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I broke my hubby's Porsche 356 model!

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  • Member since
    October 2018
I broke my hubby's Porsche 356 model!
Posted by Mrs.T on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 6:01 PM

Help - I'm wondering how I can repair the damage I did to the model. It dropped on the floor & the plastic seat backs both snapped (cleanly) off the seats. I'm in the L.A area.  I can't tell you anything about brand or make or year but appreciate any advise.

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    September 2018
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 9:28 PM

Depending on how easy the seats are accessible you could just glue the back of the seats back on.  You can use regular plastic cement or even super glue (depending on if they are painted you will need to be careful with super glue, but it'll give you the strongest bond and cure faster).  With no more details or pics that is the best I advise I can offer

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    September 2011
Posted by BUGATTI FAN on Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:00 AM

Mrs T,  If your hubby built the model best come clean and tell him as it would be best for him to do the repair himself! If not seek out a model maker locally (possibly from an IPMS chapter in your area) who would have the expertise if you are worried about attempting to do it yourself. If the breaks are clean a small spot of gel superglue is what I would suggest you use.

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    September 2018
Posted by Southern_yankee_80 on Thursday, October 4, 2018 12:05 PM

Bugatti Fan is right.  You should mention the model falling accidentally. My post was just my suggestion on how to fix it but truth be told when my kids accidentally break something on my model I would fix it right in front of them and they like to watch me do it. Who knows you may find it interesting enough to actually join the hobby. Me fixing the model and every so often when I work on one my son watches me and that's how he got started on doing metal body cars.

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    October 2018
Posted by Mrs.T on Thursday, October 25, 2018 1:19 PM

Thank you for your advice.  I found a terrific old school hobby shop locally in Santa Monica (Evett's) and they are fixing it up for me.  My husband will be picking it up today and I know he will be pleased.  Also there is a place in Culver City called Big Lou's who besides collectibles has big scalectrix sp? race track in his shop and he referred me to Evett's. 

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    October 2018
Posted by Mrs.T on Thursday, October 25, 2018 1:21 PM

Thanks also for your response. I now have a cool old school hobby shop in Santa Monica that I would never know about.  A returning Vet put the car back together, even better.

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, October 26, 2018 10:40 AM

Thanks for the update. I'm glad it all worked out. Cheers.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


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    July 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, October 28, 2018 11:46 AM
If you can get Gene at Evett's to do the repairs you will be set.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    May 2008
Posted by ambman on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:40 PM



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