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Set includes 2 flaps and 2 flap wells, enough for 1 model B-17.
This highly detailed set of models represents the wing flaps and flap wells of the famous Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, specifically models B-17E (Fortress Mk IIa) , B-17F (Fortress Mk II) and B-17G.
- This set includes just 4 parts for easy cleaning, painting and assembly (2 flaps and 2 flap wells).
- Actuator rods and struts are integral to the wells in the correct position for lowered flaps.
- Wells are marked with a raised "L" or "R" to identify which is the left wing flap well and which is the right wing flap well.
- Flaps are attached to their corresponding left or right well by small attachment sprues. Carefully remove and discard the sprues. When correctly assembled, the notch in the flaps is positioned nearest the fuselage.
This is an original product design, not a 3D-printed copy of any resin or photo-etch set.
This product is intended for advanced modelers with kit modification experience. In order to install the flap wells, your Revel or Monogram B-17 model kit's flaps will have to be cut from your kit's lower wing halves.
No assembly instructions will come with your parts. Assembly guide photos are included in the photo carousel on this webpage. Please study the assembly guide photos and renderings in the carousel.
Notice: the actuator rods and struts are very fragile. They are just 0.7mm in diameter. Accidentally bumping the flaps after assembly may break the actuator rods and struts. In order to help prevent breakage during assembly and handling, install the wells while building your model being careful to avoid bumping the rods and struts. After the rest of the model is complete, attach the flaps to the wells' rods and struts using adhesive such as CA "superglue". Avoid handling the flaps after assembly.
New to 3D-printing? Click here for cleaning and painting advice.
These parts are made in acrylic plastic. Acrylic plastic does not behave like injection-molded polystyrene or othr resins, especially with respect to painting. Please read and follow the cleaning and painting advice found in the blue link below.
© Model Monkey Book and Hobby. This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.
How to fix warped parts. Sometimes microscopic bits of uncured resin remain in the parts, a normal characteristic of 3D-printing. The presence of uncured resin can permit parts to warp when wrapped tightly for shipping. Should you receive warped parts, no worries! Tape the edges of the flaps and flap wells to a sturdy, flat surface with clear "Scotch" or cellophane tape. Set the parts in direct sunlight (or place them under a UV lamp) for a few hours. Any uncured resin will fully harden when exposed to UV light. The now fully-hardened flaps and flap wells will remain flat when you remove the clear tape. Clear tape is recommended because it helps UV light reach all of the parts and fully cure all of the resin.