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Corrugated aircraft sides .

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Corrugated aircraft sides .
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:02 PM

 Hey !'

  Those of you who build stuff like that might like this tip . When I work on train kits many of the older streamline cars are ribbed . Therefore there are times we face the same dilemna .

 How to get molded on details off , while preserving the ribs . Here's how I do it .On say the Ford Tri-Motor . I trim the items off even with the TOP of the ribs . Then I go to my wood carving kit and get my little wedge shape separating tool .

 It's shaped like a " V " gouge but has a curved tip . Gently slide it in the groovs till you are at the same depth and then move on to the next groove .be gentle and take your time .Don't twist in either direction .

 You want to go straight down the groove . Gently . Once done clean the surface with 600 grit " wet " Very Light .Wash prime and paint . Remember train cars are of a harder type of styrene than cars , planes or tanks .and YES , it can be brittle .

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, November 10, 2017 1:32 PM

Thanks a bunch for the great tip TB. i have a few aircraft in the stash with corrugated panels and this surely will come in handy.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, November 11, 2017 11:18 PM

Speaking of corrugated skin aircraft, nasty issue for me building the Junkers 52 (just one completed in 1980s) were decals not staying put over corrugation lumps & vallies never mind decals themselves not being "long" enough in the corrugation direction. I've seen lotta photos of this bird with properly proportioned decals, how were the builders able to get the decals to stay on never mind get them look properly proportioned?

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