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General Aircraft: Tips & Techniques
Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
Need a little PE advice, please.
Kansas, United States
Joined: February 02, 2006
KitMaker: 273 posts
AeroScale: 163 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 01:46 AM UTC
Hi all -

I'm in the process of installling numerous little boxes from the Eduard PE set in my P-35. I'm bending them OK, thanks to my Etchmate, but there's always a small gap around the edges of what, I'm fairly sure, is supposed to be a cold formed box. I've also encountered some difficulty in gluing the darn things in place.

Any tips on what to use for fillers to form nice rounded corners and getting a good bond? Epoxy?


Virginia, United States
Joined: August 23, 2008
KitMaker: 235 posts
AeroScale: 44 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 02:16 AM UTC
Try looking at this www.Agapemodels.com. Open page and go to product review, theres a good article on bending photo etch. As far as glueing it on the model, sometimes you need to scuff up the side where glue goes with sand paper first. It works for me, with CA glue. Make sure you glue to clean plastic.
Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
KitMaker: 11,669 posts
AeroScale: 11,011 posts
Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 09:27 AM UTC
Scuffing or sanding a mating edge always is a good thing.