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Colin Leighfield01/12/2020 23:20:51
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Thanks Danny, nice to know that I might be doing something useful for a change! I’ve made a decision that I’m building nothing else until this one is finished and I’m sticking to that. Also this weekend I’ve got to empty the shed and find somewhere to stick everything because it’s being demolished next week. When you realise that it’s windier inside than outside then it has to go. The new much larger structure won’t be in place until December 22, so I want to get as much done this week before I’m snookered for a fortnight. However once it’s done I will have a far better building environment and more storage space as well. Onward and upward!

Colin Leighfield03/12/2020 19:26:07
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As planned I partially disassembled the cabane structure to tissue and dope the machine-gun troughs, covered the fuselage section with Solartex and then did the same to the underside of the wing centre-section. Afterwards I put it all back together. Some light sanding to do and I will then cover the top. Next step is to put it to one side and finish the fuselage.38449043-384f-404f-83e9-7adcf4fa3058.jpeg

McG 696903/12/2020 20:03:02
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... nice to have you back at the Fury with 'full conviction', Colin. yes

Keep up the mojo...

Cheers & stay safe

Chris

Colin Leighfield03/12/2020 20:13:31
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Thank you Chris! There’s been far too much going on but I’ve reduced some of the pressures on my time and this will be finished now.

Colin Leighfield04/12/2020 08:08:33
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Top of wing centre-section covered. It’s taken some time to get the cabane assembly right, but it’s probably the most critical part of the plane, so it’s necessary. That’s enough on the wings for now, back onto the fuselage.eedaacf6-1cd4-478f-a500-87d690376cf6.jpeg

Danny Fenton04/12/2020 08:56:09
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Looks great well done Colin, as you say the centre section really needs to be correct or the rigging will be a nightmare......

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield04/12/2020 14:06:55
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Thanks Danny! Here’s the usual morale-builder photo before the next step. a73181c5-708f-4c02-837f-f0b95594a9d0.jpeg

Colin Leighfield07/12/2020 17:34:21
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6e9b6f67-8068-4e35-92fc-9ef155283c8b.jpegad779509-ffed-4568-a4c0-3bd181db0eaf.jpegd1ed7ce0-5840-496e-8f51-0e4f6606b75a.jpega5f3aa05-509e-42f4-9b07-19c070891291.jpegMy shed’s been demolished and removed today, a day early! It was in a real state. Build wise I’m completely snookered now just when I’m picking up speed, but by the end of the month I’ll be back in action in much better working conditions with plenty of working and storage space. I couldn’t believe how much stuff I’d got in the 12’x6’ shed and I’ve had to stuff it all into the lean-to on the other side of the house. The foamy models are there too, but the balsa planes are in the garage roof, f4870f8c-a5ad-403b-acf6-9f2322c2a90f.jpegwhich is already crammed with stuff going back forty years! The Fury is cosy in the loft with a PFM Giant Zlin NIB, a Mick Reeves Fe190D part built and there’s an unbuilt Mick Reeves Spitfire somewhere there up there as well!

John Minchell08/12/2020 23:29:11
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Have you seen the latest Scale Newsletter I sent out Colin? You and your PFM Zlin get a mention.

John M

Colin Leighfield09/12/2020 08:43:30
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Hi John, yes, I read it avidly and saw the reference to me and the Giant Zlin! Interestingly also, in the last few days I’ve been approached by someone who’s got a NIB PFM Cranfield A1, the 51” version. Paul Bardoe mentions in the article that ha hasn’t been able to find any of these, so I put this chap onto Paul. I haven't heard anything from either since, so don’t know if anything has come of it.

John Minchell12/12/2020 11:53:38
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Colin

I spoke with Paul and he has seen your email - he's rushed off his feet with Xmas sales stuff but will reply to you as soon as he can.

John M

Colin Leighfield12/12/2020 16:28:21
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Hi John. No problem, in fact Paul and the owner of the NIB Cranfield A1 kit have exchanged emails today. I’ll observe with interest.

Colin Leighfield22/12/2020 14:06:35
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f2b5af0c-8bc4-4833-8d1e-2e3671ff9721.jpegd7bbb274-2ec0-4c66-965c-183e160dbac3.jpegAt last! I’ve got somewhere fit to build a Fury. Electrics and fitting out to do, but we’re on our way.6f57e015-717d-4348-b776-ff2d4431cc62.jpeg

Danny Fenton22/12/2020 14:18:22
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Very nice Colin

Graham Donaldson22/12/2020 15:09:27
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That looks good Colin. No excuses now apart from the cold. I'm so thankful that my workshop is in the house! You seem to be spending a lot of time on these fiddly indoor models. I don't think I would have the patience. I'm back on the BT Hurricane.

Keep safe and enjoy the season.

Graham

Colin Leighfield22/12/2020 20:11:37
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Thanks Danny! Graham, thanks to you as well. Great to hear you’re working on the BT Hurricane, Danny has built that to the very highest of scale standards.
The poor condition and limited space in the previous shed didn’t help with the building of larger models, so my progress is sporadic and I’ve been distracted by other smaller projects, which can be sneaked into the house and frequently worked on surreptitiously in the kitchen! It’s going to take a few days to get the new one organised and electrified but as soon as it’s fit I’ll be back onto the Fury. In the meantime I confess to having been working on a 27 1/2” span Magister made out of Depron and Vector Board, which is taking shape between the study, kitchen and bedroom.

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