soontobepilot
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Model Kit Process / Wing-fuselage Joining

Sat Mar 01, 2003 8:46 am

Hi,

I was wondering how you go about painting and joining the wings and fuselage. Here is my problem - if I paint them separately before joining them, it looks real nice before the joinder but as soon as I glue the wings on it is very ugly with paint-smears and a big gap at the joining points. If I try to fill these, it basically undoes everything I have already painted because of the white putty. If I paint it after joining, it is extremely hard to mask it off properly. Any suggestions?

thanks

-STBP
 
Pronto
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Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 12:43 pm

RE: Model Kit Process / Wing-fuselage Joining

Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:44 pm

I always join my wings before any painting. I fill gaps with putty and sand until smooth. (this includes engines and pylons, if applicable!) I start with overall colour of wings, then inspars if any, followed by leading edge. Never too difficult!! I mask this off when I paint the fuselage.

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