Westland Wessex: Official Build

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:16 pm

Lots of sanding still to do...
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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:13 pm

Clean joint
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held in place by a screw either side and 2 hold downs on top...

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unscrew and carefully lift...

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the side access panels will help that this doesn't have to be done too often...

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:31 pm

Your attention to detail is fantastic =D>
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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

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Ugly Duckling wrote:
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Your attention to detail is fantastic =D>
Thanks UD... I try...

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:18 pm

Marking and scoring of some panel lines...

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Tomcat1 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:10 am

Do you also use broken rotary tool discs for scoring panel lines Andre???
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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:39 am

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Do you also use broken rotary tool discs for scoring panel lines Andre???
Never tried that... sure have enough of those... I use a tapered needle file that lost it's tip

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

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Wonko the Sane wrote:
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Do you also use broken rotary tool discs for scoring panel lines Andre???
Never tried that... sure have enough of those... I use a tapered needle file that lost it's tip

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Try it, it works, just use the thinner one and it gives nice scale size panel lines...I used them when I was still doing the Gripen and worked a charm :wink:
Put three or four layers of masking tape either side of your line and that's your guide to get the groove :wink:
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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:50 pm

Hoist push-through panel done...

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:55 pm

calling the starboard side tailboom rivits DONE \:D/

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:18 pm

Got the suspension on jacks as this prolonged build is squishing the tyres (fortunately only the bottoms)...
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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:24 pm

Building some fiddly bits

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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 pm

Awesome & inSane =D>
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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:14 pm

Some more fiddly bits added and installed...


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Re: Westland Wessex: Official Build

Unread post by Wonko the Sane » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:18 pm

Door weather rails...

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