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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2017, 11:26:08 PM »

Thanks guys. I'm happy with it. I still haven't bought the RC components yet. That's a bit of a hangup.  Once I have it in place I can stick the decks in place etc. She will start coming to life then.
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #151 on: June 06, 2017, 10:46:17 PM »

I messed up a few windows on the rear port side of deck 1 cabins. I attempted to repair them but realized I was making it worse. Its one of those times when you just have to realize when to stop!

So I improvised and decided to install "storm covers" over them. After all is sanded down, and window box inner and storm cover trims are applied, it will look better. Ill ensure to install micro hinges to those storm covers guys, no worries


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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #152 on: June 07, 2017, 10:27:19 AM »


Its not to late to sort he windows out .The patch that you put over to cover the mistake just cut round it and glue in a piece the same thickness as the side . If you use epoxy when its dry you can recut the window ,or cut the window  before you glue in the repair piece .
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« Reply #153 on: June 07, 2017, 11:00:07 AM »

Its not to late to sort he windows out .The patch that you put over to cover the mistake just cut round it and glue in a piece the same thickness as the side . If you use epoxy when its dry you can recut the window ,or cut the window  before you glue in the repair piece .
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Thanks David. I actually used the blanks that you pop out from the windows to begin with. It helped save a couple of them. I'll try what you suggested on a couple. I think the storm cover might look ok when it's all done. I appreciate it very much. Thanks a million
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #154 on: June 07, 2017, 11:00:45 AM »

I don't understand how that's happened as the windows are all laser cut and just need the tiny connecting bits cutting with a blade
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« Reply #155 on: June 07, 2017, 11:06:45 AM »

I don't understand how that's happened as the windows are all laser cut and just need the tiny connecting bits cutting with a blade
"carelessness " and "inexperience "
I was trying to feather out the window frames to resemble the look of some older ships. I used a file and ripped to deep. It's all good though. The lessons I've learned from this build through mistakes and folks like you guys are invaluable.  My next canoe should be a much better job.
That said, I'm proud of the hull so far. It's strong and fair on all sides.
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #156 on: June 23, 2017, 01:17:39 PM »

Hi everyone. I haven't thrown in the towel. I'm in the midst of preparing to move across the country. I'll get back into it when life gets out of the way.


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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #157 on: June 23, 2017, 01:39:51 PM »


Moving house is no excuses sir!   <*<
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« Reply #158 on: June 23, 2017, 05:56:04 PM »


Moving house is no excuses sir!   <*<

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« Reply #159 on: June 23, 2017, 09:19:28 PM »

Have a good move. I hope you are moving near to a good pond/lake to sail on:O)
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« Reply #160 on: June 24, 2017, 02:43:52 AM »

Have a good move. I hope you are moving near to a good pond/lake to sail on:O)
thats the plan
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #161 on: January 28, 2018, 04:35:46 AM »

Hey everyone,[/font]

I fell off the grid for a bit. We did move from western Canada to eastern Canada, then back west again. It was fun for me as I love travel. My wife however, not so much. That's where I've been.[/font]

Anyway, we moved from a house to an apartment. I have not lost interest in the least, I want to jump head and eyes back into the boat but it's hard to wrap my head around how to make this build work in an apartment. [/font]

I am mainly concerned about the sanding, glueing and epoxy applications and painting.[/font]

(( Keep in mind )) I live in a region where the temperatures drop to -45C / -49F so patio work is pretty much out.[/font]

Input please.😊[/font]
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« Reply #162 on: January 28, 2018, 03:06:01 PM »

Hi Terry, Welcome back. Several members live in apartments such as Danielle (MissyD) and Josse (Tafelzpitz?) so they have first hand experience and solutions to your situation.

If I was living in an apartment with a 'Significant-Other' I would do one of three things:

1, Do heavy sanding*, spraying* and smelly work* during your warmer periods when you can access the patio, and do work that requires little or no major '*' at other times.

2, If you have a utility room, then confine much of your '*' work there with defined plans for mess reduction and orderliness so as to appease 'Sig-Oth' as she might want to/want you to do something chore like and boring when you are in the utility room boat building.

3, Sit 'Sig-Oth' down and have a frank discussion about your intentions and have prepared plans and methods of how you intend to keep the results of '*' to a minimum. And keep to them to prevent nuclear melt down etc.

I am single and my house reflects this! But I have some plans to keep my home habitable as there would be a point where the fumes or dust would affect you as much as your wife. Keep newspapers for putting down and working on to keep mess to an area that can be wrapped up and dumped in one go, and that will absorb spillage giving you enough time to wipe the worst up and dump the paper and mess.
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #163 on: January 28, 2018, 04:24:17 PM »

Thanks for your insight. I may implement some of your suggestions. As soon as I complete a small scall WW2 model plane (P-40B Thunder bolt) Ill start back at the canoe.

Stay tuned for updates.

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Hi Terry, Welcome back. Several members live in apartments such as Danielle (MissyD) and Josse (Tafelzpitz?) so they have first hand experience and solutions to your situation.

If I was living in an apartment with a 'Significant-Other' I would do one of three things:

1, Do heavy sanding*, spraying* and smelly work* during your warmer periods when you can access the patio, and do work that requires little or no major '*' at other times.

2, If you have a utility room, then confine much of your '*' work there with defined plans for mess reduction and orderliness so as to appease 'Sig-Oth' as she might want to/want you to do something chore like and boring when you are in the utility room boat building.

3, Sit 'Sig-Oth' down and have a frank discussion about your intentions and have prepared plans and methods of how you intend to keep the results of '*' to a minimum. And keep to them to prevent nuclear melt down etc.

I am single and my house reflects this! But I have some plans to keep my home habitable as there would be a point where the fumes or dust would affect you as much as your wife. Keep newspapers for putting down and working on to keep mess to an area that can be wrapped up and dumped in one go, and that will absorb spillage giving you enough time to wipe the worst up and dump the paper and mess.
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #164 on: January 29, 2018, 07:08:58 AM »

Several members live in apartments such as Danielle (MissyD) and Josse (Tafelzpitz?) so they have first hand experience and solutions to your situation.


You may have confused me with somebody else (I'm not Josse and I do live in a house where I fortunately have my own workshop), but I once stumbled upon some solutions for model builders with limited space. Check out this video, maybe this gets you some inspirations  :-)
https://youtu.be/QhMJoGGUnUk?t=39s

This won't help much with the messier work, though. But it may give you an opportunity for smaller detail works without having to move a lot of stuff around every time.
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« Reply #165 on: January 29, 2018, 02:27:30 PM »

Well, happy to meet you anyway. thank you for the link.
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« Reply #166 on: February 06, 2018, 04:05:39 PM »


You may have confused me with somebody else (I'm not Josse and I do live in a house where I fortunately have my own workshop), but I once stumbled upon some solutions for model builders with limited space. Check out this video, maybe this gets you some inspirations  :-)
https://youtu.be/QhMJoGGUnUk?t=39s

This won't help much with the messier work, though. But it may give you an opportunity for smaller detail works without having to move a lot of stuff around every time.



Now this is hilarious  {-)
Ballastanksian has given me the name Josse in one of his comments. I thought it was a weird habbit in Crewkerne to call new friends Josse. I liked to think it was a friendly gesture anyway... Whoelse do you call Josse, ballastanksian  ok2  ?


My man-hole is down in  the cellar of our house. Effectively, itís like working in a room of a flat. I have all the problems with sanding and painting etc. ... and eríinside. (well, guess the fact that itís downstairs makes things a little better). Iím waiting for the summertime and dry weathers. Sanding is done with a vacuum cleaner close by - very carefully. I paint with acrylics (Vallejo) by airbrush. Window open and two fans blowing outward. protecting my breath. The cellar starts to get a brownish coat of acrylic paint despite of my efforts. Iíve seen some designs of a painting box, but my model is 90 cm long so no painting in a box for the hull and other large parts.


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« Reply #167 on: February 06, 2018, 05:15:57 PM »

I think he may have confused you with Tweety 777 whos name is Josse  {-)

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« Reply #168 on: February 06, 2018, 05:54:20 PM »

I think he may have confused you with Tweety 777 whos name is Josse  {-)
It's all very confusing lol
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Re: Smit Rotterdam Build
« Reply #169 on: December 22, 2018, 03:27:56 PM »

Hi Terry,
any update on your Smit Rotterdam? I am currently in an early stage of the build. My hull is not even closed yet, but I had to take a forced break just like you.I want to get back to building in 2019 though!
Cheers,
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« Reply #170 on: January 01, 2019, 02:09:54 AM »

Hi Terry,
any update on your Smit Rotterdam? I am currently in an early stage of the build. My hull is not even closed yet, but I had to take a forced break just like you.I want to get back to building in 2019 though!
Cheers,
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