17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » June 13th, 2011, 5:45 pm

Lancaster in the local paper, Full page three artical....

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/9080354.It___s_chocks_away_as_model_Lancaster_takes_to_the_skies/

Typical papers to go a little over the top .... :) still nice to see in the paper, Thanks Peter Maw!! :D :D :D
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby chris willis » June 13th, 2011, 6:23 pm

That's a good start, and well deserved too :D

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » June 13th, 2011, 8:12 pm

Thank you Chris,

Its very nice to see after all them late nights in the back room :)
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Denis Brown » June 13th, 2011, 9:53 pm

Robert_Greenwood wrote:Thank you Chris,

Its very nice to see after all them late nights in the back room :)

Tv will be round next Rob.

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » July 19th, 2011, 12:42 pm

Hello All,

Having been at Cosford last weekend it has given me a swift kick up the backside to get the Lancaster on the flight line :) !! It was fantastic to speak with Tony Nijhuis :) give me some new inspiration!

As for Den, i want to see yours on the flight line next mine next year, no excuses haha :D

The Lancaster will be in Augusts copy of RC Model World :)

See you at a show soon :) :)
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » July 28th, 2011, 7:14 am

Just a quick update, I have now done all my 6 flights on the lancaster, and have flown at Southport last weekend!! It has been worth all that hard work now! :)
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby petermaw » August 2nd, 2011, 9:21 pm

Hi Rob The Lanc will be in the September issue of RCMW, available from all good newsagents on August 18! :D

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » August 4th, 2011, 7:26 am

Thank you Peter,

Who would of thought that transporting the Lancaster would be a project in itself :)

See you at woodvale :)

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Dave Parry » August 4th, 2011, 8:20 am

Hi Rob, You now have a readymade sleeping compartment once you off load the Lanc. You have no excuse on to come to the shows. :lol: :lol:

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Tony Collins 1073 » August 4th, 2011, 10:30 am

Hi Rob,
Here is a site for some inexpensive mudguards. [ If you haven't already got some. ]


http://www.supaprice.co.uk/p/result.jsp ... or+trailer

Tony.

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » November 15th, 2011, 5:34 pm

Ok, So selling just isn’t an option.... it seems i have become more attached to the model than i thought..... working on her (the plane :lol: ) night after night, Christmas day, new year and so on must of got into my blood...

So my problem is mainly the body...getting it sorted,

As a reminder when i painted it with its second coat of resin is sadly didn’t cure, I was left with a wet mess after cleaning it up and recoating the model it finally cured.. BUT upon sanding and premièring the wet came back through :(

It seems leaving the model 2-3 months has made it fully cure but I am now left with a real mess high’s lows and marks all over it.
Has anyone had this issue, if so how did you get around it?

Cheers guys and girls.. :)
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » November 15th, 2011, 6:54 pm

Rob--from what i can remember when we were last out with the Lanc,it wasnt that bad---i would use a powered sander on it to take off all the high spots,and then use stopper to fill all the crevices etc before spraying again with a good coat of primer filler---you know the weight isnt an issue any more,so just get on with it---a few weeks work will transform it ready for final colour---DAVE

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Denis Brown » November 15th, 2011, 7:30 pm

Rob do as Uncle Dave says. I want to see it finished and brought here East Kirkby :D

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » November 17th, 2011, 1:39 pm

I always do Den i Always do! :) will do my best for East Kirby :)

Dave, I was also thnking of applying a coat or primer by hand instead of spraying. So hopefully i can get a enough on to cover the small cracks .... then rub it back down ready for painting?

What do you think, would this work?

Cheers

Rob
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » November 17th, 2011, 5:21 pm

Rob--it really does depend on how deep the cracks etc are---whichever way you go,there will be no easy option,i would rub down first rather than add more !!!!

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » November 30th, 2011, 9:27 pm

Anyone fancy preparing a plane for painting?? :?

:lol:

If i ever see another block and sandpaper...... !!! haha
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Nick Reeves 3055 » November 30th, 2011, 9:45 pm

could you not use some sort of power assisted means??
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » December 8th, 2011, 8:37 am

"could you not use some sort of power assisted means??"

I could but i find i then start to get highs and lows ... :( The body of the Lancaster is going to kill me!

I am so glad it is rubbish weather! :)
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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby DAVE JOHNSON » December 8th, 2011, 8:47 am

Rob--i used just one of the cheapo B@D orbital sanders on the big flat surfaces---it should save a lot of time for you and if you are carefull no problems---DAVE

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Re: 17' tony Nijhuis Lancaster Build

Postby Robert_Greenwood » December 11th, 2011, 2:40 pm

Just been out and bought a orbital sander.... lets see how we go on.... :) thanks dave :)
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