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Old 12-23-2016, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! I was wondering if any of you guys can give me advice. My wife is getting me a Gemini 200 Atlas Air 747-8 for Christmas she order it a couple days ago and just like a little eager kid. I couldn't help but open the box when she was at work!! I was amazed at how awesome this model looks plus its my first 1/200 scale model!! But my happiness turn to anger when I notice that the #1 engine was detached from the wing the entire engine and pylon. I went on the website that my wife order it from and they said these things happen during shipping, my question is, Is this true or did I received a used model? and second what is the best glue to use? thanks
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately it is not unusual to find loose pieces in the box. As long as the loose piece didn't do any damage I just glue it back on. I used to use super glue but lately I've been using Elmer's white glue, it's a lot more forgiving and seems to hold just as well - just don't get it wet.
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Old 12-24-2016, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi. Yes this is true. Sometimes (not very often) happens. My last case like yours was an unattached left stabilizer on a gemini A346. And once before on a JCW B762..exactly the same thing..engine with pylon.

my biggest nightmare was when a ordered IF200 B743 arrives. the model was in 2 pieces. the whole fuselage and the wings with the gears are complete separated. i could glue it. with patex glue. it needs approx a half bottle. but it works. real strong and like new.

Of course you can ask for some partial refund from your seller. Or send it back for complete refund. its up to you.

Like i say before I use Patex glue. minimum of it. just a small drop. (for small parts like engines, stabilizer etc.) never use liquid glue like Revell for Aircraft scale modelling.

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-24-2016, 08:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If there is no paint chips on the model, it is not a big problem, unfortunately, sometimes, it happens and you have a model "in kit form".

Be careful with superglue, even if there is no direct contact with the paint, it can ruin the model.

Personally, I would use another glue.

Your model is great.

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Old 12-24-2016, 10:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, this is not an uncommon thing to have some part floating about thanx to shipping.

In my case, I will fix the part with super glue, but I use what is called a slow setting 'gel'. It comes out of the bottle thicker than the normal stuff. That allows you to set the part at the right position before the glue finally takes hold.

Fumes from this stuff can, on occasion, do nasty things to your model if you aren't aware of the risks. Do not let them drift up a fuselage (or some other area) that is painted, as sometimes the fumes can distort the paint or 'fog' the slick surface.

If you have no prior experience with super glue and you are unsure, yes -- leave it alone and just use 'white glue'.
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would get a partial refund! I was unlucky enough to receive a diecast 'model kit' with deep paint chips before, got a refund on that one since i could not repair it at all
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. Since there was no damage I glue it back on and it looks nice!
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Old 12-27-2016, 11:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks you guys for all the info, this is my first post thank you for the replies. This is my first 1/200 scale model and its awesome! pretty big and nice details especially on the engines. I will be starting a 1/200 collection I just need a nice case cause my 1/400 get kind of dusty here and there. My next 1/200 I'm looking at is a Herpa TNT BAe-146!
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi, Mr. Tony. Welcome to the forums. Enjoy your stay - hopefully forever - with us here. This kind of stuff has happened to me before, and for me it is a simple fix. As some other members have stated above, I would use a dab of Krazyglue and apply it to the engine that fell off, I would then attach it back on to the wing, and I would make a small "stand" for the engine to rest on until it dries. The stand I made out of a few small Lego bricks. The studs provide a great place for the engine to rest on while the glue hardens and dries. Then, I would remove the Lego stand, and I would proudly display my fixed diecast airplane model on the shelf. I hope this helps you, and again, welcome to our forums!!
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