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William Blackmore

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  1. Thanks Guys. I think it may be an issue with age. This kit has been in my stash since the early 1990's. I have also had the same issue with one of the Heller "Conqusitador" kits that I found on the evil bay site. This was one of the very early versions of this kit. Being one who believes that kits were made to be built, I set to work on it only to find the same issue. In fairness to Tenax I have used it for years with few problems, but it does occassianlly do the same thing to some pieces of Evergreen stock. I also agree with Andy, and I do use the Ambroid as well. Good stuff but stinks to high Heaven. I guess in some cases it may be useful to go with some basic Testor's glue. Thanks for the input. Cheers! William
  2. Hello All, This is only my second post. I have a question not only for Dafi, but also for all of you who have built this model before. Have any of you had problems with the styrene plastic in this kit simply disolving and breaking apart when you hit it with some glue? If so, how did you solve the problem? My own problem here is that I was installing the Head Rails to my model. They were already painted because I had only a little bit of the Humbrol paint I needed left over ( I have been unable to find any more of it.) Everything looked good and as I installed the head rails I applied the glue (Tenax) and the plastic parts simply began to break apart in my hand. Keep in mind that I was very careful not to get the glue anywhere except the places I wanted to glue. I have had the same problems occur in the past with other Heller kits. I am not sure if it is because of the age of the model kit, or because of the type of styrene the kit is made from. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Cheers! William
  3. Hello Davi Forgive me if I missed this earlier somewhere in this build thread. I have looked it over and have to ask something about your photoetching. Are you planning to sell this photoetch as a set, or multiple sets to the public? Or is it all strictly for your own use? Your work is astounding, and I have been following it for a little while now, though I admit I am a latecomer to this thread. I have been building plastic ship models all my life, and am no amateur, but my friend, You have sent us all back to school!! Please tell me that you are selling this photoetch. I am currently working on a Vic for myself. That Poop Deck Skylight is wonderful, and I have been dreading having to try and assemble that plastic garbage for a while now. Thank you for inspiring me. Best regards William

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