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Old 03-08-2003, 07:12 PM
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I am going along pretty good now and thought I would show you the progress so far. I have all the plastic pieces painted and now it's covering time. Man, these Warbird are cooool !!!
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Here is a picture of my P-40 just before the covering goes on.
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Old 03-08-2003, 10:51 PM
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Looks Great Fourstar!!!!
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Hi,

I noticed that you've painted the plastic parts while they are on the uncovered airplane. I assume you have some overspray paint on the wood which you plan to cover. Won't that make it more difficult to cover? I 've always painted last, after all covering is done, and with all the covering masked off, but if I don't need to worry about protected the wood, I'd like to know. Thanks....looks very nice so far.
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hey that was my question too but, I couldnt quite get the right wording, and sounded like a real jerk so I didnt post it.
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Okay, that is a very good question. I am covering the plane with Flat Olive drab monokote. I didn't paint the plastic parts while they were on the plane. On the wing fillets I used a product called micro filler to round off where it meets the fuse. I was afraid that the monokote wouldn't stick to the filler so I basically primed those areas with Midwest Formula U flat fuel proof paint.

The canopy isn't glued on I just put it there to make the picture look better. But there are plastic pieces at the back of the canopy I had to paint before covering because since lustrekote doesn't come in flat colors I had to get Midwest Formula U paint and that is a hair different than the monokote. I didn't want to get over spray on the monokote.
I honestly don't know if it will make it any harder or easier to cover because I have never done anything like this before.
But the real answer to your question is I just don't know any better.
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GOOD ANSWER, I can completely understand that.
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