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Posted by steve wenban | Jul 12, 2010 @ 03:16 AM | 4,560 Views
Got a lot of building and revamping done this weekend but today I spent working on a make over for the old Hijacker,changed the setup for the ailerons and went for a 2 servo wing . Also gave the fuse a GP thinners bath and took it back to bare fibreglass and then threw a coat of High build primer on it . The wing has been recovered and looks pretty good . I'll post some photos of the finish product soon. Edit here's a couple of shots where I'm at.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2010 @ 06:07 AM | 4,422 Views
Finally today saw the paint back on the repair finished on the Bearcat so onto the next challenge revamp the Hijacker and bring her up to speed.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 05, 2010 @ 03:51 PM | 4,466 Views
Threw some paint into the airbrush yesterday and the Bearcat is 98%flight ready once more need to get a Rx in the nose again as the original lost its aerial inside the fuse somewhere , not to worry I'll sort it out when I get to it. Now I got to finish a build on the Gryphon and re cover the Hijacker
then some minor servo repairs to my Osprey, replace the T-nut that keeps coming loose in the Carbon bird. Probably repaint the Carbon blade while I'm at it . All this and a bit of 2 months to do it all before the Manilla slope fest
SteveW sprinting to the finish
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 03, 2010 @ 04:56 PM | 4,041 Views
Just had to add another build to the list for this year I talked my self into building a Gryphon . people need to stop putting build threads up about models I like
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 26, 2010 @ 11:14 PM | 4,100 Views
Finally this weekend I got stuck in and did the repair work on the Bearcat which now need to has some glass work done on 1 wing and set it all up again . Not really a big deal as its easy to work on . Also today i was able to bring 2 of the hanger mates together in 1 piece ,so now the know they each exist therfore they are Hurricane looming up fast as well as a revamp of an old 70's model that really has to be made flyable again

SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 13, 2010 @ 04:48 PM | 4,054 Views
This weekend saw me finish off all the electrical work ,all it needs is to be balanced and charged. Ummmmm not quite true my son took the servo cover mould over to his place to clean it up polish and get it generally ready to lay up the covers and his damb dog chewed it up
soI'm current making a new plug for the covers .Still if it does not fly soon then it will be another Maiden flight at the Manilla slope fest .Mean while next weekend I get the Bearcat down and get back to work on her airworthyness .
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | May 22, 2010 @ 04:27 AM | 3,799 Views
Its been hard to get back into the build mode but slowly and surely I'm getting some MoJo back ,all servo's are now installed mould for the servo cover came off the plug tonightneed to get some more silicone for hinging .But thats about it,hopefully within the next 2 weeks I'll be ready for the Maiden
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | May 09, 2010 @ 05:04 AM | 4,200 Views
Thanks for your thoughts HT.
Here's where I'm at now just a little way to go now before that scary throw off the mountian
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | May 07, 2010 @ 08:46 PM | 4,266 Views
Just this week I've lost a very close long time friend and fellow flyer in a motorbike accident when he crashed head on into a semitrailer killing him instantly. I didnt feel like doing anything on the models but I'm sure thats not what my mate would have wanted ,so carry on I have. After having a little drama and attempting to do something outside the normal painting routine I stuffed up the paint finish on the port wing ,after much sanding and cursing I got it back to a point where I could apply the Primer again and final a week later I put colour back on using my standard process and of course success was achieve without tears or hand fulls of hair being ripped out .Now I'm close to finishing this model and getting it to fly .
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 30, 2010 @ 04:28 AM | 4,341 Views
The weather isnt being to kind at the moment and drying times are increased beyond belief ,but slow and steady as they say . I'm on the home run with this puppy now all the painting on the fuse is complete and the wings are currently being filled and sand ready for the primer. Also have my radio for it sorted out
which was a bit of a drama but all's well now .
SteveW with a Hurricane on the boards already...Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 17, 2010 @ 04:10 AM | 4,139 Views
pretty happy with the progress today even working with green paint without peeling it off with the taping for the rest of the pin striping guess you can be lucky some times
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 16, 2010 @ 04:56 PM | 4,148 Views
Started adding detail stripes yesterday, after an initial bit of paint bleed under the masking I was able to correct it by re taping and using the airbrush to clean up the edge.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 13, 2010 @ 06:03 AM | 4,216 Views
thought I'd add a photo of the colour in the shade which is closer to what it actually is as opposed to bright sun light ,plus i stuck the wings on
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 11, 2010 @ 11:32 PM | 4,396 Views
Ok today I managed to get hold of the French Royal blue ,well at least as close as I could get ,have to say its a very powerful bright blue that a fact, however should be reasonable visible in the air . Lots more detail yet to go .
SteveW Feeling a little blue
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 05, 2010 @ 02:10 PM | 4,236 Views
well just for the record and even though there was literally hours put into it I'm finally happy with the result.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 04, 2010 @ 02:45 AM | 4,045 Views
Just for those that dont drop into the build thread here's where I'm at with it
Priming has begun now that the Cockpit is done.
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 02, 2010 @ 02:50 AM | 4,073 Views
Today was very interesting ,I was introduced to a web page that host streaming video and i put on a build session on the Fouga it run for a few hours and was most enjoyable I may do another at paint stage so look here
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pss at some stage for the paint details on as it happens TV
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 28, 2010 @ 03:09 AM | 3,718 Views
Today I continued the epic that is the cockpit , this is not a job for the faint hearted let me tell you ,anyway thought I post a photo of it all together as it sit right now
SteveW
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 23, 2010 @ 03:45 AM | 3,757 Views
I really got a fair shot at it yesterday but still only managed to complete half the cockpit fairing
Posted by steve wenban | Mar 21, 2010 @ 02:54 PM | 3,220 Views
Just edited and posted progress photo's in my previous entry as I forgot last night
SteveW