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Old 09-24-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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It seems that I am very unlucky with all this. I am relatively new to collecting, but this is now the third model I have received which is unsatisfactory.




I have never done any model work and all that. So please advise me on what glue to use, how much to use, how to use it correctly etc to attach this back.

I hope you guys can help Thanks.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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I had a GJ Alaska Air "Salmon Three Salmon" arrive to me in the same configuration as your model. Krazy Glue and steady hands fixed my problem. Small drop on the tab and push it into its slot. Make sure you have the angle correct and aligned with the other stabilizer, otherwise your model will look retarded.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:47 PM   #3
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I have the same thing with my Antonov-124 of GJ.. Just a bit of glue and thats it..
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Some say use super glue, but I personally would avoid using this on a already painted diecast model, it does have the potential to screw up the paint. Some careful and proper application of Wood Glue or Elmers Glue from what I hear should do just fine on this.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:38 AM   #5
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That happened to my PHX V Australia 777-300ER all you need is a bit of super glue.
Just be careful.
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BEFORE YOU PUT ANY SORT OF GLUE ON THAT TAB....
1. Be sure to clean the contact points of any debris, paint chips, or any jagged parts of diecast that may stick out.
2. fit the stabilizer without glue to see if it seats properly without any gaps.
3. once it seats properly, then use A VERY SMALL amount of superglue where the tabs will make contact with the inner part of the fuselage. too much glue will be squeezed through the gap between the fuselage and stabilizer, and thats where you ruin the paint, and you'll get a nasty looking wing joint.
4. Hold the stabilizer firmly for about 60 seconds to let to superglue cure.

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Old 09-25-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the tips. It was kinda simple really. But now I don't even dare touch it because it is sitting perfectly (to my eyes anyway) now.

Again, thanks!
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:10 AM   #8
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4.5 - Holding it firmly for 60 seconds is very important, as if you don't, the horiz. stab will "slide off" it's level and will probably be positioned lower than the other side. So watch for it.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:25 PM   #9
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Yeah, I did just that. I realized if I didn't it wouldn't have stayed at the angle I wanted.
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