1/48 Hasegawa A-7 technique

Joined: December 29th, 2002, 11:19 am

June 7th, 2018, 9:30 am #1

Hi guys,

For those of you who have intimate experience with this kit, what do you use to "stick down" the wiring conduits on the fuselage sides?  (These are a sandwich of fuselage half, long narrow PE, and long narrow plastic part.)

Thanks,
bob
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:38 pm

June 7th, 2018, 4:33 pm #2

Watching with interest, since I've been thinking of starting this kit, myself. My Hasegawa F-4S had a similar PE part, and I ended up using it as a template to cut some 0.005 styrene, so I could use Tamiya Extra Thin cement to attach it. I had visions of the PE pulling off the model over time.

Ben
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Joined: March 25th, 2005, 6:44 am

June 8th, 2018, 4:41 am #3

Hi, 
You can try Metal Foil Adhesive from Microscale by applying only at the back of the part.
It will produce a sticky surface just like the Eduard Self Adhesive. The part will be able to be placed on the model. 
I am sure it will be permanently there for a lifetime.

HTH
Arkut
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Joined: September 13th, 2005, 11:55 pm

June 8th, 2018, 5:39 am #4

I didn't.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 8:55 am

June 8th, 2018, 5:50 am #5

Good ol Super glue, after it was painted, you never knew...

Jeff
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Joined: May 18th, 2005, 7:03 pm

June 8th, 2018, 2:24 pm #6

5-minute epoxy?
Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN


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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm

June 8th, 2018, 4:57 pm #7

I'd have said epoxy spread very thin, but I like Arkut's idea of Micro Metal Foil Adhesive.
Todd Enlund

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Joined: February 5th, 2010, 1:59 pm

June 9th, 2018, 12:19 am #8

Bob,

The easy way to deal with them is to do a Vietnam-era aircraft and just leave them off, since they didn't appear until around 1977-78.  If you are doing an aircraft that has them, the next easiest way to deal with them is to omit the PE base and just glue on the plastic part.  The Revell Germany release of the kit did not include the PE, and that is what you were instructed to do.

HTH,

Tom
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Joined: December 29th, 2002, 11:19 am

June 9th, 2018, 10:20 am #9

Keep 'em coming, all- a surprising variety of answers!

I wondered if Future might do the job well- that's technology I haven't played with yet.  Super glue scares me (for this) because of the inevitable squeeze-out.
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Joined: December 24th, 2002, 10:24 pm

June 16th, 2018, 10:42 pm #10

I WAS going to use the PE parts to scribe and cut out replacements from .005" plastic, but after looking at my photos of the Royal Thai Navy's A-7Es & TA-7Cs, I decided not to even use any flat plating. I also plan to replace the kit supplied tiny round "tubing" with proper sized big square conduit. The kit parts are no way the proper scale size and shape, IMHO.
Here's a pic on Prime Portal, that illustrates what I am talking about.

http://data4.primeportal.net/hangar/luc ... _of_51.jpg

Larry
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