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Carl

Yikes, you diverted a near disaster, but the Big Lib is together and now, that's whats counts. I'm sure you considered all the various options and choices for the filler and seeing and I'm thinking a sheet plastic or goop filler which would add to the strength to the assembly and fill as well. I always worry about down the road and making new plastic for the gap seems the safest choice. Any ideas yet how you want to fill the gap?

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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7 hours ago, DocRob said:

What a pity Carl, is there no way to get rid of the stuff with shaking the fuselage and let gravity work for you? That gap is not too small, hope you can fill it and make it unseen.

Cheers Rob

The problem was I no longer have access to the Liquid Gravity as it's trapped between the fuselage and the false wall I put in the nose gear bay. I thought I had enough space but didn't take into account the ribs moulded into the fuselage interior. I hadn't noticed them until I was gluing the two halves together. 

28 minutes ago, Peterpools said:

Carl

Yikes, you diverted a near disaster, but the Big Lib is together and now, that's whats counts. I'm sure you considered all the various options and choices for the filler and seeing and I'm thinking a sheet plastic or goop filler which would add to the strength to the assembly and fill as well. I always worry about down the road and making new plastic for the gap seems the safest choice. Any ideas yet how you want to fill the gap?

Keep 'em comin

Peter

Thanks Peter. I filled the gap with strip styrene glued in place with cement. I then filled the remaining gaps with thin CA to add some further bonding strength. I hope. 

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So here's the lower fuselage gap. 

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With some strip styrene glued in place. 

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Reinforced with CA and most of the gaps now filled and sanded to shape. 

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Lots of panel lines to be restored but it went better than I thought it might. 

The topside is done too.PXL_20211123_214728602.thumb.jpg.5d49aa195d0c620c76f5ab9fb24cab76.jpg

Just a bit of filling around the nose. 

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On 11/24/2021 at 6:18 PM, Martinnfb said:

Outstanding persistence Carl, if it was me, I would probably bin it , or burn it in front of the Trumpeter's head office. :)

Martin, I briefly considered binning it but decided I had to at least give it a shot at fixing it. I've already binned too many multi engine bombers for one reason or another. 

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