Okay collectors...I needed a project after the Santa Maria in thread from a few weeks ago in the General Squawk section.
Found this on Ebay for $70, plus $16 shipping (was $20, but seller sent a $4 credit to my surprise), and a little State tax.
Wing antenna on Starboard side snapped off. Following are a few pics of the fix. It just needs paint and waiting for glue to fully cure. Any questions please ask...and most importantly stay safe and healthy on this St. Patrick's day:
I will add a couple pics once painted and complete!
Last edited by jcahea; 03-17-2020 at 12:57 PM.
I use different paints, Testors, Mastercraft, Tamaya, etc. You have to mix to match and with my aging eyes surprisingly turns out really well. Some of the super picky that view things under a magnifying glass may find fault, but as we all know collectors have different standards.
Kalibu, I did not have to drill a hole in this particular one as when it broke it left a small divot. A very small bit can be used if a small shallow hole is needed for hold purpose. Will try to find the size I have used. You have to be very careful starting a hole as it is very easy to cause damage by the bit, walking or slipping. If you have a nail punch it would be advisable to gently indent a stater mark on the area drilling to avoid such issues.
But I was able to fix this with superglue, luckily:
Just too much hassle to send it back, the shipping stand alone, + the insurance custom taxes etc, not worth it, so I used my model repairing skills instead and that worked out very well, so all is cool with this Dai Kong this isn't your fault,m since you added a note saying this wing was in good condition, so it probably happened with the shipping transfer, **** happens. So please don't feel bad for this, you're cool.
Here the fixed results:
This is probably one of my most loved B747 of my B747 fleet
And here VH-EAA stands under VH-EBQ
QANTAS Australia "Spirit of Australia Livery 1987-2000"
VH-EBQ "City of Bunbury"
Limited Edition 1 of 240pcs
QANTAS Australia "Ochre Livery 1975-1987" (B747SP)
VH-EAA "City of Gold Coast - Tweed"
Limited Edition 1 of 312pcs
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Last edited by Gold Leader; 03-22-2020 at 02:12 AM.