Triton Poseidon Cross Section POF Scale 1:48

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I purchased Triton Cross section sometime ago online that recently arrived.

I decided that I needed a break from planking on a large ship like my USS Constitution and did not want to rush it. As I had seen another build log of Halifax I decide that was a big step but with the Triton Cross Section to learn the process of building a POF.

I have started building the building box for the Triton and started looking at the manual to get a feel of the build procedure.

The cannons in the kit are the best I have seen in a kit, but you will have to wait to see them.

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Geoff Deck.jpg Cannon.jpg Triton Hull.jpg
 

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Hi Brian

It is giving me a good giving an insight into POF. I have dry fattened frame 1 And B so I could check out the jig. To see if it need a bit more rubbings down. I Think it does. It's a bit hard to start of with as the instructions are Chinese

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Don't worry about the instructions mate. Theres plenty of build logs you can look at and you just need the drawings and numbered parts anyway.
I bought some of these rib clamps from the internet which were quite were cheap for holding things in place until the glue sets. TB21NF9XVXXXXa0XpXXXXXXXXXX_!!22670794.jpg_600x600.jpg
 

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I have been quite busy cutting out parts for frames. I have 3 frame glues up worked out there was some errors in the parts list, which slowed me up a bit but when a part has cutout in it and on of the cutouts is going straight into the other frame where a gun port was to go,even I could work out there was a problem. So in total I have identified 4 errors. I have one frames to glue up and currently cutting out frames 5 out of 9.

I make no apologies for my work bench being a disgrace. That is just the way Model Ship Building can be at times.

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Good start Geoff,can't wait to see more.
 

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Thank Brian and Zoly

I decide I will dry fit all the parts give them a rough sand for all the frames then give then a fine sand before gluing together.

Might take a bit longer but who is in a hurry.

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I have been busy cutting out the parts for the frames still.

Currently I am working on frame 8. Most of the frames have had been sanded with a course sandpaper and are just dry fitted. I will dissemble them and sand them with a fine grade paper prior to gluing and pinning, I have not place the false keel in the jig as yet as it will need some work done on it. I will need to stain the frames as the colours of the different timbers varies quite a bit. As yet I have not identied the type of timber used in the frames.

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Hi Geoff,
You are off to a good start. Cross sections are an excellent way to start plank on frame modeling.
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There has bee a fair amount of sanding involved so far. I have glued a few of the frames and the rest are dry fitted.
The box is full with the 9 frames.

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Hi Geoff,

Interesting kit. Is there a photo of what it will look like when finished? The frame construction looks to be historically correct which I really like but that does make the build a little more difficult. Good job on the frames construction so far. I look forward to seeing the kit evolve into a finished model.

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Bob

Thanks for visiting my build log. I have posted some photos of what Triton should look like at the start of the build log.

I have been admiring your work on SOS an look forward to seeing many more of your builds of exceptional quality.

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Geoff
 

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Aussie048 post_id=22271 time=1504993404 user_id=3981 said:
Bob

Thanks for visiting my build log. I have posted some photos of what Triton should look like at the start of the build log.

I have been admiring your work on SOS an look forward to seeing many more of your builds of exceptional quality.

Cheers
Geoff
My bad Geoff. Don't know how I missed those photos. Senior moment perhaps.

I'll post some photos of my Fubbs model soon. I have to reduce the size as most are much too large to upload to the forum

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Hi Bob

No, you did not miss them I only included them this morning.

It looks like it will make a stunning model. Just hope I can produce to a standard near of what is in the photos.

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Geoff
 

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Hi Geoff,
I like the way the frames are assembled. Could you post a photo of the end view of the frames in the box?
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Hi Mike

I am only using the box as storage for the frames at the moment to keep them in order.

The fitted the keel in the box yet. The box is that tight a fit I have not glued it at all except for a bottom sheet

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