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Repairing Thwing!

May 03, 2015



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Airfield Models (http://www.airfieldmodels.com/)Recovering Thwing!

This is the fifth part of an article describing the repair of Thwing! due to damage caused when the motor came loose from its mount in flight.

It is always a good feeling when you get to this point of a repair.  The end is in sight and the hardest parts are over unless you're repairing a scale model that has rivets and panel lines.

I don't even want to think about trying to repair stuff like that.

 
 
Trim the covering back neatly in preparation for new covering. In order to prevent the model from looking patched, I removed covering symmetrically from both sides of the wing.

Originally I planned to make the area orange again, but I did not have enough left for the repair.

New covering is added. I used leftover red and blue instead.  There's still something missing though...
New covering is added to the battery/receiver hatch to match the wing. Much better!  Time to repair the cowl.
The darker covering hides the repair better than the original color would have. The blue does a better job of hiding the repair than the orange would.  It's not invisible, but it's not immediately noticeable either.
 
 

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Repairing Thwing!'s Sheeting and Lattice Work
Repairing Thwing!'s Cowling

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