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bigford

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smit rotterdam
« on: January 12, 2008, 20:55:41 »
i always loved the smit rotterdam but i thought it's scale was stupid 1/75
i mean the happy hunter is 1/50  and a nice size tug. well i had a real great idea
i'll buy a smit rott and enlarge it to 1/50 scale

it's been a slow go with work and 3 other boats being built plus a new baby
girl..  ;D
 here is the first pic


she  will be about 52 1/2'' long  and will be useing the running gear for a
happy hunter
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 23:44:41 »
Hi Bigford,

Congratulations - On the arrival of your daughter - best model you'll ever make, though the most expensive.


Curios though as to how your enlarging your Smit. Are all the parts shown outlined on a drawing and your enlarging them on a photocopier ? - or are you photocopying the parts first, then enlarging them ?

Good luck with the build, look forward to more photos.


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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 02:24:28 »
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby girl/crew member. I hope she develops the same interest in model building as my girl, Hannah.

Mark.

PS Look forward to some updates on your build.
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 05:01:12 »
thanks guy's my older daughter(4) is loving the baby :P

the frame were easy i poped the billings frames out (laser cut)
and sanded off the burnt edges  and traced them  onto white
paper with a fine tip pen.  staples just opened a new store up the
road from me and they have 6 very nice copiers and a blueprint machine.
 i had staples enlarge the tracings 150% and make two copies of each
part. the hard part will be all the other parts as this is a older kit so
everything is printed on the wood.  i'm thinking i'll build the decks
out of wood and the rest out of plastic
 
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2008, 23:03:14 »
update all but one frame was enlarged #9 >:(
i started at 9:00 p.m. its now 2:02 a.m.  :P




overall size should be around 52"  ;D
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2008, 21:35:40 »
side by side rotterdams  ;D

you could fit the small rotter in the hold of the bigger
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 15:00:01 »




cut the keel today and glued the bow and stern parts
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2008, 02:09:00 »
Hy Bigford
That is going to be one big boat, looking forward to more pics, great stuff.
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2008, 16:30:15 »





the deck,hatch and the back wall are all 1/8 ply
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2008, 01:37:31 »
Hy Bigford
Looking good mate.
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2008, 18:20:57 »
well after posting on mayhem for a pic of the hatch covers
dickyd came through  ;)


iwas hoping that billings went cheap on detailing and made them plain
BUT thats not the case.  i'll make them able to open
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 05:28:19 »
Hi Bigford,

where did you get the plans from or did you aquire them from a kit?

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2008, 09:28:28 »
i bought the billings kit  :D
cut out the part sanded them  traced them then enlarged them
 at staples. then went home and did it all over in the new scale
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2008, 19:53:38 »
She's going to be quite the model!!

Well Done Bigford :)
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2008, 09:34:46 »
update  i dont know how some of you guy work so fast :o
i made the first deck or second deck?? today good fit  :D
i used 1/4'' marine ply for the deck for strenth the main deck
will be 1/8 ply all decking will get a very thin covering of plastic
so she looks like a steel ship not a wooden one :-[


from bow tip to stern a tick over 56''

after talking with a friend about this ship the top deck is also 1/4'' ply
it was pointed out to me the at this size weight savings is pointless ???
« Last Edit: May 25, 2008, 10:46:27 by bigford »
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