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Saving a Whale


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I'm currently building a resin 1/48 A-3B bomber and had to heat up a pot of water to remove some warps. I used the opportunity to grab my old CollectAire resin RA-3B Skywarrior from the shelf where it was languishing. The wing tips had sagged due to the heat in the garage, so I heated 'em up and straitened them back out. The landing gear and doors were long gone, so I filled the wells with epoxy putty and repainted parts of the old model. Then, using the hot water once more, I heated an acrylic rod and bent it to shape so I could mount it "in flight" like a desk model.

Here's how it looked on my shelf....

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Gear wells filled.....

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Finished and mounted....

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Now I've preserved my Vietnam NOGS scheme Whale for another 20yrs, hopefully!
 

Gil :cool:

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Yes, it would be a shame to scrap such a nice looking build. Very nice job on the restoration and modifications! 👍

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