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    My way of repairing a damaged balsa deck with no internal access. 1-cut away carefully the damaged planks. 2-cut a piece of ply or hardboard so that it just fits diagonally through the hole. 3-drill a small hole in the centre an fit a piece of cord with a knot at the back. 4-pass it through the hole making sure you don't let go, apply industrial strength super glue all around the edge and Pull up into the correct position and support by hanging the weight of the model plus a weight to pull up any indentation. 5-after the glue has set, glue the cord in place then trim off flush with the board. 6-check the fit of the removed wood and if necessary cut new pieces. Then glue it onto place using balsa cement. 7-once set, carefully rub down and re-varnish. Followed by a rub down and as many coats as necessary. I tend to do 6 coats. Sorry for the lack of photos but the app won't let me upload any more. Gone to my Web browser and added the new pictures. Will post more after doing the the finishing varnish coats. πŸ€” Cheers Colin.
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    Hello again I’ll experiment with various options I have in mind and see what I can cope with. With hindsight I wish I’d spent more time on the window openings before I assembled the cabins as this will affect the frames Cheers brian
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