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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Unusual Methods of Clamping V

I'm currently working on an Airfix model of HMS Iron Duke, the first step of which is the assembly of the hull - a job I always hate on Airfix. It involves the joining of two moulded hull sections together - although the fit of the components is usually pretty good, they don't always want to go together too well. My method is generally to align the components and glue either the bow or stern sections together (whichever is easiest to clamp), allow these areas to dry, then do the rest of the hull in one go, clamping together with the deck in place using elastic bands. I'm far from an expert Airfix builder, but that is the method that works for me! Might be of interest to someone!

The Engineer.

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