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Oct 27, 2018, 02:28 PM
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3D printed Harbor Tug Smit Japan in various Sizes


Hi,

Who would not know the SMIT tugs...

I got the new SMIT JAPAN in 1/200 here:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/fjf-design

Anyone who likes tiny boats might be interested to see this.

I plan to convert this to a fully working RC model.

Frank
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Oct 30, 2018, 05:48 AM
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Progressing on the SMIT JAPAN build...


Dear Modellers,

It took me only two days to get to this state using Vallejo and Tamiya colour.

A few colour retouches and the outside of the model is finished.

Next stage would then be to include the RC equipment...to becontinued.

Best Regards,

Frank
Nov 01, 2018, 04:23 PM
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Anchors and Blue Bulwark


...just added the anchors and painted the blue bullwark.

I got the anchors (height: 6mm, width: 3mm) from here:
https://www.shop.modelltechnik-hambu...ucts/1-1010340
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Nov 10, 2018, 04:16 AM
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That is small!

Waiting for the conversion & video.
Nov 15, 2018, 02:44 PM
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Hi all,

Below a few more pictures.

Since I made the pictures I decided to exchange the white plastic motor couplings with a piece of a thin silicone based insulation of a stranded wire which seems to be much more flexible. Glued in with instant glue that should work just fine.

The prop is my own simple creation 3d-printed. You can get the right turning propeller here:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/XG...ionId=75554957

and the left turning propeller here:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/W3...ionId=75552718

Thanks for watching.

Frank
Nov 20, 2018, 03:38 PM
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First Load Tests


Following a few more pictures from the first float and load tests in the sink.

As well, the SMIT JAPAN beneath the SMIT NEDERLAND model by Revell in 1/200.

The model still needs some colour retouches.

...to be continued.

Frank
May 20, 2019, 03:17 PM
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SMIT JAPAN 1/200: First Test Run (Video)


“SMIT JAPAN Harbor Tug Boat 1/200 - First Test Run” — Check out the test run of the world's first printed model of the SMIT JAPAN harbor tug boat in 1/200

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xHPdGdBHx8s" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
May 21, 2019, 01:13 AM
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WOW! so cool!
(here lemme help. just paste the link, no need to embed and all that jazz.)
SMIT JAPAN Harbor Tug Boat 1/200 - First Test Run (3 min 8 sec)
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May 21, 2019, 06:46 AM
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Thanks for your Help Xanuser


...easier to post a video than I thought. Thank you.

Anyone: I am happy to answer questions about the model you might have.

Regards,

Frank
May 23, 2019, 08:34 AM
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SMIT JAPAN 1/200: Pictures


A few more pictures of the SMIT JAPAN tugboat...


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