Flappin’ and slattin’
With a break from the drawn out sanding session, flaps and slats gets TLC
The slats are usually to be placed in the open position, and that is how they should be after landing. This one will be configured as such.
However, the edges in the cutouts in the wings are too marked, and in order to make them a bit shallower I have been building up a bit of “paintfiller”. They need one or two layers more, after which the top will be sanded to make a very small edge.
The Eduard 109 flaps are notorious for their sinkmarks – it seems like they are there on 90% of the kits I’ve built, and some filling and sanding is needed
1. loosing a few rivets in the process, but after all they are flush rivets anyway so no big problem there.
I had done this some time ago (before I discovered the joys of LqS), and as usual after some cleanup, the flaps just clicks in place.
I also started the radiators and installed the cooler
And with that done, it was off to post a few pictures while the glue hardens a bit.
The cooler flaps will be modified a bit, as a just-lanede hard-worked two-seater will have the upper coolerflap level with the wing – stay tuned for more and feel free to leave a comment