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Hudson, qc, Canada

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Heartbreak of Painting-

Went to a sign maker and got some vinyl and transfer paper. Redid the design on the computer and laid it out on the gear leg. The vinyl is yellow so I can see the contrast.
The airbrush was a disaster .Probably good for very minor touch ups but to fill a large area no-no.Cleaned off all the wet paint, sanded the dry area to remove the ridge and shot with my touchup gun. Better.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Back to Work!

My C-140 has kept me busy but its back to baby now. Lots of work to turn the garage into a paintshop and much prep before this point. Just to get something posted here is the planned paintscheme and the first assembly painted .

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The knock on the door instilled a cold sweat of fear . It was like being chained to a train track and you can hear the whistle of the approaching cho-cho. The man was all dressed in black. His name is Herman . He inspected my work like the cold, heartless bastard he is.. It sent chills up my back.,,,

Friday, December 25, 2009

one down-one to go

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the basement, gremlins slipped another wing on the frame! At least they hung the finished one neatly....

Filler Coat

Finally put the first 2 coats of filler on the left wing. The grey Ekofill from the Steward system. Geez-I shud get royalties for the hawking I do for them

Finishing Tapes

It doesn't mean your finished! These tapes go over the Rib stitching and reinforce the hard corners.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Trying to describe how to rib-stitch is like describing sex to a martian. Blank stare with a underlying curiosity. But show him a video and he'll get the idea. Same with the infamous rib-stitch. In other words if you want to see how it's done-go somewhere else. Here is the finished results on the first bay of the left wing.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


These here pics are for my bud "Montana Dave" who has the prettiest bride this side of the divide. Not much between the ears , montana, but the man knows tools and how to use them.In his spare time he captains a boeing 777 wearing shitkicker ranch boots.

Fabricing the wing , ma man. Two fisted irons finished the tensioning of the fabric.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sorry, Scott!

My bud Scott Black invited me to go to an EAA meeting where he was presenting two lecture's


I told him it was my birthday and wifey had a special dinner lined up. Now I'm riddled with guilt because I actually disappeared into my shop and started covering the wing

. Yes indeed, I'm riddled with guilt.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm on a Roll !

Time to try using the 2 part Stewart System topcoat. Still a waterborn system but definitely a hard , autobody type paint. Without good ventilation you can see the results on me in the last picture. I'm 22 years old.......