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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2012, 04:10:25 pm »

really taking shape and looking good  :-))
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2012, 04:43:39 pm »

lovely tidy build, very smart -i like the spook way ! - i guess you are not going to weather it then ?
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2012, 11:17:55 pm »

I would love to weather it Guy, but the very thought of it scares me stiff and sends Captain Clumsy into raptures so, sadly, no.  :((
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2012, 12:23:48 am »

Why not have a try using weathering chalks. If you don't like the effect you can wash them off and try again. When/if you are happy with the results you can seal them in with varnish, though I'd test that on a dummy first as it tends to reduce the effect somewhat.

If it's just for display or you don't mind reapplying the chalks occasionally you can skip the varnish.

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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2012, 10:39:30 pm »

Hopefully she'll be a sailing model. The r/c is installed and tested. If I can get the ballast right she'll be on the water as soon as possible. But I'll probably just leave her unweathered.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2012, 09:09:02 pm »

Hi Spook
Somehow I have missed your build until now ... But I have enjoyed it in one session.
Looking good, but have you found a space for her yet?

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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2012, 12:46:47 am »




Spook,


Very nice build. I've been following along. Captain clumsy and Captain sensible are my constant building partners  {:-{ . I just don't know which one will offer help first  <:( .


Mark
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2012, 02:48:57 pm »

 Dave - Still looking, but I think a sneaky annexation of a windowsill somewhere else in the house may be in the offing.  ok2
 
LOL Mark - They plague me in everything I do.  {:-{
 
I've been doing quite a few bits and bobs lately, but the light hasn't been good enough for photos and I hate using flash, so here are a few update pics taken today. The winch is complete (with a few mistakes as usual, that I seem to have got away with) the sheer boards and net lines are in and I have ballasted her in the bath. She's right on the waterline at the bows and midships, but just a little low aft - but I can't do anything about that. With only the masts and rigging (and a bit of deck clutter) left to put on I don't think she'll sit any lower, so hopefully it'll be OK.
 



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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2012, 04:14:17 pm »

Really nice Spook, crisp and clean deatailing - like it :-))
                   Regards, Tony.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2012, 06:01:44 pm »


Me too.   :-))

 Isn't great when someone can make such a good job of even a relatively simple kit.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2012, 01:55:36 am »

Awww... shucks!  :embarrassed:
 
Just about finished now. I need to re-check the ballasting after adding the masts and rigging and maybe add a bit more deck clutter and touch up the paintwork here and there. Then I'll be waiting for a nice calm, dry day to take her to the lake. Hopefully sailing photos to follow...
 



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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2012, 07:28:12 am »



It's looking terrific ! I really like fishing boats and remember this kit from way back but the ABS side of things put me off, you've now made me wish I'd given it a go, you've made a great boat out of it and I look forward to seeing her sailing.    O0
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2012, 01:33:17 pm »

Looks like we're in business. Ballasting checked and adjusted. All ready for the lake now. Just need this wind to die down.
 

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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2012, 07:02:48 pm »

Just need this wind to die down.
A quick visit to the chemist should sort you out Spook.

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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #39 on: December 06, 2012, 01:42:51 am »

hi mate
 i love your build ,a couple of questions
did you by the winch or make it ? very nice and authentic (from an extrawler man )
is ABS easy to work with ,compared to plank on frame ? never used it but seams like the  bigger beam trawlers   i want to do are all ABS
any links to modern dutch beam er model kits /pic
cheers bob
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2012, 08:04:44 am »

A quick visit to the chemist should sort you out Spook.

Dave
I wish  :embarrassed:
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2012, 08:24:33 am »

Bob - the winch kit is part of the Antje II kit. I ordered the fittings kit at the same time as the basic kit so I'm not sure if all of the winch is included in the basic kit but, to be honest, an extra 30-odd quid for the fittings makes the model come alive. Also, I miscalculated when adding the trawl lines, hence the black shrouds. To be honest the instructions were rather misleading about how much thread to use for the shrouds and, in my haste, I didn't bother to check. Thankfully I have loads of spare thread of various diameters so the outcome was a happy one.
 
I didn't bother with the 'wooden parts fittings' kit, as I didn't feel confident enough to plank the deck, which is probably why I had no net or sail with her. I have added a few touches of my own, i.e. bucket, paint pots, net, lockers etc, and I'm still contemplating adding a sail and maybe some figures, if I can find the right size.
 
This is the first time I've worked in ABS and wood (my other builds were based on GRP and polystyrene) but ABS is remarkably easy to work with. I used medium/thick superglue to fix the ABS together and B&Q general purpose adhesive (basically their own branded UHU) for the wooden parts, which worked well.
 
It was a nice kit to build - much less cursing and swearing than with any of my other builds. I'd recommend it.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #42 on: December 06, 2012, 08:55:46 pm »

you did a good job on her  :-))
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #43 on: December 07, 2012, 03:17:52 am »

Really nice Spook , made a lovely job of it  O0 :-))
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #44 on: December 07, 2012, 08:10:56 pm »

Hello Spook
 
I'm a newby to the hobby and the forum, however I must commend you on the build of this boat  :-))
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2012, 10:59:23 am »

Thank you - and welcome to the hobby and the forum.  :-))
 
I took Antje to the lake today and immediately made two decisions:
1) Never to sail in any conditions other than dead flat calm. There was a slight breeze and she was all over the place, despite correct ballasting.
2) Fit a bigger propellor. The one that came with the kit, combined with my 6:1 geared motor makes no headway. It's easy to sail at scale speed but that's flat out and you sometimes need a little bit of extra 'poke' to avoid careless sailors (or over-amorous swans).
 
Other than that, she looks pretty good on the water. No photos today, I'm afraid, as I had to use both hands to keep her under control in the breeze. I'm glad I didn't fit a sail, as she behaves like a yacht anyway.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2012, 08:15:36 pm »

Nice model Spook, like it very much. Santa springs to mind!!
Out of curiosity, anyone know what are the differences between this Antje II and the original Antje, which I remember seeing in Model Boats magazines of the past?
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2012, 03:05:20 pm »

II?
 
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2012, 04:15:41 pm »

That is brill! Well done!
 
Keep up the good work spook.
 
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