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Posted by stevster | Jan 06, 2019 @ 10:02 PM | 3,227 Views
I just ran across this picture going through my Mom's stuff. I guess I was destined to be a model airplane guy as a child. Looks to be around 1964 which would make me around 12. I believe that's a Carl Goldberg Lil' Satan I'm puttin' together! Dope at the ready on my desk. I can smell it now!
Posted by stevster | Sep 04, 2018 @ 01:01 PM | 3,585 Views
Here's my "just finished" 1/4 scale, Stits Skybaby Biplane

26" Wing span!!! Built from a Mansell Models short kit. It was designed for electric (which is much more practical) but me being a "gas only" guy, it is powered by a massive, OS Max .32 two stroke!

The weight limit on the plans was 44 oz, and mine weighs in at 56 oz (with no fuel)! so it isn't looking too good for a flyer, but I didn't really build it to fly anyway, as I covered it in fabric (like the full size) and with all of the painting and such.......it's a little "Porky Pig"

Thanks to Callie Graphics for the artwork. They helped finish it off! It looks great hanging in my garage!...Continue Reading
Posted by stevster | Jun 17, 2018 @ 11:04 AM | 4,705 Views
Just finished my 1/4 scale, 1933 Pietenpol Aircamper. It started as a vintage, House of Balsa "in the bones" project that I got from my good friend Billy. I saw a lot of potential in it, so I decided to take on the challenge of finishing it. I covered it in Ceconite, pinked & stitched it all (with Poly Brush), and filled the weave with water based Polyurethane. I then finished it all off with Rustoleum rattle cans. I've got a OS Max .91 four stroke hiding under that balsa 4 banger! The air for cooling flows through the "fake" oil cooler mounted on the front of the "engine" & out through the empty rear of it. Here's some pics:

In case you were wondering where I came up with those cool little "spark plugs"...........there just wood dowels, turned down on my lathe, painted white, striped, laying a brush down against the white while turning in my lathe, all in with a drilled out lock nut, finished off with a miniature brass stud & nut. Pretty convincing, huh? Building the "woody" 4 banger was actually more fun than the plane!...Continue Reading
Posted by stevster | Feb 07, 2015 @ 12:22 AM | 16,786 Views
I've always been a car lover, and have had many pass through my hands. I've also restored a few for other people. Here's a few.........
Posted by stevster | Feb 07, 2015 @ 12:15 AM | 16,811 Views
I've always been a car lover, and have had many pass through my hands. I've also restored a few for other people. Here's a few............Continue Reading
Posted by stevster | Feb 07, 2015 @ 12:11 AM | 16,506 Views
I've always been a car lover, and have had many pass through my hands. I've also restored a few for other people. Here's a few............Continue Reading