Thursday, December 15, 2022

Starting the sides.

 Today I glued the angle blocks to the long girders. After that I glued the ends to both girders. I do have the wrong push pins so I ordered a bunch of socalled T-pins. You can order them at a....... knitting store! Never imagined I would place a order in such a store :) These pins are also used by the real RC airplane builders who do build the classic way with balsa:

I tested the X-brace placement and that will fit well. It will be challenging to get that neatly in place.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Starting the build.

 Yesterday I glued the main girders together. They are made out of 3 pieces. The top girders are 1-piece ones:

This morning I started with measuring the position of where the angle blocks have to be glued. I put them next to each other so that they are identicall when putting the sides of the bridge together. I mark them so that they are all four pointing the same way:

Detail of the angle blocks:

More to come!

Grtz, Ronald. 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

The plan.

Kit parts are ready, now the base for building. On a piece of plywood I taped a copy of the plans provided by Campbell. Copy because I want to save the original drawing.

A seperate copy of the tiedeck is taped opposite of the plan:

First fit on the plan:

Stay tuned!

Stained the wood!

 The kit is ready now, all wood is stained. I made a mix of 50% darkgrey, 25% lightgrey and 6% mahonie. The latter is the strong colour, after drying it is still a little reddish.

The test; right darkgrey, left my mix:

Workspace; kitchen. With special permission from the wife!:

First batch:

Drytime needed on towel paper:

Most done except the long pieces:

Almost dry:

This morning they where ready to be sorted and packed:

So far ready for the build! This way the pieces are way more easy to identify:

Stay tuned for the build coming weekand have a good sunday!


Saturday, December 10, 2022


Did some tests and not that satisfied with the brown//reddish colours. My preference would be the dark gray colour.

Mahonie and dark grey:

Light grey and teak:

Friday, December 9, 2022

And made the sachets into liquid stain. Ready for use!

Very easy to make. Just 250 ml warm water and add the powder from one sachet. Stir it, let it cool down and it is ready to use.


 Stain has arrived. Its powder that you have to dissolve in hot water. So now I have to find me a small pan to do that. Because my wife will kill me if I take one of hers! :)