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Posted by steve wenban | Aug 13, 2019 @ 05:12 AM | 785 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 | 2,101 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 | 1,445 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 | 2,397 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 | 2,113 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 | 1,968 Views
8 weeks to go , should be able to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 12, 2019 @ 02:21 AM | 3,841 Views
Got 9 weeks to get this done
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 10, 2019 @ 04:34 PM | 2,173 Views
Hatch for radio bay underway it will be retained by rare earth magnets
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 09, 2019 @ 04:42 PM | 2,974 Views
Getting closer
Posted by steve wenban | Jul 05, 2019 @ 04:42 AM | 3,128 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 | 3,022 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 | 2,521 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 | 2,270 Views
Th Fiat is moving along nicely ,very happy with how its coming together
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 28, 2019 @ 12:18 AM | 5,987 Views
sheeting the fuse is proving very interesting as the curves are quite tight
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 24, 2019 @ 02:32 AM | 3,088 Views
The G-55 is moving along nicely
Posted by steve wenban | Jun 22, 2019 @ 04:57 PM | 3,423 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 | 3,379 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 | 1,346 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 | 8,449 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.