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Roden: Pt-17 Kaydet
CMOT
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:07 AM UTC


Roden has released a 1/32 scale PT-17 Kaydet and here Kevin Brant has a look in the box with a quick build.

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Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020 - 02:02 PM UTC
I think that the wings look pretty good. Take a look at a real one.
Edit. Direct linking to the images didn't work, so lets try something else.
picture 1
picture 2
picture 3
Note that the fabric is stretched nice and tightly, without much of the old 'starving cow' look which model companies used to love giving us.
SgtRam
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 01:57 AM UTC
Jessie

Thanks, I should take a more detailed image. There is strips and rivet details at every spur on the wings, and in between it is flat. I think I may have poorly explained it too. Thanks for the reference images.

Kevin
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC
I think that those are trying to be rib tapes and stitching. If so, they can be sanded almost entirely away; you don't see much more than subtle bumps on a properly finished wing.
Still, it's better to have them to be removed than not have them and need to add them.