Month: May 2019

Osprey Fuselage

The Osprey fuse is a really simple affair with just four plywood formers from the nose to the trailing edge location of the wing seat. Balsa Cabin had some large ply which meant I could cut the sides from a single piece of wood, rather than joining two side pieces as in the original kit.…

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Baudis Skywalker

Today I ordered a Skywalker by Baudis Models. It’s going to take a while to make at their factory in the Czech Republic and will be with me towards the end of August 2019. At least that’ll give me time to save some money to pay for it! Here are a few images of the…

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Stubborn iron on film removal

This is a method I use to remove stubborn old heat shrink film. The subject is a Model Technology Calypso 6 that was in a bit of a state! I’ve found that more expensive films such as Oracover or Profilm tend to come off easier, whereas the cheaper films leave behind a bit of a…

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Osprey Wings

I’ve wanted to build another Osprey 100″ after having one back in the 90s and enjoying the model on those slow, hot and calm summer days. I was fortunate enough to come across Neil Gillies on eBay who makes beautifully laser cut wing ribs. He also has a website www.igull.co.uk Neil put me onto Flyer21…

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