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Thread: Blackhorse Heinkel He 111
11/12/2017 14:38:24

On examination the damage to the fuselage is not as bad as first thought. This former in front of the battery hatch was split right across and the top half came away. but it was a clean break and in one piece so easy to re glue back in. The small cracks visible in the corners will be covered by the back of the cockpit roof when re attached so not visible anyway.


Thread: Sign of the times - funnies
11/12/2017 11:23:08

I went to the shop on my bike yesterday and bought a bottle of whiskey, then I thought to myself, if I fall off on the way home I will smash the bottle, so I drank it outside the shop. Good job I did because I fell off 7 times on the way home!

Thread: Blackhorse Heinkel He 111
11/12/2017 08:12:42

This bit of the glazing did survive though, coming off in one piece.wp_20171210_21_15_45_pro.jpg

11/12/2017 08:11:50

however I think the nose glazing is defiantly beyond repair!


11/12/2017 08:10:04

wp_20171210_21_14_34_pro.jpgLast nigh I sorted out all the bits for all 4 cowls and it looks like we managed to retrieve most of the bits. No major bits missing luckily. I have taped all the bits together ready for repair.

I think the soft ground saved the worst of the damage!







10/12/2017 16:07:34


The front glasshouse is smashed into tiny bits but fortunately is listed as a spare part on the Ripmax site so hopefully available and cost is about £40 which is enough, but with luck will be all I need to buy!

Otherwise the cost soon exceeds the cost of a new model!

IE cowls £59 each and they are handed, so I would need 2

Wing set £200! I only would need port one if I don't repair but they only come as a set!

Glasshouse £39.

10/12/2017 13:24:40

Both nacelle fronts done, now its lots of work with glasscloth, epoxy, filler and paint to fix all the cracks and splits!



Thread: Brrr chilly
10/12/2017 10:38:30

Hi Cuban8,

I watch ice pilots so I know what you mean, I have often thought it would be awesome to work there on those classic planes, then they say its -40 outside so we will have to stop operations and I think, hmm maybe not!

10/12/2017 10:07:25

unfortunately I am at work for 12 hours today! March in Cambridgeshire. Hope I get home ok tonight! A couple of pics of the yard at work.




Thread: Blackhorse Heinkel He 111
10/12/2017 09:27:21

Then its glued in the front, I think with a bit of filler, sanding and paint it will look ok. Most of it cant be seen behind the spinner anyway.


10/12/2017 09:25:55

I made this from liteply,


10/12/2017 09:25:16

A little work with a file and,


10/12/2017 09:23:25

Well having reassessed the damage, it might just be repearable so going to try.

first job is the nacelles, the fronts now look like this.


Thread: Repairing Fibreglass Mouldings
07/12/2017 21:58:33

Thanks for that guys, I will have a go, especially as Ripmax want £59.99 per side for replacements, So thats £119.98 in total just for the cowlings!

07/12/2017 21:07:54

wp_20171207_20_48_34_pro.jpgreferring to my earlier post about the demise of my HE111, I have been reassessing the damage and it might just be repairable.

My problem is that all of the moldings for the upper and lower cowls are damaged. They have both had the fronts smashed out which I think i can repair by epoxy gluing a plywood disc in the front, but they all have several splits and cracks as show in the photo.

Any advice on the best way to go about repairing these please?

Thread: Blackhorse Heinkel He 111
13/11/2017 17:24:36

I am going to put it on one side for a while, but if i decide its not worth repairing I would certainly concider moving it on to a good home. I will let you both know in due course.

12/11/2017 10:37:32

Thanks all for the comments,

Really cross with myself for such stupidity but there we go its all part of the hobby!

Had another look this morning and I think its scrap! All the glazing has gone which could be bought as spares but the price is not cheap!

Fuselage bulkhead pulled out but is in one piece so could possibly go back in.

Both nacelles smashed and U/C mountings pulled out. One wing also has a large split along the leading edge and several cracks in the top surface.

I can get new wings and plastic nacelles and glazing but the cost would be more than I paid for the model and nearly the price of what it is going for now ( about £ 399 in most shops )

I will put it in the naughty corner for a couple of months then have another look when its not so raw!

11/11/2017 16:00:00

Maidened this today, did not go well! taxi fine, take off fine, flew nicely after trimming, then I made my basic mistake, Brought it in for landing, lowered the flaps and it reared up nearly vertical, stalled and spun in before I could react.

It looks to be a write off on first inspection.

Why o why did I not try flaps first two crashes high?

Really mad at myself but I will live and learn.

Thread: Connie are you to much for me?
09/11/2017 20:54:02

I have made the 4 hatches for the esc and started rough shaping and sanding.


And also I have started the first cowl front and rough shaped the top and bottom air scoops.



Thread: Kings Lynn Model Shop
08/11/2017 17:12:14

I have used KLMS several times and always found them excellent. I would echo the comments on visiting the shop. The first time I went I thought it was the wrong place, just a door in a unit and no sign!

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