Canis Marine Engineering is planning to build a 1:72 RC-model of the LHC HMS Ocean from scratch. But as we all lack the experience in hull building we decided that it would be beneficial to first do a hull of a smaller ship.

The choice fell on the hull of a Ton-class minesweeper which in 1:72 is a XY cm long hull and therefore easy to handle. We plan to start from drawings and transfer the hull lines to a CAD program and then laser the ribs from wood.

These should then be assembled on a building slip and be planked with balsa strips. The hull shall then be covered by an epoxy layer and subsequently filled and sanded.