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Old 06-23-2019, 01:11 AM   #1
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21st century stuart tank issues??

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SOO this happend today while, i was doing some work on my stuart, parts of it broke off. It seems as if the tank plastic after some time become brittle, and cracks. has anyone else seen this????




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Old 06-24-2019, 02:53 AM   #2
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Re: 21st century stuart tank issues??

Not yet on my Stuart, but on my early AH 250 I have
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:55 AM   #3
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Re: 21st century stuart tank issues??

Well, it's 15+ year old cheap chineese plastic so I'm not really surprised.
I haven't checked my two static Stuarts yet but I'l make sure to handle them carefully.
Thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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Well, it's 15+ year old cheap chineese plastic so I'm not really surprised.
I haven't checked my two static Stuarts yet but I'l make sure to handle them carefully.
Thanks for the heads-up!
Apparently, its happend to a few others with other 21st century vehicles. Its a shame..
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Old 06-26-2019, 01:24 AM   #5
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Re: 21st century stuart tank issues??

For a couple of Stuarts, have had to add an ABS doubler plate to stiffen it up. Haven't had a piece break off, but some cracks have formed.

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:39 AM   #6
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Re: 21st century stuart tank issues??

thats actually a great idea. what would you use to cement it? liquid nails?
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Old 06-28-2019, 07:12 AM   #7
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Re: 21st century stuart tank issues??

yep great guess, use liquid nails, a couple of clamps to hold it in place till the glue sets. also used a rasp on the mating sides to give the glue more to hold onto.

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Old 06-28-2019, 07:22 PM   #8
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yep great guess, use liquid nails, a couple of clamps to hold it in place till the glue sets. also used a rasp on the mating sides to give the glue more to hold onto.

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Old 07-08-2019, 03:11 AM   #9
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Re: 21st century stuart tank issues??

Well, I just finished unpacking my collection after having them in storage for 4 years. They were stored indoors.

-DML Kuble kit, completely unglued itself, built 10 years ago using Tamiya or model master glue.
-DML flak 38 (pre built) few parts came apart, easily fixed with glue.
-DML pak 38 kit, intact built 10 years ago.
-21st century pak 40, 100% good to go.
-21st century schwimwaggen, 100% good to go
-DML pak 36 (pre built) 100% good to go
-Tao wan horch mirror parts coming unglued; still stinks to hell...
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:19 PM   #10
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Well, I just finished unpacking my collection after having them in storage for 4 years. They were stored indoors.

-DML Kuble kit, completely unglued itself, built 10 years ago using Tamiya or model master glue.
-DML flak 38 (pre built) few parts came apart, easily fixed with glue.
-DML pak 38 kit, intact built 10 years ago.
-21st century pak 40, 100% good to go.
-21st century schwimwaggen, 100% good to go
-DML pak 36 (pre built) 100% good to go
-Tao wan horch mirror parts coming unglued; still stinks to hell...
NOt bad !!!!
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