Jun 292016
 

A client has asked me about restoring one, made by the Lockheed model department back in the day.  I’d like to see another, more-or-less intact one to nail down some questions I have. Anybody know of such a thing?

 Posted by at 1:14 pm
  • se jones

    Wish I could help with that.

    I have a 1/100 2707-300 solid resin desk model that needs some TLC too. I grew new engines, burner cans, inlet spikes & mounts to replace the busted up stuff it came with. Alas, the hard part is fixing the broken aft tip and the missing chuck in the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer. I haven’t worked very much with this hard, brittle stuff so any advice is appreciated.

    • Leona Deluca

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    • Scottlowther

      I don;t have a whole lot of wisdom apart from the obvious. Drill small holes into the sheared-off areas and insert wires or, better, “sticks” of fiberglass to serve as a structural backbone for a rebuild, using a good epoxy. It’s more art than science, though. Don’t use Bondo; it doesn’t stick worth a crap to fiberglass (even though that’s kinda what it’s for, but it’s meant to stick to larger areas, not small little blips like this).

      • se jones

        Thanx Scott.
        Post a picture of that L-2000 if you can.

        • Scottlowther

          Can’t. Client has requested that no photographs of it be posted.

    • Randino

      Little late (sorry, just noted this thread looking for L-2000 info), but for your model’s dings, you might try microballoons and cyanoacrylate. Saw that on the IPMS Stockholm site (search for “stuff_eng_tech_microballoons” in their archive). *Should* stick to fiberglass. Best luck!

      • se jones

        Thanks Randino. Microballoons and cyanoacrylate – I agree.

        For the broken nose and tail points, I think I’ll turn aluminum replacements on the lathe then pin them in place with brass dowels.