Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Canopy fit problems

1 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Canada
Canopy fit problems
Posted by tknight on Friday, May 9, 2003 7:33 AM
I'm building a 1/72 Tamiya Spit. I have masked the canopy, and the first top colour so I can paint the second. I was going to attach the canopy at this point because the second colour is what goes over the frame. I was using white glue and noticed gaps in the fit that were to large for gthe glue to fill. I was considering using putty some how, but felt I was in over my head. So I thought I'd come to the group for help. I'm afraid to start sanding at this point. I also think it will throw off the look. Any help on how I can make the canopy look like its part of the aircraft, and not just an after thought?Eight Ball [8]
Regards, Tim
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Friday, May 9, 2003 10:56 AM
If the gaps are not too big, you can use stretched sprue to shim up the area. You can use white glue to fill around the sprue. A little touchup with paint and see how it looks. It might require a little sanding to blend it all in.


 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 



Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.