HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

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HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by DocBlake » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:39 am

After completing my Battle Station model in 1/24 scale, I was anxious to do another project at that large scale. An entire ship at 1/24 would require an addition to our house, so I settled on a cross section. I have plans for the HMS Granado in 1/24, but decided to launch a Triton cross section instead. As soon as I enlarged the keel plans to 200% I realized a potential problem. The lines on the plans themselves are 1/32" wide at that size! I'm going to have to be very careful in sizing parts for this build.



I started with a piece of boxwood , dimensioned it on my table saw and thickness sander and cut a shallow kerf on each side for the rabbet. I enlarged the kerf to a "V" groove with wood carving tools and square edged sanding blocks. I made the false keel out of rosewood, and the keelson out of swiss pear. I've posted some photos of my progress.

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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section - 1/24 scale

Post by DocBlake » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:00 am

Mike Shanks and I have been planning on doing a joint projet: POF "Hannah" in 1/24 scale...the whole ship. Not sure about rigging yet. I think the Triton cross section will be good practice for that build. I cut out and surfaced the blanks of hard maple I'll use for the frames. The maple is 3/8" thick, giving a final double frame thickness of 3/4". The footprint of the cross section at this scale is huge: 9-7/8" X 16-3/4" ! The photo shows the plans for frame 2 compared to a midship's frame of "Fair American" at 1/48 scale.

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Re: HMS TRiton Cross Section - 1/24 scale

Post by mrshanks » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:16 am

Of course I am aboard for this voyage!! Those keel parts look great!!
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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by DocBlake » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:13 am

Thanks, Mike!

I laid out the futtocks for frame #1 on the billets. There are 11 parts per double frame and 9 frames in all. I'll glue up frame #1 today and cut out frame #2 also. Frame 1 was then glued up.
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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by zoly99sask » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:20 am

Dave this is going to be huge,I am following this cross section build too.

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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by Sgtmik » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:18 pm

Very interesting. A good way to get a good look :handgestures-salute: .
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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by Mike41 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:44 pm

Hi Dave,
It is good to see another cross section in this forum. The Triton will make a nice model, at 1:24 it will be easy to work on. I like your chose of woods for the model.
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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by lauckstreet » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:13 am

Hi Dave,

I remember your build log of the Triton in my old forum and was amazed at the size of that frame the first time I saw it. I'm sorry to say that I wish I could have kept the old forum but the hosting company where it was hosted was just getting too expensive and their hosting capabilities were lagging in terms of technology.

How's the Triton cross section coming along? I'd love to see what this cross section will look like once it's completed. At that scale, the level of detail should be awesome.

Anyway, just wanted to stop in and say Hi.

Take care,

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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by DocBlake » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:45 am

Hi Bob!

Good to have you here. I will be posting more. We are in New Orleans until Monday. More soon.

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Re: HMS Triton Cross Section by DocBlake - 1/24 scale

Post by DocBlake » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:21 pm

I finished gluing up the last of the 9 frames. I used Weldbond so I gave the most recently completed frames a couple of days to dry before rough handling. The frames will require minimal trimming and shimming in a few spots to conform to the plans. Once that's done, I'll rough sand the frames to match the plans and start to glue and dowel then to the keel. It took one week to enlarge the plans, glue up the individual futtock on to the billets, cut them out and glue them together. I used double sided tape to hold the appropriate futtocks to the plans and glued the second layer to the first. taped down layer. I put a piece of plywood and big food cans to weight down the plywood until they dried. The beer is to celebrate! It's a Hofbrau Maibock.
I used toothpicks dyed black to simulate the bolts holding the futtocks together.
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