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MY AMSTERDAM BUILD LOG
« on: April 30, 2013, 07:55:33 am »

HI
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I Have just started on my amsterdam build , in the process of fitting the steering nozzle 85mm OD diameter  from the prop shop ,and waiting for the kort prop to be made


so i thought i'd start on the superstructure as i don't want to glue all the decks in place in case i have to go back and change some thing with shaft line


i must say i'm very impressed with how easy and well  all the laser cut parts fit together  ( unlike the dumas die cut parts in the tuna clipper kit )
 i'm about halfway through the superstructure  and im wondering how you guys that have built the amsterdam before did the glazing of the windows ?
i can see i won't be able to get inside some of the cabins (3 levels ) to stick the tinted plastic card on from the inside ,
if i paint it in levels and put the glazing in as i go , is one way but i won't be able to repaint the whole thing without getting over spray on the windows unless i tape them up then i will have a tape line round them


what do you guys do in these cases


thanks Bob





frame sika flexed in





85mm od propshop nozzle





have deleted all the kit aputure timber at the top  to get the nozzle in and shifted the shaft and log back 45mm to reach the pivot point of the nozzle



raised the shaft line 4mm so the nozzle does not hang down under the keel and clears the hull by 1.5 mm



deck just sitting there so i can start on the superstructure
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Re: MY AMSTERDAM BUILD LOG
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 10:45:23 am »


I always put the glazing in last, if I can still get my fingers in.   %)


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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2013, 11:15:29 pm »

Hi,
I added glazing only to the windows in the 3rd level and spray painted before adding the glazing and the top deck. All the other openings are without glazing because of the sound module (speaker) underneath the super structure. The glazing would have muffled the sound to much.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 07:31:52 am »




steering nozzle all fitted up and fared  in and anchor boxes recessed
not going to stay with the original paint scheme  plane just doing a seagoing tug  with orange hull and white superstructure with a different name


to many AMSTERDAMS out there


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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 02:53:22 am »

ok here a few more pic of the fat girl









getting the ballast right before i seal the decks on on





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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 06:51:31 am »

Hi Bob, thats looking good very neet build :-))
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Re: MY AMSTERDAM BUILD LOG
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 07:27:00 am »

Looking good, Bob. The kit seems to have changed somewhat since I built mine, more than 10 years ago. The wood in mine was die cut, not laser, the anchors are recessed whereas mine just go through a hole in the hull, and there appears to be a raised moulding at the top edge of the hull. There may well be other differences which I have not noticed. Hopefully some of the fittings are better now, especially the stanchions which in mine are white metal that break if you look hard at them. That said, I enjoyed building the kit, and still enjoy sailing her.


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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 07:56:11 am »

thank for the encouragement guys
i recessed the anchors my self by choice as i thought they looked very unrealistic just stuck through the hull


the laser cut wood is a very good quality cut and fit, just break out and fit virtually
there is a raised molding all the way round at the deck line


the buffers are just there to protect it when bashing round the pool  i thought about leaving them there ,but not sure whether they look a bit big
what do you think ? it just foam filler rubber from under the eaves on a corrugated tin roof


not going to do all the stanchion stuff just the little brass handrails, as im not sticking to the plane just using the kit as a base  and changing stuff as i go ( i hate doing hand rails )
i would by some ready made , if i could find the right configuration /size
i might bring the front bulwark back farther towards the break in foredeck to , give it a more modern look ill see what it looks like if i can find some 2 mm sheet
waiting for my NEW /replacement ESC to arrive so i can do the wiring harness and close up the decks


cheers Bob
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 08:04:02 am »

Like the model......Love the test tank :-))
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« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 08:08:58 am »

Like the model......Love the test tank :-))


Most of us have to make do with a bathtub or if we're really decadent a kids swimming paddling pool
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« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 08:21:45 am »

har har yer well now the kids have left home its about all it gets used for
we were going to fill it in and put a gazebo in its place but  the cost was over the top , a few year ago we turned it into a fish pond for a year or so  , you still had to run the pumps etc
so wasn't any cheaper to maintain 
never by a house again with a pool
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« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 09:24:34 am »







starting to extend the upper bulwarks on the raised deck and second story wheelhouse instead of the rails
(bit different )? needs painting to see the full effect 
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2013, 10:08:23 am »

changed the color scheme a bit

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2013, 11:09:51 am »

So what colour do you call this Bob?..........Seafood Sauce ??????  {-)  .....Derek
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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2013, 11:12:06 am »

had to say to much reflection
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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 12:23:15 pm »

C'mon Derek, he has done a bit of prawning up in the Gulf  O0 O0 of course he would be partial to a bit of seafood sauce, I know I am  :-)) :-)) and those banana prawns  :o :o are the size of baby lobsters %% %% {-) {-)
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2013, 12:52:43 pm »

well if its the color you're referring to it air sea rescue orange (just like the coast guard color )
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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2013, 03:20:03 am »

couple more pics
engine hatch ready to fill and paint



made the stern 5mm higher to give a bit of shere



bulwarks instead of rails


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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 01:38:22 am »

Like the model......Love the test tank :-))
some pic of the test tank since we got the plastic grass put down



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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2013, 01:45:07 am »

Very nice test tank old shrimper  O0 .....but just two things
 
1. don't you feel sorry for the magpies & sparrows that are attracted to the GREEN plastic grass looking for seeds?
2. don't you feel sorry for the neighbours going past if you are skinny dipping in daylight hours?  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
 
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2013, 01:46:21 am »

Mate,
 
Looks like you could be in Cairns or nearby :-)) :-))
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2013, 01:49:02 am »

NO to bouth  DECOY




YER just on the south side of cairns 10 min from CBD
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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2013, 02:30:02 am »

Thought I recognised the mountains in background.
 
My younger sister 'flits' from Cairns to Sydney and back.
 
 Very nice area  :-)) :-))
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2013, 03:48:59 am »

nice spot in the winter summer is a bit howugoing  40deg isn't my cup of tea


have do a bit more on the TUG soon it is a runner now ,trying to think up a good color scheme seeing as how the orange dident go down real well  ;) [size=78%](not black / white though  [/size] :} [/size][size=78%])  [/size]
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2013, 06:42:43 am »

Nice shots of the pool area Bob,you did a great job on it ( close to the road for skinny dipping  :embarrassed: ) ,with the Amsterdam bob  I will have some Orange left over from my build , catch you later..........
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