Corrugated Aircraft Surfaces. Click
Machined Swirl Panels. Click
After entire surface is covered, use
pad to achieve realistic brushed aluminum finish. Rub finishing pad lightly in a
"circular" motion for best effect. For individual
circular / swirl strokes, place corner of
pad under index finger and spin clockwise.
Although you will be tempted, do not use
finishing pad on aluminum until the surface is completely covered. Scuffing
aluminum before the aircraft is completely covered will result in the
creation of dust particles and reduce adhesion on yet to be applied panel
divots using rivet maker
tool with a
straight edge as a guide. Position straight edge on model along panel lines. Run
along straight edge, pressing firmly to create rivet divot.
Example #5 Practice on scrap material until desired effect is
For wider rivet spacing, file alternate points off rivet wheel.
After covering is complete, model may be
masked and painted. (Ive had good results with all paint brands.
Before painting remove any dust or oil residue from surface of aluminum.
An etching primer can be used if you do not want to use 0000 steel wool.
After painting and/or applying
decals, rub panel lines with finishing pad or fine sandpaper, revealing underlying
aluminum slightly for scale looking wear and tear.
aluminum and can be
polished with aluminum wheel polishes.
Exposed edges within engine compartments, cowlings bomb bays,
and hatches should be sealed with thick CA or thinned epoxy to prevent
oily residue from migrating to unprotected wood.
usage with your radio system: