In the forum Model Ship World there came up a message too launch what it calls an Online Build. A sort of virtual gathering where students build a the same model. The model that was selected was an unknown English frigate by the name HMS Triton 1773-1796. The year is important for the British Navy has a tradition of reusing names. For example, there is a Triton, built in 1798, which is very much better known ship.
The building is divided into two phases, the first phase builds a section of the ship. In the second phase builds the whole ship. In both cases the Group is building directly from the drawings. In English this is called an "Scratch Build".
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The construction of this brig is a building that is a scratch built. Syren is an American 24 gun swift-sailing ship, and the it is armed with carronades.
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The very first wooden model that I started to build, was a Vasa model from a company called IGRA. The company no longer manufactures ship models, but only toy cars of all types. The first thing I did was to produce drawings to model and realize that this will be a bit difficult to build. But one challenge will be a challenge. Cannons and sculptures are made of plastic, and it felt a bit crude. A whole pile of wood for frames and more. Wire and linen cloth for sails.
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