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Hello everyone,

 

I come from Newfoundland Labrador, Canada which is surrounded by water. Unfortunately, living in the western region of Canada I'm in, Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada, (the vast prairies), water is very scarce.

 

Ironically, my new passion for model watercraft will move ahead regardless. I have no interest in speed boat style vessels, but rather, the larger tug boats, fishing boats and eventually, tall ships. Ive done a lot of research, and it makes more sejse to reach for the mountain before the sky. So for my first build, I've chosen the Smit Rotterdam, by Billing Boats. I also intend to install RC components. This model is expert level for that group/style of vessel.

 

Some say I am, "ambitious". We will see. So far, I am loving it.

An entry level exploration tall ship is my next target. But, if it takes another boat, such as a fishing trawler, well, I will get my tall ship in good time.

 

"Long may you big jib draw"

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Hi Frozen Rabbit, my mother's side of the family hails from Conception Bay.  A small town around there.

 

I bought that model about 15 years ago, ironically after I got back from a trip to NFLD.  I found it way out of my skill level and it ended up in the garbage about 10 years later.  I then found this site and realized that it was better to start small and go big.  Good luck with the build and I wish you success.  Please start a build log so we can all fall along.

 

It would also be nice if you could tell us your name.  We are on a first name basis here.

 

Welcome aboard

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Welcome to MSW! Great to have you with us. Please do start up a build log as that looks like a fun and interesting build to follow along with and with the RC components it will be good to see her in action when done. I wish you the best of luck on your Smit Rotterdam!

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Welcome from me too (in Auckland NZ). As a relative new boy in MSW I am impressed with the diversity of activities by people of all levels of craft & knowledge skills.  Me? Well I am restoring a square rigger built over 100 yrs ago by a boy of 11 years old.  DO enjoy being with MSW.

Paul

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Welcome aboard,

You are going to enjoy building this kit. I was building this about two years ago. I had the planking completed and had a serious accident with it and could not repair it.

It would be good if you could start a build log, as I will follow with interest.

Paul

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Welcome aboard Frozen Rabbit,

 

Can you please tell us your real name?

 

When you're ready, feel free to start a build log.
This is a great site for learning/sharing tips and techniques.
If needed, you'll find plenty of help, advise and encouragement from everyone. 

Good luck with your Smit Rotterdam and have fun.

 

I wish you smooth sailing with our gallant crew.

 

Regards,

Anja

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On 2017-4-26 at 5:49 PM, Worldway said:

Hi Frozen Rabbit, my mother's side of the family hails from Conception Bay.  A small town around there.

 

I bought that model about 15 years ago, ironically after I got back from a trip to NFLD.  I found it way out of my skill level and it ended up in the garbage about 10 years later.  I then found this site and realized that it was better to start small and go big.  Good luck with the build and I wish you success.  Please start a build log so we can all fall along.

 

It would also be nice if you could tell us your name.  We are on a first name basis here.

 

Welcome aboard

Thank you. I come from

Grand Falls - Windsor, NL

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On 2017-4-26 at 10:17 PM, Anja said:

Welcome aboard Frozen Rabbit,

 

Can you please tell us your real name?

 

When you're ready, feel free to start a build log.
This is a great site for learning/sharing tips and techniques.
If needed, you'll find plenty of help, advise and encouragement from everyone. 

Good luck with your Smit Rotterdam and have fun.

 

I wish you smooth sailing with our gallant crew.

 

Regards,

Anja

Hi Anja, My real name is Terry Healey 😊

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I thank everyone for the welcome. I am truely enjoying this build and use the tools and the broad range of advice from various build communities to help me become better as I go along.

 

It means alot.

Terry😊

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Thanks Anja. Ive read it and its pretty straight forward. The Rotterdam is obviously static  by the standard kit. If one decides to install the RC components, should it be still listed as static? Just checking before I start a build thread. I don't want to walk the plank:rolleyes:

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Hello Terry,

 

You don't add the word 'static' in the log title.  The only models that aren't static are RC models.

If you decide to do RC, you add the word 'Radio' in the log title.

 

For example:

Smit Rotterdam by FrozenRabbit471 - Billing Boats or

Smit Rotterdam by FrozenRabbit471 - Billing Boats - RADIO

 

Regards,

Anja

 

 

 

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