Fixing warped major hull componentsOctober 24 2004 at 10:23 AM
|Robert Lockie (no login)|
from IP address 188.8.131.52
My Dragon Jagdtigers all have significant warps in the upper and/or lower hulls, a phenomenon I have not encountered before. I am tempted to try the hot water trick to fix them but before I do so, can anyone who has done this successfully offer any tips to avoid bending the wrong parts? I am thinking that partial submersion offers the best chance.
Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
|October 24 2004, 11:42 AM |
To be honest I wouldn't try. Very gentle flexing of resin parts yes, but styrene? I've had this problem in the past and would recommend leaving it. Use a very thin super glue when joining upper hull etc. and this should hold the warping straight.
|October 25 2004, 6:41 AM |
I once had an old Airfix 1/32 Grant with a warped upper hull and tried to bend it on hot water. The result was a completely shrinked front part that will never fit again. So be careful with the hot water trick. Maybe slightly heating with a hairdryer might be succesful.
Try Using K&S Metal
|October 25 2004, 1:34 PM |
I have run into this trouble several times. I have used a thick piece of K&S brass or brass tube.
|October 26 2004, 5:17 AM |
I had considered the 'hefty length of brass' option but didn't have any to hand and was considering the use of hot water. I was wary of it however, which I why I made the post first!