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JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby trek3159 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:04 pm

Has anyone here built one of these? If so, how in the h___ did you get the nacelles on? Straight??

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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby Tesral » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:58 pm

:pics2:

I don't think I've even seen the model.
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby el gato » Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:45 pm

The model doesn't even ring a bell for me.

I know, useless response. I will admit that I'm angling for a picture of the model.
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby trek3159 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:33 pm

Here are top and bottom pics, sorry for the poor focus:
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby Tesral » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:02 am

I see the issue now. I have run into it repeatedly. Sadly there is one solution I know of. Clamp down the model, hold the nacelle in place by hand...and glue.
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby el gato » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:04 am

Man, I am so mad at myself for.missing all of these wonderful kita from the early 2000s..

If I were you, I'd use the C nacelles as analog on where the connections should be on the Ambassador nacelles (meaning how far back the pylon sits from the front of the nacelle). I would then take a Dremel and cut a shallow trench on the nacelle, parallel to the sides of the nacelle, so that you now have a slot where the pylon sits. Glue, possibly pin if you need to, and use Aves putty to fill the trench/slot. The putty further strengthens the joint. You cut the height of the pylons a bit but you get a stronger joint in return
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby RogueWolf » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:15 am

I'd use brass rod to pin it. Then use styrene along the outside of the pylons to build up your "slot".


The pins will add some strength but will be primarily there to hold the nacelle in place. The styrene housing will provide more structure for strength.

Well, you get the idea (I hope)
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby trek3159 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:21 am

I had thought about doing that, but they don't sit straight on the pylons...they sit at an angle, otherwise the nacelles will sit angled out from the center line like a "V" instead of paralleling the line of flight. The hard part is figuring out the angle....one hand to hold the ship, one hand to hold the nacelle in place, and one hand to mark the edges with a pencil. :lol:

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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby RogueWolf » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:02 pm

Get yourself some of that sticky putty that is used to put posters on walls. Then flip your ship. Use the putty to hold the ship steady on your workbench. Position the nacelles at the proper angles under the pylons, then pencil in the marks you need.

Give me a minute and I'll mock up some pics for you...
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Re: JS Ambassador prototype question

Postby mophius » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:05 pm

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