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Posted by steve wenban | Jun 09, 2012 @ 10:26 PM | 6,328 Views
had a few hold up and waiting on bits and pieces but finally on the roll.
The ailerons are covered and hinged now and I'm just about to start the paint process on them.
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 05, 2012 @ 03:52 PM | 6,555 Views
having some problems with our home page at the moment so will post the 2012/2013 WSSS/NSWSSA form here for safe keeping

Problems resolved
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 02, 2012 @ 01:49 AM | 6,702 Views
Would you believe it,got to do some work on the Boomer today , the only thing I have to do is glass the wings of course its been over cast all day but no rain right up until I mixed resin DOH!!!! I like glassing outside as the fumes don't try to knock you out moved it inside the shop and got it done anyway but can only do 1 wing at a time inside.
Posted by steve wenban | May 12, 2012 @ 12:31 AM | 6,784 Views
Got a chance to get the white tail thing happening today as well as bits and pieces
Now its time to turn my attention back to the wings .The light at the end of the tunnel is now clear and not an oncoming train
Posted by steve wenban | May 05, 2012 @ 10:35 PM | 6,093 Views
The Boomerang is now in its forest green RAAF 1942 colours ,I'm sneaking up on the finish line with this bird now then on to the next build.
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:44 PM | 5,842 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 | 5,632 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 | 4,807 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 | 4,803 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 | 4,708 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 | 4,272 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 | 4,420 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 | 4,293 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 | 4,522 Views
last shot from this weekends building session ,the removable tail section setup is working perfectly
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 31, 2012 @ 10:49 PM | 4,087 Views
And today I succeeded in closing up the tail end both elevator and rudder are now connected and functioning
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 31, 2012 @ 01:47 AM | 3,905 Views
Screwed up with the fin fairing , in fact I
forgot it . But well I did make up for it ,not exactly scale but I think i'll get away with it this time
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 30, 2012 @ 05:14 AM | 3,684 Views
I keep plugging away ,today I managed to get 1 elevator ribbed and hinged , I also started on the removable fairing on the stab and fin ,as both are removable for transport
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 28, 2012 @ 02:29 PM | 3,627 Views
I'm getting close with the boomerang now ,which is just as well as the Manilla slope Fest is coming up fast .September seems a way off yet but when you put into about 25 weeks it sounds a lot closer any way here some progress shots
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 07, 2012 @ 03:07 AM | 4,181 Views
Setup the airscoop on the Boomerang which really starts to Identify the aircraft positively ,sanded this afternoon and happy with the outcome here is a shot before I sanded
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 05, 2012 @ 01:20 AM | 4,830 Views
I've been able to get stuck into th boomerang build . Today I was able to get the spars into the wings as well as carve the forward cowl ring and the spinner ,fiar bit of work to go yet but I think i'm over the hump part of the build now