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Hello All, I've had a set of plans and a hankering to build a Fairey Long Range Monoplane for a long time now (since 1997), and a testing group build on another forum gave me the excuse to get going. There are no injection or resin kits of this, and the only vac-form I know of was produced in 1985. So it's a scratchbuild job! I dug out my balsa stocks and had a look. I didn't want to carve a one-foot-something tapered wing out of half inch balsa, so I started messing around with a composite structure: The idea was to have a curved upper surface of soft 1/16 balsa wood
G'day all Little bit miffed, I thought I had started posting this early in the year, can't find any trace of it. Long story short . . I bought this Guillows Supermarine Spitfire kit a few years ago from a gent in the US who claimed it was purchased some 30 odd years prior. So earlier this year I decided to give it a go [haven't done a flying model in 25 years], opened the box and to my horror was covered in a thick layer of white powder and my first thought given this was an international purchase was, "Bugger! Anthrax". Fortunately that proved to not be the case . . . not unless these da