Scratch building and cleaning up the garage.

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  1. Bustedwing

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    #1 Bustedwing, Apr 26, 2010
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    I hav'nt posted anything for ages but here's what I'm working on at present. Gives me an excuse to hang out in the garage and fart about with my welder.

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    VERY NICE!!!!!!! Great detail What engine is it? A Wasp?
     
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    Excellent! It's an art!!!
     
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    Great work mate!
     
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    Nice little beast.

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    Some updates, a piece of 2 inch exhaust pipe for the fuselage. 20 guage steel sheet for the stabilizers and rudder. Bits of welding rod for the braces.

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    The wings are 20 guage, I made the ribs by hammering a hatchet into the back side or under side.

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    This weekend, the cockpit. I have one of my kids Harry Potter action figures for a pilot. Then the upper wing, guns, landing gear and paint. Then I mount it on top of my green house unless my wife finds out what I'm up to in the garage and changes my plans !
     
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    Mate, thats brilliant !
     
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    Well thanks but brilliant would better describe your work, mine would be more along the lines of falling off a bar stool ! I used to build floats, If i never buck a rivet again....well you know.
     
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    Now that's pretty dam cool!
     
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    #13 Bustedwing, May 1, 2010
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    Ok some work on the upper fuselage and cockpit. Suitable pilot. Tomorrow, some machine guns and the upper wing and then landing gear.

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    Next weekend hopefully get to work on the paint !
     
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    Thats frickin cool!
     
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    What a fantastic weather vane

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    Some updated pictures. Got the gardening deal out of the way yesterday so it was back to the Mig.
    Machine guns, brake tubing and an old bicycle chain.

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    Upper wing and bracing.

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    Finished all the welding this weekend. Next weekend the paint,

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    It's looking good.

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