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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 GL y thanks for following me, it has been a great learning journey to build the HMS Triton, there is still a lot to do.
  3. Hello again, as mentioned above, I was looking for a cheap scroll saw, well I got one on Ebay, only £50, so to try it out I busied myself cutting out the bulkheads for Winchelsea, but every time I looked in the workroom there was Triton waiting patiently for me to do more work on her. So back to planking and starting at the keel I fitted the garboard and began working away from the keel. Limiting my self to 3 strakes at a time is a must otherwise I would lose myself in modelling as time flies when working on these projects. Hopefully I'm getting better with Chuck's edge bending method and I'm also getting a little less messy with CA glue, although I'm still sticking my fingers to planks inadvertently Anyway thanks for dropping by and the likes til next time. Cheers 👍😉
  4. Tony even after all the frames for the cross section and bulkheads for this build I still wander off the vertical, but as I don't cut to the line it usually is simple to get over. I have been looking on Ebay and gumtree for a scroll saw because if I get one cheap enough I can also get something else such a table saw or sander. Cheers 🙂
  5. The Proxxon DSH scroll saws come up regularly on eBay for about £100. I bought a refurbished one from Axminster for that price on eBay and it works fine. The only thing is that you really do have to finish off with a sander, or careful sanding, and I now tend to use a coping saw much more now that I have built my own jeweller's bench pin. The problem I have with the coping saw is that I still find it difficult to make perfectly vertical cuts all the way round. But I suppose that's something that comes with experience. Tony
  6. Hi Edward, Thanks very much for the info, appreciated. This may well be the way l go after l complete my Victory. Best wishes as always, The Lazy Saint.
  7. This is exactly the route I'm currently planning on taking; I might have to pick up a byrnes table saw to rip planks if I want to do it in AYC (which given how nice Chuck's build looks is very tempting) The scroll saw would be my other tool of choice if I wanted to somewhat limit the laser cut parts. Of course I have to consider if I actually have room for both tools (and the time/skill to cut out the bulkheads accurately).
  8. Winchelsea would be an excellent choice as you have all the laser cut parts from Chuck if you need them. As to tools I'm still just using a coping saw and craft knife, not got round to buying a scroll saw yet. Did have one on order but cancelled it and got refund after waiting 6 weeks and still not delivered. 😡. I will get one before I move on to Winchelsea Cheers.
  9. From where I’m sitting it looks like you are doing a great job! If my current build goes well I may heavily consider doing the Winchelsea, but I’ll probably do it less scratch and more kit-like. I’m really impressed by your scratch work; someday I’ll have to give it a try (when I have acquired the right tools).
  10. Thank you LS, I have found it very testing but also satisfying when I do get it right. If you want a good scratch project may I suggest Chuck's HMS Winchelsea group build as there is Chuck's own magnificent build log and you can download the monograph chapters. Just have to buy access to the plans $15 about £13 and get them printed, most can be done at your local library, but the largest need a professional printer as they are A0 size, cost about £15. Cheers 👍😁
  11. Hi Edward, Very nice indeed, and all from scratch, l am inspired. I may try to scratch build my own ship next, l may even follow in your footsteps. Best wishes as always, The Lazy Saint.
  12. Hello everyone, I managed to get the first belt of planking done over the weekend and did the last of the six strakes today. Next time I shall fit the garboard strake and work the next belt from the keel. Thanks for the likes and dropping by. Cheers 👍😁
  13. Thanks guys for comments. Only i had so imagined that I would finish it much quicker. But there is so much more to be done.
  14. Thank you gentlemen, your words are encouraging. I'm going to try and get in the shipyard and run a couple strakes this weekend. Thanks for looking in. Cheers 👍😃
  15. Hi Edward, I have to agree with Bossman, it looks great to me too. No doubt you (and all of us) will improve with practice. Keep up the good work. Best wishes as always, The Lazy Saint.
  16. I think all of us have done that... the first side is "lesson learned" and also ends up as the "wall side" when displayed.
  17. I did the same thing with my Syren. The coppering allows us to practice planking, with all our errors being forgiven by the coppering! Alan
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