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Old 04-14-2020, 03:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone, I am trying to customize a GeminiJets British Airways 747-400 1:400 Donor, and it appears the seller that sold it to me failed to mention it was previously repaired because at certain angles you can see the glare of it being re-glued which appears to be superglue. The repair was done nicely, no damages, but I need to get those stabilizers out to finish stripping the paint. Any help?

I've tried:

sticking some acetone into a gap in the stabilizer
putting it in contact with steam from boiling water for a long time
Placing it in warm/hot water for a long time
and just manually pulling it out (Useless) Any pointers?
EDIT: I've even placed it in front of a heater blasting 90 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes (alternative to hairdryer) which also didn't work.

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Old 04-14-2020, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hold stabiliser and suspend model over some cushioning.
Hit Fuselage with hard impact (hand or small soft mallet?) and it should give way.
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I was going to say something similar to above...snap them off leaving tab in slot and then superglue them back on when done with paint work. Try lemon juice?

...or just get another donor!
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Hold stabiliser and suspend model over some cushioning.
Hit Fuselage with hard impact (hand or small soft mallet?) and it should give way.
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I was going to say something similar to above...snap them off leaving tab in slot and then superglue them back on when done with paint work. Try lemon juice?

...or just get another donor!
Thank you for the feedback. I actually don’t want to invest anymore money into another “Test Donor” because after I’ve tested the Landor Hybrid/Interim on this Gemini donor, I plan on making it on 3-4 donors BigBird and selling those to donate proceeds to charity. I’ll actually try the soft mallet method, and the steam from boiling water again.

What would happen if I tried to put the back end of the model into very hot/boiling water for a couple seconds to a couple minutes?

For anyone curious: this is a G-BNLU donor which was one of very few planes which went straight from Landor to Cathay Dockyard with no hybrid/interim livery so I am testing the decals on this. G-BNLH did wear the interim livery, and I’ll be converting approximately 3-4 of those Qantas BA hybrid models (BigBird400) to sell and donate the proceeds to a charity which can be picked out at a later date.

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Old 04-21-2020, 12:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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For anyone interested, I was finally able to get them out after using a syringe and filling it up with both 100% acetone and rubbing alcohol (separate times) and dropping it into the little gap I had on the stabilizers. This was my first time using V1 Decals and I’d say I did an OK job on this model because I actually had to paint parts of the nose gear door white to cover up the LU to put the LG, and I didn’t remove the whole cockpit frame, but just the tiny tiny reg above the cockpit for which the decal was smaller then my fingertip. Luckily for my 4 G-BNLH donors this won’t be a problem:

British Airways 747-400 Landor Interim 1:400 G-BNLG, GeminiJets Donor G-BNLU

What enamel paint can someone recommend that closely matches the Chatham Dockyard blue on Gemini and BigBird models?

Just gotta wait 24 hours before applying my gloss floor finish on to finally seal it. Very challenging but fun and I enjoyed every step of it. My future plans are now to make 4 Landor Interim G-BNLH on the original BigBird mould.
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