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  • Birthday 07/16/1960

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    Stokes Valley, Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ
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    Modelling Ships, Cabinet Making, Gardening, Cats

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  1. Thanks All!! Yup, the Frames have Thread Rigging, Fore/Aft/Across every frame, up to the Pilots Seat, but, my question is more centered around the actual Control Cables for the Flying Surfaces. I was leaning to "Multi Strand" wire? Mark: If Multi Stranded, would it not be already "Pre-tensioned?" to some extent? (Yup, I hear your advice.) I guess I'll have to experiment.... 🙂 With the continued issues with this, I'm looking forward to getting back to the Sanson. (At least I can correct "Irregularities." Small update: Have finished the various Instruments/Cluster but I'm having trouble getting the Instrument Cluster Support bar to fit across the Cockpit Frames.... I have words of frustration which I will not utter here!! Simulated Glass of the Instruments with clear Nail Varnish. Cheers....HOF.
  2. Hi All, Take care, hope that things give you Chaps a miss.... We are seeing on CNN at present. (Even in New Zealand.) Take care. Cheers....HOF.
  3. Hi All, I'm after some "Learned" advice.... The Control Column/Rudder Bar are linked to the Control Surfaces, Aileron/Rudder/Elevator. (Working surfaces.) My question, should I go with Thread for these moving things or maybe go with Multi Stranded thin wire? (Stripped insulation, of course.) I'm leaming to the wire as it's not going to fray and I can easily solder the terminations whilst retaining the tension required. Any advice/opinion wold be very welcome. Cheers....HOF.
  4. Thanks Carl/Mark, Wot I call "Muntz_ is called "Minatz" or similar in the instructions. (White Metal.) (I call it Muntz as that is what I have called it before.... It's horrible stuff.)) Anyway, a couple of photos.... Have an awesome weekend!!
  5. Small update.... Work continues on the Fuselage.... I'm not too happy with it, there are no accurate measurements in the "Destructions" it's just go with the flow and try to get things lined up/square. As stated before, there are many, many issues.... One of the se is the fragility of the components, Esp, the "Muntz" ones. (Filed a bit of a groove tonight for the Instrument Cluster, it just fell to bits with the most gentle touch, anyway, rebuilt/fixed with CA/Epoxy.) I think that this one has been languishing too long and over time, if not assembled, the parts degrade. Haver completed the Control Column, Rudder Bar, Cockpit Floor and am reasonably happy with the Firewall and "Cockpit" Veneers. I have also to fabricate some Lugs for the Landing Gear/Interplane Struts as the most forward Cockpit Frames were missing and I had to Fabricate these also. So, we'll see how it goes.... I'll post some photos tomorrow. Cheers....HOF.
  6. Nice start!! Congratulations on purchasing an "Early" version of this subject. You'll find that it builds to a great model, Just take your time. Have a wee think about the instruction sequence, from memory, some things should be done before others.... Cheers....HOF.
  7. Thanks Dennis/Lou, Progress with the Firewall, It's a bit of a mission.... There are "Veneers" that attach and a whole host of other stuff. Thinking about some "Mods" to make stuff more accurate/secure. As stated, some time ago, this Model/Kit leaves a lot to be desired. (I'll try my level best to complete....) Cheers....HOF.
  8. Addendum: I did try to Hard Solder the Rudder/Tail Plane/Elevator components. It's o.k. for the Brass/Brass connections but not for Brass/Muntz Metal stuff, I did try.... (I also researched on the Net.) Seemed to be too much risk associated with high, (Blow Torch), temperatures/melting points. Z-Poxy seems to have done the trick. Firewall stuff later today perhaps.... Cheers....HOF.
  9. Nice detail Sir!! At least you, (And now us), know what is "Hidden." Cheers....HOF.
  10. A couple of pictures of "Sausage" 1 and 2 after a couple of hard days "Helping" with Modelling activities and other Cat Stuff....
  11. Cowling, Careening, (Don't know why it's called that), and Wheels:
  12. Firewall undergoing strengthening:
  13. Rudder Re-Engineered:
  14. Updates: Apologies that these are late.... Had issues with the Tail Plane/Elevators.... Trying to clean these up last night, the Port side LE separated, glued it back on but the Geometry changed slightly which meant the Elevator did not have clearance to operate. Replaced the LE, Epoxy Fillets and cleaned up a bit. (Might give it a bit more of a "Tickle" tomorrow.) Anyway....
  15. Temperature is dropping in Stokes Vegas.... 2.1"C Plastered the corners of the Firewall with Z-Poxy. Hopefully this will complete integrity of this rather brittle component and the penetration's therein. 🙂 Already tidying up the Elevator/Tail Plane, more Z-Popxy Fillets.... (I may have to spray the Control surfaces Gunmetal/Silver, we'll see....) Carl, I promise to post some photos later today, just for you Chap. 🙂 Cheers....HOF.

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