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04-18-2003, 07:45 PM
I just covered my first trainer plane,a kadet senior.
When I was covering the fuselage, I had some trouble on the skirts. There are a few wrinkles and bubles. Does anyone have any tips on how to get rid of these, or how to do them better on my next plane?
Thanks in advance.
04-20-2003, 09:06 PM
I find if i leave a good amount of material extra I can grab a hold of, then while heating ,stretch it over the curved area, this works well if you have a third hand sticking out of your head to hold the heat gun, (or a good friend who dosn't mind your language) :oops:
as for bubbles i use a small pencil torch with heat gun attmnt. to carefully shrink the bubbles then smooth them out with my finger.(burning my finger in the process :?
My kadet is in the user gallery, I love that plane,
BIG IS BEUTIFUL 8)
04-22-2003, 02:38 PM
Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it!
I'll go have a look in the gallery to see how your Kadet looks.
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