Repairing Reinstating and Creating Surface Detail
with Julian Seddon (and Geoff Coughlin)
What’s ‘oil-canning’? I hear you ask…. (intro by Geoff C)
It’s the name some modellers give to the stressed metal effects typically seen on some real aircraft. Take a look at the following photos to see the effect on the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster…
…and here are a few more to see how extensive the stressed metal appears on the real aircraft.
There are a number of aircraft that come to mind where the effect is very noticeable: BAe Hawk (fuselage sides just behind the cockpit and towards the rear end)
The effect can be quite extreme, as on many Boeing B-52 strategic bombers…