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F/glass hull availability...

Postby U-33 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:16 am

Anyone know if there's a replacement fibreglass hull available for the 1/144th Trumpeter Seawolf? Or something very similar?

I'd like to replace the plastic one on the Dragonfish with something less flexible than the original kit version.


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Re: F/glass hull availability...

Postby Sub culture » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:06 pm

No. But you can stiffen the hull you have using various methods.

You can solvent weld in extra ribs, or even a spine running lengthways from some plasticard. A box section would make things very rigid- think of a sill structure on a monocoque car bodyshell.

Or you could key up the surface and glass it inside.
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