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bigford

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upscaling a smit rotterdam
« on: June 18, 2007, 04:16:07 AM »

hey guys i want to get a 1/75 scale smit rott and use it as a template to upscale
to 1/50.   i'm guessing if i took all the hull parts and inlarge them on a photo copyer
that would work???
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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 10:51:55 AM »

bigford,
The theory is fine but some coppiers arent as accurate as you think.
For anything being rescaled, draw or place a coloured square in a corner, when the copy comes out  check that this is still square and the correct size.

Bob
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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 11:07:48 AM »

Hiya,
      if you want a 1:50 Rotterdam hull go to this Dutch site,

      http://users.skynet.be/florisjan/smb/page/E/slepers.html


      they have them.

Keith.
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007, 12:06:02 AM »

the smit rott is on her way to me  first thing to do is finish  the
amsterdam,banckert and the streched nederland :P ::)

as to the duch site i e-mailed 3 times never got a responce  :'(
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 11:42:18 PM »

got the rotterdam today  ::) i'm introuble!!!!!

ok so if enlarge the parts 150% on the copyer. what do i do for the math problems
i have a spacer that is 77mm long i need to enlarge to xxx

would it be 77mm x 150% =115.5 mm
this is going to be a slow go
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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 10:24:58 AM »


You could end up with a metre ruler all marked with new sizes.  This would cover all the dimensions as you measure them.

I've just re read that and it sounds confusing, but I'm sure you know what I'm getting at.  Make a new false ruler.

Hope this helps

I have the original Rotterdam still waiting in it's box and am a bit apprehensive about doing it in the original size, so I admire your pluck.  ;D


Cheers...Ken
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2007, 04:09:14 AM »

i was looking over the parts for the rotterdam
and found i'm missing 2 sheets of wood for the b deck

i went to billings site and fired a missing parts request to them
will i hear from them or just get the new parts in the mail???
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2007, 10:03:20 PM »

i spoke to ray at p.m. hanson  in canada
and told him of my problem.. he put (ken billings himself) on the
phone to help fix the problem.  Ken is a very nice gentleman from
denmark who figured i was missing 5 sheets of wood
from the ship. Ken  said they would check in canada for the parts or
ship them to me from europe  :eek: great boat great company
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008, 05:25:17 PM »

well after 6 months i got off my butt and went to staples and had them
enlarge my frames  :D 150% is huge. $30.00 for double coppies  >>:-(
i figured that  the boat would need extra frames due to the new lenth
going from 35'' to 52.50''  :D
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008, 04:39:48 AM »

here's a pic of the enlarged bow frame at 1/50 scale
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barryfoote

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008, 08:28:15 AM »

Impressive start Bigford. I did a similar thing with a period ship and it worked out fine. Keep the piccies coming in

Barry
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2008, 07:12:03 AM »

frames all cut out but one i missed the #9 frame it was never enlarged :'(
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 11:09:36 PM »





i cut the keel today. i need to get 1/4 strip wood from the hobby shop for the frame spacers
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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2008, 04:53:26 PM »


Looking good.   O0

As you know, I was thinking along this route, but sadly, have now sold her on. I shall be watching with interest and cheering you on. 

Well done so far

Ken

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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2008, 05:08:18 AM »

kenny let me tell you 1/50 is way nicer to work with then the 1/75 scale
the replacement parts that i got are laser cut and the windows  :D there [] []
window shaped O0

i got the stern deck cut tonight out of 1/8 midwest ply
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2008, 01:06:29 AM »






both scales are present 1/75 and 1/50
i just found this pic i wonder what scale this is??
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Stavros

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2008, 05:51:48 PM »

All I can say is I WANT IT


Stavros
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dms toucan

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2008, 08:15:18 PM »

Hi
John Wilson of the Wirral model boat club has a Smit Rotterdam at 1/32nd
Martin
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2008, 09:16:47 PM »

pic PLEASE!!!!! {-)
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Stavros

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2008, 09:19:45 PM »

Where did you find that piccie


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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2008, 09:47:07 PM »

russian web site i think could'nt read a lick of it {-)
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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2008, 11:40:03 PM »

 a e-mail from martin

Hi this is the tug it uses washing machine motors to drive it
unable to post on mayhem
regards Martin
PS its over 7ft long

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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2008, 10:56:03 PM »

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bigford

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2008, 05:34:18 AM »

i must be the slowest builder you lot know  ;)
heres a update




bigger is better
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Roger in France

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Re: upscaling a smit rotterdam
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2008, 05:42:10 AM »

No, your not that slow!

In any case all good things come to those who wait.

Looking good.

Roger in France.
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