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Old 08-11-2010, 04:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi fellow DACians,

I have just receive my 1:200 JC Wings SQ 777-200 Billboard - 9V-SVH..
When I inspect the model, I found out that the Tailfin is crook, I try to bend it back but it is glued on so tightly.

Any advice to adjust back the Tailfin to center?

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Old 08-11-2010, 05:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Advice: Crook Tail on 1:200 Diecast

Sorry to hear that.
Normally little crooked tail is easy to adjust center with light force,
but never had a serious crooked tail, all I can say is don't push it, then it will really break.
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I tried to push it back to center but it seems that it is glued on.. wanted to try adjust it using plier, but scare that it might snap..
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I wouldnt use pliers, the part of the pliers that grip the model can easily damage the printing/paintwork. If i was you, try gently warming the tail of the aircraft (steam or carefully with a hairdryer) to loosen the glue, alternatively some people have recommended vinegar to remover the glue, but in both cases be very careful that this will not damage the paintwork and printing. Once the tail is removed it should be an easy job to just re-glue it! Hope that helps
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Default Re: Advice: Crook Tail on 1:200 Diecast

Manage to adjust back the tail

I increase my force slowly and it manage to drop out. Then I reglue it back

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Default Re: Advice: Crook Tail on 1:200 Diecast

Honestly, I'd just leave the tail well enough alone. (Unless it's really crooked, in which case I'd send it back for a refund.) Stuff like slightly crooked parts used to bother me when I first got into this hobby, but you'll learn really fast that those types of issues are very common. So I'd say just live with it. You'll probably end up doing more damage to the model trying to fix it anyhow. My two cents.
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