As a model designer, I have already had the opportunity to build the P-eleven several times. As a result, I’ve cut parts out of the frame many times. Some parts have larger injection points, which, at first glance, may be more of a problem than usual. However, it is a very easy task to deal with. Let me introduce you to a simple trick for cutting a sprue using the trailing edge of the wing as an example.
The most important are tools we have in the workshop. All you need is modeling pliers, a modeling knife, a Czech razor saw and a file (preferably with sandpaper, eg. for nails).
We start by cutting out the parts with cutters from the frame with at least 1 mm left over.
Then, with the use of a razor saw, cut off the excess material, leaning the razor blade against the wing surface. It is best to leave a small left over for grinding.
The last step is to sand the surface smooth with a file. Thanks to this, the halves of the wing will come together perfectly.
If you do not have a razor saw, you can also do this with a modeling knife. It is better to cut the sprue from the inside in a few moves than at once. With one pull, it is easy to cut the surface to deep and damage the imitation of the corrugated sheet on the other side.
There are two things you should be careful about when gluing the wing halves. The first one is corrugated sheet – it cannot be stained with glue because the waves will blur. Glue excess at the trailing edge can be involuntarily transferred with your fingers to the undulating sections. The second thing is squeezing the wing while it dries. Too much pressure in the middle of the profile may, due to the stresses, spread the edges of the glued parts around the wing. As always when building models – test fit and check three times before applying glue.
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