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Smit Rotterdam 478 Print Booklet
Author: sandkb   Posts: 24   Photos: 99   Subscribers: 1   Views: 1807   Responses: 20   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Rubbing strips - Posted: 11th Mar 2017
Rubbing strips are ready for filling, sanding and priming.

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Rubbing strips/fenders - Posted: 9th Mar 2017
Construction of the fender/rubbing strips

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Response by Dave M on the 9th Mar 2017
Steady progress being made and the techniques are sound.

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Wheel House etc. - Posted: 4th Mar 2017
Working on Wheel House and upper cabin, Radar mast fitted and funnels constructed and installed. Diesel engine exhaust pipes yet to be built and fitted. Wheelhouse interior yet to be built.

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More work on hull exterior. - Posted: 3rd Mar 2017
Final sanding completed of hull. Primer coats and undercoat applied. Ready now for fitting of Rubbing Strips and Fender Strips.

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Superstructure build - Posted: 3rd Mar 2017
Construction of radar mast

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Winch deck house and deck hatchs - Posted: 3rd Mar 2017
Making up various deck hatches and fittings

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Wheelhouse - Posted: 3rd Mar 2017
Construction of the wheelhouse.

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Preping hull. - Posted: 2nd Mar 2017
Sanding, filling, sanding, filling, sanding, filling.

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Planking the hull. - Posted: 27th Feb 2017
Timber hull construction finished. Now the sanding and filling of imperfections to prepare for the next stage which will be the application of a fibreglass cloth skin to waterproof the hull and obtain a steel-plated like finish.

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Planking the Hull - Posted: 22nd Feb 2017
More pics of the hull planking progress during the last year.

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Response by Dave M on the 22nd Feb 2017
Good detailed photos of the build. Be good to hear what wood, glue and and tools you used
Dave
Response by sandkb on the 25th Feb 2017
Various wood used ie, Ramin, Mahogani, Annegre, Veneer ply, Balsa. Strip planking is Obechi. Glues used: Cyno, Aliphatic wood glue where sanding required and where strength and waterproof glue is required I've used EpiGlue two pot Marine glue. The planking is used because of the many difficult shapes and curves of the hull construction. Once the sanding and shaping of the hull is completed the hull will be sheathed with a fibreglass cloth skin and resin then sanded smooth and spray painted replicating the steel hull of this vessel. Cheers, Kevin
Response by Dave M on the 25th Feb 2017
Thanks for the update Kevin
Descriptions with pics help new and aspiring modellers to perhaps start building.
Our members have a wealth of information and are very good at providing solutions or help.
Dave

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