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Steve Dunning30/07/2017 18:06:42
324 forum posts
186 photos

Those who know me will be aware that my health has not been good of late. With two close family bereavements as well in the last seven months, I have had to make a decision.

A great deal of my time in the past few years has been involved with producing kits and foam wings for people who love to build but do not have the facilities to produce foam or cnc parts.

I now wish to concentrate on my own models now without the intrusion or stress of other peoples orders. In other words, I want to relax and enjoy my hobby.

I am therefore not accepting any more orders for wings or kits after completing the outstanding orders that I have already.

I hope that people will be understanding in where I am coming from and look forward to seeing you at events in the future.


David Davis30/07/2017 18:19:58
3574 forum posts
648 photos

Happy Retirement Steve!

Keith Sharples30/07/2017 20:06:25
141 forum posts
2 photos

Happy retirement Steve. I don't blame you, Ive just retired from my photography business so more time for modeling!!!smiley

Denis Watkins30/07/2017 20:07:31
4168 forum posts
82 photos

You have used your skills to help others Steve, done it and got the T shirt.

Make the most of it now

Percy Verance30/07/2017 21:00:10
8108 forum posts
155 photos

Well done that man!

Quite recently I also decided to slash my workload by 50% or so, and I've also taken my personal pension. With our flying field just a few minutes drive from my house, I (potentially) ought to be able to fly most decent afternoons.......

Here's hoping.........

Tony Cook30/07/2017 21:15:39
101 forum posts
89 photos
Enjoy your retirement..its a wonderful hobby!!
Steve Dunning31/07/2017 08:57:36
324 forum posts
186 photos

Many thanks for all your kind comments. I intend to enjoy it.

Martyn K31/07/2017 10:56:30
5041 forum posts
3677 photos

thumbs up Right choice Steve

Get some flying in.

TIM Shaw31/07/2017 11:04:57
166 forum posts
41 photos

Wot Martyn said, enjoy your retirement..

But I guess I will have to have a go at cutting my own Touche surfaces now.....

Bob Cotsford31/07/2017 11:33:05
8231 forum posts
454 photos

Steve, as has been said, save your energy for your leisure time. Listen to your body, if it's telling you to slow down then don't argue with it. Best wishes for sunny skies and light winds for you.

Frank Skilbeck31/07/2017 13:49:50
4600 forum posts
101 photos

+1 And don't forget to post the photos of all your new models on here for us to share your enjoyment.

Steve Dunning31/07/2017 15:56:23
324 forum posts
186 photos

I certainly will Frank. Just converted my Supra Fly 60 to electric. It is easier now for me to use that for power. Flew it for the first time last Tuesday. To say I had a grin like a Cheshire cat would be an understatement.

Bill Michie31/07/2017 17:41:44
86 forum posts
5 photos

Well done on a difficult decision Steve! I'm sure everyone you've helped along the way really appreciates your hard work & effort (I certainly do!)

The time comes for all of us to have some quality time doing what you want, when you want, seeing people/going places, etc etc., especially when health throws a curved ball.

I can understand your position as am there myself now!

Very best wishes!


Nigel Dell01/08/2017 12:04:22
409 forum posts
40 photos

Hi Steve

Good luck in your retirement, at the weekend and spurned on by your Bulldog thread I managed to fine Bulldog Fuz or all the signs are it is the same as the one in your pictures, I thought I would give you a shout regards the wings and tails, that was a flawed concept! 🤣😎

I very much respect your decision so are there any pictures you can point me in the direction of as I have not even got a finished model image to go off, I do need to make a plug for the canopy so obviously the shape would be helpful.

I am considering taking a mould from this untouched moulding so to make it lighter with epoxy and cloth I have my original Mick Reeves kit of the Capricorn which I am taking right back to gel coat and have remedial work to do on that, I have the original wing and a new retract wing for that too.

Any information re the Bulldog would be very much appreciateted.

And enjoy your retirement!



Josip Vrandecic -Mes01/08/2017 12:16:49
2993 forum posts
260 photos

Hello Steve ,I wish you a pleasant retirement with the lot of satisfaction face 1


''Brother in retirement''

Toni Reynaud01/08/2017 12:47:01
418 forum posts
58 photos

Good decision. Enjoy your retirement.

Neil Byrne11/08/2017 08:26:54
4 forum posts

Hope to see you down at Retford mfc on a regular basis mate, time to look after number 1 and enjoy retirement

​regards Neil B

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