SVictor - What went wrong

Present for Christmas was a Victor which I started over the holidays.

Have a problem with the flaps which I set in the closed position. Having put them in place I was expecting a top half since when I fitted them (and they fitted into place) there is a gap between the upper surfaces and the flaps which looks wrong. I don't know what I have done wrong any ideas (though I fear it is too late)?

If the flaps are put in the raised position the flap guides need to be trimmed back, did you remember to do that?

 You are correct and my fix has rectified the issue more or less. The thing is the instruction sheet does not say that you do this BUT in steps 28 and 29 you are meant to remove the fairings for the flaps. This is wrong (too late for me) since this leaves the upper parts of parts G13 and G14 exposed. I think that steps 28 and 29 should be telling you to trim the internal parts of the wing as you described and NOT to remove the fairing.



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 It would be good to have pictures, so we can see what you're talking about

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It is also good practice to fully read/look at and digest the instructions before starting the model, making notes as you go. The instructions cannot take into account every modellers methods and are there to show you where and how things go and not necessarily in what order. You need to make your own plan on how to build the model so care is needed to make sure that you understand how each part is designed to be fitted. So often to test fit parts, such as flaps, then wings can be taped together and the flaps offered up. Doing this would have highlighted the issue and you would have been able to go back to the instructions and see what was required.

Mal (Miracle Paint Masks)

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