Today, I have mostly been.....

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Preparing the cam cover for my Battle of Britain Merlin, the BFP for the Whirly panel and completing the annuals on my summer fleet!!!!:)
What you been doing?!

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Working on Longbow '007'

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very nice David....you still in G or now Watti?

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In exceeding sunny 'G' at the moment!

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copying my Grandfathers logbooks onto the laptop......well making note of each individual aircraft listed in them anyway

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20 off bellows fabric hot glueing and ironing on the turning motor banks on D4-030.

Ross

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Managed to squeeze a bit of stick top revival into Mothers Day!

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Very nice James. Sea Vixen?

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I'm vegging in front of the telly. Peter Sellars marathon on BBC America so thats my day shot..

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Very nice James. Sea Vixen?

That's the one Rob, however as I finished painting it I got a phone call with an offer of some free aircraft grade ally primer, so may strip it and start again!

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working on the elevator of my Kirby Kite, painting metal fittings on my Luton Minor and fabric covering the rudder of dads Grunau Baby.

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Getting ready to travel to the Netherlands / Belgium in search of a 619 Squadron Lancaster and the missing pilot.

Pulling together the images for the book on Spitfire P9374.

Anyone got any??!

PS - Howard, your trip sounds fascinating!

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Painting some pieces of Me 109.

It was the other half of the belly pan from Ehrlers G2 Yellow 12 - I picked it up at Shoreham. The other half sold on ebay a couple of weeks ago (see ebay thread).

It was pretty mangled as it crash landed in Russia. The brown stuff on the bottom was oil - probably from when the engine was hit. The rest of the paint was an Arctic white

I was also stripping some pieces of Halifax that I bartered for at Shoreham.
I was surprised that the two main pieces are paper thin aluminium. Sandwiched in between are wooden spars and some thin slivers of wood surrounding what looks like a mineral foam. This internal sandwich is glued to the aluminium with a latex glue.

Oh yes and I bought a CDIA.

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machining parts for Napier Lion Claudel Hobson carburettors.

Andy

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Trying to sort out the garage and work out what the hell I've got!

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PS - Howard, your trip sounds fascinating!

Yes, I'm travelling out with the nephew of the missing pilot - I was last there in September 2006.

Have you cleared your PM box yet??

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Trying to sort out the garage and work out what the hell I've got!

Nah don't go doing that Bruce, it'll spoil the fun!

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Dont worry Tim - not the shed, the garage!

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Fair point! I'm off to crawl back into the B(I)8/B6(Mod) Equipment Hatch from which I momentarily emerged...

to which end..this is what I have been working on...

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A somewhat unglamorous English Electric elevator balance tab actuator lever..I'll leave you all to guess what I am due to fit it back on to...

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Today I visited the Aces High Gallery at Wendover where Luftwaffe Ace Walter Schuck signed his biography, 'the book' at the appropriate entry and the data plate for Spitfire BP926/G-PRIV.

BP926 was his 113th kill of a total 206, all mostly on the Russian front, and his only Spitfire.

..and doesn't he look good for a man in his 91st year.

Mark

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