Jump to content

Bin busy again..


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 136
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Hopefully it will look something like this Mint?

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJ3L8X][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50358945901_ea51f0ca6c_c.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJ3L8X]Screen Shot 2020-09-19 at 11.48.42[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

This is something else I pick up again and do a bit more on. One day it will be finished and working [:-))]

It started out like this

[url=https://flic.kr/p/V8Mcoj][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4283/34874942514_76c949a85d_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/V8Mcoj]b gear laminates 1[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbzyv4][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4117/34906621693_0aa8315e91_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbzyv4]c clock case glued 2[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/V8MiSb][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4242/34874964314_fc3fdf99ff_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/V8MiSb]b minute hand[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/WdxTpZ][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4008/35585284851_0962b36ce0_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/WdxTpZ]c clock case mounted 2[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

And finished up as this

[url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbz9pP][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/4285/34906540653_9ecf8d497e_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/Vbz9pP]Wooden clock assembledish[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

It's my 13" diameter pocket watch.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why, thank you Wooly. At times I was almost in the loony bin with that lot., but luckily enough I don't think anyone noticed any difference [8-)]

I have also been playing with the idea of spinning cotton/wool  (don't worry, not wollybanananas ) and came up with this. It's called a book charcha, an Indian spinning wheel. Obvious where the book bit came from. Don't look at the box when it's folded, that one is just to see how it works. I am going to make a proper one sometime soon. I have tried it and apart from the yarn looking a bit like a knotted rope it does work OK [8-|]

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2iNaPvR][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/49749232263_6dcef0be3b_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2iNaPvR]MVI_3924[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you like the Habicht Mint then what do you think of this little thing?

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisVh][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50361814658_e56ceca3c1_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisVh]IMG_3959[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisRe][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50361814423_45f088c58d_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/2jJisRe]IMG_4562[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

Sopwith Camel thingy. Small and a bucket load of fun to fly. All it is is a load of flat plastic foam sheeting with an electric motor and a prop on the front. It looks quite realistic in the air and will do anything that the real WW1 fighter plus a lot more!

Edit : - Nearly forgot to sat that that's me in the background. Yet another good shot of me [Www]

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wooly that Tiger Moth is a Sopwith Camel thingy and one of the most famous fighters of the first world war mate! The Moth came much later and is also delightful.

The Camel (that reminds me of a joke [;-)] ) comes in a kit of a flat pack box of bits of 1/4" thick foam panels that are glued together with cyano glue, super glue to you, and with great difficulty they form that little aeroplane that defies flight but flies really well.

Unless your grandson knows how to fly radio controlled aircraft then this would be way beyond me. I had a spare pair of pants with me for the maiden flight of mine  because I had seen another of our RC model club fly his. [:-))] The first flight of mine led to the first repair due to not enough control movement mate [8-)]

My RC flying came to a halt for the 13 years in France. No clubs close enough and us being on a frequent route for the Armée de l'air française, but it's great to be back with my old club again.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another of my favorites. A Minimoa 1/5th semi scale 30s German gull wing glider and a lovely looking glider that I built from a plan about 25 years ago. Good grief, it's surely not that long ago?

[url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHbn][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1879/43395974005_a089c9ee62_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHbn]Minimoa Selsley[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

[url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHAk][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/1877/43395975395_a2f4182e07_k.jpg[/img][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/297KHAk]Minimoa Selsey 2[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/]John Fairbairn[/url], on Flickr

It seems quite strange really. It has a 10 foot wing span and it doesn't seem to be very big when I just chuck it off of the side of a hill?

That should not have been 2 of the same photo??

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...