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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2008, 10:50:00 »
She is going to be real beauty......just like those daughters of yours. :) :)

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2008, 17:56:38 »
here is a good size shot. the happy hunter takes up the first two decks
and the banckert will fit on the rear deck :-[
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Re: smit Rotterdam
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2008, 19:36:16 »
Holy Moly, you do like them big :)
The big boats are easier to work on, don't you think?
Just hurts the back, something awful, lifting them in and out of the water :)
You've got lots going on in that shop of yours!
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2008, 20:07:02 »
the banckert is small  ;D my pic of the two hunter with the rotterdam in the middle was like ok she a little bigger ,once the decks went on i was like
wow she gonna be a big ship. and getting heavy too
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2008, 20:02:35 »
got a little bit more done today  :o



i need to find something to remove the template paper and glue from the wood
or do you think the resin will go through it and work???
it's 3m spray adhesive
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2008, 20:32:05 »

Hi Bigford,

She's coming along nicely there.
Template removal: apart from boringly sanding them off, If you have a spare section then try using Methylated spirit.  I used to use this in silkscreen printing for removing the wax stencils from the screen, and unlike turpentine (white spirit) it does not leave any residue.  You will need to do just one side at a time as the meths will need to soak.

One piece of advice though - make a test part. stick some paper to 2 pieces of scrap and glue the edges together with the same glue as the model, leave to dry, then try the meths. when done test the joint ! as the meths may have also weakened it.

Good luck and were all eager for more photos
Ken
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2008, 14:25:55 »
planking sucks swamp water  >:(

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2008, 16:24:26 »
Sure look'in good though!!!!
Only 1204 more planks to go!
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2008, 22:59:21 »
Miscounted there Mike, I make it 1578 left, not counting the double skin >:D

Bigford, Looking great amigo, keep it up but watch those cigs......Don't want to set fire to her you know!!!! ;D
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2008, 14:25:21 »
not to worry i soaked the wood in lighter fluid to soften it up ;D ;D

i dont know how some of you guys build in wood  :'( i think this will be my
first and LAST  plank on frame boat. next boat will be blue foam and glass ^-^
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2008, 09:51:46 »
so what is the order?  wood then body filler then sand smooth and
cover in resin and glass? as i'm planking the planks are starting to
step up on me  like this 7   
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i'm useing the planks from billings and there is a little bounce between the
frames. i'm afraid the planks will brake as i fill and sand the hull 
what do i do ???????????
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2008, 01:36:08 »

Hi Bigford,

Have to admit I've never done a plank on frame before, but one suggestion could be glass the inside.  This would fill any gaps between planks-frames and stop any bounce, would also stiffen everything up ready for sanding-filling.  No doubt more seasoned builders will have some better and well tried methods.

Good luck - Ken
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2008, 03:59:12 »
Hi Bigford,

I have done plenty of plank on frame models. the edges do tend to rise, giving a stepped effect. They do also have a slight bounce to them between the frames. If your planks are thick enough the raised edges are simply sanded flat, when finishing. The bounce should not be a problem. I have double and even triple planked some models. each consecutive layer, strengthens the whole thing.

In your case if you are going to fibreglass the whole lot then I would simply run plenty of pva wood glue into the joints of the planks on the inside of the hull. This will give you enough strength to sand the whole thing smooth, ready for the covering of your choice..

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2008, 05:14:27 »
i've read that some people use joint compound on the outside to smooth
it over.  at 56'' and 1/4 frames and decks i want to keep it light :-[
 for the glueing i used titebond 2. will the resin sitck to this? billings
instructions ARE very poor
and dont make mention od any of this..

 SO walk me through all the steps to achive a proper smooth watertight hull
i dont want my first pof  ship sinking :o
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2008, 19:27:33 »
WELL after useing ALL the planks from the billings kit  >:(
they do not give you enough for a 1/50 virson of there kit ;D
4 hobby shops later i still cant find planks that match the billings wood :o
SO!!!!!  i cheated not like your going to see the planks anyhow ;D
here she is so far



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