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Great Ways To Make Your Model Plane Look Good

Mar 28, 2008
Model planes are not only dear to boys but men also. They find them very amusing and entertaining. They love having them as a part of their collection and are a very popular past time for them. They are available in many kits as of today, depending on choice and the size of your purse. You get them in Balsa wood and in Plastic. Besides looking good, planes need to last long too. So you can opt to paint on an iron-on-film covering, which does not chip easily. And hence retains the colour for a longer period of time. It is more tough and durable too. Some planes are not just for fun, but are family heirlooms. They become one, because they are taken care of and hence are passed down from generation to generation. Some people treat them like their playmates, and hence take extra care of them.

Before you think of painting, you have to ensure that you scrape down the surface with sandpaper as it will smoothen out any dents, raised edges or rough spots. Fill up dents or holes with model filler or putty which is locally available. Use a tack cloth to wipe all extra dust and grit. Apply a coat of primer so as to prevent wrinkles from forming. When you want to use a covering, choose from a film that looks like a metal covering or cloth that has a unique and creative look. You also need a hobby knife, a covering iron, covering thermometer and a yardstick. First always cover the bigger surfaces and then go to the smaller surfaces. For the wings and the fuselage, cut it into four different pieces and stick it onto two different sections. The top and the bottom, and do not forget to stretch it at the edges.

You can add some great trims, which not only look good but are so visible from the ground, flying high up in the air. Cut them in perfect straight edges. If you do not have clear windows or windshields, use black or silver as an imitation to suggest. You can also experiment with pin striping tape, which is available in the stationery shop. They come in different colours, and you can use your imagination and arrange them accordingly. In a pattern that suits your taste. Choosing the right colours are also very important. Opt for bright and vibrant colours, which can be seen from afar, especially when you are trying to track your plane from the ground. Be creative and use colour techniques with the wings and the fuselage. One good tip is to always ensure that you colour the top of the plane with light colours and the bottom with dark colours.
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