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Hi folks,


Well after the great response to my last post I thought I'd ask my next daft question.


After attaching the wings to the fuselage should there still be a recess on the join or should this be filled in and smooth.


I've nosed around on various photos but haven't decided on a definitive so thought I'd page the oracles.





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I would not call it a recess, in most cases there will be a panel line at the root where two dissimilar shaped surfaces meet (for example a low winged fighter like a Spitfire). I always fill my wing to fuselage joins. On high winged aircraft like a C-130 the surface is flat and while there may be panel joints they would not be recessed. Best try and find a few pictures of the real thing and go from there.

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