RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild?

RC Scale Flak Damage — Weathering Gone Wild?

With the level of detail always increasing, one wonders what can be the next “eye candy” to be added?  Well, Dave Morales and Jimmy Cowman may have just moved the bar up a little. Dave’s P-40B model from Jerry Bates plans featured “battle damage” detail which included an aileron with the underlying structure (like ribs and stringers) clearly visible. It made a great visual effect and didn’t seem to influence the flying qualities at all! Sidebar DSC_0026


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Along the same lines but requiring different techniques is Jimmy’s big B-17 Flying Fortress, which replicated the flak damage seen on many bombers returning from missions over Europe. The aluminum skin was first duplicated, then penetrated and peeled away from the hole to simulate the torn metal. Very convincing illusion and one we may see more of in the search for greater realism on our models. Here’s a tip though…..try a practice piece first!

Updated: December 29, 2021 — 1:37 PM


  1. Nice!
    I have a foamie Corsair that looks like flew over Toquio! lol

  2. Those battle tested planes do look very good. I believe that any detailing, that can be added and does not add a lot of weight, really makes a good looking aircraft appear even better!
    I also have a foam Corsair that sort of looks somewhat like it may have been in more “dogfights” than it should have. But hmmmmmm, ahh, well, maybe, – perhaps it is really pilot error on my part.

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