Check out my latest CC in the April issue of Electric Flight

If you were around for the last installment of Custom Corner, you know
that I’m in the middle of recovering my Hangar 9 P-51D Mustang 60
ARF, which was a blue-nose version, into a German color scheme.
During the war, all sides would capture enemy aircraft and paint them
in their own colors. The Germans would use a bright yellow and silver color
scheme for some captured P-51s, which is the color my aircraft will have. In
this installment, I am going to show you how I cover wings using UltraCote
covering. Here are a couple of steps in the article.

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I switched to my heat gun and pulled on the extra covering at the
wingtip while heating it with the gun. If it gets too hot, use some type of
heat-resistant glove on your pulling hand. Be sure to shrink down the
covering beyond the halfway point on the edge of the wingtip, and then trim off
the extra material using a sharp hobby knife. The idea here is to have a smooth,
trimmed end that doesn’t show up under the cover on the top of the wing.

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Here is my completed wing with all the extra parts also covered. The left wing half is done in the exact same manner and I will wait on hinging the rudder, ailerons, and flaps until after I’ve added my insignias on the covering. Now that the wing is complete, it is time to move on to covering the fuselage.