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Old 06-09-2003, 04:37 AM
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What is the best way to replicate scale trim tabs? Is the panel line method best, or do you need to actually cut the trim tab out, and then reinsert it?

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Old 06-09-2003, 10:20 AM
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Craig, good question. What I do is on the planes I plan to compete with I cut out the trim tab finish it and glue it back in at the time of completing the rest of the plane. On the "every day" scale models or the ones for fun scale the striping tape is a good way to go.
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It's easy to cut them out, bevel the leading edges a bit and glue them back on before you paint. Gives a much better 3 dimensional look than just making an outline. Here are some Spitfire surfaces, I also have the control rod and fairing made for all of them also. Don
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NICE work pittsdriver. georgeous pinking.
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Thanks for the kind words SD. These surfaces have straight edge tape not pinked as the Spit I am using for documentation is a restoration and was covered with Ceconite and had the straight edge tapes. I have done a lot of fabric work on full scale so I know where to put the tapes and stitches on a model. Don

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