Looks like some very nice builds being planned!
I'm trying to resurrect my WNW Camel build from CFIII. Those who were there might remember that for some, still unknown, reason, the linen colored paint on the bottom was just wiping off, and getting all over the top. I have now repainted (apparently successfully) and am just about ready for a glosscoat for decals:
Those who are paying even moderate attention will notice a new problem: the cabines. These are the most fragile struts I've seen yet from WNW and I've managed to knock off three of the them (and the forth isn't too secure). I'd like to run my plan for fixing them by you all to see what you think.
I would like to pin the struts, but the attachment points are so small I don't see how I can realistically do that. So my plan is to build out the top wing, insert the cabines into their locator holes (probably without glue), and then set the wing in place using the interplane struts (again, probably without glue.) Then I can use small amounts of epoxy to reattach the cabines to their proper locations on the fuselage. All this is possible, of course, due to WNW's excellent strut locator design.
So, my first question is, does this make sense to you all? If not, better ideas are certainly appreciated.
My second question: if the above does make sense, when should I do it? Even using epoxy, I'm none too sure about how strong this will all be. Should I wait to do this until basically the last minute (decals on but rigging not all finished up), or try it sooner and hope it all holds together when I remove the top wing (and then I don't knock them off again)?
Any comments and/or suggestions are surely welcome!!