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Posted by steve wenban | Jul 02, 2012 @ 02:02 PM | 7,688 Views
Didn't get any photo's yesterday, was to busy trying to solve the paint problem .But I did get some after primer went on
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 02, 2012 @ 03:56 AM | 7,247 Views
I've actually been able to get colour on one wing ,but its been a struggle . For some reason it kept fish eyeing on the T/edge above the flap. Finally after sanding back 3 times it came good . I have never had this amount of problem before it was prepsoled before painting ,the only thing I could think of is that the prepsol may be contaminated ,I'll have to buy a new tin to see, still have the staboradboard wing to paint anyway, so I'm hoping it was just a one off thing
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 30, 2012 @ 05:28 AM | 6,574 Views
After many interruptions due to house renovations, I've finally reached a point where I'm ready to throw some spray putty at the wing and then be able to top coat and finish the Boomerang . I was starting to think I'd run out of time to have it ready for this years Fest
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 09, 2012 @ 10:26 PM | 6,797 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 | 7,036 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 | 7,173 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 | 7,242 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 | 6,548 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 | 6,298 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 | 6,096 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 | 5,268 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 | 5,268 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 | 5,143 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 | 4,714 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 | 4,848 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 | 4,743 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 | 4,970 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 | 4,546 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 | 4,385 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 | 4,145 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