- May 8, 2012
- Reaction score
- Dallas Texas
Here are a few pictures of my Madcow Jayhawk. I'm ready to paint it and after wet sanding the fin / wings the wood grain shows through and badly. These grooves are pretty deep. When I used the wood filler and primer I never noticed the imperfections. Everything looked great! When I bought the kit also I noticed the wings were pretty warped. In all fairness to Mike he offered to replace the wings but I had decided to go ahead and build it and the wings were already mounted the best I could align them.
The issue with wood was also pretty noticeable on some of his other kits I built. The Scooter and also the 4" Patriot. Is there reason why the wood is like this other than just poor quality?? As I mentioned it looked fine after I use the wood filler and primer and sanded the kit. It's also noticeable on the winglets. This is going to be a flyer so I have really no concerns cosmetic, but I might consider building another one, just don't want to deal with it again. I've wet sanded wood before in the past, but never had too many issues with it. BTW - MC BTW makes great kits and has some awesome designs...could be just bad wood batch?