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F-14A Canopy Question
Tank178
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:31 PM UTC
Hello,
I am building the 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat. I am getting ready to close up the cockpit (Its being built gear-up in flight) and noticed that the canopy has a raised line running lengthwise down the center of the canopy. My question is, is this line due to the molding process, or should it be sanded off? If I need to sand this off, what grit sandpaper should I use so that the canopy is useable?
Thanks in advance!
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 04:55 PM UTC
Hi Art not it will need to be removed. To remove it use micro mesh sanding system starting off reasonably coarse then getting progressively finer. Essentially you're just polishing it off.
Tank178
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 02:19 AM UTC
Thank you for the info!
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