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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2016, 01:10:57 PM »

Just noticed you have an english copy of the destruction manual


Any chance you could scan and email a copy as mine are only in German


There is a very good chance indeed, give me a couple of days as my scanner is in Loft and its got a NZ plug on! But its no bother as i been meaning to drag it out for some documents i need to scan anyway..
Dont ditch your German instructions though, as the English has no photos, need to read the two together to tie text to photos!
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2016, 01:34:28 PM »


Thanks.
Mine was bought as a part started kit (Some trimming of the hull had been done)
Now there's someone doing a build as well its given me the motivation to get started :)


For drilling the holes in ABS I find these save the constant hunting for drill bits
http://www.themodelbasement.co.uk/core-rc-cr235-taper-body-hole-reamer-1-16mm.html
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2016, 11:55:15 AM »

So the postie brought me a collections of Glues today, so i can get stuck in (Pun intended)..
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2016, 01:17:20 PM »


Groan!..... Ah well, it is Friday!   ;D
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2016, 01:46:35 PM »

I feel a bond forming
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2016, 01:54:54 PM »

Oh dear god what have i done, we are in danger of getting into a sticking sitaution!  :embarrassed:
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2016, 01:57:59 PM »

Oh dear god what have i done, we are in danger of getting into a sticking sitaution!  :embarrassed:


Don't worry we'll stick together and fight them
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke -- (Newbie Build - Plenty of Questions!)
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2016, 04:50:59 PM »

Thanks Kipper


[...] can i ask what glues i need?
So if i am going out buying new glues, what types do i need? The kit obviously is a mix of ABS, Balsa, Ply and Dowel
Thanks


I don't pretend I'm any sort of expert! I would offer this piece of experience, though: Whenever ABS is involved as either party in the join, PU (Polyurethan) glue is very good. I have heard too many reports about epoxy coming off ABS - even if it seems good right after glueing. Roughening up is essential with ABS (as with almost everything else!). I don't know if there is any other kind, but mine is a two-component product (50/50). To support my choice, it says on the lable that it is especially applicable to ABS.


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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke - My build
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2016, 10:55:12 PM »

Thanks for the tip, i brought epoxy so far and will see how i get on. Never used epoxy before anyway, so its all a learning curve! lol
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke - My build
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2016, 05:50:50 AM »

Hi, Prof


Warm welcome to MBM and the build


In answer to a very first question  - to fill holes in ABS you can make an ABS filler goop using a small airtight pot - glass or similar and chucking into it a load of cut-up bits of the ABS (trimmings, sprue bits) and putting in a dollop of the solvent plastic glue*.  Seal and leave overnight and you will have a more-or less runny liquid plastic.  Apply and leave to dry and it  becomes an integral part of the ABS


*like Polyweld or MEK**
**Methyl ethyl Ketone


Note - it also works with styrene, but not foam polystyrene!


Looking forward to the build.  I hope the plethora of adhesive advice has not left you up a gum tree.
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke - My build
« Reply #35 on: February 29, 2016, 10:54:41 AM »

Just adhere to the instructions and you'll be fine
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke - My build
« Reply #36 on: February 29, 2016, 02:21:45 PM »

**like Polyweld or MEK**
**Methyl ethyl Ketone


Not sure i have anything like that, but i shall look into it!  :-))  Thanks for the tip..
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Re: Graupner Fischkutter HF-408 Elke - My build
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2016, 02:22:28 PM »

Just adhere to the instructions and you'll be fine


Enough! LOL  %)
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