Here, you can see the photo-etched part after cleaning,
free of any burrs or rough edges.
Use flat-tipped tweezers to carefully bend small areas of the photo-etched part.
For larger areas, like aircraft flaps, use an photo-etched parts bender.
Start by attaching the piece to the bender at the bending point.
In the second step, bend the part in the direction indicated by the instructions.
The third step involves aligning the shape of the etched
detail with the bender for precise results.
In the bender, I recommend bending even short plates,
which can be tricky to grip with flat tweezers and often slip
out of them.