Jump to content

Santisima Trinidad By Dusty - Finished

Recommended Posts

Well my friends here goes, I started this four years ago, the Trini,I found the plans online as a set of pdf files. I cut the main bulkheads and keel from some pieces of leftover 1/4" paneling, The under planking was made from thin plywood from an old interior door. The upper bulwarks and trim are those long fireplace matchsticks and the railings are toothpicks. Budget considerations, I'm sure you understand. I looked at kits and I was horrified at the cost and quality. I decided if you had to use junk to make a ship I would use my own junk, In all seriousness I wasn't sure how it would turn out and so did not want to make too big an investment. All  my early pics are on an old drive which is now in the hands of a friend trying to recover them. If anyone has Questions please ask and I'll try and explain how I did what. 





Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very impressive Dusty.  Amazing what one can do on a budget.  I take it you carved the figurehead? 


BTW, I notice some battlestations and the stern of another ship in a picture.  You've been building ships for awhile, I take it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, I've been building things for a long time, You are right about the figurehead, I did carve it, I made the battle stations before I did the upper decks to make sure I got the guns and the ports aligned correctly. The musket in the background was my 1776-1976 Project, and yes it does shoot (1.2 oz ball) .75 cal. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...