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Posted by steve wenban | Today @ 03:52 AM | 312 Views
8 weeks to go , should be able to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 12, 2019 @ 02:21 AM | 3,483 Views
Got 9 weeks to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 1,825 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 2,640 Views
Getting closer
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 05, 2019 @ 04:42 AM | 2,815 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 | 2,705 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 | 2,196 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 | 1,956 Views
Th Fiat is moving along nicely ,very happy with how its coming together
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:18 AM | 5,669 Views
sheeting the fuse is proving very interesting as the curves are quite tight
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 24, 2019 @ 02:32 AM | 2,767 Views
The G-55 is moving along nicely
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 22, 2019 @ 04:57 PM | 3,114 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 | 3,062 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 | 1,036 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 | 8,153 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 | 11,544 Views
2017 has been a great start with me travelling down to see the guy 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 ,ring on September
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 22, 2016 @ 05:24 AM | 12,988 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 | 13,495 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
Posted by steve wenban | Aug 03, 2015 @ 12:52 AM | 15,118 Views
Well the Fouga 90 finally did make it into the sky thanks for the Vid Matin its fantastic .
Fouga Resurrection (7 min 34 sec)

Posted by steve wenban | Dec 11, 2014 @ 03:58 PM | 16,080 Views
Life certainly has some interesting turns that it throws at you , since my darling wife passed away ,I sort of went into a numb period followed by is that it ??? But now months later I've met a wonderful woman that's picked me up and put a smile on my dial once again .She's been fantastic and such a lovely person . I'm now feeling at ease with myself and ready to move along and get back to some serious model building so 2015 look out another big PSS ship will be born from my work shop The Friends I've made through this hobby over 40 odd years is testimont to how great this hobby is and if everyone had this sort of hobby there would be a lot less anger in the world .
Peace and good cheer everyone and have a very merry Christmas