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I worked on the after hatch and grating  this week . I tried to do the grating like G.L. did on his Cross Section , but ran into three major issues while trying to use his method.

 

1. I do not have a small table saw.

 (but I will soon 😁)

 

2. After many attempts I ran completely out of patience.

 

3. The most important thing is I slap ran out of talent ,(after sooo many failed attempts I finally realized it was beyond what I am capable of at this point )

 

So I cheated and glued a template on a piece of cherry and drilled small holes in the needed spaces, and used a small square file to open them up some .

 

I have to say that the grating project has been the hardest thing for me to overcome on this build so far . I got it done it looks ok , maybe someday I will re make it but for now this is how she looks.

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I am going to work on the hanging knees for the gun deck next , before I forget about them again. 

 

Thanks for looking :dancetl6:

Derek C

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After reviewing the plans and build logs I noticed I set the stairs in the wrong position :default_wallbash:.

So I had to loosen the glue and remove the stairs and the center gun deck support . 

 

I re installed the stairs in the proper direction and then had to cut and shape another gun deck support beam,as there are one one each side of the stairs. Ivthen glued those in and now I think she is proper.29C44B70-DC0D-432F-BBD6-59EC3DEBDAD9.thumb.jpeg.7fbff1fd80b289599a13b7621f3895b5.jpeg3A24F08D-09E0-47AA-B67A-907F090909D8.thumb.jpeg.6f7c82160653194afe5a53e3418d8023.jpegEABC243C-02E7-49A9-B7D3-A4D3031BDAAD.thumb.jpeg.e6862863f50cda8c35d7694bf99f425f.jpeg

 

Derek C

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I have not done the gun deck hangin knees yet instead I  started on the gangway, and shear rails. I still have a bit to do to them but here is my progress .2F22F110-E6BD-4683-B0FB-3C78D6960A2B.thumb.jpeg.53fd35b2a4758412e1ee640321c42abb.jpeg735BA0D6-AEBF-4314-A6B5-C6F597F77037.thumb.jpeg.d491d25b40ce2df2660d3c4cf896e1ff.jpeg353DD4FE-F3A2-4336-8EC5-E10621D75758.thumb.jpeg.b681afe470827c02bc511d4ca84cd239.jpeg6F7A0118-A972-4A54-B9F8-684227B2BB24.thumb.jpeg.683d2e4c3c4e3df5e6b0ab4d80c26c40.jpeg

 

I hope to button it up tomorrow.Them I will move on to the knees before I make the ladder for the gangway .

 

Thanks for looking in on my build,

Derek C

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Hello everyone 

i have been working on the trim ,fenders and gangway ladders. As for the hanging knees I have half of them cut out lol. I don’t know why but I keep putting them off .

my plan is to get those done tomorrow  :piratetongueor4:

 

Here are the pieces of the gangway ladder 

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i assembled them them ,then added the trim and fenders .I am getting close to the end of this build ,I think i can finish it up next week.Im already thinking about my next project, I’m thinking to try a ship in a bottle .For now I need to concentrate on buttoning up this beast.

Here is what she is looking like.

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Thanks for looking in on my build 

 

Derek C

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Good afternoon fellow modelers 

 

I was getting ready to rig my cannons this morning and once I got a good look at the cannons I made in the beginning of my log one did not match the other so I decided to fix the one the was a bit to large. It wasn’t to bad ,but to me was obvious. Well I ducked it all up and it turned out looking real bad .:default_wallbash:. Here is what it looked like before I butchered it.C79DEF0C-6DB0-4BF0-B806-8C4E74D7A141.thumb.jpeg.dc452752a33d6bd1dbafc25113d7376f.jpeg

 

Here is what it looked like after the butchering .4596FF55-6C73-4171-B733-D94A6176B22D.thumb.jpeg.02fa2351b19d9e0e0b438045caef5e19.jpeg

 

when I made these I used paper and super glue . 

I had picked up some brass rod a few months ago and decided today was going to be the day I tried my hand at making a couple cannons out of it to replace my experiment gone wrong.

 

I started by cutting grooves in the rod with my file to mark the rings of the cannon .74CC7337-2121-47F0-B811-222AB7305AB2.thumb.jpeg.1eb9cf0679e6aecf6ea0e96734511e6c.jpeg

 

then i I started filling the shape of the end of the barrel.49CC26AC-88AF-4F55-A9FA-4C140112EC1B.thumb.jpeg.f65267e20d0b0cb024b9142599d776eb.jpeg

 

I do not own a lathe and quickly realizing this was going to be a time consuming project I decided to use my little drill press to speed up the process . I chucked up my piece of brass and using my files started shaping.

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After a little time and patience this is what I came up with.

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i am pleased with the way the cannon turned out . Now I will try to replicate it . I will post results of the replicated cannon later today .

i hope  lol 

 

Thanks for looking in.

Derek C

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Looks good, Derek.  Before I had a mill, I use a drill or a Dremal (depending on which one was closest to me) and files, so you're not alone.   I also used emery cloth but it was slow going.... 

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Nice gun, Derek!

I am still figuring out how I will make my guns. At this moment I am thinking about pouring in tin.

 

G.L.

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Thanks Mark and G.L.

 

G.L.

If you do it in tin that will be interesting I have never seen anyone do that , so I would be excited to learn this technique.

 

I got The other one done as well here they are side by side close enough I believe.

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She is coming along nicely I started the rigging of the guns today .It was my first time using Chucks rope and it is great stuff !

He has a customer for life .

 

Here is a few pictures of how she is looking  I hope to have to get the rigging of the guns done this week .working a little bit each night after work .

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Thanks for checking out my build !

:dancetl6:

 

Derek C

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Today I finished The base and mounted my cross section. This was a real fun build, and I learned so much from building it. Thanks to the members that followed along with my build and gave me words of wisdom , encouragement and kindness.

 

Here are the photos of the finished Project.DB46DBB7-0B47-40BF-A1C3-4F057EB2F6BC.thumb.jpeg.21a8595ad1bfb48c66f2dfefdc77496b.jpeg96C9D465-C71E-48A1-A91D-05C863E53BD3.thumb.jpeg.de9a02e52bcc469e8af839d33af495a6.jpeg2D01427F-5C7C-4B0D-8C84-EC6B65893C48.thumb.jpeg.95a27b78dc43f5aa6d4b985b176100c9.jpeg7D4A1D58-A250-4834-A3DB-6103F9D3C77A.thumb.jpeg.6d76b3e4520ba4b07f5f2753db254919.jpegA1B2685E-679F-4370-8306-E2A5102C87C6.thumb.jpeg.e662784de5f29203cb7584e24c3505c9.jpeg75B72C85-713E-4778-8CD7-501DDEC310C6.thumb.jpeg.08dc9d7e11a383a2c8ed8d54c7eeac60.jpeg468F6706-FFE3-49B2-9726-DD6EA4D198EA.thumb.jpeg.3c7d615b94d2e1e35a07dd86badbe5dd.jpeg17C3F46D-E087-4EC3-8541-851C34D30815.thumb.jpeg.77675e27d3c458a55ff3527f78b3b376.jpeg

 

Thanks again for following along 

:dancetl6:

Derek C

 

 

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Congratulations, Derek.

That was a smooth build. Your cross section looks very neat. Well done!

I enjoyed very much your companionship in this group project. Disregarding some dormant projects, I believe that I am now the only active builder left on the Triton cross section forum (gives me a somewhat lonely feeling).

Do you have already an idea for a following build?

 

G.L.

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Thanks  Guys :D

 G.L. I haven't thought about my next build i was so focused on this one lol. I am going to try my hand at a ship in a bottle but will be looking for another  build to start as well .

Derek C

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Great work Derek!

She's makes for a handsome display. Myself......I would have that right at the front door. So everyone could see it!

 

Your ship, and your build log, are top notch.

Look forward to your next project.

 

PS - I'm still really digging the wood in your project. Recently got the Bluejacket Bowdoin kit and I'm looking to upgrade to some of the wood that you've used here.

 

Tom E 

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Thanks Tom 

i appreciate your kind words and for following along on my build . I’m fighting of a bit of pneumonia right now . Once I get feeling better I will start thinking of my next project. . I still have a bunch of wood left , so you will see more of it popping up.lol

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Hi Derek excellent build you have here I have just got the plans for the Triton and hope to start a build soon.

I have one question if you could help, how do you work out the thickness of the frames and the spaces between them I cant find any measurements in either the X section or the complete build  

Thanks 

Andy

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No worries Andy , I been down with pneumonia. Glad you found what you needed . I am going to follow along with your build . So don’t hesitate to ask . And I will do my best to help you out.

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A little late to the party but caught up on your log and wanted to say congrats on finishing and well done! Time to hop over to your new log!  -Chad

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