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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 12:58 pm 
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rfwood1 wrote:
I am concerned about the very same thing.


Thank god I am not the only one! I mean what is the best solution here? Does screwing the models down on a strong (wooden?) base solve this problem for good? I know a lot of people do this and yet some hulls deform again even with the ship being securely fixed. What is this witchcraft? :Mad_6:


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:42 pm 
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What is the best solution here? Does screwing the models down on a strong (wooden?) base solve this problem for good? I know a lot of people do this and yet some hulls deform again even with the ship being securely fixed.

I tried to super glue my HMS Lion onto a strip of metal, maybe 1/8" thick, but the ship bent the metal, so I don't think that was a good idea. (Of course, maybe I should have used a thicker chunk of steel.)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:27 pm 
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Good evening!

weighing in with some thoughts;

I have a morbid (and healthy!! ) fear of anything model shippy trying to warp,

be it wood, plastic and indeed resin...
I do not trust wood of any kind to resist resin warpage as a base, especially not plywood or MDF etc

I always secure all model ships--resin or plastic to a stainless steel plate

( I work in the marine/ yachting industry -so stainless steel is common and available; mild steel is muuuch cheaper
and more readily available--just ensure its well painted to prevent surface corrosion over time)

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for 1/700 3 or 4mm thick pending length of model...

( or for 1/350 Big Battleships like the (resin ! ) ROMA I went to 5 mm )

http://www.modelwarships.com/reviews/sh ... eview.html

here is my step by step of attaching model ships to base ( and watermaking thereon..)

the images and text should be of assistance
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=37223

HTH

JB

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