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Reply #97 - Mar 2nd, 2017 at 12:42pm

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Of Course :head smack: !!! I should have known! No wonder my paint jobs have been turning out so poorly, with streaks and paintbrush hairs left behind. I should have been using a roller like Gumby has!!! Do you have some supplier?
  I like watching all this come together.
ian
 
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Reply #96 - Mar 2nd, 2017 at 12:41pm

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Love the Top Hat...Gumby is all ready for St. Paddy's day!  Well done on the covering and sealing job.

Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #95 - Mar 2nd, 2017 at 11:06am

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A little sore from the last ladder mishap, the little wonder is back to work. He he is applying sealer to the surfaces of the empennage components.
 

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Reply #94 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 5:59pm

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New Builder,
While walking the parkland in Windsor or in Amherstburg listen closely for the sound of an accordion, in particular the sound of this melody
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ3rXbFn8qE
Follow the music to the performer. If found and he is accompanied by a Yellow Labrador please pause, listen, appreciate the lyrics, nod you head in thanks, drop a five into the accordion case, and be on your way.  You have just met the "Mad Trapper of Rat River"✌🏻
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Reply #93 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 1:13pm

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I forgot to mention I will be on the lookout for your friend, shouldn't be too hard to spot. When I do see him, I will definitely stop and we will talk.
 
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Reply #92 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 1:07pm

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We're near Windsor in Amherstburg, probably 8 miles from Windsor and spend a lot of time in Windsor, wife's brother and his wife are there. I'll take Detroit over Chicago anytime but not too excited about either place but there are some good hobby shops in Detroit and surrounding areas just a pain to cross the bridge and come back. There's only one hobby shop remaining in Windsor and he serves the RC community but mainly  plastic and military stuff, but he is helping as he can but as a business he has customs brokerage to deal with. I do however get a heads up when balsa comes in.
 
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Reply #91 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 12:18pm

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JohnO...I knew the Baboon was large, but the the shots of the workshop really show just how large the Baboon is!!!  Unfortunately finding ladders that will support my weight don't allow for too tall of a ladder!  But my son covers the climbing for me.  Keep up the great high work Gumby and keep JohnO with his feet on the ground!...Don't drop a tool on Pokey while you're up there in the air!
Wink Cool
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #90 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 11:09am

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At least Gumby his no fear of ladders. The poly-span must be sealed. When sealed it becomes translucent. The first dry fitting of the empennage in my Bat Cave🦇 An interesting factoid about the Baboon. The upper and lower wings were interchangeable. The elevators and the rudder are identical in shape and are interchangeable. Although only one Baboon was constructed, perhaps British Aerial Transport anticipated the need for pirating parts in the future. Where else could I store and construct a BAT F.K. 24 but in a Bat Cave🦇
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Reply #89 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 10:50am

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Thank God you do not live in Detroit. I have a friend that lives in Windsor. If you ever see a gent with an accordion and a Labrador stop and meet him. You both should get along fabulously!  His name is Richard, the pooch Trapper. I think Richard prefers Last Woods Man to Richard.
 

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Reply #88 - Feb 28th, 2017 at 10:12am

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Yes, spring is showing around here in Canada (only one mile from the Detroit border) and the same fate awaits the Ryan STA. Probably wont head south but summer brings all the stuff you gotta do - mow, rake, golf, drink beer but I will never stop building completely, have far too much fun and much too much enjoyment. The Ryan and my Gee Bee R1 (haven't seen that yet) will go on but at a slightly slower pace. I'll keep posting.
 
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Reply #87 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 8:08pm

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Well, I hope that spring holds off a little, I'd like to see more of the Baboon completed by Gumby and Pokey!  Keep up the great work fellas!

Can't believe we got a little snow around here today!  Only stuck on higher ground though. Grin Wink Cool
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #86 - Feb 27th, 2017 at 6:56pm

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Baby steps progress but progress none the less. If spring arrives early Gumby and Pokey are going to head south to follow the produce harvesting circuit. Gumby is great on radishes and lettuce!  This will put the Baboon on the shelf until next winter. Poop happens!
 

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Reply #85 - Feb 24th, 2017 at 3:27pm

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His convalescence over, Gumby and Pokey returned to the task at hand, that being, covering components of the empennage.
 

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Reply #84 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 8:30pm

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Agreed, to some degree. Your can drink five or six light beers but five or six Molson is another matter!
 

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Reply #83 - Feb 16th, 2017 at 8:09pm

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Okay, now that I wiped the laugh tears away, Rolling On Floor Laughing My A__ Off.
In Gumby's defence he is being economical, after 5 or 6 beers good/bad it all taste the same so might as well start with the less expensive variety.
 
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