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Archive for April, 2012
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:44 PM | 5,549 Views
Got a coat of spray putty on today and now begins the sanding and filling work so far its not bad got the pin hole pretty much on the first pass
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 28, 2012 @ 11:29 PM | 5,319 Views
Was ready to shoot some primer today but the weather just turned to rubbish so worked on the fiddly bits that need to be done . Cant really see any difference because its at the stage where hours go into it but you cant see whats been done
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 21, 2012 @ 04:00 PM | 4,513 Views
Yesterday the final stages of filling and getting ready to begin painting started , it may look like its just been dragged from the bottom of some lake but once the high build primer goes on 1 colour with see the boomerang begin to turn into a butterfly
edit just posting what a battered Boomerang looks like before sanding
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:48 PM | 4,531 Views
A little bit here and a little there and slowly it all takes shape
tail end is pretty much done and dusted now ,I need to finish the glass work on 1 side of the fuse and the the cowl ring needs to be glassed as well. but at least it looks the part .
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 08, 2012 @ 02:44 AM | 4,432 Views
Didn't get a great deal of time on the Boomerang this weekend so far but got the elevators coveredand the trim tabs on.
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 06, 2012 @ 05:09 PM | 4,004 Views
Now with the shed cleaned up a bit I can get to my tools and resin so now the fuse is 75% glassed ,and I even cut the aileron into the port wing yesterday .the tip of the aileron are a trick as the taper rearward at the very end make it hard to top hinge
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 04, 2012 @ 02:48 AM | 4,137 Views
Well after all the day spent cleaning I got not much more room , but enough to start glassing the Boomerang which I did do this afternoon . But here some shots I took yesterday which show that I'm in desperate need of the new hanger being built as soon as the Granny flats finished
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 02, 2012 @ 03:28 AM | 4,020 Views
I took the day away from the boomerang and did a huge clean up of the workshop ,I can actually mov in there now found masses of missing tools
Now I can get on to glassing the fuse and wings and getting this bird ready for the paint job. Plus I also have to finish the minor repairs to the Hurricane. As well as minor maintenance of the Fouga 90 which is yet to fly Manilla 2012 will see it get air
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 01, 2012 @ 04:12 AM | 4,259 Views
last shot from this weekends building session ,the removable tail section setup is working perfectly