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meechingman

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #50 on: January 21, 2008, 08:59:46 PM »

Looking good.
I'm also now back in painting mode, still using SWMBO's kitchen table (with permission  :angel:) so it's onions cut up in a bowl of water  :'( and a slightly open window to get rid of the smell. I have a feeling some of the Humbrol paints I bought must have been old stock. They cover OK but some of them stink a bit. Pix to come when I've done a bit more.

Andy
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offshore1987

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2008, 03:43:09 AM »

All the boats are lookin fab guys  ;D theirs some really nice builds on here
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MGrob

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2008, 06:06:08 PM »

well after working the dreaded night shift and rolling out of bed i grabbed the paint brushes and did some more....



wont be long till she gets to sit in the water

just need weather get better so can get outside and clear coat the hull

 O0 O0 O0

Rob
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Stavros

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2008, 10:00:11 PM »

MGrob tell me why on earth do you want to clearcoat the hull

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #54 on: January 25, 2008, 04:31:21 PM »

i wasnt happy with the effect of the matt on the hull and just sitting on the bench the red oxide primer was getting scratched, so I am adding a semi gloss clear coat to add bit of protection...

was told to do this by a guy at last years model boat show at warwickshire, and looked good on his smitt
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #55 on: January 25, 2008, 08:00:36 PM »

I'm also thinking of adding a clear coat, to protect the plimsoll line, depth markings and white boot topping stripe.
Andy
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Stavros

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #56 on: January 25, 2008, 09:27:57 PM »

Sorry lads but a tug with clearcoat has no character little marks on the paintwork means that it is used and not a museum piece,or lest put it another way.When have you seen a Tug with SHINY paintwork.


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offshore1987

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #57 on: January 25, 2008, 09:42:05 PM »

Theirs a tug with sinnie paint work up there ^ ojoj lol

Imo it looks rather nice with that paint  ;)

all the best
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #58 on: January 25, 2008, 10:11:41 PM »

Sorry lads but a tug with clearcoat has no character little marks on the paintwork means that it is used and not a museum piece,or lest put it another way.When have you seen a Tug with SHINY paintwork.

Stavros

1) My late father's tug, when he was skipper. He had the lads chipping and painting whenever the tug was idle.
2) There are a couple of tugs over in Sydney that ARE shiny and kept that way. Pix over on Ships Nostalgia
3) Yes, there are some museum tugs as well! ;)

Besides, I've already got two that look 'used', I've gone for the 'just out of refit' look!


Chacun a son gout, as they say across the channel.

Andy
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offshore1987

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2008, 04:59:53 AM »

4) it adds a sense of class  O0

Sure is lookin grand
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MGrob

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #60 on: January 30, 2008, 12:34:36 PM »

thanks for the comments guys  O0

just to let you know the painting is a pain staking process but sure is looking good now...just waiting on the postman for electrics and some other small bits

and also my father has just got himself a smit nederland also, so will also post pictures of his build process too

all the best

Rob
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #61 on: January 31, 2008, 01:58:34 AM »

just few more pics, sorry bout the light


mine on the left, and dads on the right...we didnt want to give them the same names so we flipped a coin lol








just a small collection of bits still needing to go on, many many brass bits to fit...oh what fun  O0

Rob



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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2008, 11:14:10 AM »


Very tidy. Excellent build.

What shade of green did you use. I like this one. I find the greens has such a variation, that I've been looking for the suitable shade like this one.

Cheers...ken

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MGrob

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2008, 11:47:26 AM »

i used Humbrol matt 120 shade of green....

not quite sure on the darker green, but both look good
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2008, 03:49:23 PM »

Yup, painting just seems to go on and on. Trouble with mine is that I can't (or more like I don't want to) disassemble everything, so there's been some damn fiddly painting going on. The hull and main deck's all done. I'm now doing the superstructure, working from the top down. So I started with the radio aerial, went down the mast and so on. Currently on the deck around the bridge, second coat going on tonight. Yes, I know I've missed a bit on the roof, that's for the fire monitor.

Shiny tug? Like I said, right out of the yard and as someone else said - looks cool.

Andy

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MGrob

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2008, 11:51:19 PM »

gave painting a miss this weekend and started building some more of the fiddly bits...

adding window frames, not as easy as it sounds
adding detail to cabin
and finally got round to making winch as i have been putting this off for weeks and weeks






adding the fins to the electric motor....glue went everywhere lol

Rob
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2008, 05:56:03 PM »

few more pics





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hama

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #67 on: February 04, 2008, 06:18:46 PM »

Wow!! O0
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offshore1987

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #68 on: February 04, 2008, 06:23:13 PM »

Looks ace :) cant wait to see some pics of her on the water  O0

all the best
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #69 on: February 04, 2008, 08:17:27 PM »


Very clean cut and smart. Well done   O0

Ken

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MGrob

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2008, 09:16:44 PM »

just a quick update on todays tasks completed

-hand rails port and starboard made, painted and fitted
-finished exhuast stacks with working smoke generators...graupner
-soaked rope for winch in coffee and dried, fitted to winch
and few more odds and sods



picture of exhaust stack with smoke coming soon....

Rob
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2008, 10:01:31 PM »

What are you using in the way of motors?

Is there a "good" way of fixing the motors to that very thin part 37 Sole Plate?

I'm STILL waiting for my bits and pieces from Billings.   The reason now for the delay, they say, is because they exported themselves to Germany.

I bit of Teutonic organisation will do them good!

Keep up the good work,

Regards,

a very envious Banjo
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MGrob

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2008, 10:06:45 PM »

i have got a pair of torpedo 500 motors, and i agree the base plate is very thin

i am using the mounts tht come with the motors but will have to mount them inverted as the prop shafts enter the hull horizontally and the universal joint will not run...but inverted the whole unit will set dead level with no bends or variations so hopefully making running alot smoother.

just need to organise some batteries for the different lights and other electrical bits

Rob
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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2008, 10:13:18 PM »

Hearing that I presume your not running geared motors?

Cornwall Model Boats do a power pack for this model complete with gears.

I think they need to gear down to drive a big prop.   Mine came with Marx Decaperms, which have a 2:1 reduction.

I wonder what other folk are using?

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Re: my smit nederland build
« Reply #74 on: February 08, 2008, 09:52:22 PM »

as promised here is the pic of my working funnels

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