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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2018, 02:26:37 PM »

Great stuff, James- keep at it!

(Re iPad photos- I've found on mine that if take the pic with the iPad held with the home button on the right, the pic will still be the right way up when transfered to a forum or wherever. Not that it really matters.)
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2018, 02:31:56 PM »

Andrew, do either of your kids accept contract work?  I have this "under-cambered" wing that's being a right pain...  Smiley

> ...small patches as per the Guillows instructions, it won’t be the neatest...
Oh I dunno.  You may have lots of overlaps, but you won't have any ugly cobbles or wrinkles which would look far less appealing.
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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2018, 02:41:50 PM »

Great build . I think I started around Jimbo's age, though with far less ambitious models. Ezebuild all sheet DH Pussmoth was probably my first solo attempt. I parked it in a hanger under my bed but it met and unfortunate end when my mum ran it over with the Hoover  Undecided who Hoovers under the bed ?

Good luck with the build
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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2018, 08:43:59 PM »

You have a good production line working there Andrew. Covering stringered fuselages is certainly not one of my favourite tasks. They certainly seem to be enjoying themselves(more than Dad?) - although lots of serious concentration there.

I can see a competition coming here Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2018, 05:18:12 PM »

Hard work for me, but that is the lot of a dad isn’t it!?

More concentrated faces...

Doping of the the fin/rudder and covering the wing, Dad holding it whilst Jimbo adds PVA, to secure the loose edges.

On the wing I had no option than to let him trim the edges with a razor so that they could be overlapped, he still has eight fingers and two thumbs so it ended well...

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« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2018, 07:48:03 PM »

He will be aright with tools Andrew. I would imagine that Jim is well on the way to coming to grips with sharp blades and knives Andrew. He looks confident and focused. Must be good genes?  Smiley

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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2018, 08:10:12 AM »

Yes his mother is a very clever lady...  Grin Cheesy

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« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2018, 08:58:28 PM »

Diplomatic Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2018, 08:57:40 AM »

Well his patience and concentration paid off with a reasonable looking covering job, the edges tucked underneath look a bit ragged - but hey - Could I have done as well as this at his age - no way!

The first outer wing panel has been doped and drying...


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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2018, 10:14:07 AM »

When a young man concentrates so well to get a high standard of workmanship it seems a pity to cover the model with tissue from a shoe box or from around a bunch of flowers.  Surely he is worth some genuine 'Esaki' and an introduction to 'wet covering' on the fuselage. Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2018, 12:39:45 PM »

Hi John,

It is genuine Esaki...

Even with its wet strength, I am not sure he has a delicate enough touch to use it wet.  I will teach him all I know, but all in good time, baby steps!  Grin

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« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2018, 01:30:58 PM »

Never mind 'Could I have done as well as this at his age?'...  Sometimes my covering doesn't go as well as that now! Great work, Jimbo; keep it up!
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« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2018, 08:04:52 AM »

Thanks Pete, that is very kind.  I told him about your comments, he was really pleased especially because he knows you from the Nats last year...

We’ll continue the build when we get back.  We brought it with us expecting he usual mix of good weather with occasional rainy or cloudy days that you get in the Loire.  But the weather has been so good this year that (understandably) the pool has had a bigger draw on us!  Grin

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« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2018, 09:26:01 AM »

Reliving my early to late modeling trajectory.... The Jetco ROG, The Thermic 36, the Carl Goldberg Ranger 28, The Guillows Nieuport 28, Guillow's Fokker DVIII, Guillow's this Guillows that, Age 13. The mid teens to early 50's abyss, emerged with wife, kids, my third house, a beer gut, and a strong desire to wade into the ocean and try to swim to Portugal. Balsa called back and here I AM, happily married, grown kids, and a happily cluttered workbench, and models that actually fly. It will be interesting to observe young James' trajectory, balance him, wind him, launch, adjust, and watch him hit the life thermals!
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