Friday, 30 March 2018

Another Lightning

 Decided to build my 4th English Electric Lightning this one for a friend. Have never made a flying model before, so something new. The aircraft will be of XS904 BQ which is based at Bruntingthorpe. Will be using silver leaf for the underside. Progress is going well so far.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Flight Sim

My old flight sim joystick has been playing up for a while and getting a bit old for modern sims, so have just bought myself a new Joystick and will collect tomorrow from Argos. Will report back on how good it is later.

All set up and working, amazing bit of kit for the money and what a difference it has made to my flight sim experience, very smooth. I have only pre-programmed a few buttons and this has made a huge difference from having to use keyboard presses.

Have decided to keep the throttle and joystick together and build a sliding shelf under my desk to place it on, but highly recommended.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets days for 2018


Well we had a week of snow and ice which now seems a distant memory, nights are getting lighter too, so will get out and tidy up the garden in a week or two. Looking forward to getting back out on my bike as it has been ages now.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Squadron Plaque

For some time now I have been thinking of designing and making a Squadron plaque, so have got some air drying clay to model a maple leaf for my 5 Squadron plaque which will be made from solid oak wood. Now to get the design drawn.

First attempt using DAS clay, easy enough to work with and at the minute drying out, progress.

I found the clay easy to work with, a finger moistened with water helps to take off any sharp edges. Drying took a few days and I found it is best to turn the object over each day, as it tend to warp from the flat whilst drying, luckily I made a couple more and learned from the first one.

Project on hold for the minute as am busy building an Airfix F6 Lightning, but will return to the project when the Lightning is finished.

Demise of our Hoover

Our Hoover decided to pack up yesterday, stripped it down and found the motor housing where the drive for the belt was had broken away, no way of repairing the plastic part unfortunately. Time for a new machine, duly selected by my wife and being collected today, it is a Dyson this time round.

Hopefully this one will do the job and last as long as our old upright Hoover, time will tell