Adhesives and Structure Kits <- Scenery & Structures <- Home Adhesives and Structure Kits
Follow instructions in the kit to make them. I recommend using
a hobby knife (I use an X-Acto medium duty) to cut the pieces from the trees.
Trim all flash (extra plastic left from casting) away, and paint the desired
pieces. I recommend painting the smaller pieces while they're still on the
tree, to avoid painting your fingers. Use the thinner glue that comes in
a cubical glass bottle, which has a brush included. Only use a SMALL amount,
as extra will make the connection a mess, not stronger. The glue that comes
in a tube isn't the same, but it will work. The only difference is the
absence of the handy brush and the thickness of the glue.
A bit more on adhesives
ALWAYS WORK IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA WHEN USING SOLVENTS AND PAINT.
Metal Plastic Wood Cardstock styroFoam Styrene pLaster cardBoard
||M, P, W
||C, P, F, W
||clear / yellow
||C, M, P, W
||clear / yellow
||B, M, S, W
||C, L, W
||C, L, F, W
This coal tower is from a kit.
It usually works like this:
- Place windows and frames in the walls
- Glue the walls to the base, and add the roof
- Add the small details
- When building walls, place the walls side by side upright on an old metal cookie tray and use magnets to hold the walls there while they dry.
- Paint whatever pieces you can while they're still on the plastic tree.
- Only use a sharp razor knife; dull ones are dangerous and don't work as well.
- To create mortar lines in brick, thin latex grey paint and place it on the molded brick. Use a rag to wipe off the surface; paint will stay in the lines like grout does between floor tiles.
- To keep bottles from spilling, cut a hole in the middle of a block of foam.
- Put a rubber band around the handle of your razor knife to keep it from rolling around.