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PostPosted: February 4th, 2018, 12:08 pm 
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When you notice a slight twist in a wing so you warm it and try straighten it......

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Oh dear! That does not look good too good!

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Ouch.

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Not good indeed. This kit has been jinxed from the start. I bought it many years ago when it was first released by Revell. I was taken in be the nice new box that revealed a tired old kit. Does that sound familiar? I started building anyway. Realised I had the tub at an angle. Prised the fuselage apart to correct it. Snap went the fuselage. Odd though that the tub was straight when I had left it to set.. later on the model fell off the workbench. I hadn't noticed this and you can guess the result. One size 8.5 shoe later..... Luckily the wings broke off clean. The fuselage however was a mess. I repaired the fuselage but by this time was completly hacked off with it so I bagged it up and there it stayed until the start of the Krap Kits gb. Now this happens. I will beat the damn thing eventually.

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Holy Crapiziod. But we can try-build it. We have the technology.

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Life's too short Greg. Bin it and start something else. ;-)

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Oh dear, oh deary me. What that needs is filler, sanding and above all much patience, grasshopper. Or take Darryl's advice and fly it into the bin!

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I am not one to let things beat me so the bin, though tempting is not an option. The wing has been glued and filled and is setting. I will put an update in my workbench thread when there is progress to show.

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How about - cut out the broken section of wing - insert and glue a piece of balsa wood - sand to aerofoil shape - cover with skin of 10 thou. plastic card - scribe to match. Nobody will ever know.

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Or cut the a/c straight down the centre line, throw away the broken half and then mount the good half on a plaque or mirror and hang it on the wall.

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Cheers for the feedback guys. It's the Revell re-pop of the old Monogram Skyraider kit. I have managed to rescue it by inserting a piece of plastic card into the wing and butt joining the wing. Then sand-fill-sand the cracks. I have lost some detail buy on this dog of a kit that is probably a good thing. I bought this thing in about 1992 iirc. The plastic may have gone brittle, not sure though but hey ho. Thems the breaks, quite lliterally in this case.

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I was going to say that it looks like the Old 1\72 Monogram A-1E kit. I have one of those waiting in the stash. Interesting that Monogram is the only maker to produce that particular, and most versatile model of the Skyraider in this scale.

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It can be fixed. When I was building the old FROG/Novo E28/39 a while ago I dropped it on to a tiled floor and one of the wings snapped like that. I was able to glue it back together again with a bit of internal support and it turned out quite well. Just look on it as an extra assembly task. After all, it's a kit made up of multiple components. This just adds a couple of extra pieces to the assembly process.


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I feel your pain and frustration Gregers, I have 10 in a row to fight, that ancient Revell Mustang nearly did my head in, It's character and skill building ya know ;-) ;-)

You'll get there a surprise us all :) :)

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