Panels and rivets
Hi to all seekers of detail in our models.
In starting up again in model making , this since my childhood and teenage years ! I have been awed in the level of detailing that one can do now having pushed the rendering to such realism that it begs the question on which and what detailing one should undertake in.
Following fotos are of the collins foundation B-17 and B-24 and from the heritage center at Travis AFB. Of a Grumman Albatros with flush rivets and panels Boeing 747 style and A Skytrain with proud ones like the Eiffel Tower or GG bridge and no panel lines and a C-124 globe master that looks like it was coated and taped along the panel lines.
Keep in mind that the B-17 and C-47 are pre war designs and technologys and the C-124 and Grumman from after WW2 . If anyone knows about the coating history’s and seemingly shrink wrapping and taping of airframes ( over panels ) like on the big C-133 ICBM transporter. that would help me out!
I am currently working on e HE-219 UHU by Revell from the 1960 ies ! and have sanded down all the raised rivets from the hull in as far as I saw that the one preserved at the national museum at Dulles airport look like it has flush rivets like the Albatros and even the B-24 which was developed after hostilities started.
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.