Archive for February, 2019

21
Feb
19

The latest stuff

I have been working on a commercial-demo reel that covers so much of the work I have done in the past right up to present day that I can’t fit it all into a minute and a half. Peoples attention span is so short these days they can barely sit still for that.

It is an attempt to bring projects into SNG Studio. We are very much open for business and can do almost everything anyone would need when it comes to the creative. I don’t think I need to list it although the commercial will.

Still writing my next book on my career and at times strange life with what many describe as the “paranormal”. There’s nothing paranormal about time we will one day come to know. 😉

Still working on the art show that will happen later this year. Lots of painting on canvas and sculpting going on there I can’t show you now.

Still building slot cars from scratch and I plan more of that. And last but not least the all important airplanes.

We are working hard to get a local squadron built and involve the local community in model aviation. https://theventuramodelaviators.home.blog/

Here are some pictures of the current rather elaborate build of a rubber powered model plane. The Breda 88 has really been an interesting and challenging build. I only get to put in an hour to an hour and a half daily so it’s a slow go.

This larger model a is twin engine and designed to be ultra light as you can tell by the construction. At a 34 inch span this model will weight in under 6 oz. once covered.

It is very delicate and easily broken during construction. Once it’s covered they are pretty strong.

17
Feb
19

Oliver Reed and me

My old buddy Rick Stratton took this picture the day he helped me make a life mask of Oliver. It was for a film called “Dr. Heckle and Mr. Hype” I did an involved makeup on him that turned him into Dr. Heckle who was a disfigured monster looking doctor who was a nice guy but when he took his formula he turned in to a handsome and debonair monster.

It was an amazing experience for me. Oliver was a real hoot and we became friends on the production. He took me out to raise trouble in the town every night and gave me one hell of a birthday to remember.

He was a good guy, not the way the media portrayed him. I still miss him and so appreciated the time I spent with him chasing girls, getting drunk and having an all around great time. I was 28 years old.

I’m writing all about this and the wild nights we had in my new book about my life and career. Thanks to Rick Stratton for digging this up!

16
Feb
19

Ventura Model Avaitors Squadron

We have a new website that’s lots of fun and if you always thought rubber band powered airplanes were boring think again:

Ventura Model Aviators Triplane Insignia with Fish And Chips Squadron Patch

Just click on our logo and you are there.

16
Feb
19

Breda 88 is a Wow build!

A bit more progress today on the Keith Sterner kitted Breda 88. Started the wings and got one panel built. A bit tricky and I will use the suggested 1/16 sq. pegs to better support the ribs.

Next week I’ll get the other panel built and the wings connected before I can finish the fuse. It’s going very well.

14
Feb
19

Brenda 88 update

Another update on the Chris Starleaf designed Keith Sterner Brenda 88 kit.

More done on the layup to the fuse. From what I can tell between the plans and the build pictures included in the kit I plank the bottom 1/16 sq. balsa but top top side until I do the other side of the fuse, then add F4T and F5T. Then add the wing saddles and finish the planking, longerhorns or whatever. 😉

But…from the pictures I think you build the wing first before you add the saddles. Will know more tomorrow.

Really enjoying this build it kind of builds itself. If you’ve got a few kits under your belt this shouldn’t be a problem for you.

14
Feb
19

New Ventura FAC Squadron…mine

https://theventuramodelaviators.home.blog/

Ventura Model Aviators Triplane Insignia with Fish And Chips Squadron Patch

https://theventuramodelaviators.home.blog

14
Feb
19

Airplanes being built

Building a lot of great free flight airplane kits for my hobby and our upcoming documentary on free flight model airplanes.

I’ve just about finished the small DGA-9 this has a 15 inch span, came in at 14 grams without the rubber motor and will get test flown soon.

In addition to that I have been working on the DCP Models Fokker DVIII. What a great kit. This has a 16 inch span.

And most recently I got this rather expensive(for a free flight model) twin engine WWII Brenda 88 Italian bomber kit from Keith Sterner. This is a big plane for free flight and flies so well it’s hard to believe. It’s very well engineered and designed as a model by Chris Staleaf. I just started it yesterday and it’s a super nice build.

Here’s some pictures of the keel being started and some pictures of what the finished plane will look like.




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