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fullmetal201502 May 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Ok does anyone have a good way of mounting struts on the 1/300 scale cr. 32s??? pictures and suggestions very welcome. Getting frustrated with the poor alighment an pain In trying to glue them in place.


Pajaro Muerto02 May 2017 6:31 p.m. PST

I would suggest to drill the wings right through. Then glue the struts, and cut off the two ends that come out the other side. Or at least make a hole that doesn't pass through, with a sharp X-Acto knife, and then place the cut wires with less chance of them slipping out of position.

I used epoxy, let it dry well, THEN reinforced with Super Glue, on some Raiden Gladiators (their early model) that I did a while ago.


Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

I used a method similar to Rolandos. Drill holes through the bottom wing. Glue the top wing to attachment points on the fuselage of the aircraft. Do the same with the lower wing if the model you are building requires this. Slide a long wire or in my case bristles from a broom through the hole in the bottom wing then put a dot of super glue on the tip to be attached to the upper wing. When tacky enough to hold slide the strut further through the lower wing and tack to the proper place on the underside of the upper wing. When the attachment to the upper wing is dry cut the strut off on the underside of the bottom wing with flush cut nippers and put a drop of thin epoxy cement into the hole on the bottom of the lower wing. The glue will run into and fill the hole. Finished.

slugbalancer03 May 2017 3:50 a.m. PST

I use the same method drilling holes and gluing. The only difference is I use cut down staples for extra strength.

fullmetal201503 May 2017 10:16 a.m. PST

Thanks all for the ideas, its just gets very frustrating with the struts they give you to work with. I wont say any brands but unlike GHQ whose brass etched struts work well others have a lot to desire.


fullmetal201509 May 2017 8:50 a.m. PST

Hey I just read the above thread guys I don't know if you noticed this is 1/300th scale, the struts are on a sprue all one piece I can't really cut and poke them thru the wing. Unless you are all saying to piece he struts down into individual pieces?


slugbalancer18 May 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

As I wrote above, I now use staples, cut to the correct length. They are much stronger that anything that come with the models.

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