Before cutting your pieces out of plastic you should cut a
sample piece out of heavy paper or plastic, maybe even cutting several pieces
and taping them together to form the final layout. Then put this over your
piece, mark it, cut it out.
Before gluing any plastic make sure your glue is compatible
with the plastic by testing it on a sample piece.
If there are resin molded pieces in your cockpit interior you
can lighten them up by drilling them full of holes before you glue them in
For knobs and levers you can use various pins from your local
sewing shop. Using different style pics for the levers you can also
cover the pins with paper or wood to simulate the real levers.
Before starting any cockpit interior you should purchase
literature on the airplane and study the interior so you know which colors to
paint and where the various switches and levers are. Also you will want
to know what kinds of switches and levers there are.
If your kit has aliminum pieces in it that you have to cut,
you should insert a piece of wood inside before you cut or back it up with
a piece of wood.
When you are putting an interior into a flying plane you need
to make sure that it is braced and glued securely so that the vibration will
not crack it apart. You may even consider using flexible glue such as
When you are doing an interior you cannot put the floor in a
scale location. Put the floor as low as you can and then cut off the
bottom so the side walls and such still give it a scale appearance.