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    April 2005
Warped Cutty Sark parts
Posted by jallison on Monday, May 2, 2005 4:03 PM
Hello all. I'm returning to the hobby after a number of years and recently found this excellent forum. I'm getting started on building Revell's 1/96 Cutty Sark (the big one) that I found on eBay. The kit arrived and looks to be complete, near as I can tell. But some of the parts are warped. Most concerning are the deck pieces; the foremost deck piece has a distinct bow to it that doesn't look so good.

I figure I've got three options to deal with this:

* Just work with the pieces as-is and try my best to get it to look right;
* Find another kit on eBay or elsewhere and combine the part sets into one comprehensive one;
* Fix the parts

It's this third option I'm looking for help on. I figure I could gently heat the warped pieces and attempt to get them back into shape, but I worry that I'll make the problem worse. Has anyone had any experience with anything like this? Obviously I don't know what caused the warpage in the first place, but the kit is probably fairly old and may have spent a decade in someone's attic or garage. Any tips appreciated!

- Jeff
  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Monday, May 2, 2005 8:45 PM
put it into fairly warm water for a few minutes so the plastic becomes pliable & won't crack or break when putting on the ship's hull
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Monday, May 2, 2005 10:45 PM
Jallison,

If you need any hep with the kit gimme a shout. Always glad to see another modeler tackle that ship! I have a ton of pictures and a detailed review and How to build article I can send you. Plus a lot of time saving short cuts.

Jake

 

 

  • Member since
    April 2005
Posted by jallison on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 5:31 PM
Thanks for the tips and offers for help. I'll certainly appreciate all the assistance I can get!

- Jeff
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Friday, May 6, 2005 2:37 PM
jallison,

I just wanted to know if you recieved the link and article via email? Your second address that you put in the email to me, got bounced back to me.

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2003
  • From: Germany
Posted by Beau Mansfield on Monday, May 9, 2005 1:39 AM
If all else fails and you need replacements parts contact Revell Models and they will send you the replacement parts.
They have a very good customer service.
Parts will take about a month to be delivered.

Nice subject.

I have visited the real ship.

Beau.
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