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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Winsted CT
Posted by jimz66 on Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:46 PM
Well I am working on an F-14 from Fujimi. I have two issues, I guess I missed some filling work before I painted, I have to repaint it as I did not thin enough before I airbrushed. I know how to fix that, but can I putty or fill with Zap a Gap after painting? Also help me to better understand how to paint the wings on a swing wing like the F-14. Any tips will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Thursday, February 20, 2003 10:08 PM
If you fill seams or gaps after painting it will show. You , as a minimum, would have to spot paint those areas and the paint may not match up. You said you were going to repaint the model anyway, wait till all filling, sanding and prep is done prior to painting. As for the wings, you have to paint them prior to assembly to the fuselage. On the final painting simply mask the wings with paper when painting the rest of the aircraft.


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  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Thursday, February 20, 2003 10:53 PM
I know this is not what you asked sorry. Maybe try this out during your seam filling preps.
Using sanding sticks to me is a good tool for sanding with. They come in various gradeds from extra fine,fine,med and corse.
After sanding go over it with the "extra fine" sanding stick,which leads me in an odd approach.
Take what ever piece you have just sanded and angle it towards the light,Looking across the surface. This especially works on leading edges of wings.
It will basically hilight the area that needs to be fixed.They will either appear a flat tone or a gap. Then you will know to fix that area.
You may find this good and maybe not, I have a 50-50 chance here (LOL). Good luck w/ your Tomcat. Flaps up Mike

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  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Posted by weebles on Thursday, February 20, 2003 11:37 PM
Consider using Bare Metal Foil on the leading edges of the wing.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 21, 2003 2:19 PM
To paint the wings, it might be too late now but for next time, pre-paint them

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