the gundeck and one coat of matt varnish, it's going to need another fine sanding and another coat. Also started to paint the wales black. Thanks to all for your support and interest πŸ‘ Cheers πŸ˜€
  3. Thankyou CDW, yes where has the year gone? It's always a bit manic in my house this time of year, grandkids and birthdays, 4 of them this month. Thanks for dropping byπŸ˜πŸ–’
  4. Coming along very nicely, Edward. Yes indeed, the holiday season is upon us. I love this time of year.
  5. Hi, finished planking the gundeck, just need to sand it and matt coat it. Things will slow down a bit now because of Christmas. Too much other stuff to do. Thanks for the likes πŸ˜€ Cheers πŸ‘
  6. Mark, I found making them from wood a lot easier than from metal, I was never very good with soldering. I used 1mm x 1mm walnut, I'm not sure what your equivalent imperial size is. I'll be sure to check La Belle Poule out, thanks for looking in. Hope you've not got too much snow? Cheers
  7. Hi all, thanks LS, I keep doing a little bit here and there. I'm pleased you like it πŸ˜€ Not a lot done, a few pieces glued, not photo worthy. I've still got a few bits to sort out then it's back to planking the hull, using Chuck's edge bend method. See you all next time. Cheers πŸ‘πŸ˜€
  8. Hi Edward, You have made great progress since the last time l looked in and she certainly is looking great. Well done you. Best wishes as always, The Lazy Saint.
  9. Thankyou Phil, I took a leaf out of your book and did some off piste manufacturing πŸ˜€ Thanks Chad, this stern has caused me quite a few headaches but it seems to be coming together slowly. Cheers πŸ‘
  10. Your full build looks real nice so far! Sterns are not easy but yours is coming along very well! Chad
  11. Hi, I've cut the top of the stern to shape, and dry fitted it, not completely sure about it!! There be some remodeling yet. The internal bulwarks have been faired, lots of dust and very awkward to do, and the first planks have been glued. Once the bulwarks are planked I will carry on with the deck planking. Cheers πŸ‘πŸ˜€ Thanks for the likes.
  12. Ok, so this post sees the window openings cut and the sashes made. I don't mind admitting that they have definitely tested me (and my old eyes). Hopefully they'll look better when the details of the stern are done, although I not sure whether I can do detailed carvings. I'm just waiting for the glue to dry, so till next time, Cheers πŸ‘πŸ˜€ Thanks for the likes.
  13. Thanks for that Chad!!πŸ˜€. I have to admit that I have not spent as much time on this as I have on the full build. But it does keep calling me back when I'm waiting for some glue to dry. There's still quite a few bits and pieces that still need making and fitting, but there's no rush. Till next time Cheers πŸ‘πŸ˜€
  14. Hi, it's been a while since I've been on the Xsection, but had extra couple of hours in the workroom so made up one of the gangways. The brackets are wood and not metal but I don't think it matters to much. I can't fit it til I've rigged the cannon. Still got the other one to make. That's next time though. Cheers. Thanks to all for the likes and looking in πŸ‘πŸ˜€
  15. Hi, just a small update, stern counter sanded, made a panel for the cabin windows and dry fitted, I think that the scroll top needs another look at but that will be after I cut the openings for the windows. That's it for now. Thanks for likes, tips and opinions gratefully received. Cheers πŸ˜‰πŸ‘
  16. Hi, a bit more re-modelling with the mahogany I'd put on for the main wale being changed for double plank construction in cedar as per Mark's suggestion as I was struggling to bend the thicker mahogany round the bow. At the stern, the counter is planked and I've also started to plank the gundeck and sort out where the hatches and gratings are. That's it for now, Thanks for likes and comments, Cheers
  17. Thankyou Phil it's appreciated. Thanks Mark, that is the better way for sure. I've fitted the opposite side that way but in the same wood as the rest of the hull so the wale will be painted black now. I don't know why I didn't get thinner mahogany instead of the 3mm but that's another lesson learned! The mahogany I have surplus now will no doubt be used elsewhere. Thanks for that simple solution that I didn't see πŸ˜– I'll post some progress photos on the next update. Thanks for the likes and comments πŸ‘ Cheers
  18. Here's an easy way for that main wale. Use two planks. The first, would the thickness of the last top plank. Then laminate in place another to give you the thickness you need.
  19. I just finished the figurehead on Victory and I’m about two-thirds done on the head/beakhead. I’m one step closer to starting Triton.
  20. Hi all, Thanks for the kind words LS, I'm not too worried about a bit of deconstruction, because it's how we learn and also if it's good enough for Dirk it can't be all badπŸ˜†. But yes I'm glad I caught it before I got to far on with the stern. Hopefully I've finally got the stern sorted now as it has given me quite a bit of trouble on this build. To have a bit of a break from that I've put the matt coat on the lower deck planking and fitted the beams for the gundeck , the photos don't really show the camber of the beams but there is one , honest!!! The main wale is going to be a slower fit than I expected as I've never attempted to bend wood this thick before, its 3mm x 9mm mahogany and if it looks ok it's going to stay natural. For the joints on the wale I'm doing the simpler scarf joint . Thankyou to everyone for the likes and comments, they are always welcome.πŸ˜€ Cheers πŸ‘
  21. Hi Edward, It's sad you had to remove some of your hard work but very pleased you noticed before it got too painful. Your progress is great and l am enjoying the build, thanks for sharing. Best wishes as always, The Lazy Saint.
  22. Hi, the stern frame that I fitted yesterday has been removed today as it was too high and the counter would not have finished at the level of the main wale, also the great cabin windows would have been part of the taffrel and the cabin with no windows. It's been remodeled and set lower and the planking refitted to the framework. The counter will have a second layer of planking to tidy it up. The lower deck planking has had a scraping and a light sanding ready for an application of matt coat. Thanks for liking in and the likes.πŸ‘ Till next time, Cheers πŸ˜€

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