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Posted by steve wenban | May 08, 2011 @ 03:39 AM | 5,226 Views
Whilst I'm waiting for a few items to arrive for the Hurricane I put pencil to paper and started drawing up the next Project. A CAC Boomerang is next on the list.
First mistake was that the 3 views I'm using are all not the same scale
but managed to scale each of them to get the same result

RG1410 going to be used on this girl

Update: corrected fuse shape this afternoon ,all bulkheads now drawn .
so returning my attention to the final stages of the hurricane . Then the next build will begin
Posted by steve wenban | May 01, 2011 @ 04:53 PM | 5,367 Views
Only have a few small things left to do and this one ready to hit the slope
then it will be on to the next project .Ive enjoy the challenge of this build as it had some unique issues to over come anyway I should have some interesting blog entries to make this coming September ....Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 22, 2011 @ 07:04 PM | 4,988 Views
Painting can be such a pain some times and then starting to fit bit together where they we live but i,really very very close now with this build
have the lower wing surface to paint now
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 17, 2011 @ 02:32 AM | 5,284 Views
Only managed to get one wing upper surface painted this weekend
the honeydoes out weighed available build time
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 10, 2011 @ 04:21 AM | 5,698 Views
Had a rain day today so no painting,however I put together a collection of photo's from 3 of my PSS builds. Anyway here's the vid
Building my PSS fleet Aussie PSS (10 min 14 sec)

Posted by steve wenban | Apr 08, 2011 @ 01:38 AM | 6,826 Views
I have to wait to get the royal blue to finish the markings but its time to move on to paint the wings as well. Today I got 2 coats of primer on the wings ,thank heavens for the guy that invented the orbital sander .
The aircraft I'm modelling is the only Hurricane to see service in Australia this colour scheme is while it was attached to the 2nd/3rd communication wing one of 3 of its operating positions while in service in Oz.
Sticky: slow progress
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 06, 2011 @ 12:42 AM | 11,114 Views
Slowed down a bit due to work commitments and honeydo's but,
I fired up the Merlin and it blew oil all down the side of the fuse
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 28, 2011 @ 02:28 AM | 5,182 Views
I started to playing around with some detail,such as the radio mast and aircraft rego number as well as the base white of the roundels and scribed in the panel lines pretty happy with the way its looking
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 27, 2011 @ 01:59 AM | 4,708 Views
got some of the white on the underbelly today before I went downt the slope for a few hours of much needed airtime so this afternoon I took a few more shots for the blog so a big 12 shot update . Putting them in the blog helps me a lot on the next one when I go how'd I do that old age ya know....Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 26, 2011 @ 02:46 AM | 4,338 Views
Got the second and final coat of green on today , pretty happy with it except its a bit shiny for a war bird still once I start the panel line detail it may take the shine off but you can see the difference straight away shine wise
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 25, 2011 @ 12:37 AM | 4,410 Views
Threw some colour at the fuse today needs a coat of clear to give it all the same reflective index now.
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 24, 2011 @ 02:58 AM | 4,252 Views
The Hurricane took a giant step this afternoon and is in full primer on the fuse
unfortunately this primer takes 4hours to dry hard before sanding ,but thats ok it will be overnight now.
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 22, 2011 @ 02:57 AM | 3,946 Views
at last got some sunshine and got a coat of sanding primer on the fuse ,the count down to the finish has begun
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 18, 2011 @ 02:26 AM | 3,744 Views
I thought about it and my blog would sort of die if I didnt put stuff in it
so I'll continue putting photo's up of where I'm at with my builds someone may be interested. Anyway I've been working on the cockpit and closed it up now I'm getting ready to start the painting .
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 09, 2011 @ 01:13 PM | 3,585 Views
With My Daughter in Columbia for a holiday which is a bit of a worry the mrs and I have the grandaughter and when the 2 grandson (my Sons boys) come over to stay with nanna and debeer (thats me) its like a 3 ring circus so have to not had much of a chance to do anything but entertain the kiddies and we have another Grand child due in 2 weeks, ohhh my aching back thankfully I've been able to slip away to the slope for a fly now and then but even the wind is conspiring against me , anyway painted the pilot of the hurricane working on the cockpit to be able to close it up and get on with the painting .
cheers
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 21, 2011 @ 03:19 AM | 3,853 Views
Started glassing things now front fuse is done ailerons are done the pace is picking up , however sort of lost a little interest in posting in the build thread and the blog ,as its only the same old thing over and over and the build thread for both the Bearcat and the Fouga sort of give a complete instruction on my build methods so I may just post the final photo's once its complete .
Thanks for your interest though
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 18, 2011 @ 03:08 AM | 3,480 Views
To be able to use my choosen colour scheme I needed to add the tropical air filter to the Hurricane, I had some kevlar and glass tube which I cut down the centre line and used some balsa stock to reshape and carve the air filter. I think it came out pretty close.
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 15, 2011 @ 01:56 AM | 3,775 Views
The wings of the Hurricane a really taking shape now with the flap bays cut ,port wing need some rib work, starboard wing needs the aileron cut out but it will all be getting glass soon once I hit that stage I know I'm close to painting
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 12, 2011 @ 03:55 AM | 3,353 Views
Its getting close to glassing and then paint now also finally have a new power source for the Hot wire so the old batteries can now leave the bench
they served me well.
Posted by steve wenban | Jan 31, 2011 @ 02:50 AM | 3,904 Views
I been scratching my head trying to work out what to do about the giant air scoop and its simple I'll fit the drop tanks which hang lower than the scoop so it will be like landing on skis .