Where were you in late July 2014? I was sorting though my stash trying to find the various quarter-scale Boomerangs that I had accumulated, and browsing the Google machine to see what other kits were out there!
I’m not going to copy the old thread posts across, I’m going to start where I left off in September 2014 with my first build in this project, the Special Hobby CA-13 initial release. I have since picked up the re-release of the CA-13 which has a few nice new goodies, but I will get to that later.
This thread is likely to roll on for millennia to come, so please feel free to join in with reference photos, your own Boomerang build photos, or just good old conversation.
There are sprue shots of a few of the kits in the thread on the old forums, so I won’t re-post them here. I will pick up where I started posting in the “Mud Movers” Campaign thread back in December 2020.
Opening the box after just over 6 years, a few sub assemblies done and some other parts cleaned up.
Making a start on the main wheel wells and main wing assembly.
Typical short-run kit, flat mating surfaces that aren’t flat and don’t mate. This looks like a job for . . . . . SPRUE GOO!
My mission for tonight, step 10. Assembling the firewall and office framework.
Note the short-shots on one of the main tube frame parts (C-13) and one of the T-handles on the throttle quadrant. Also, one of the D-19 parts was broken in two, but easily repaired and not noticeable.
The plastic is quite hard and brittle, so I am taking extra care on the clean-up of the small parts.