This is the true stuff :)
Ahh this crawl is always a source of questions !
Yes it is real aluminium but still a standard fiber crawl X)
3 month of internet research to find a product that will give the real look that will dull like the rest of the plane.
Search "flite metal" on internet, you tube videos on how to apply etc.. it was desinved to cover big rc model aircraft and hold on over 600kph... assuming it is enouth for our birds lol
It can be compared to aluminium tape but thicker and amazingliy stronger aderance.
It was hard to put on cause conformable on only one axe... or accept only a verry few concave/covex deformation.
Most of my covering on the crawl is 3 yers old and have seen rain in flight sometimes, and sill there in better look that on day one, and even better aderance (tested on replacmenet of a little "pannel" due to a scratch)
Thank you for the positive comments a out the look of it, i work hard to give it the right look with precisely scaled details, historical research on typo for usaaf tail serial numbers, real wwii usaaf federal standard paint references. And over all trying to keep balance betwen evoquation of the p-51 or wwii warbird without going to far.
Last edited by Antoine.S : 04-20-2017 at 01:53 AM.