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    figtree7nts
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    Hi HappyB,

    I'm glad we could help!

    Cheers, Ed
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    Ed/Martin:
    Good advice on the hot water and to pour it into the hull. My experience is the same, I use heated water in the microwave and put styrene that I want to shape into it. Works good.

    Long ago I learned what not to do after I melted a styrene car model roof with my heat gun!

    Good advice.
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    Martin555
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    HappyB,
    I am glad that you have had some success and we were able to help.

    Do not worry about asking questions there are a lot of very experienced and technical members on this site that are more than willing to help.

    We all had to start somewhere so ask away.

    Martin555.
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    Hi
    Thank you so much for your help, first I tried boiling water poured over the hull but only slightly helped, then I tried the water in the hull, magic!!
    The hull is no longer twisted, have discovered a very slight leak which should be straight forward.
    Will leave it overnight on the stand with the tape around it.
    Thanks once again, if it’s ok will post other problems that I’m bound to come across ie prop shaft installation, electrics and so on, looking forward to the wood bits though.
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    figtree7nts
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    Hi,

    I have made all of my kits from plastic!
    And some times the hulls are a little twisted!
    But as you continue to assemble the kit.
    The Hull straightens out!

    especially as you put the deck supports in place!

    But, as Martin recommends maybe a bit of hot water.

    Keep the hull in it's cradle.
    Pour hot water in the hull!
    Make sure the hull is in the cradle correctly!
    The hot water should soften the hull!
    And as the water cools.
    The hull should straighten out!

    Please keep us updated.
    To what you decide to do to the hull!

    Cheers, Ed
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    Martin555
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    Hi,
    You could Try poring boiling hot water over it or hold it under the hot tap.
    Then twist it back into shape and hold it until it has cooled down.

    Please let us know how you get on.

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    I,m a real novice at rc model boats but just fell in love with this model so promptly ordered the styrene hull from an on line supplier.
    The problem I’ve encountered relates to the hull which I thought had been going well until I noticed that it has a slight twist which when mounted in the keel stand can be straightened with a little pressure But of course springs back.
    At the moment I’ve placed it in the stand and pu tape around the hull to hold it in shape (which no doubt will spring back once removed).
    Has anyone any advice, have thought about applying heat from an hairdryer but I’m not confident this will work.
    Hope there is something I can do with this or should I scrap it and try to make a wooden hull from the plans.
    Many thanks.
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