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ixion

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2009, 10:26:04 PM »

Looking good.
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2009, 04:35:40 PM »

Many thanks for that  :}

Anyway...

I've painted some more of the bullwark, still a few things to touch up as far as overspray goes. I have some small fittings still to paint,some weathering on the deck to do as well as adding a name to the hull (Name as yet undecided).
The next major step will be the inner deck and superstructure This is going to be to be a long and fiddly job as i plan to completely rebuild a new wheelhouse and add lots of detail as i go. I was pleased to remove the rear towing winch without breaking anything, and again i plan to add detail such as bolts etc to bring it to life.

Wish me luck!

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2009, 09:50:22 PM »

Quick update!

Found some old transfers gathering dust in my workshop tonight, so added a "Warning" border around my anchor winch as well as a "Danger" sign.

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2009, 06:35:38 PM »

BECC lettering turned up in the post today  :} I've settled on a name for her "Smit Denemarken" and name now fitted in place. I very lightly weathered these down, although it's not easy to pick this up in the image below. More noticable is the textured and weathered floor plate in front of the winch controls.

For those who might be interested i use a combination of "Winton Oil Washes" thinned with white spirit and applied with a fine paint brush. I leave the surface to dry for 30 min's before wiping away with a cotton bud only to leave slight traces behind to dry off.

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2009, 07:22:23 PM »

Would anyone recommend sealing in the vinyl lettering??? It looks fairly secure to me and it's suppose to be waterproof!

Any advice fellas???
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2009, 07:49:04 PM »

Ok...obviously no advice then  >>:-( No matter  ;D

Been taking the superstructure apart last night after i got in from work. I've sinse found out my boat was built in 1998 after seeing it penciled in underneath the wheelhouse. Here are some pic's as to what it currently looks like, and also a pic from when i purchased the boat 9-10 months ago.

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ixion

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2009, 07:52:52 PM »

Would anyone recommend sealing in the vinyl lettering??? It looks fairly secure to me and it's suppose to be waterproof!

I didn't seal mine and I have sailed it nearly every week during the summer with no ill effects.
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2009, 07:56:36 PM »

That's brilliant, i shall keep it at is then! Many thanks Ixion for your reply  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2009, 08:11:45 PM »

Sorry not gave an answer before,
Looking good,and as Ixion has said no need to seal the letters,i sail on salt water,
and no ill effects so far.
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2009, 08:57:02 PM »

No probs and thanks for the reply  :-))
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2009, 04:13:03 PM »

Portholes removed and replaced with a more accurate version. Primer filler applied and sanded between coats before a final coat of white primer before the white enamel coat.

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2009, 11:31:32 AM »

Enamel white applied to superstructure, vents painted and fitted, handrails painted, floodlights painted and tyre fenders fitted.

So far so good :P
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2009, 02:57:42 PM »

Started work on the winch. I used several coats of filler primer to obtain a nice smooth finish to apply the paint. I added some rivet detail in the form of resin rivets to bring out the detail.
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2009, 03:02:45 PM »

Inner deck now sprayed (gloss green) but will give it a week to dry before applying a satin coat of Ronseal. Deck winch has received a coat of satin black, just the drums to work on now before fitting it into place.
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2009, 01:09:50 PM »

Some more fittings made from scratch, painted and fitted.

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2009, 01:44:28 PM »

 Its looking very good. What's the box to the left of the red box on the railing. It appears to have "hydraulic hoses" coming from it?

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2009, 02:18:26 PM »

Thanks! Not quite sure on that one, possibly an air conditioning unit maybe? I will be painting the pipes white as in the picture once they are fitted properly.

Here's the pic that i'm copying.

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #42 on: September 29, 2009, 04:02:24 PM »

Thanks for the info. Great picture too. Did you ever find a picture of the wheelhouse interior?

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2009, 04:19:12 PM »

Your welcome  :-)) No, still searching for some inside shots of the wheelhouse.

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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2009, 05:43:35 PM »

Not quite sure on that one, possibly an air conditioning unit maybe? I

Yes, Smit Ierland has the air con unit on the wheelhouse roof!
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2009, 06:35:49 PM »

Thanks for clearing that one up, had an idea that's what it was!
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2009, 06:44:45 PM »

Thanks for clearing that one up, had an idea that's what it was!

Its coming on very nicely, what are you going to use for thye rectangular halogen lights as I need some for mine and haven't found anything a suitable size?
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2009, 06:52:11 PM »

Well, more than likely i'll just make them up out of some spare plasticard. I'm not planning on making those lights workable, maybe at a later date i may change my mind but for now i think she has enough lights to make her look good.
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2009, 09:50:03 PM »

Its coming on very nicely, what are you going to use for thye rectangular halogen lights as I need some for mine and haven't found anything a suitable size?
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Re: Billings Smit weathered refit underway
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2009, 04:53:45 PM »

Work in progress but i wasn't very happy with the vents after obtaining some good reference images of the full size "Denemarken". I have some more rivet heads to drill and fit and they do look the part when compared to the kit version.

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