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New for Premium Members — Build a “one-off” right on your model

New for Premium Members — Build a “one-off” right on your model

When it comes to building scale model airplanes, one task often stops new projects from even getting started: making a scale engine cowl from scratch. To produce a fiberglass unit, you have to build a master plug, lay up a female mold on top of it, and then use the mold to lay up the final cowl with fiberglass cloth and resin. Here’s how I made a “one-off” cowl, and the technique and materials needed can be used for any scale model you want to build.

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Updated: January 2, 2019 — 11:37 AM
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