One of the things I like within the hobby is building the odd kit. What I do not like is straining my limited intelligence too far. Working out how to turn a pile of pieces into what it is supposed to be. Now for a competent model maker these kits are child's play and relatively straight forward and logical to assemble even without instructions.
However I used to get really frustrated trying to work things out when I first started out. So I am producing a series of guides to make things easier for everyone both for now and in the future.
Locate and glue the opposite side in place and set it aside for ten minutes for the glue to dry a bit. before moving on to the next stage.
So if you have done everything correctly, you should have something that looks a lot like the above.
Now before we move on to the final steps, I am going to give you a sneak preview of some new additions to this cab that will be available very soon. I only received these Yesterday myself and have no further details at this stage.
From Left to Right:
Victorian Gent with Cane hailing a cab, Male passenger seated inside cab with top hat on seat beside him, A pair of coach lamps, a whip case and whip, and finally a driver. (Expect to see these fully painted and more details in due course)
I mention these at this point as one of the pieces is designed to go inside the cab and will not fit if you don't skip one of the asterisked sections at this point.
**** Assembling the front curved section. (this can be done last if you intend to use a passenger)
Next glue the MDF rail in place and insert the card top sections.****
The next two sections will not affect fitting a passenger to the Cab interior so can be completed if you have skipped the previous section.
Now our cab is almost completed.
****(this has to be done last if you intend to use a passenger and have already fitted the front curved section)
That is it completed and ready for a lick of paint if you desire. In my opinion good value at the £5.00 retail cost of these, they can be purchased HERE.
That is this weeks edition and as you can see from the sneak preview there are some interesting pieces to make this look even more the part and are sure to make an appearance on this very blog in due course.