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Discussions on specific A/C building techniques.
Stressed Skin Technique Needed
North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 17, 2006
KitMaker: 478 posts
AeroScale: 391 posts
Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 08:12 AM UTC
I've got a question for the Expertain here.

I am looking for some technique tips on the making of a relistic and presentable "Stressed Skin". I have made an attempt at it....................in this case a helicopter, but I'm not happy with it yet. In the version that I have posted here, there is the stressed skin and a rivit pattern.

I know that the key is to "polish", "polish", "polish" and then polish somemore.

Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: March 30, 2004
KitMaker: 2,845 posts
AeroScale: 1,564 posts
Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008 - 08:29 AM UTC
Here's one article on the subject: http://www.clubhyper.com/reference/stressedskineffectkh_1.htm