Now that definitely brings back some memories!
It's weird actually, because I was just thinking the other day about when I joined the forum and mentioned that I was more used to building balsa stick and tissue models; you replied that you'd just started. I suddenly began to wonder recently how you were getting on or if you were even still doing them.
It looks like you've made a great start on the Bird Dog
. I never did build any of the 900 series models, although I started on the Mustang kit you've got there. I didn't get around to finishing it though. I found the wood for the ribs etc to be thinner than the stringer wood (1/20 inch compared to 1/16 inch) which required an awful lot of sanding to get them level. I tried this on the tail but it just kept breaking, so I put the kit to one side intending to come back to it at a later date, but never did
Please feel free to ask for any advice on covering or whatever and I'll be happy to help, you know I will. It has
been well over a year since I last built a balsa kit, though, so I may be a little rusty! Good work so far though willy, keep it up