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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2013, 06:29:27 PM »

I came across your beautiful model on the web. I have a kit to build (which I have had stored away for years) and would welcome advice on cutting the hull moulding to size - the instructions are not too clear. D o I cut to the lowest 2line" on the moulding? How accurate do I need to be and what tool do you recommend. You can tell I am a novice.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2013, 10:46:20 PM »

Hi Dabblingduck.


I can't remember exactly what the hull looked like originally but, if you look at my first pics you will see no lines on the hull so I guess you need to cut at the lowest line, but my pics should give you an idea of where to cut.


You will need to be fairly accurate, as you will have to glue on the strips either side of the top of the hull to make the rail but any sticky-up bits can be sanded into shape.


I used a Stanley knife to score the cut line then just bent the plastic to break it. I guess that it should have been scored then cut but I found that the ABS split along the scored line when I bent it so I took the easy way out.


Good luck with the model. If you need any help just shout. I try to mention tips and mistakes as I go through the build so, hopefully, you will find it useful.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2013, 11:05:36 PM »

I recently used one of those sonic sanders
Sorted my line out and then clamped an aluminium strip to it.
'twas brillig
.................and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe'

There you go .... Free poetry  :}

Dave
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2013, 11:16:02 AM »


You like it then.    %)


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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2013, 12:58:37 PM »

Wonderful workmanship. I have just bought a second hand trawler, very similar to this model, only seen two pics of it and don't get my mits on it until Saturady night...I want it now :(( So, have been reading your thread and getting ideas as I know my trawler will need some TLC so figured I could use some of your painting ideas and detail work.
Very nice indeed, thanks for posting and sharing.
Si:)
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2013, 08:20:45 PM »

Yes loved it Ken. Used the cutter on the heavily lipped area then the sanding attachment on the rest. Very quick, light, and the finish was ever so smooth. I would definitely recommend it.

Dave
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2013, 08:52:56 PM »


                                        :-))


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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2013, 01:06:25 AM »

Wonderful workmanship. I have just bought a second hand trawler, very similar to this model, only seen two pics of it and don't get my mits on it until Saturady night...I want it now :(( So, have been reading your thread and getting ideas as I know my trawler will need some TLC so figured I could use some of your painting ideas and detail work.
Very nice indeed, thanks for posting and sharing.
Si:)
Glad I could help. I've received a lot of good advice from members since I started this hobby about 3(?) years ago, so it's nice to pay back a bit.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2013, 01:19:09 AM »

I have just found this build thread and think your model looks fantastic!!!! :-)  It has that  ' if it looks right it is right '  look about it, not overdone and not plain either.  Gives me inspiration to get my two boats finished!!   Regards, Dave.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2013, 07:51:56 AM »

A lovely build Spook & looks right on the water too, thanks for the great photos, Mick B.
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Re: Robbe Antje II - the Spook way
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2017, 09:28:44 PM »

This is fantastic.  Ive just bought this kit and cant believe my luck in finding this article.


Thank you for writing it.  This is better than the instructions  :-))
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