• Any suggestions for unbending bent ships?

    My worst are my two USS Fletchers (look like less exaggerated n’s)  and  two HMS Truculents (look a lot like u’s)


  • Minor bends seem to come out just by working them with my warm hands.  I expect hot water will soften the tougher bends.  In general I don’t think I’ve many I would consider to be badly bent.


  • @Audacity:

    Minor bends seem to come out just by working them with my warm hands.  I expect hot water will soften the tougher bends.  In general I don’t think I’ve many I would consider to be badly bent.

    I’ve only had two units very badly bent, and the hot water treatment fixed them.


  • Great! I’ll give it a try - thanks!


  • My Japanese destroyers belong to the imfomus banana fleet… I entend to sink it with some hot water!


  • @dictator_wanna_be:

    My Japanese destroyers belong to the imfomus banana fleet… I entend to sink it with some hot water!

    Oddly my Yukikaze did the same.


  • Mine too (both of them). I’m sure it didn’t help that the molded plastic pre-form it came in was also bent.

    I soaked one for a few minutes in hot watter then twisty-locked it to a piece of flat aluminium for 24 hours and that mostly straightened it out. It sill only seems to touch a flat table in 2 places, though….


  • @polywog:

    Mine too (both of them). I’m sure it didn’t help that the molded plastic pre-form it came in was also bent…

    Yes my packaging was messed up on them too… wounder if it was a big manufacturing error for all japanese destoyers? Once I have some time (like in 2 weeks with skool out) I will have time to attempt to repair them!


  • You might also sand the bottoms flat with some 240 grit sand paper, though this is something I have not tried!

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