While applying the first rudder decal, I applied too much pressure and the rudder came off – the locating points are very delicate and so you may decide the best option is to cut the kit items off and add replacement pins using wire. This approach now worked well and I was able to reinstate the slight deflection on the rudder to add a bit more interest to the aeroplane.
Prep for rigging
The rigging on the Siskin Mk.IIIA isn’t too complex, but it is a little different in terms of exact location of the anchor points. The instructions are just about ok but you need to take great care to make sure all your holes you’ll need to drill for your chosen turnbuckles/anchor points are accurately aligned. I had decided to use Bob’s Buckles for the main anchor points and then add Albion Alloys fine tube cut into small lengths through which the rigging wire is threaded, tied and glued using cyano. I used 3lb monofil line for the main rigging lines. Fine wire for the rear fuselage/tailplane rigging.