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AdrianMF

Fairey Long Range Monoplane - one step forward, two steps, er...

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Looking incredible, I think simply proceeding with what you have is best, it looks fine to me. So pleased you've picked it up again. 👍

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Nice to see this on the go again Adrian, at risk of sounding like a nag, don't over think it, after all, no one is going to be able to say theirs is better & what you're doing will look superb with paint & details in place.

Steve.

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Looks suspiciously like another fine piece of work in the offing Adrian. Keep faith - we are!

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Hi Adrian.

I have just caught up with this thread and what you have created is amazing. I admire anyone who can create something by scratch building. I have a hankering to do a Dragon Rapids one day as the shape of the fuselage means I may have a chance to get it done. I have bought a card model and was going to use this to copy in plasticard. Cheating I suppose, but don't tell anyone!!!

Keep up your amazing work.

All the best

Chris

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Good to see some progress on this one - it has not been forgotten. As for another fuselage... 😳😳😳

absolutly no need that I can see.

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Well this project isn’t dead, it’s just tired out after a long squawk...

 

I decided to get the wings sanded down a bit better and sprayed them with good ole Halfords filler primer.

 

Beautiful plumage:

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Wake up Polly!!

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I will leave that to dry thoroughly and (sigh) get the coarse sandpaper out...

 

Regards,

Adrian

 

 

 

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That Halfords stuff is great.  Lovely to see this back.

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Got to agree with Ian - that looks really good. Glad too to see it being revived - an interesting project.

 

P

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Must go back to the beginning as it slipped by me first time around.  Or did it?  Senior moment.

 

Dennis

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Thanks gents!

 

I have had a rather extreme session with the 120 grit and I’m now back to here:

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The primer was flawed all the way down, past the layers I sprayed recently, so I am going to give the lower side a good coat of superglue. It’s a good way of using up superglue that’s going off, and with a fragment of plastic wrap around my finger there shouldn’t be too much to peel off! Touch wood, the top side, which had that treatment yesterday, is still looking good and is a bit less rippled after 320 grit and a sanding block.

 

Regards,

Adrian

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Man oh man oh man! I have to confess I had nearly forgotten this! I am so, so pleased to see progress. Good .luck and hope it keeps progressing!

 

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Just found this - WHAT a project! don't think I'd have the patients to keep restarting over.

With your attention to detail this WILL be a superb replica of an unusual type

 

   Roger

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Hi Adrian, very good to see this back again. The Halfords filler primer is good stuff. Interesting re the super glue treatment too and your skin friendly method of application, I will have to remember that.

Keep up the good work

All the best

Chris

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Well, having dug this project up for its annual outing on the shelf of shame, I had another look at the wings this morning. The primer underneath the wing is still bubbling up, so I dug it all up right back to the balsa wood in the affected areas and filled with Milliput, followed by a good sanding:

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Finally, I think I've got a sound surface. And the topside of wing is looking solid still:

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Thanks for looking,

Adrian

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Five years and one day this project’s been going Adrian.

 

As folks keep telling me with my Avro ‘Get on with it!’ 🤣

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This annual event has now been adopted in the Church calendar as the Festival of St. Adrian. (that span looking most smooth now...) :thumbsup2:

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I’m only 5 years (and 2 days) behind.  But I’m glad I belatedly spotted it; I’ve caught up now :)  Ambitious and impressive project, not to mention instructive.  Should I make a note in the diary for next year - or hope for earlier :whistle:

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