Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Warbirds and Warplanes
Topflite P51D continued construction >

Topflite P51D continued construction

RC Warbirds and Warplanes Discuss rc warbirds and warplanes in this forum.

Topflite P51D continued construction

Old 05-10-2024, 03:03 PM
Thread Starter
gonzalobures's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Posts: 222
Received 33 Likes on 28 Posts
Default Topflite P51D continued construction

It has been a long while since i published any info on the Topflite P51D build. I aleady finished my 1st fiber glassing ever, I glassed the wing, the fuselage and all other panels. My friend Wilfredo Rivera gaveme some lessons and i think that I was able to implement his techings pretty weel.
I finished giving the model a coarse primmer, sanded it and then gave it a fine primmer. I modeled all panel lines and rivet lines in the wing, control surfaces and fuselage. My last step accomplished is making the rivets. I utilized a blunt needle 18 gauge and syringe and made the rivets by hand one by one. Today I finished that task. If you notice, I taped the graphics of the model in place so i wouldn't make rivets were the graphics would go. Once I paint the model, I will install the graphics, pass the panel lines and make the rivets on th top of the graphics so they show as been painted over. Then I will give a satin clear coting to protect everything from the elements.
Next step will be painting, Once i finish that step I will update the blog.

Hope to be finishing the painting in May.

Take care and happy flying.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.