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hama

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Smit London
« on: September 30, 2008, 01:20:38 »
Hello everybody!
Iīm currently struggling with a Billing boats kit of the Smit London/Smit Rotterdam. Thought iīd share some pictures of the progress so far. She is epoxied inside out with glassfibre. I now have a very strong hull. I have fitted my homemade bowthruster and are right now fitting shafts, shaftbearings, korts and rudders. And as Bigford said, it takes a lot of measuring and cutting and drilling to get it right. When all this is done I plan to put a final cover of epoxy over the hull before sanding and painting it all, but thats another story. Here are some pics! Oh, BTW, I think I will leave the bilge keels out. Donīt know how to make them nice and at the right place, call it freedom of the artist.
Cheers!
Hama.

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2008, 04:13:14 »
Good job!!!!!! :)

hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 09:24:45 »
Thanks!
When I looked at the last picture I just realised that it looks like iīve installed a giant wc in the fore peak!
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Re: Smit London
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 10:03:14 »
See what you mean there Hama,
Still the crew have to go somewhere !
She looks really good and with all that epoxy I doubt if a single drop of the wet stuff will get in.

Thanks for sharing, looking forward to up dates

Ken
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Re: Smit London
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 17:08:08 »
hama
 
  that is one nice looking glass job you did  :)
 i only hope i get mine as nice ::)
more boats then money

hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 10:20:52 »
Thanks Manxman and Bigford!
The epoxy and fibreglass was a mess to deal with but I must say that itīs rather forgiving and give a nice smooth result. I have been working with installing shafts, shaftbearing, korts and rudders for some time now. Starting to feel satisfied even though it ainīt 100%. I modified the korts a bit because they felt a little soft and weak. I made up a ring of brass rod and epoxied to the kort, it seems to work. Enlarged the rudders a bit as the plans show two different sizes, think iīll modify them to look a bit more scale like as well.
Thats it for now!
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Re: Smit London
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 14:51:24 »
Eh, this thread is so old that I got a warning when I  wanted to reply!  :-[ Think I have to race up my building a little bit, anyway, a little progress was achieved today!  :)
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Re: Smit London
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 15:39:40 »
Looking real fine there hama :) :) :) :)

Easy does it!!!


...Cheers...
MIKE

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 17:38:03 »
looking great there hama building a mini of that one right now. :D

hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 01:40:50 »
Thanks guys!
Kieran, I buildt the revell Smit Rotterdam some years ago and now use it as a 3D drawing for this build!
Hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 08:26:28 »
Nice job on those windows Hama. They look nice and straight which is not always easy. Keep up the good work. :) :)
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Re: Smit London
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 12:16:06 »
Thanks, but I canīt take any credit for that as they are lasercut! But I agree, they are excellent and you just "pop" them out.
Cheers!
Hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 00:50:10 »
Just look at all that lovely wood... :) :) :) :) :) :) :) Beautiful..
Barry

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 02:05:34 »
So you started in 2008 and its now 2010  :o When is the maiden voyage going to be 2012 ?   ;D ;D

These do make stunning models when completed, looking forward to seeing more progress Hama  :)

Regards, Dan.

Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 11:26:53 »
Thinking about how inexpensive this hobby can be if you divide the cost of the kit by the number of days I have spent building her so far, if you count every day ofcourse and not only building days. :D So what do you think, will this logic work when itīs time to introduce  the next kit to the family?  ??? Better focus on this one for now!
Hama.