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The final step is to carefully finish trimming the flange and opening area that was not accessible before, then crack a cold one and admire your handy work !!!11.JPG 
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I hope this posting will be helpful in making reproduce-able parts for your vintage boats, trailers or projects. Please contact me if you have any questions.
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Excellent work Brad, and a very useful post!  Thank you for sharing it with us.  What scale is that anyway?  Looks pretty big!  Be sure to add an in flight photo when the day finally arrives!

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Thanks Kevin, the Corsair was one of the largest WW2 singe engine fighters. Mine I believe is 1/5 scale with a wing span of just over 9'. I run a 100cc motor in it and turn a 26" prop.. I hope to build a new one this winter and will pass on pictures...Brad (Canadafins)
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Very nice work. Helpful and inspiring. Almost have the plug done for my Grumman F3-F-1. What are your thoughts on adding raised rivets to the plug? This model is 35% having a 132" span. Thanks Scott
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Hello Scott, sounds like a great project and a nice sized airplane. I have never put rivets on to my plugs as I have always been concerned that the sheer number of them would make the plug hard to release. Depends also on what type of rivet you use weather they would be an issue , if they are flush or the glue drop type. Another consideration is a number get damaged joining the fuse together and filling and sanding out that line. I put panel lines in the mold that can be easily fixed and do all the rivets, paint, and details after the airplane is complete and I have flown it and worked out the bugs. Way less stressful that way.
I would like to see some pictures of your molding process and the airplane when your done... Hope this helps...Brad  
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Hello Again Scott, just wondering how you do raised rivets ? I use Weld bond glue and a comb, I cut out ever other tine or sometimes two to get the spacing I want . I then run a line of glue on a piece of plastic, dip in the comb and roll on a line of rivets, repeat. I have found this method to be very fast and looks good...Thoughts?? 

Brad
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