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Re: How to repair this?

Postby GiVa » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:11 am

So this is what happened: The pictures i shared earlier were from the ad site where i bought the models. So is did't realize the boom widens at the hinge. To shorten the boom would have looked strange so i decided to glue the parts. I sanded the old break surfaces and used Bison glue. It is strong enough (i hope). :D

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Re: How to repair this? BUT:

Postby GiVa » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:25 am

In this "package deal" i bought another truck, without a crane. I thought it would be nice to complete this truck as well. By drilling out the rivet the crane will come loose and i can mount this on the craneless car with a small bolt and nut. I found a donor car with the crane:

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But: the donor is in a pretty good shape. On the down side: it is painted partly. The craneless car is original.
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The donor car looks better from beneath, the "subframe" looks like new. The craneless one is rusted and bent:
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My donor has orignal tyres, old ones. Not remountable without breaking.

I will start with the removal of the extra paint and see what happens. I found some info here to work with. My plan is to keep the original paint as is/
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Re: How to repair this?

Postby misterpop » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:01 pm

Thats what we all do..Find some extra item with a bit of good stuff and before you know it you have a draw full. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How to repair this?

Postby GiVa » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:57 pm

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Well... to be honest: the donor was also part of a package deal. ;) I can't tell the wife this, but they spread like rats.
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Re: How to repair this?

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:30 pm

You just tell the Wife pictures on this forum have to filled with models... :D

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Re: How to repair this?

Postby GiVa » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:46 pm

I keep on working with this. It is a kind of addiction, i'm affraid. :D
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