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Member postings for Bob Jennings 1

Here is a list of all the postings Bob Jennings 1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Fouga magister 1/4.5 moulded from scratch
31/05/2019 10:46:50

It's like watching a magician at work. That wing mould looks amazing.

23/05/2019 12:19:38

Fascinating Dirk. Your patience is endless. Very impressive.

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
15/05/2019 16:18:06

I've always said slope soaring, especially PSS, is hardcore!

30/04/2019 16:44:12

I'm going to miss this... The Bwlch experience is so different. Have a great time you lucky dudes.

02/04/2019 12:04:45

Have a great weekend gentlemen.
I will be with you in spirit and will see you at the Lleyn in June.
Hopefully I will get some time in between to stir the sticks before then.
Cheers and greasy landings to you all.


Thread: PSSA pre-season get together - RAF Cosford - The Return!
19/02/2019 13:10:11

Just seen this thread, yup, I'll bring Sue too.

See you Sunday!

Thread: New Years Eve 2018 / New Years Day 2019 PSSA Fly-In
17/12/2018 21:32:54

BMFA renewal done. Hope to be there both days if its Bosley. NYD if its The Orme.

See you all there!

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
12/10/2018 19:15:57

Hi Pete,

The bro and I are at the Grand tonight and we can waddle over to the Alexandra after dinner at the Cottage Loaf.


12/09/2018 11:20:48

Lovely shots Paul.

11/09/2018 10:36:16

Sorry Alan, I'm on holiday on those dates, cleaning the primer from under my nails in Greece.

I'm very interested in this venue so count me in for future events.


Thread: Canberra by Andy Blackburn PSS
30/08/2018 15:26:25

Nice one Pete! Can't wait to see it in the film!

Thread: RN Hawker Sea Hurricane IIc
28/08/2018 10:18:50

On Monday I drove over to Buxton and saw someone preparing to maiden their Hurricane in primer!

28/08/2018 09:49:51

Ashamed to say I've still got epoxy curing....... Not even a whiff of primer yet!

23/08/2018 17:01:15

I'm due to spray my fus this weekend, so I'll post a few pics with the result. Time is cracking on.... so much to do!

23/08/2018 16:10:46

Oh, and that tailwheel is rather nice!

23/08/2018 16:09:45

Excellent work Phil, looking really smart already.

Thread: Hawker Hurricane Mk I fabric detail
20/08/2018 10:52:42

This caught my eye in B&Q

Dulux paint tester

08/08/2018 17:58:21

Here are some detailed descriptions of how I've approached the fabric detailing on the PSSA Mass Build Hawker Hurricane Mk I for 2018.

Here's the molding from the Airfix 1/24 scale version.

kit fus 2.jpg

See the lovely stringer detail and the subtle indentations in the fin. The tailplane has some nice features too. So here we go with the method.

Mark out the fin where the ribs are featured and cut strips of ordinary masking tape to approx 2mm wide and apply along the lines, making sure it is well burnished down. I used a sheet of glass to cut the tape with a scalpel and steel rule.

balsa fin taped.jpg

It's simply an arduous task now of using fine sanding paper or a foam backed sander to remove enough material from between the masking tape to create the effect. It works really well, but as a guide... and I did count... it takes about 130 strokes with 400 grit in each position to remove enough wood to achieve the ripple effect. It's subtle, don't be tempted to go too energetically at it, you'll lift or wear through the masking tape.

balsa fin sanded 1.jpg

balsa fin sanded 3.jpg

The technique has been used on the tailplane and ailerons to good effect too.

balsa elevator taped.jpg

balsa elevator sanded 2.jpg

balsa tailplane sanded 2.jpg

balsa ailerons sanded.jpg

With the tape removed, the effect is quite astonishing.

The fuselage needed a similar approach and once the stringer stations were marked....

balsa fus marked 1.jpg

...the tape could be applied with some gentle sanding to follow. Dust the fuselage off carefully and apply a coat of finishing epoxy to seal the surface and keep the tape down. It's staying on this time.

balsa fus taped 1st coat.jpg

Give it a gentle sanding and apply the fibreglass. 25g cloth and Aeropoxy as I had some left over from another build.

glassed fus 2.jpg

A nice subtle finish once it's cured.

glassed fin.jpg

I added some slivers of 1/16 balsa cut to 2mm and feathered at the ends to replicate the raised detail on the rudder.

Happy sanding!

Edited By Bob Jennings 1 on 08/08/2018 17:58:42

Thread: PSSA Gliding Events 2019
09/05/2018 09:58:12

Hi Steve and PSS crew. I won't be making the trip to lovely Wales as I had already committed myself to the Macclesfield Beer Festival that weekend and forgot!

I will do my penance and clear the decks to start on my Hurricane.

Have fun. I expect you'll join me in spirit for a few beers at the Grapes after a spectacular days flying.
Happy landings.

06/04/2018 14:58:52

Just seeing all your ugly mugs is a joy.... the flying is a bonus!


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