AMtech EC-135 kit Fuselage Warping
Text by Alan Griffith
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Alan Griffith from AMtech
has supplied the following information:
"AMtech is aware that there is a problem with some
of the EC-135 fuselages being warped and/or stretched. The tails may
be warped in your kit as a result of the way they were packed in
Hong Kong, and the fuselage may be stretched wider as a result of
the way the pieces were stacked when they came out of the injection
molding machine. Frankly, the tail bending is endemic to nearly all
the releases on the KC-135 variants since its original release.
However, the fuselage stretching is "new."
While both of these problems are definitely fixable with moderate
modeling skills because of the thinness of the plastic, (we fiddled
the three of the worst ones we could find and had them together and
straight in about ten minutes) we are having new fuselages run and
sent to us as replacements. We expect the new ones within two weeks
If you purchased an EC-135 that has either of the above problems,
and once the sprue has been removed feel that it is too severe to be
fixable, please mail us the UPC/barcode from the side of the kit(s)
you purchased, and we will mail new fuselages to you free of charge
just as soon as we have the replacements.
Shipment of additional kits to distributors has been suspended until
we have the new fuselages.
All newly shipped EC's (what few we have left) will contain the new
We apologize for this problem. Apparently EVERYTHING that comes out
of this factory needs to be checked closely for quality, even when
it means putting off release of a kit if there is a problem.
Thank you for your understanding.
AlanG - AMtech "
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