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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #200 on: April 14, 2016, 01:28:36 AM »

....then it was time to paint the main deck.

This is in progress, painting Humbrol "duck-egg blue".

I'm using a very small brush to paint around the supports and a quarter inch brush for the remainder.

These photo's show 2 coats applied to the support area and just a very weak coat to the remainder.

....and that's where I've gotten up to so far.

I've also included a photo of the re-positioned rudder servo. :-))

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Ray.
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #201 on: April 14, 2016, 07:04:12 AM »

looking good ray it is amazing how far the boat has come and i for one look foreword to your up dates.

its great to see how other modellers overcome and adapt to problems as the build progresses. :-))
look foreword to your next up date mate
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #202 on: April 14, 2016, 08:03:55 AM »

How very innovative a solution to a "setback"! Looks great!

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #203 on: April 14, 2016, 08:22:41 AM »

Question: In spots, where you are to glue fittings, are you planning to glue on the paint, or will you scrape the paint off to reveal bare deck (for good bonding)?
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #204 on: April 15, 2016, 01:13:15 AM »

looking good ray it is amazing how far the boat has come and i for one look foreword to your up dates.

its great to see how other modellers overcome and adapt to problems as the build progresses. :-))
look foreword to your next up date mate
regards
Mick

Cheers Mick - over the years it seems that a number of problems (setbacks) have been self-inflicted :embarrassed: but, that's one of the reasons why MBM exists - to help each other overcome the odds. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #205 on: April 15, 2016, 01:22:03 AM »

Question: In spots, where you are to glue fittings, are you planning to glue on the paint, or will you scrape the paint off to reveal bare deck (for good bonding)?

That's a fair question Hande - looking at the latest photos you will see a number of small holes in the deck. These are the locations for all the deck fittings which have had pins inserted and glued. These will aid the sighting of those fittings. Rather than go back to bare wood I will simply "key" the relevant location and bond the fittings with epoxy resin.

The pins, made from copper coated mild steel, will also assist in preventing breakages/pilfering when the model is on display. :police:

Hope this makes sense to you....

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #206 on: April 15, 2016, 07:23:49 AM »

I will second that Ray. O0 looking good
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #207 on: April 15, 2016, 12:47:28 PM »

Exactly as I do my deck fittings Ray, except I use medium Cyanoacrylate I find epoxy tends to ooze if you're not very careful.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #208 on: April 15, 2016, 12:52:31 PM »

Exactly as I do my deck fittings Ray, except I use medium Cyanoacrylate I find epoxy tends to ooze if you're not very careful.



Good point Joe. I'll try the cyano way first, neatness is not my Forte.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #209 on: April 15, 2016, 01:49:59 PM »

I've used many different Cyanoacrylate's but now I only use Admiralty Glues Professional Cyanoacrylate, thin, medium or thick it's about twice the price but well worth it. :-))
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #210 on: April 15, 2016, 01:58:57 PM »

Thanks again Joe - I'll get some from CMB with my next order. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #211 on: April 15, 2016, 03:10:44 PM »

ray with members of mbm on our side the odds are stacked in our favour  :-)) and as someone on here said the only silly question is the one we dont ask %) keep up the great work mate and i hope i get an invite to the first sailing mate  ok2
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #212 on: April 27, 2016, 12:20:03 AM »

Finished painting the deck at last - the hull was then set aside for 48hrs.

Satisfied with the result, so attention turned to marking off the waterline then masking up ready for spraying. As luck would have it, the weather has returned to autumn/winter conditions so, once again it's a waiting game. >:-o

In the meantime, it's back to cleaning up the stanchions/handrails...

...this is a very short update, but that's where we're at. :embarrassed:

A couple of photo's (best I could get to show the colour)

Regards,

Ray.

Note: The last photo has nothing to do with the boat - just a lovely snap of the blackbird nesting right outside my back door, under the protective canopy. :-)
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #213 on: April 27, 2016, 12:51:13 AM »

Well done with the painting!
And you have audience  :}  Nice shot of the blackbird - really like it!!



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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #214 on: April 27, 2016, 01:01:25 AM »

Thank you Hande.

I was approx. 12ft away from the bird, so no problems with disturbing her. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #215 on: April 27, 2016, 08:40:42 AM »

Ray I just glanced at the last photo and thought you had fitted a "Crows Nest" to the Smit.   %% %% {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #216 on: April 28, 2016, 11:17:46 PM »

 {-) {-) {-) {-)

Just logged on and saw your reply Joe - excellent humour!

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #217 on: May 04, 2016, 08:05:41 PM »

The weather was suitable for spray painting outside today so a thorough check was carried out to ensure masking tape was firmly in place then sprayed the lower hull with Halfords "BMW Imola Red 11" and the superstructure with "Appliance White".

Hope to get another coat applied tomorrow...

...and, in the time honoured fashion, here's a few photos (including 1 snap of the blackbird chicks)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #218 on: May 04, 2016, 08:26:48 PM »

It's always good to start getting the paint on.
I hope the chicks were wearing their masks!


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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #219 on: May 04, 2016, 08:36:20 PM »

I hope the chicks were wearing their masks!

Simon

 {-) {-)

I did a test spray first to make sure the wind was in the opposite direction to the nest.

Had to hurry the shot before the parents returned - they are now working in relay to feed the little beggars, so I don't think I'll be able to get another shot for a while - I'd hate to see the nest abandoned. :o

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #220 on: May 04, 2016, 10:21:53 PM »

Are you angling for a job on Spring watch Ray? Lovely pictures of your personal bug exterminator.

I like what I see. Very crisp painting. I salute you for that.
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #221 on: May 04, 2016, 10:28:27 PM »

Are you angling for a job on Spring watch Ray? Lovely pictures of your personal bug exterminator.


 {-) {-) {-)

I like what I see. Very crisp painting. I salute you for that.

Thanks Ian - it doesn't really show in the photo's but, I've got 2 or 3 runs on the wheelhouse, which will have to be fettled before the next coat goes on.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #222 on: May 05, 2016, 06:31:16 AM »

It's so nice with springtime! You are a couple of weeks ahead of us. Blackbirds make a lot of noice here, but nests are only being built at this time.


Good to see paint on your build! Looks really nice. :-))


Meanwhile, I'm trying to rescue mine from a disaster of a primer job >>:-( <:(
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #223 on: May 05, 2016, 07:02:45 AM »


the nest.
 looking good ray what brand of appliance white did you use mate.
nice picks of the chicks in the nest.
regards
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #224 on: May 05, 2016, 08:08:20 PM »

Hiya Mick. Sorry mate, I should have made it clear - the appliance white is also from Halfords. (wish I had shares in the Company)

Regards,

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