Discussion in 'Aeroplanes Under Construction' started by Bari, Oct 22, 2010.
I've found that when heating plastic that bending it beyond where you want it to stay is a good policy. Trial end error often produces the right result. Don't try and do it first time, make more than one of everything then choose the best. Gentle, even heat does wonders. If you have a DIY heat gun, the kind used for stripping paint, these are great to use as the heat is constant and you are able to wave the gun over the area to be heated in order to regulate the application. Hairdyers are OK but often have to be a bit close to get the same level of heat output.
weathering is so subtle you can't really see it and the aerial has gone a bit slack so I'll have to do that again. I managed to make a pitot tube and the little step just behind the wing root so have managed to up the skill level a tiny amount.
I've now got the Airfix 109E to have a go at this non GB that's running. The shop told me its a new mould but I'm not sure as the rivets seem to be rather prominent. Should I rub them down a bit?
Have fun, John
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