Read all instructions thoroughly before beginning assembly of any kit.
Paint and / or ink all surfaces prior to removal of patrs from their sheets.
Allow paints and / or inks to dry completely.
Follow instructions in numerical order. Some notes may be attached, where applicable.
Remove only the parts required for that step.
Apply glue using an applicator simular to a syringe. This will allow the smallest of amount of glue required for mating parts.
Use squares, weights and squaring blocks in aligning wall, floor, roof, etc..
Some kits may have lines etched into their roof surfaces, use them as guides for alignment of roof material.
Use of chalks for weathering works very well. Give them a try, you will be amazed!
Elmers white glue may be used for gluing wood, paper and other like materials. Though this glue works well, Elmers yellow (carpenters) glue is recommended, as this glue has a quicker tack (dry) time. Excellent results.
CA for gluing all other materials, other than acetate (window glazing).
Canopy glue, G-S Hypo Cement or Testors Clear Parts Cement works well for gluing acetate glazing.
Solvent based paints work well. Needs ventilation. High odor. Interior surfaces need not be painted. Mineral spirits cleanup.
Water (acrylic) based paints also work well. Less ventilation needed. Exterior and interior wall surgaces must be painted. Water cleanup.
Ink markers are an excellent medium for coloring. Interior surfaces need not be colored. Very low or no odor. No cleanup.
Many media may be used. Recommended is A.I.M. (Adventures in Miniature) or like chalks.