[WWI] FE2b

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 21 08:51:58 EDT 2011

Fair enough.

Another reason I like plastic is that I can use my trusty Touch 'n'  Flow to dispense the liquid Pro Weld. As I said, I've built a few resin kits to a reasonable standard, and I've used the thick CA for slower setting. Also, with CA, you have to be really careful - makes a mess that is hard to clean up if you make a mistake.

I've not built large resin winged subjects - mostly small fighters like the Phonix D.III and the Mosca Bis.


From: bristolf2b at hotmail.com
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 15:37:34 +1000
Subject: Re: [WWI] FE2b

Michael says

>Mainly because you have to use super glue to stick the bits together or 
worse, epoxy. I like the idea 
>of melting the bits together like in a 
real plastic kit. I've built a few but the problems really come in 
you add the struts for the top wing and there's hardly any opportunity 
for adjustment and alignment. 

A non-issue surely? I use CyA to put the struts into styrene kits too, and get no more dwell time than you'd get on a resin kit.

If you want a bit of breathing space, use a quick setting epoxy. That will allow 5 minutes or so before the glue starts to go off too much to make major adjustments and another 5 before it sets up too much to allow a little minor fettling.

(My problem with resin is the annoying habit it has of warping in our hot weather, but that's only an issue with long or long thin wings)


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