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July 05, 2007, 04:25:50 PM
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I bought an old Monogram 1/24 For Mustang Kit with extras for only $1.50 at a hobby shop near us that was about to close...As I found out the damage of the kit was at the front:



And the spare body has damage on the roof and rear quarter panel....



Both bodies have damage but I am thinking of merging the undamaged front and the undamaged rear of the bodies.

Question:

1. What's the best cutter to use without removing and compromising detail in case I separate the body parts?

I also need tips to where the cut will be...

Also...

The rear windshield was broken in half and I was able to attach them using Tamiya Cement and was able to "fix" it.  However, the cement left "stains" on the clear part despite using a polishing compound...



Question::

2. Is there any way I can remove the "stain" on the clear parts?  I was thinking of using Smoke Clear or a scratchbuilt louver on the Mustang... Please enlighten me...



I also bought a Fujimi 1/24 Nissan Skyline KPGC10 and a four-door PGC10.  However, the Roof/Window pillars were damaged:



Any tips or help to straighten this up?

I also bought a Supra with similar problems...





Thanks for your help in advance.  :-)
 
I'm waiting for the price to go down.....

July 13, 2007, 06:59:40 AM
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Seems like some heavy sawing and puttying is in order.  I think it might be more trouble than it's worth.  I hope others can give you more practical advice on how to do it.  The windshield one is going to be tricky to fix, if possible.

July 13, 2007, 07:53:07 AM
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Forgot about this... What might be fun is to crush them a bit more and do a junkyard stack of cars. Great weathering involved!

July 13, 2007, 10:58:41 AM
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Maybe you should go back and see if they have a monster truck kit :razz:

Or if you really want to do them, I would use a scriber to cut the mustangs at the front door seams. Just scribe it many many times or use a new sharp exacto blade, a saw will remove too much material. You will probably have to make a new rear windshield however.

The other two cars could probably be heated in hot water and reshaped correctly.

Seems like alot of trouble.

July 13, 2007, 12:36:38 PM
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This guys restoration of a windshield might give you some useful info:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/kit_17.htm

Though I am not sure that it will make the 'seam' totally dissapear
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