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Posted by steve wenban | Jul 26, 2020 @ 05:46 AM | 13,047 Views
big wet weekend so got back to work on the Catalina
Posted by steve wenban | Apr 06, 2020 @ 06:06 AM | 13,622 Views
As everyone on the planet knows, its stay at home and stop the spread . And because I work on restoring a PBY Catalina which we have had to stop working on ,I was asked to restore the association model . I decided that it should be restored to a museum standard with a full metal jacket
for display with the full size when we complete it . I just wish it was as easy to work on the full size as it is the model . Photo's posted in no particular order of...Continue Reading
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 22, 2020 @ 04:56 AM | 9,898 Views
In 1987 I built this Avro Anson for the F4C world champs ,at the time I was really into the power competitions era. I thought at that time this was the top end of my building endeavours ,I since learnt it was simply the next step to build more scale models .
Posted by steve wenban | Aug 29, 2019 @ 03:25 AM | 9,322 Views
5.5kg AUW ready to fly , this was a rushed build but I'm pretty happy with the out come . Would have like to do more in the cockpit but time was short to have it ready to go for Manilla Slope fest 2019 so it is what it is
Posted by steve wenban | Aug 13, 2019 @ 05:12 AM | 9,739 Views
I'm not a huge fan of painting but I have a set process that does achieve consistent results so as they say " when you're on a good thing stick to it "
Posted by steve wenban | Aug 02, 2019 @ 11:13 PM | 11,053 Views
each day I get a little closer to finishing ,but still got a lot to do
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 30, 2019 @ 04:27 PM | 10,391 Views
wings now skinned , need to fit L/edges , fuse ready to prime ,still need to fit incidence pins for the wings glass the wings cut the flaps and ailerons ,fill sand the wings and prime . Then fit all surfaces and bring it to life ,before final paint job
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 20, 2019 @ 05:19 AM | 11,437 Views
spent time on the canopy today it ate a lot of hours making it look pretty
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 19, 2019 @ 03:37 PM | 11,089 Views
its at the point where hours get eaten up by filling in little details and sanding and filling again
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 17, 2019 @ 03:52 AM | 10,904 Views
8 weeks to go , should be able to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 12, 2019 @ 02:21 AM | 12,780 Views
Got 9 weeks to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 11,086 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 11,812 Views
Getting closer
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 05, 2019 @ 04:42 AM | 12,116 Views
Started the spinner today as well , trying to keep things moving while other bits dry , trying to get this bird done for MSF19,which is only 11 weeks away
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 04, 2019 @ 04:44 PM | 11,962 Views
getting the wing joiner tubes and bars done , Tassie oak joiner bar, ply joiner boxes ,that will be wrapped in carbon tow when complete also have the outer wing panels cut , bit of a drama with the cutter but the cores are ok to use
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 03, 2019 @ 04:38 PM | 11,473 Views
So now I'm getting things to line up with sorting out wing tail alignment and fit of the centre section to the fuse
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 02, 2019 @ 03:37 AM | 11,141 Views
Th Fiat is moving along nicely ,very happy with how its coming together
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:18 AM | 14,882 Views
sheeting the fuse is proving very interesting as the curves are quite tight