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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #250 on: June 02, 2016, 10:45:05 PM »


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

Thanks Kipper - yep, I did miss it, but I'll follow your updates when they appear. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #251 on: June 02, 2016, 10:54:22 PM »

I think they will be very 'second rate' compared to your build, afraid I'm not that talented  :((

Not going to do a blog, as most of the time I don't know what I'm doing, things get done one day, then I
change my mind & alter it 2 days later.

It's happening more since I joined this forum, because there is so much I thought I knew & now I know that
my knowledge is very miniscule, hence the words under my name over there <------- it's only half a joke.  O0
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #252 on: June 02, 2016, 11:13:17 PM »


I think they will be very 'second rate' compared to your build, afraid I'm not that talented  :((
 

I understand where you're coming from Kipper but remember 'the guy who never made a mistake never made anything'

Be assured though, my models are far from perfect however, I build for my own pleasure and within the bounds of my own capabilities.
This modelling lark really is a huge learning curve and, having been at it for 19 years now I still get great satisfaction when, eventually, the model takes to the water.

Wish you all the very best with your efforts. O0 :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #253 on: June 05, 2016, 10:18:24 PM »

Just a little update....

Weather has been good today so took the opportunity to finish the topcoat spraying on the superstructure and wheelhouse.
Masking removed after about 45 minutes.
There are a couple of paint runs to be sorted, once the paint has hardened off.

Meanwhile, the deck vents have been given a fresh coat of paint....

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #254 on: June 05, 2016, 10:24:04 PM »

...and glued in place, along with the 2 for'd lifebelts.

The "emergency tools" box (on/off switch cover) is  a "painting in progress" job c/w black for the safety chain.

Another couple of pics...


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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #255 on: June 05, 2016, 10:27:18 PM »

Sorry about the blurred picture - I added that one accidentally  :embarrassed:

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #256 on: June 05, 2016, 11:28:23 PM »

some one has been busy mate  :-))
looking better with every up date ray
im enjoying this build so much and liking the
is tug i my just buy one
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #257 on: June 05, 2016, 11:33:56 PM »

some one has been busy mate  :-))
looking better with every up date ray
im enjoying this build so much and liking the
is tug i my just buy one
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Cheers Mick.

The "neddy" is quite a popular model. If you do get one, take your time with it - you will be rewarded come sailing time. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #258 on: June 06, 2016, 04:23:11 PM »

Know what Ray till now I've been drilling holes in bit's of ply to spray batch things like stanchion's etc. then I saw your photo of the styrene foam, Doh! now why the heck didn't think of that, 
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #259 on: June 08, 2016, 12:07:32 AM »

Know what Ray till now I've been drilling holes in bit's of ply to spray batch things like stanchion's etc. then I saw your photo of the styrene foam, Doh! now why the heck didn't think of that, 

That's why it is such a bonus, being on this Forum. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #260 on: June 08, 2016, 01:15:08 AM »

Just another minor update....

On the bridge - the control console, furniture etc., has now been glued in place, along with the mate.

The wheelhouse structure itself will remain dry fitted until glazing gets done.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #261 on: June 08, 2016, 01:24:51 AM »

After nearly 2 hrs of trying, finally managed to fit the dog handles on the Stbd side doors of the superstructure. This included grovelling about on the workshop floor, searching for 3 of the little blighters. >>:-(

As can be seen in this photo, some of the paint came off the handles while being fitted - this will be put right later.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #262 on: June 08, 2016, 06:54:47 AM »

ray when i drop something that small out comes henry hover (he has better eyes than me )and he finds it for me lol  %%
i often wonder how much time we spend on our knees looking for bits that have fell onto the workshop floor :embarrassed:

nice up date on the wheel house mate she is looking spot on. :-))
buy the way im on the hunt for a neddy as i type but dont tell the wife  <*<

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #263 on: June 08, 2016, 09:37:47 AM »

Love the wheelhouse layout Ray.  :-))
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #264 on: June 09, 2016, 12:58:59 AM »

ray when i drop something that small out comes henry hover (he has better eyes than me )and he finds it for me lol  %%
 

I have heard of some people who do this, using a nylon stocking (or similar) over the end of the hose, to stop whatever they are retrieving from being sucked into the vacuum's innards. ;D

nice up date on the wheel house mate she is looking spot on. :-))
buy the way im on the hunt for a neddy as i type but dont tell the wife  <*<

regards
Mick

Thanks Mick.

When I bought this kit, the wife was with me and, to avoid any hassle, I agreed to buy her the Graupner T.O.N. 12 KrabKutter.
She put the 2 halves of the rudder sole plate together, then abandoned the model altogether - guess who got a 2nd boat out of the deal ? {-) O0

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #265 on: June 09, 2016, 01:09:39 AM »

Love the wheelhouse layout Ray.  :-))

Thanks Joe - I can't really take credit for this though - just using items that were supplied with the kit. Notice the "instruments" on the main panel, this is just a waterslide transfer which has seen better days. :embarrassed:

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #266 on: June 09, 2016, 09:06:05 AM »

Ray you are building the kit, the credit is all yours,  regarding dropping tiny bits, I do it all the time, I "borrow" the wife's lint roller it works a treat :-))
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #267 on: June 09, 2016, 02:37:02 PM »

i agree with Joe  Ray
she my be a kit but your the one putting all the work into her mate
and she is looking sweet mate
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #268 on: June 12, 2016, 10:59:13 PM »

Ray you are building the kit, the credit is all yours,  regarding dropping tiny bits, I do it all the time, I "borrow" the wife's lint roller it works a treat :-))

Thanks for that Joe.

....and what a great idea regarding the roller!

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #269 on: June 12, 2016, 11:01:39 PM »

Thanks for the vote of confidence Mick - hope to have some sort of update tomorrow....

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #270 on: June 19, 2016, 10:22:49 PM »

Bit more work done over last few evenings....

Propellers have been refitted and Loctite applied.
Anchors have been painted up and shipped using 5min epoxy resin.
Chain pipes made, painted and mounted on the windlass bed (with thanks to Hande for the idea)

Chain locker access hatch completed and fitted.
Windlass "goalpost" fitted. Hawse "holes" painted.
For'd double bollards glued and pinned.
Anchor chain guides glued on, along with windlass and windless operators control pedestal.
Engine room escape hatch fitted.
Foredeck crewman returned to duty.

That's the foredeck completed with exception of anchor chains which are awaiting paint.
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #271 on: June 19, 2016, 10:34:31 PM »

Over to the main deck....

Towing winch, tow hook, single bollards, main towing cruciform bollards, hatches, protection bars, vents, after cruciform bollard, double bollards - all pinned and glued along with the deckhand who's busy flaking down spare rope.

The crate on the after end, along with emergency wire cables (ex- model tank) glued in place.

That completes the picture, with the exception of the stern light - still got to figure that one out yet.

Couple of photo's....

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #272 on: July 11, 2016, 12:22:24 AM »

There's been high demands on my time on the home front - 3 weeks have flown by without me getting anywhere near my little workshop - the demands are finally subsiding and as of yesterday, I'm back.

Having spent a bit of time familiarising myself with where I'd left off, I'm now back in the swing of it.

So, the anchor chains have been painted up and fitted. The stern light has been made up complete with LED and wiring. Port & Stbd navlight boxes have been painted internally (black) and the completed LED / wiring run to the inside of the lower superstructure.

Finally for now, the hull has been given a few coats of lacquer to protect the paintwork.

I'll get some photos taken tomorrow. :-))

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« Reply #273 on: July 11, 2016, 05:46:11 PM »

nice to see you back on the model ray :-))
and boy is she looking great full credit to you mate.
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« Reply #274 on: July 11, 2016, 08:00:26 PM »

I understand where you're coming from Kipper but remember 'the guy who never made a mistake never made anything'

Be assured though, my models are far from perfect however, I build for my own pleasure and within the bounds of my own capabilities.
This modelling lark really is a huge learning curve and, having been at it for 19 years now I still get great satisfaction when, eventually, the model takes to the water.

Wish you all the very best with your efforts. O0 :-))


Ray.

Sometimes a mistake can pay dividends later on as I found out last month. I was designing a master of the new Russian 'Tiger' Military vehicle and I had got to the wheel making stage. Two years ago I was cussing because I had made a wheel for another modern military vehicle that was too small. Half a day wasted I thought, but as I was measuring my references preparing to make this wheel, I remembered that in my drawer of bits and bobs dwelt an unloved modern style military tyre. It was just the right size and the tread was not a million miles off  :} As a aside, this offers a good reason for not throwing anything away as you may need it in the future.
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