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Old 01-13-2020, 02:55 PM   #1
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I was in a quandary... I flew on this actual aircraft in 07 from Charlotte to Phoenix before the winglets were added. I couldn't bring myself to grind off the winglets and potentially ruin the model. After some contemplation, I purchased the Star Alliance version and swapped engines and wings. I think it turned out just fine. It makes it unique and also preserves the models in the event my heirs would ever want to resell.


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How did you manage to remove the wings and engines without causing damage?
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congrats, I know you were looking for a donor for some time. Looks great!
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How did you manage to remove the wings and engines without causing damage?

I boiled a pot of water on the stove and held the model over the steam. This causes the glue to loosen and the parts come off with no problem. I re-glued with white glue and can repeat the process if needed.

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congrats, I know you were looking for a donor for some time. Looks great!
Thanks Russell.... it was worth the effort.
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Nice job! Looks factory fresh! Enjoy!
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:45 PM   #6
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I boiled a pot of water on the stove and held the model over the steam. This causes the glue to loosen and the parts come off with no problem. I re-glued with white glue and can repeat the process if needed.
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I boiled a pot of water on the stove and held the model over the steam. This causes the glue to loosen and the parts come off with no problem.
Doesn’t it affect the paintwork? When I try the steam approach to removing the horizontal stabilizers before using nail polish remover to remove the livery, the paint (or at least the surface coat) seems to be damaged.
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Looks spot on! Great work. I have the wingleted version and not planning on selling it anytime soon.
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Congrats on a great model, and clever thinking to swap wings with donor model. It looks fantastic!
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Doesn’t it affect the paintwork? When I try the steam approach to removing the horizontal stabilizers before using nail polish remover to remove the livery, the paint (or at least the surface coat) seems to be damaged.
What's your system ukJohna? I'm genuinely interested to know the safest and best way to remove and rejoin the horizontal stabilizers for my own project.
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Doesn’t it affect the paintwork? When I try the steam approach to removing the horizontal stabilizers before using nail polish remover to remove the livery, the paint (or at least the surface coat) seems to be damaged.

It has been my experience that the steam doesn't effect the paint. I have done several customs without issue. I am careful to not overexpose the model to the steam.... I hold the model over the pot for about ten seconds and then try removing the wings with mild pressure. If it doesn't separate, then ten more seconds, etc. Hope that makes sense...
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that's the model,not the real thing? great work!
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What's your system ukJohna? I'm genuinely interested to know the safest and best way to remove and rejoin the horizontal stabilizers for my own project.
Pretty much what AirlinerFan describes below. I also place a towel on the edge of the kitchen counter and then holding the model tail down, tap the rear of the horizontal stab a few times to loosen the glue. The trick is to loosen the part without damaging it so that you get more room to “wiggle” it.

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It has been my experience that the steam doesn't effect the paint. I have done several customs without issue. I am careful to not overexpose the model to the steam.... I hold the model over the pot for about ten seconds and then try removing the wings with mild pressure. If it doesn't separate, then ten more seconds, etc. Hope that makes sense...
It does. Thinking more about it, the ones where I have had problems are where the “steam and tap” hasn’t worked after 5 mins of continuous effort. It’s typical that you order a new model and parts come loose in the box, but then when you want to dislodge a part, it won’t budge.
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