I recently purchased five models from a forum seller. Three were shipped in a UPS box and the other two were shipped by merely wrapping them together with foam then wrapping paper around them. The 747 arrived with the inner rear edge bent upward (see photo) and both wings have scuffs on the corogard. Have any of you had this problem with a bent edge? If so, were you able to successfully repair it?
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I thought about running hot tap water over it, but I don't think the hot water in our building would be hot enough to make it workable/pliable. And I don't want to use boiling hot water for fear of warping.
You just need to soften the plastic a bit,and hopefully it will cool in a position that makes you happy. I think I have the same model. Is that the one that comes in the narrow,colorful box? Hogan did one for the B777 as well,same style box.
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Yes, it is one of the Hibiscus B744 models. This one is registration number 9M-MPD. I also purchased the 777 FOS model from him. That one survived the two week ordeal from NY to Seattle. I just wish the seller had put these models in an outer box when he shipped them.
After further examination and flipping the wing over, it is clear this wing is not repairable. As you can see, it is not just bent, but rather the plastic is cracked and is about ready to fall off. I will not do business with this seller again. I realize it is not his fault that it stayed in transit so long, but he should have double boxed these models. I bought them from an ad on aviationmodels-online, but he is known on here as suicidal tendencies or something like that.
It will not bend. It is cracked. If I try to bend it downward, it will break off. It is very fragile at this point.
you are probably not gonna like what i'm about to say.... but what i would do is just try to bend it down, and if it breaks then just glue it back on in the correct position. Its not ideal, but its better to have a scared wing than a scared wing with a curve.
Hopefully whatever you do works out... FYI, if you ever use hot water around plastic models then be careful, get the temperature just right and it will work like a charm, get it a tiny bit too hot and the whole wing will warp and distort. Have never personally tried it on a hogan, but on plastic kits (softer plastic) you have to be careful.
FWIW I would just glue in a piece of strip styrene of similar thickness, mask off the good area of the wing, lightly sand when dry and touch up with an airbrush. Of course that assumes having that equipment on hand. With some careful paint colour matching as well as buffing out (using toothpaste), once all is said and done, you probably couldn't tell the difference.