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#1 HobbyZoneUSA

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 10:56 PM

When I assembled the Hasegawa 1/32 Fw 190D-9, I was impressed with the engineering of the wing/fuselage join such that the model didn't need to sit in the HobbyZone USA PS01 Aircraft Jig. After painting was finished and the decal process started, that's when I ran into problems - the constant maneuvering of the model to apply decals was going to damage the landing gear. The solution? Remove one arm of the PS01 and use the remaining jig to cradle the model while I rotate it around to apply decals! No landing gear were harmed in the application of these decals!

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:23 PM

EDIT:

 

In looking at your jig at length, I have a question. 

 

What about the situation where the model aircraft is one of those plastic kits without locating pins or tabs.

 

The problem I have is the horizontal tail-planes need to be kept in alignment for the assembly and the curing of the adhesive while both ends of the fuselage are supported.

 

How does your jig address that problem?


Edited by Gigant, 15 April 2018 - 12:43 AM.

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#3 HobbyZoneUSA

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:23 AM

In your example, you'd tape or rubber band the nose into the front cradle, lock your wingtips into the wing jigs using the magnetic clamps, allowing the tail to sit out in space. The tailplane cradle can then be adjusted to hold both of your horizontal stabs in position whilst the glue cures.


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#4 Gigant

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:29 AM

Thank you. :)


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#5 Tonsav1304

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:33 PM

Hi where can I purchase one of these plz in the U.K. and do they hold upto 1/24 scale aircraft

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:46 PM

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I was going to procrastinate tonight, but decided to wait.

 

In Progress:

 

 

 

 


#7 HobbyZoneUSA

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:14 PM

Hi where can I purchase one of these plz in the U.K. and do they hold upto 1/24 scale aircraft

The dimensions for the PS01 are on our website so you can gauge whether it will hold a given model. I've had everything from a 1/72 P2V-7 Neptune to a 1/28 T-34 Mentor in it, including the 1/32 F-35A and Fw 190D-9, but the 1/48 Ju 52 had too great a wingspan for the jig. The short answer to your 1/24th question is: it depends on the dimensions of your model.

As for availability outside the US, at present no. These are currently made exclusively for HobbyZone USA and we don't ship outside North America (sorry). At some point, HobbyZone.pl may offer these globally, but I have no idea when that might happen.


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#8 HobbyZoneUSA

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:15 PM

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#9 STWilliams

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:25 PM

I'm afraid you need one of these:

 

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#10 HobbyZoneUSA

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:30 PM

I'm afraid you need one of these

 

 

 

 

Interesing, but I'm happy with the PS01 for my purposes.


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#11 Bstarr3

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:08 AM

I'm afraid you need one of these:

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