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1/48 Hasegawa F4U Folded Wing ??

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1/48 Hasegawa F4U Folded Wing ??
Posted by MrDave on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:54 AM

Hi,

I am using Wolfpack's 1/48 Hasegawa F4U folded wing set.  I have cut the wings and bottom section. Installed most of the resin parts.

My question: how would you suggest that I actually secure the two wing halves together in the folded up configuration, of course.

My assumption is that I superglue the two sections together.  But that means that the sections would have to touch.

Thanks.

Thanks.
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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 1:24 PM
I kit bashed mine with the wing fold piece from a Tamiya -1D kit. There should be a hinged spar that attaches to the upper and lower wings. I would have thought the resin kit had it.
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Posted by MrDave on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:07 PM

mississippivol
I kit bashed mine with the wing fold piece from a Tamiya -1D kit. There should be a hinged spar that attaches to the upper and lower wings. I would have thought the resin kit had it.
 

I have a couple of more pieces to attach, the spar being one. But the resin wing is far too heavy to be supported that those pieces alone.

Thanks.
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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:06 PM

I looked up that resin you're using, and can't quite make it out myself. For what it promises, you shouldn't have to glue the wings together, it definitely won't look right. Wish I was more help.

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Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 8:15 PM

Here's a link to their website, you may be able to ask them directly. That hookup does look dainty...

http://www.wolfpack-d.com

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 10:50 AM

Didn't you posted another thread on this? 

 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/13/t/180788.aspx

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Posted by MrDave on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 4:58 PM

mississippivol

Here's a link to their website, you may be able to ask them directly. That hookup does look dainty...

http://www.wolfpack-d.com

 

Thanks I have emailed them twice.  Being located in Korea, I don't expect a quick reply.

Thanks.
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Posted by MrDave on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:01 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Didn't you posted another thread on this? 

 

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/tools_techniques_and_reference_materials/f/13/t/180788.aspx

 

Close but no cigar...that post was asking for suggestions about cutting into the wings on this model. I did manage to get that part of the job done though. Thanks.

Thanks.
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Posted by MrDave on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:30 PM

In truth, I really wanted to build this version of the F4U with the wings folded.  Admittedly, this is the first time I dealt with resin kits.  The two resin kits I bought from Wolfpack-D.com have not met my expectations.  The fit in the cockpit is very poor in that I have to add a spacer to fill the gap left above the instrument panel.  Yes, I dry fitted several times.

The detail on the folded wing parts looks great, at least to my eye.  But I have to try to figure out how to attached the resin wing, which has some weight to it, to the rest of the wing section.

I am toying with the idea of using a length of a paperclip to provide the strength needed.

Thanks for all your suggestions to date.

Thanks.
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Mr. Dave

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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:34 PM
I had the same type of issues with a resin kit to convert a B-52H to a "G". Front fuselage plug was unusable, the rear plug was nearly so; had to fix shape issues, but at least the engines were decent! Your idea to pin it sounds like the right way to go. Corsairs also use a brace between the wings and the fuselage that you can model that should help secure those outer wings better.
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Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 9:41 PM

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