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The Art of Building Plastic Models- Part 2

Aug 7th 2017

The Art of Building Plastic Model Airplanes - Part 2 of 3

We get back into it when it comes to building plastic model airplanes. The idea here is that you will have to continue with these tips as you go onward and enjoy the plastic model creation experience.

Use a plastic tip for the glue

Some parts are very hard to glue to one another, so using a plastic tip will make it easier to use a small amount of glue to begin with. Add the glue on a small paper towel to fill the plastic glue tip. Add the glue to the plastic parts. Apply just a little pressure to both of the parts as this will keep them in place.

Paint the interior parts

The trick here is to paint only the stuff that’s visible from the outside. You won’t have to worry about painting the inner parts. Sure, you can do that, but it’s not a necessity.

Use a knife to release the parts

Remember, once you painted the parts you will see from the outside, the idea is to use a hobby knife to release the parts. The problem here is that you can easily damage the fuselage, so try to make things simpler by avoiding any damage to the airplane. After you do that, sand the edges to get them ready for gluing.

Check the instructions again

Once you released those external and even interior parts, check the instructions. This will let you know what stuff you need, and it will just make the entire experience a better one. The key idea here is to add all the inner parts appropriately.

Install the engine

You will have to add some glue in order to put the engine. This will be a rather simple thing to do at first, as long as you add the right amount of glue. To glue large parts, you want to focus on using liquid plastic cement. It really works as expected. Once you install the engine and the cockpit components, make sure that everything fits into place.

Use masking tape to keep the two parts together. You will have to work on the outside of the unit, and that’s why you are required to keep the two parts very close to one another. The results that you can get from this can be very good for sure.

Build the wings

Separate the wings, and then apply some small amounts of liquid cement. Hold the wing halves and then apply a bit of pressure. Do the same thing for both wings. Assemble the tail configuration as instructed and you will be very happy with the results. Make sure that the components are aligned. This way your wings will look great.

Sand the model

Your model is almost ready here, so the idea is to prepare your model as you see fit. Getting things done here is a really good idea, and the amazing thing to note is that you have to sand it adequately before you paint. Avoid applying a lot of pressure.

Use masking paint to avoid painting the portions of the model that already have color.

This will basically help you maintain those model portions safe. Take your time and remember, the idea here is to deliver the very best results and quality as you see fit. It really works as expected, and you want to avoid the situation the best way you can.

This was the second part of our guide. If you want to get the best results, consider this set of guidelines, as they will help you get a really good experience as you try to build the model airplane of your dreams!

Part three of this series will be available 8/11/2017.