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I’m going to build the HMS Winchelsea.  I will build from scratch.  Most of my build will be plywood and basswood with cedar carvings.

 

 I am backed up a couple of builds, but I will be participating.

 

 I can’t pass this one up.  The Winchelsea makes for an impressive model.

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It would be very similar yes.  When time permits I will put something together.  But that is at least a year away.   The model is too big to rig in my opinion though.   It would be about 5 feet long and just as high.

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I was thinking about building the Winchelsea on my way to work this morning.

 

I think that I’m going to pick up a 4’ by 8’ sheet of 1/4” birch ply from the hardware store and cut the bulkheads/center panel for both the Triton and the Winchelsea at the same time.

 

Most of the internal structures for both the Triton and Winchelsea will be plywood and most of the external woodwork will probably be basswood, because I paint everything anyway.  It won’t do me any good to use the better wood.  

 

I have some chunks of cedar that I would like to use for the figurehead of the Victory, more decorative carvings, the carvings on the Triton and then I’ll carry over the rest to Winchelsea (I have a lot of cedar).

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I finished the figurehead on Victory and am about two-thirds done with the beakhead and the head.

 

I’m one step closer to starting Triton, which means that I’m one step closer to starting Winchelsea.

 

I’m getting plenty of experience, so I’ll be much better off when I get to Winchelsea.

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I haven’t forgotten about Winchelsea.  I am making good progress on Victory.  I am trying to finish her by the summer.


I still have a couple models to build before I can start Winchelsea, but I very much look forward to building her.

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