My own design B24 Liberator is finally back onto the board for some much needed attention. I'd left the build just after finishing the glassing of the fuselage and tailplane, as well as having mounted and blended the aforementioned TP
Thursday, 29 April 2021
Friday, 9 April 2021
I've had cause to update a couple of plans recently - namely the Sea Hawk, and also spruce up something I started a while back; the digitizing of a Micro Mold Avenger sport slope soarer.
Avenger, as seen on the cover of our bible "Slope Soaring", by Dave Hughes. I've always had a soft spot for the Avenger as the chap who taught me to fly had one, and it was a beautiful machine.
I still have the Skyraider plan to finish, and hopefully productionize for PSS. I'm doing most of this one in 3D as it's a bit quicker for me to do so, but trickier when forming fuselage sides and other bent pieces. "Sheet metal" mode rarely transfers nicely to the often longer and more compound blends we find in our models.
Wednesday, 7 April 2021
Well, regular updates aren't really forthcoming, but at least I'm still here. I've completed a couple of sport glider builds in the mean time (Angelwings FVT3 and Pug Twisty DLG), and I'm still concentrating on the old Meatbox. I've decided next up on the build list will be the quarter scale FW190 that was bought as a half completed fuselage with a pair of wings 2 or 3 years ago, but more on that later.
So the glassing and priming went well on the Meteor, and the fuselage has since had a spray putty coat, and some more detail added - namely the cockpit interior with gunsight, and the guns themselves.
The wings had more red spot putty added to the engines, along with blends to the wings being tweaked. They are now ready for 2k filler primer, as soon as I've finished off the servo hatches in the underside.
Friday, 8 January 2021
The catch up with build progressions continues, this time with the big Grey Moose.
I had painted the entire airframe, before realising that I had no efficient way of keeping the wings on still! I had thought of using a method similar to the A10, but it's quite heavy.
Anyway, the pictures below show it just before I retro-fitted the wing retention tongues, and I'm also sporting a beard (now gone!).
I have ben rather slack on the updates in recent times, so I am updating bits and pieces as I think about them. I noticed that I hadn't mentioned that the F100 flew, and flew...fairly well. Some odd control responses hear and there which I hope to eradicate with some mixing.
The Meteor progresses well, with the wings fully glassed and the nacelles now permanently attached. I added flaps to the small inboard area - some are better than none I think. She's a fairly bulky model so I want to be able to bring it in accurately and safely.
Friday, 21 August 2020
This one has been bubbling away for a while, with some beta work on the first build being done by PSSA member Chris Barlow. I've now got my own under way now, and she's come along nicely.
It's been a long while since I've posted, so some updates I guess! Firstly, the F100 build which as per the title, is finished and awaits her maiden.
She weighs just over 7lbs RTF, so should go well in a stiff breeze.
Monday, 17 February 2020
Lots of bits still being primed and test fitted, final bits of priming hoped to be done this week, with a view to getting top coat started this weekend.