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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: Edward Pinniger on January 28, 2009, 04:12:23 pm

Title: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: Edward Pinniger on January 28, 2009, 04:12:23 pm
This is definitely not a R/C model, but I thought people might like to see it, seeing as there are other static model builds on this forum (such as ETV Waker), and I used the Billings kit for paint reference!  It's the Revell plastic kit in 1/200 scale. This is considered "large scale" by static ship model standards, but a small harbour tug in this scale is quite diminutive - the hull measures about 140x50mm.
It's built virtually "out of the box", painted with Revell acrylics, and weathered quite heavily. I used "Kristal Kleer" to glaze the bridge windows and portholes.

I suspect this kit is too small to be practical for micro R/C, especially as it has twin props + Korts, but you never know!

(http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pinniger/models/ship/nederland1.jpg)

(http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pinniger/models/ship/nederland2.jpg)

(http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pinniger/models/ship/nederland3.jpg)

(http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pinniger/models/ship/nederland4.jpg)
Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: andyn on January 28, 2009, 08:11:09 pm
It's now on my "to RC" list. See my Revell Smit Houston thread. Nothing is too small  ok2

Looks great :-))

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14988.0 (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14988.0)
Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: JohnD on March 25, 2009, 04:03:48 pm
Hi Edward

I have just bought this model (and just joined the forum) It looks great, hoping I can come close to that!

Just one question, are you able to post a close up of the fo'c'sle? Im interested particularly in the anchor chain, as a brief scan of the instructions seems to suggest using black thread?

Thanks, and again, great model, love the weathering.
Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: andyn on March 25, 2009, 04:10:23 pm
Welcome to the forum :-))

On my Smit Houston, I used fine jewellery chain out of mum's box (yes I did ask %))
Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: duimpje on March 25, 2009, 06:11:22 pm
on www.modelbouwforum.nl (dutch site) somebody is building an 1:200 smit nederland in rc
Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: Edward Pinniger on March 27, 2009, 02:11:15 pm
Very impressive! That's certainly micro-R/C modelling. It even has the correct twin props! Does it use twin-prop steering? There don't seem to be any rudder servos or arms visible in the interior photos.

This is a direct link to the page:
http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/bouwverslagen-schepen/56096-smit-zweden-1-200-a.html (http://www.modelbouwforum.nl/forums/bouwverslagen-schepen/56096-smit-zweden-1-200-a.html)
Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on March 27, 2009, 05:38:50 pm
I have one of those kits....  :-)

There is another good picture on the club website. #22
http://www.smgijmond.nl/Werkschependag2007/index.html

Appears to be dynamic(dual prop) steering.

Title: Re: Smit Nederland in 1/200 scale (Revell kit)
Post by: oldiron on March 27, 2009, 05:40:33 pm
Hi Edward

I have just bought this model (and just joined the forum) It looks great, hoping I can come close to that!

Just one question, are you able to post a close up of the fo'c'sle? Im interested particularly in the anchor chain, as a brief scan of the instructions seems to suggest using black thread?

Thanks, and again, great model, love the weathering.

  Try going to this link about half way down the page for an overhead shot of the prototype SM foredeck:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10387.75

John