KennyH78

H.M.S Triton Cross Section by KennyH78 - FINISHED - 1:48

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Thanks for all the likes and comments. I have decided to partially plank the lower deck and will do the same with the gun deck. I also plan to leave a small section of the frames exposed on the outside hull. I am using maple for the decking and walnut for the wales and poplar for the lower hull. At the moment, the wales and most of the lower deck planking is complete. Once I get the lower hull planked, I will post more pics before sanding and treenailing.

 

Kenny

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It has been a while since I have been able to work on the Triton cross section, but I finally got some time to spend on it. 

 

I have planked the lower deck and tree nailed it.  I also started to tree nail the outer hull, that is about 3/4 of the way done.  Next I will sand it all smooth before building and installing the gun deck.

 

 

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I have finished sanding all of the tree nails and planks smooth on the outer hull and the lower deck. I then finished it off with some satin wipe on poly. I think she is starting to look good, at least I like it. Hope you all like it too.

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I have also started cutting out all of the little pieces needed for framing of the gun. I'll start to assemble the gun tomorrow.

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I got some good work done on the gun deck framing.  I am hoping that it turns out just as good if not better than the lower deck.  Only time will tell.  if it doesn't then I guess I'll just have to redo it.  I am hoping to have the gun deck done by the end of this week.

 

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I have finished assembling the gun deck.  All that is needed now is to finish sand it and install the deck planking once the deck is installed on the model.

 

 

The first picture is of the deck set into the Cross Section to see how it fit, looking closely at it, I see that I need to do some sanding to make it all fit perfectly.

 

 

I have also started making the hanging knees for the gun deck.  I printed out the patterns and glued them to the wood.  them I rough cut them out on the scroll saw and finished it off for the final shape with a sanding block and 60 grit paper.

 

 

 

5 hanging knees done and 5 to go.

 

 

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The gun deck framing is completed and installed on the cross section.  I plan to plank this deck with maple as well.  I am undecided on if I should plank it out to the point in the picture on each side or just far enough for the guns to sit on it.  I still have to decide what to use for planking above the wales inside and out.  I have poplar, maple and basswood.  Guess I'll go with what looks best.  I have used the poplar on the lower hull and the maple on the decks.  And I am thinking about using walnut for the inner hull around the gun ports and planking.  Any input would be greatly appreciated.

 

I have also started to build the guns, I purchased them fro dlumberyard.com.  So far I have 1 of 4 built with the 2nd one started.  My question is what should I get to finish them off with.  I know that the eye bolts can be made out of black wire and I have rope and blocks, but I am unsure as to what to use to make the pieces that hold the gun to the carriage (or should I even bother with that detail).

 

Anyways, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure:

 

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Kenny,

 

Trim the trunnions to the carriage and then you can use paper (I use black construction paper) or brass to make the caps.

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Thanks for the tip, Mark.  I will be going out to the local hobby shops to see if I can find some 28 gauge black wire.  And I will pick up some construction paper or card stock if needed to build the caps.  Hopefully by the end of the weekend I'll have the guns done. 

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Another update for the build log.

 

I have the waterways and lower deck pillars installed.  I used walnut for the waterways and poplar for the pillars.  Tomorrow, I plan to frame out the gun ports and cut some strips for the bulwark planking.  At first I was thinking about using walnut for the bulwark planking; and I still may.  I want to see what the poplar will look like on the bulwarks instead of the walnut.  Of course I am open to any suggestions and/or opinions on the matter.  The outer hull planking above the wales will be done in basswood and the deck planking will be done maple just as the lower deck.

 

 

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So far this weekend, I got the gun ports framed out and I lined them with a very thin piece of walnut.  I then planked the bulwarks with walnut and the gun deck with maple on the port side.  the starboard side in the process of getting its planks now.  Once that is done, I will sand it all smooth and treenail the deck planking.  Then I will need to finish off the little details needed on the guns and install them.

 

As always, any and all comments, questions, complaints are welcome.

 

 

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I have finished installing the bulwark planks on the inner and outer side of the hull.  The outer hull above the wales still needs to be sanded smooth and treenails will need to be installed on the gun deck and outer hull planks above the wales.  Once that is done, I will move on to finishing up the guns and making all of the deck furniture.  I plan to use walnut for the deck furniture.

 

It may be a few weeks until I get work on it again due to a surgery that is scheduled for Tues on my left wrist; but I hope to be back at it in about 2-3 weeks. 

 

On to the good stuff, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure.  I snapped a few with the guns placed on the deck to get an idea of how it will look. 

 

Enjoy......

 

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Thanks Gunther. I wish they were bigger as well, but I have to downsize them to be able to upload 'em.

 

Thanks to everyone for all of the likes as well.

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You can upload at least 1200 pixels on the long side, as long as they are under 2mb per picture (and at 1200x800 they'll only be about 250-400k each).  That's the only size I ever post in my log.  I just love seeing nice pictures of everyone's work, and my eyes are getting too old.  :)

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I'll try to size the pictures on the next update to the build to the size. I like to show off as much detail as I can to get good feedback from all you. The bigger the picture, the better.

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Quick little update; looks like the shipyard will be closed for about week or two. The surgery went very well, but since I had the carpal tunnel release procedure done on my left hand, I am unable to do any work at this time. I hate having to wait for my hand to recover; but it will be worth it in the end. Now I just have to get with the doc to schedule the same procedure for the right hand. Anyways, I'll update as soon as I can get back at it. In the meantime, I will enjoy reading everyone else's logs here on MSW.

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I know it has been while since I have posted or even worked on the cross section, but it is time to start back up. After my first surgery, I had the same procedure done on the right hand and hen I had the left elbow operated on for cupital tunnel. But now I am all healed up and I have finished my BS degree and am ready to get back at. I just have to remember where I put everything. Hopefully I will be able to share some new progress with everyone here in the next week or two.

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Well, I finally got to get back into the shipyard to work on the cross section.  I finished up the gun carriages and mounted the guns to them.  I have also made both hatch coamings, but still need to make the after hatch grate.  I'll install and rig the guns after I get the topsail britt built and installed.

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Got a little more work done in the shipyard today.  Finished up the grate for the after hatch and the stair ladder for the forward hatch.  I installed the hatch coamings and the grate and the stair ladder.  I still need to apply some wipe on poly finish.  Next up is the top sail bitt.  I also need to make some rope and rig up the guns.  Enjoy the pics and any and all comments/critiques are welcome.

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5 hours ago, amateur said:

what wood did you use for the deck-beams: is it basswood?

 

Jan

Jan,

 

I used basswood.  It was all that I had available at the time and milled boxwood or pear costs too much for me.  I hope to be able to mill my own scale lumber at some point in the future.

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I asked, while everyone keeps saying that basswood will never llok crisp.

I just started to wonder, as these beams (at least in the pictures) look rather crisp to me :)

 

jan

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Hi Jan,

 

I had mixed experiences with basswood. For Christmas I made a wood truck for my son in basswood and the edges look pretty good:

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But the other day I bought basswood by mistake to use on the Triton's frames and this was the result:

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The wood look chewed mainly in the edges and tops, so I'm assuming different vendors/ brands have different quality.

 

The wood for the truck was bought in Jo-Ann and the other in Hobby Lobby. 

 

Anybody with the same experience?

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Nice truck!

but the wood quality differs quite a lot, yes.

I have this cross section on my wishlist, but I am looking for materiales that are to be handled without too many powertools, and that aren't not too expensive (I expect quite a lot redundancy, due tobeginners errors....)

Jan

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I've found that if you cut the pieces slightly bigger that the plans indicate and lightly sand/file them to fit, you can get the basswood to look crisp. Sawing it leaves the cuts fuzzy. I think that basswood is more suited for cutting/ carving with a hobby knife. I used it on the Triton cross section because it was all that I could afford at the time. But I have since found a place where I can get cherry, maple and walnut and will order other woods online. I have the tools finally to resaw larger pieces of lumber.

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got quite a bit done in the shipyard today.  the outer hull is finished up with all of the trim, fenders and steps.  the top sail bitt is installed and all of the blocks for rigging the guns are made.  I have also installed and rigged 2 of the guns.  I just need to coil up the ropes.  tomorrow I hope to finish up the guns and start working on the gangways.  I also need to start thinking about a case for this cross section and decide which project will be next; the USF Raleigh (Hahn plans and timber from the Lumberyard), the Model Shipways Confederacy kit or the POB version of the HMS Triton full build.  I'm leaning towards the Raleigh, only because it has been on the shelf for a couple of years now.

 

anyways, here are the pictures.  any comments and/or critiques are always welcome.

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