A few questions re: Resin Kits. I've purchased a few kits and some modi- fication parts along the way and am preparing to delve into my first resin kit. Along with several more expensive kits and mods I picked up one of the rather ancient Maintrack 1/72 CH-47 Chinook kits for $1 (US). This kit is going to be my lab rat for my more expensive ones.
Looking at it, it's a serious dog! The fuselage is seriously too thick, the fuse- lage halves don't mate up, the cockpit glass is ultra thick and doesn't match anything like the fuselage is supposed to be, as well as having other bumps and bulges from the molding process. I'm not gonna go into the lack of de- tail, rotors, interior, decals, or wheels (ya think they coulda produced a few WHEELS for the durn thing!). It makes for a WONDERFUL guinea pig given the clunkiness and the price! I won't mind screwing it up, and if it turns out decent then that's a major plus! If it turns out sh*tty then no loss at all.
Anyway, here's my questions:
How do I de-warp (un-warp? re-mold?) the fuselage? What do I use for filler putty? Is there anything special I need to know about painting (I use Model Master enamels almost exclusively)? Will using CA glue craze the (assumed) clear resin canopy? What should I use for adhesive on clear parts? CA glue should be able to glue the whitemetal landing gear to the resin fuse- lage with no problems, right?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated! :)