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I have never built a model of anything before but I started my first build log for my first ship (Triton). As I go along, I may have questions regarding my build and I wonder if I should place these questions in my log or in another appropriate section on this forum.

 

My impression is that a build log should be on how you build a ship and not to ask questions.

 

Thanks

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Always feel free to ask questions! Asking them inside a build log is perfectly fine, particularly if you have people following it.

 

Occasionally, you may need to go outside of your build log, as sometimes, it's hard to find answer from just those who follow your build.

 

Good luck with your first build!

 

 

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Nicolas, many of us have done the Triton keep an eye on the logs.   Maybe not everyday though.   If it's something not specific to the Triton such as glue, woods, etc. as them in the appropriate place on the other sub-forums.

 

I'll say this as I've said it before... there's no such thing as a dumb question.  If you have questions, you need answers.

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I understand, and I thank you both

 

Regarding the logs, I have made a copy of the Triton full frame logs from Daniel, Charter33 and SaturnV and I study them every day to understand the process. All 3 logs are wonderful and well explained and my thanks to all 3 who spent the time to document their experience. Without these logs I would have been unable to even start thinking of building a ship.

 

I have also copied the log from Dan Vadas who built the HMS Vulture. Although this log is not related to Triton, I found Dan has gone way out of his way to provide details and terminology of everything he did and I find his log most helpful and I thank him too.

 

My main problem so far is the terminology used which is like learning a new language but I’m getting there....at least now I know where the bow and the stern of a ship is, LOL

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Steven and Lou, what on earth …. what parts of the ship are you talking about?
Are those the new definitions?
😉

@Oskar24, Trust me - you will have questions all through out the build, better to ask than to be sorry. And that's why we are here and having this forum, to help each other.

Btw, a warm :722972270:

 

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Yes, Oskar24, disregard our lame attempts at humour. Maritime terminology is a whole new world and it takes a while to get your head around it, but bit by bit it does come. There are quite a few good dictionaries of maritime terms online - I rather like this one - https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199336005.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199336005-e-48 - but of course (particularly when you're just starting out) you will look up a word and the definition contains new words you also have to look up. But persevere, it does get easier.

 

And ask as many questions as you want. The people here are very helpful and will often give you better ways of doing something that save you a lot of time and trouble.

 

Steven

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Thank you all guys and now with your help my vocabulary has increased by a few more words....lol

 

The link for the maritime terms dictionary is very helpful and I have the following link which could be useful to other newbies

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_nautical_terms#Abaft

 

all is much appreciated

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15 hours ago, Oskar24 said:

My main problem so far is the terminology used which is like learning a new language but I’m getting there....at least now I know where the bow and the stern of a ship is, LOL

There's a lot of on line places.  I  use some myself for translation many times.  The ones suggested are pretty good. And I'll add one more:  http://southseas.nla.gov.au/refs/falc/contents.html  This is Falconers' Dictionary of the Marine. 

 

If you'd prefer to have a hard copy, look for a used copy (or new) of Wolfram zu Mondfeld's Historic Ship Models.   I find it very handy to have in shop when I don't feel like firing up the computer.

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The Falconer’s dictionary link looks pretty good Mark, thanks

 

I must agree that a hard copy dictionary is very convenient and much easier to use. I found the zu Mondfeld's Historic Ship Models in paperback for CAD$66.48 shipping included and I order it ( comes from Ontario).

 

Much appreciated

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