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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > Smit Nederland Model
Smit Nederland Model
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 514
5th Jan 2018 23:05  
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Hi all,

Towards the end of the month.
I'll be Ordering the Billings Smit Nederland in 1:33 Scale.
The Hull is ABS Plastic while the Deck and Superstructure is made of wood! I think 1/8" ply and 1/16" Ply.

My question is what glue should be used?
Or would any one recommend to be used?

Also what should i use to seal the wood
before I paint it?


"Fair winds calm Seas"
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1527
6th Jan 2018 10:29  
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Hi Ed
ABS and wood can both be glued with Epoxy (two part) but white aliphatic wood glue will work just a well on wood to wood joints.
Billings kits I have built in the past did tend to give advice on the glues to use.
A light coat of sanding sealer works well for me. Make sure you coat both inside and out and support flat sheets to prevent warping.
A Build Blog of your progress would be great!
Good luck

Live long and prosper

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 514
6th Jan 2018 14:11  
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Hi Dave M

Thanks for the advice on the two part epoxy and the sanding sealer.
Yes, I do plan on making a Build Blog on my Smit Nederland!
I asked for advice because the kits from Dumas don't come with Glue or Painting advice!
Looking forward to building the Smit Nederland!

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"Fair winds calm Seas"