This model is made in
Acrylic polymer, a hard material that offer very fine
Only the roof is made in
Fritted polyamide, a cheaper, stronger and flexible
material but less precise.
The model is composed
of several parts. First check that all are present. Then
check that they assemble together properly.
It is advisable to wash
in warm soapy water (not over 40 ° C) parts in Acrylic
polymer to remove traces of wax they might still contain.
Tip: To avoid losing small
parts, use a colander.
The facades in Acrylic
polymer are thin. To strengthen, cardboard reinforcements
Download cutting patterns
(on the catalog page)
and then print them on a sheet of paper.
This sheet is then glued
to the board with the gel glue. Cardboard should have
a thickness of at least 0.5 mm.
Then cut up the different
pieces of reinforcements.
They are then glued to
the rear facades with the cyanoacrylate glue.
The paper of the cutting
patterns must be inward. The cardboard surface of the
reinforcements must be glued on the facades.
We can see clearly here
the translucent aspect of the Acrylic polymer.
A primer is then applied
to all parts.
The Acrylic polymer (light
brown) must be painted with Humbrol Enamel paint types.
An acrylic paint applied directly adhere very badly.
The roof in Fritted polyamide
is directly painted with a light gray acrylic paint.
Tip: to paint small parts,
use double-sided tape to hold them.
The background of the
facades is then painted in beige (acrylic paint). Several
layers are passed to give some relief to these surfaces.
Red (acrylic paint) is
then applied to the bricks.
After drying, the light
gray paint (acrylic paint) is applied to cover the stones
and roof elements.
After drying, the brick's
joints are filled with the same light gray but very
diluted with water. This mixture applied sparingly comes
naturally fill the joints.
The roof is painted in orange
(acrylic paint) and before drying, a red layer (acrylic
paint) is applied unevenly to create this heterogeneous
The underside of the
roof gets a light gray paint.
The bottom of the facades
(natural stone) receives a new ocher layer (acrylic
paint) irregularly applied for leave the underlayer
appearing in some places.
The channels and the roof
edge will receive a light gray paint (acrylic paint),
like shown in the next photo.
A very dilute black (acrylic
paint) is applied on the roof, on the bottom and on the
background of the facades and on the doorframes. It helps
reveal the joints and add patina to the surfaces.
The application of black
paint must be very carefully and excesses must be immediately
cleaned with a damp sponge (see the tutorial in the
You must treat the parts
before assembly contrary to what may suggest this picture.
The assembly of the different
parts is made with cyanoacrylate gel glue. The windows
are glued with 4 points of glue applied on the corners.
It is recommended to scrape the paint where glue will
be applied for optimal adherence.
Transparent plastic comes
form the windows, it is pasted with the adhesive gel
(the cyanoacrylate glue is banned, it deteriorates this
type of plastic).
Curtains are pasted behind.
They come from our printing plates available on the
page of our catalog.
The station is then assembled
starting with the walls.
The cyanoacrylate gel glue
is used here, other glues having trouble taking on the
Acrylic polymer. You must firmly press the two parts
to be assembled for 20 or 30 seconds for the glue holds
The roof is added after.
It may be necessary to grind it with sandpaper. He holds
herein by interlocking.
The flaps are glued at
last to avoid it to be unstuck during assembly. This is
the gel glue that is used here.
The model is finished.