1/72 Roden Pfalz D.III Silver Stag
July 13, 2015 in Aviation
This isn’t a recent build and I’ve never posted the photos, due to the incorrect lower wing. The kit part was poorly cast, (odd for Roden), so I just built it anyway with the extra wing, for the rigging practice.
My a fore mentioned method is in full display here, along with scratch made control horns, and re-positioned control surfaces. This is another skill I developed, using a home made .002″ thick stainless steel saw. The teeth are made with a # 6 Nicholson jeweler’s file. The burrs, etc. are removed with fine sand paper. They are mounted in the stiffeners from a single edged razor blade. At only .002″ thick, they make a very thin slot, which is great for freeing up ailerons, rudders, or opening up cowling flaps..
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