Hammer2023 Posted January 23 Share Posted January 23 Hi, I've just joined, and have an introduction post in the intro forum with some photos of my first build which you can find here: The build taught me a lot, but there are some questions it raised that I've not been able to find answers to. I'm hoping the folks here can chip in and point me in the right direction! To my questions: 1. What's the best way to fill the gaps between the fuselage and the canopy? I did all the interior cockpit painting first, and was worried that spreading filler on the gap between canopy and fuselage would squeeze it into the cockpit and ruin the detail and paint work. What's the best approach for filling these gaps? What point in the work flow do you deal with this? 2. Decals and panel lines. Do you cut through all the way through the decals along the panel lines (after they're dry and set in place), or do you press them into the gap with a cocktail stick or something, 'scribing' it rather than cutting through? 3. Propellors. When do you put these on? They seem to be one of the first things in the instruction build list, but I found it got in the way (and managed to break it off). I see in youtube videos most people seem to leave this off well after the fuselage has been joined, something that seems preferable to me both for not damaging it and not having it in the way. Is there a method to fit this in the intended way after the fuselage is joined, or are people simply gluing the spinner and prop to the nose without the shaft and internal collar? What's the best practice here? Thanks in advance for any and all replies! Any other advice for a newcomer also appreciated! M Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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