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Member postings for Eric Robson

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Thread: Dom Smith F7F-3 Tigercat
30/10/2020 16:18:09

Hi Martian, we were called The Trebletone's played around the west Midlands and Wales, the we took on a bass player and became the Trebletone 4. We used to carry a full size Lowrie Holiday organ and Leslie speaker around with us getting up the stairs at Wem town hall was quite a challenge . The best gigs were at the sergeants mess at Donnington cheap booze duty free fags and a good meal . The first time at Sleap air show we were just getting out of the car as a Lightning came past just under the speed of sound nothing to hear till it passed and then went vertical, I thought we would have to get my father in law some clean underwear, the noise was deafening.

Just bought another twin kit today now that the Ju88 is almost ready to fly, it is an Aerotech Mosquito bran new in box 71" span, so plenty to go at for the winter. 

Edited By Eric Robson on 30/10/2020 16:23:00

29/10/2020 21:50:21

Really taking shape now Martian, lovely sleek lines. I see what you mean about Hobby Craft £5 for a sheet of 3/32x4x36 . I used to live in what is now Telford and I was in a group , we used to play at RAF Shawbury, Do they still have a Vampire gate guardian there?. I also went to an air show at Sleap that was back in the 1960's

Thread: Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build
29/10/2020 17:26:01

I think does Maurice, a few more brown leaves and it would be invisible.wink

29/10/2020 14:15:41

Hi Paul, the motors are Race Star 42/50 800 kv . I have one in my Warbird Replica Spitfire lots of power on 4s.

29/10/2020 10:56:12

Went out to do some motor testing with different size props ,it started raining .dsc_0689[1092].jpgdsc_0688[1093].jpg

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
29/10/2020 10:39:24

Never seen Chinese Monopoly , Do they go to Wuhan instead of jail?

29/10/2020 09:03:29
Posted by Paul Johnson 4 on 29/10/2020 08:06:17:

Sitting here contemplating my navel, removing the toast crumbs, what with the main uk suppliers not currently able to source balsa.

I think we need to enjoy the kits we have. It may be a long time before we see many more.

Covid-19, balsa shortage, the Chinese aren't my favourites at the moment......

Paul, I think it is a plot by the Chinese to boost their flagging foamie sales after they recreated the building bug with their Corona virus wink

Edited By Eric Robson on 29/10/2020 09:04:22

Thread: Future balsa supplies in UK
28/10/2020 23:31:56
Posted by Geoff S on 28/10/2020 23:21:26:

One of the reasons I went for both the CNC cut parts and additional wood pack for Peter Miller's Rans Chaos was because it looked like buying the wood for myself would be difficult and using wood I already had would deplete my stock (realtively modest as it is) and make repairs or mods more difficult.

I haven't tried recently, but are 'proper' (ie balsa/ply) kits in short supply too?


Looking at the Tony Nijhuis balsa packs to complete the plan packs are no longer available.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
28/10/2020 23:16:04

Get those muppets back on the drawing board to finish that 110 and put my name on it. Ju 88 nearly ready for test, it may be a while looking at the weather forecast. Will send plenty of Haribo's if that's what it takes.

Thread: Colinís Spanish Fury
28/10/2020 15:55:53

Looking good Colin, my mother always said after all that good work it's a pity you have to hide it . And that was just my Keil Kraft rubber powered jobs.

Thread: Warbirds Replicas P51 Mustang
28/10/2020 09:05:07

Going together well Paul, making wings is the one part of modelling I don't like but Richard's system makes it pretty much fool proof even for an old fool like me.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build
27/10/2020 08:48:58

I wish Paul, I was referring to the full size . I hope you are back to good health now, looking forward to seeing the Mustang finished.

27/10/2020 08:48:56

I wish Paul, I was referring to the full size . I hope you are back to good health now, looking forward to seeing the Mustang finished.

26/10/2020 23:10:54

Thanks Maurice, I have been thinking of making a Sea fury or Brian Taylor Fw190 in foam board depron and ply. I have the plans for the Fw190 and also the B.T. Tempest The Seafury wing was taken from the Tempest and a section removed from the centre to reduce the span to 38ft. just need to draw up the fuselage and tail end.

Thread: Will old electric motors ever have the fascination that IC engines do?
26/10/2020 20:17:38

I have 2 Me 109's both about 65" span a scale electric. and a sport scale i/c with a Saito 125 fs. they both fly well but give me the i/c one anytime for sound and duration, at the moment our field entrance is a quagmire, this is where electric is good, small case with batteries and t/x in one hand model in the other.

Just to look at it from another angle in the future will modellers have a yearning for long gone foamies like we fondly look back on Junior and Super Sixty's. At least we can make these models from plans, only problem looming is a shortage of balsa. How about a foam board Black Magic?

Thread: Warbird Replicas Ju88 Night Fighter build
26/10/2020 19:57:34
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 26/10/2020 17:42:44:

Ahh right , Yes they look too big , nice though , How about building two Fw190s to fit the spinners ?

Ok , maybe not .

Don't think I need another 2 FW190'S.


26/10/2020 17:27:01

Thanks Ron and Richard, spent a lot of time modifying the cowls ,I have taken the cooling gills off and extended the nacelle, need to paint it as yet. The paint on the cowl is out of the same can as the rest of the yellow, it actually is more of a sand colour than it appears. I think the spinners are too big and would look more at home on a Focke Wulf 190.dsc_0685[1076].jpg

25/10/2020 20:46:36

Managed to get some more paint on today, the green needs toning down, a little heavy with the rattle can in places. Still the cockpit area to attend to and the cowls.dsc_0683[1073].jpg

25/10/2020 09:56:41

Fuselage and wing painted top and bottom, I used rattle cans, the yellow is primer the underside is Ford Nordic blue which is almost an exact match, it is a 1970's colour so I was surprised to find it on the shelf at Halfords. They only had 2 in stock so I took both the second for my Me 110 which I am going to twist Richards arm for another batch, I think pigs will fly first as the first batch sales were poor , lots of interest but no commitment .However with the balsa disappearing we may see a resurge in foam veneered kits. dsc_0680[1069].jpg

Thread: Ebay sellers...
24/10/2020 16:34:07
Posted by kevin b on 24/10/2020 16:13:51:

Now here's an interesting project for somebody. There is definitely "mould" involved.


He also has a moulded body of a Hurricane probably from the or something mould. There was a firm doing fibreglass fuselages and foam wings of ww2 warplanes in the 1970's they were very heavy. Looks like one of those as the cowl had to be cut off , unless you can get a foam wing its not a lot of use as there is no balsa about just now.

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