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Old 04-08-2015, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 04-08-2015, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help with Hogan 747 wing issue

wow where did u find a seller of such a rare model? wow.
did u try bending it back yet?
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help with Hogan 747 wing issue

I have not tried bending it back. I am concerned about breaking it.
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Try a hair dryer to warm the surface,and carefully bend it back. Might work?
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I buzz off what little hair I have left, so I don't own a hair dryer, but I'll ask a friend who lives upstairs from me. Thanks!

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.
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its plastic, so carefully use some hot water, dip the damaged tip in hot water and try it after. Hot air is going in every direction and maybe damage the model around that area?
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Well, I would remove the wing from the fuselage. But yeah, I guess I will try the hot water thing first. Maybe tonight, if I don't go to happy hour. lol!
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Default Re: Help with Hogan 747 wing issue

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.
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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.

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Try using a bucket with warm water, let the piece inside the water for a few minutes and try to bend it back very gently.

That should work.
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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.
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Yeah,I think that one needs to go back. You ALWAYS ship models in an outer box. It can take all the mail system beating. Bubble wrap,packing paper,and foam chips if you have them as well inside.
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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.
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Default Re: Help with Hogan 747 wing issue

Randy, I think if you will try to make it straight, it will break off. It happens with Hogans, many a times. I think you shud keep it that way and not bother much about it. GOOD LUCK!!
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: Help with Hogan 747 wing issue

I think what I am gonna do is put a very tiny bit of glue where the crack is, then gently push the piece into place. I don't know if trying to straighten it after that is feasible.

Thanks for all the feedback. Still a bit upset about this, but I'll get over it.
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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.
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