Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Fillets! Tips, Part 2
This rounds off the ends, removes any excess and can push some glue into the seam crack at the ends.
Remember, the T M&TG skins over quickly. Don't go back and try to remove any more after the first or second smoothing of the glue.
You wont be able to sand white glue or T M&TG fillets!
I usually give the model an additional shot of primer filler and sand that. If there are any glue ridges left they should go away after sanding the primer / filler to surface.
Titebond Molding and Trim glue is like any other new tool. It takes a few tries to get it right. I didn't like it at first but now use it on almost every model.
Here's an example of some finished paint over fillets.
Personally, I think the width of the fillets should reflect the size of the model and body tube.
LPR models get thinner fillets. MPR models get wider fillets usually formed out of epoxy.