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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #225 on: May 05, 2016, 09:16:27 PM »

thanks ray
looks like a trip to Halfords tomorrow  :-)) for a can or two mate
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #226 on: May 05, 2016, 10:25:16 PM »

Hi Ray,  I'm using Appliance White on Diva, it's surprising how much you need even for a small boat around 20,s worth with the primer, I think we must be keeping Halfords in business.  %%
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #227 on: May 05, 2016, 10:35:56 PM »

I think we must be keeping Halfords in business.  %%

...and it looks like Mick (sharkbite0) is investing in it too. :-)

I used to use a separate primer for each colour i.e. white primer for white paint, red primer for the red paint etc. - the cost was becoming far too much - now, after reading comments by Stavros, I just use the grey primer for all. It does not appear to make any significant difference to the finished colour.
Hope this makes sense.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #228 on: May 19, 2016, 01:00:32 AM »

There's been so much happening on the home front that there has been no time for modelling work.

Well, I managed to get access to my workshop this evening so, carrying on where we left off...

The lower hull paint job came out ok so attention now turned to masking off for the upper half.

Because of the way the boat was put back together, I've given myself the devil of a job with regards to the masking.
First, the lower hull was masked at the waterline - that was straight forward enough, although I did have to remove the previously installed anchors. This was due to the waterline cutting through the lower portion of the anchor ports.

Next, all the entry/exit ports in the bulwarks were masked from the inside.
Then the outer exposed portions of the bulwark supports needed masking. This was then followed by taping up between the supports, from inside, to the deck edges.

After that, it was a case of running tape between the supports again, to mask off from deck level to cover between deck and spurnwater cut-outs in the bulwarks.
This was followed by taping off, on the inside, the whole of the bulwarks installation.

Finally, the whole of the main deck was paper & tape covered, ready for spraying.

This update has been a bit long winded but, hopefully, it will help others who may be in a similar situation.

Some photo's....

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #229 on: May 19, 2016, 01:08:25 AM »

...and, for anyone who may be interested in an update on the Blackbird...

The 1st photo, taken on Friday 13th, shows the chicks at feeding time.

The 2nd photo, taken on Saturday 14th, shows the last of the 3 chicks taking a rest at fledging time - about 3hrs later, it finally flew away with the Parents, and the other 2 fledglings.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #230 on: May 19, 2016, 07:06:47 AM »

nice to see you back on with the model ray  :-))
now lets hope for nice weather to get on with the top coat on the hull mate.
also nice to see the chicks are leaving the nest love the pic of the baby blackbird sitting posing for the camera.
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #231 on: May 19, 2016, 06:03:30 PM »

Isn't he a darlng little chick!


I'm holding breath while your painting sees progress. The deck looks great. I'm sure the outside will turn out fine - with all that masking and taping...



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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #232 on: May 19, 2016, 10:54:00 PM »

now lets hope for nice weather to get on with the top coat on the hull mate.
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Couldn't agree more Mick - I'm in the throws of finishing off one of my daughters' moving into her new flat, then a bit more to see to in the Allotment garden - hoping to get the hull spraying done over the next 3 or 4 days. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #233 on: May 19, 2016, 11:05:13 PM »

I'm sure the outside will turn out fine - with all that masking and taping...


Thank you Hande - I certainly hope so, I'd hate to have to start that masking all over again. :o

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #234 on: May 23, 2016, 11:41:52 PM »

At last - the upper half of the hull has received 4 coats of black gloss....ignore the blue hues, it's just reflected light.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #235 on: May 23, 2016, 11:48:27 PM »

...allowed about 45 mins after the final coat then removed all masking. Thankfully, it turned out ok so no need for any further masking up.

Got a couple of very minor overspray marks on the deck edges. These will be dealt with after the boat has been left alone for 48hrs.

.....here's a few photos.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #236 on: May 26, 2016, 04:06:43 PM »

W O N D E R F U L,  capt !



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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #237 on: May 26, 2016, 10:25:33 PM »

Thanks Hande - just don't look too close.... %)

Hoping to carry on tomorrow - paint should be hard enough by now.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #238 on: June 01, 2016, 07:30:57 PM »

Where you went wrong with the spraying Ray, was to use the workmate. What you should have done is use the wheelybin. That way you get to mark the wheelybin so its instantly recognizable as yours and you keep the workmate looking nice and new :-)) Otherwise she is looking pristine.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #239 on: June 01, 2016, 10:24:51 PM »

Excellent work at masking and spraying and also excellent work at helping nature. I wonder if those baby blackbirds will now evolve a little towards model boating? Lovely images, you should send them to Springwatch :-))
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #240 on: June 02, 2016, 12:36:47 AM »


That way you get to mark the wheelybin so its instantly recognizable as yours


 {-) {-)

Thanks for the advice Brian - my bins already have spray residue on them from previous models. I also wrote down and filed away the serial numbers when the bins were first issued, this came in handy when a neighbour from a few doors away tried to claim the bins as his - his were stolen - nice try mister!


Otherwise she is looking pristine.


All compliments gratefully received - however, it is noticeable that there are rough areas in the anchor pockets, this is due to epoxy left behind when I removed the anchors. This was deliberate though, my theory being that, when I reinstall the anchors, they will go back exactly where I took them from - I hope. %)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #241 on: June 02, 2016, 12:39:37 AM »

Excellent work at masking and spraying and also excellent work at helping nature. I wonder if those baby blackbirds will now evolve a little towards model boating? Lovely images, you should send them to Springwatch :-))

Thank you Ian.

Ref the bird images - I may just do that. :-)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #242 on: June 02, 2016, 01:12:14 AM »

So then, while the painted hull was hardening off, took the opportunity to apply filler to the superstructure and wheelhouse. There's a multitude of tiny gaps, which were not so apparent until the 1st of the topcoats was applied.
On the recommendation of others, I'm using squadron white putty for this task.

Then, while that was hardening off, returned to the hull and dealt with the minor overspray marks on the deck.

...and then it was back to the superstructure - filler sanded down but, yet again the weather gods have conspired to upset my plans - in other words I'm "waiting on weather" for spray painting. >>:-(

So, in the meantime, the BECC lettering has been applied - 10mm on the stern and 8mm to the sides - getting there slowly.

....couple of photo's to whet the appetite.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #243 on: June 02, 2016, 11:29:08 AM »

nice ray and looking great
i here you on the weather mate i have a boat waiting the get the primer on
im off work next week so lets hope the weather improves. its more like November out there not June (well we do live in the north east lol )
keep up the good work mate.
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #244 on: June 02, 2016, 11:32:59 AM »

Weather just the same South of you.
Can't even sit watching paint dry.  <:( <:( <:(


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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #245 on: June 02, 2016, 10:08:58 PM »


lets hope the weather improves.
keep up the good work mate.
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Mick


Cheers Mick - just had a look at the bbc weather website - forecasting gradual improvement Saturday through to next Friday.

In the meantime I'm just adding a lick of paint to some of the smaller fittings. :-)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #246 on: June 02, 2016, 10:15:36 PM »

Weather just the same South of you.
Can't even sit watching paint dry.  <:( <:( <:(


Ned

Sympathising with you Ned - went to the lake this morning, waste of time trying to sail. Cup of coffee, quick chat then home again. >:-o

(and now the washing machine has decided to quit - right in the middle of washing the bedding - the whisky bottle is looking rather inviting. O0)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #247 on: June 02, 2016, 10:20:18 PM »

Wasn't too bad here, remained dry & was just warm enough in the shed to get some resin mixed & glass the motor mounts into the latest project  :-)
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #248 on: June 02, 2016, 10:26:21 PM »

Wasn't too bad here, remained dry & was just warm enough in the shed to get some resin mixed & glass the motor mounts into the latest project  :-)

Yea, it's not so much the temperature that's stalling us - just the wind & rain/mist/fog/drizzle - what are you building Kipper ? (if there's a log on your build I may have missed it - apologies in advance)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #249 on: June 02, 2016, 10:34:10 PM »

I'm doing roughly the same job as you are, I bought an old tug off another of our club members, then found out it was
built by a member of Mayhem  :-) , he did a bit of a blog on here when he originaly built it, it's been through a couple of
owners to get to me & is in a bit of a sorry state.
I decided the best option was to strip it back down, & rebuild.

Link to when I first got the boat 'Dutch River', built by Portside II from Goole. http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,53722.0.html
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