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Posted by steve wenban | Jul 20, 2019 @ 05:19 AM | 2,064 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 | 1,795 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 | 1,678 Views
8 weeks to go , should be able to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 12, 2019 @ 02:21 AM | 3,570 Views
Got 9 weeks to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 1,885 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 2,698 Views
Getting closer
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 05, 2019 @ 04:42 AM | 2,865 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 | 2,753 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 | 2,247 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 | 2,004 Views
Th Fiat is moving along nicely ,very happy with how its coming together
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:18 AM | 5,713 Views
sheeting the fuse is proving very interesting as the curves are quite tight
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 24, 2019 @ 02:32 AM | 2,810 Views
The G-55 is moving along nicely
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 22, 2019 @ 04:57 PM | 3,154 Views
I'm currently working to restore a Cat to static display as well, its good to be working on aircraft again , so keeping myself rather busy in my retirement
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 22, 2019 @ 04:24 PM | 3,107 Views
Well with the other 2 models nearly ready for paint it was time to start my next scratch build PSS'er . The Fiat G-55 I started drawing up some time ago before the house move , I started yesterday and framed up nearly a full half fuse . Today should see it fully framed up . Plenty of colours to choose from on this aircraft as wel
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 14, 2019 @ 05:03 AM | 1,081 Views
Been busy moving into a new house closer to the water , now settled and back to building finally got 2 birds up to painting stage before moving onto my next big PSS machine . So these 2 are in the paint queue 1 R10 rodent and a Chaos
Posted by steve wenban | Dec 11, 2017 @ 01:25 PM | 8,195 Views
Long time since my last entry , been very busy with life in general ,not getting much time in the workshop . Hopefully That will all settle down mid 2018 with a new house and a
good size workshop . I really am itching to build something new and big ,but again it will have to wait . I am trying to get time to work on my Higgins R10 and hopefully fly it at MSF18 . i also want to build a new set of wings for the Hudson as I decided that the wing loading was way to high to survive a landing ,we will see how that turns out till then thats all from me.
Posted by steve wenban | Feb 13, 2017 @ 10:24 PM | 11,586 Views
2017 has been a great start with me travelling down to see the guys from Vic and then across to SA for their slope fest . It was an awesome 10 day road trip covering 3,500 klm , Now I looking forward to Manilla slope fest 2017 ,bring on September
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 22, 2016 @ 05:24 AM | 13,034 Views
Well the slope fest is coming up fast again,I was lucky enough to get my hands on a couple of 1/4 scale sailplanes that should get air time this year .
Posted by steve wenban | May 23, 2016 @ 06:27 PM | 13,532 Views
It's 2 years ago since my late wife lost her battle with Breast cancer.
After thinking that was it for me .a wonderful woman has put me back on track and although the pain has gone the memory lives on in my heart and mind . The 23rd of May each year is a day I'd love to forget but no matter what you do you never forget