As with all fibreboard and cardboard kits, there are a few precautions that are wise to take:Take care when pushing the pieces out of their sheet. Press firmly and evenly. Cardboard and fibreboard are made of layers and it’s easy to leave a layer behind on the sprue if uneven force is used. This is especially true for complicated shapes. Some small pieces can look remarkably similar; don’t get confused by mixing all the pieces up.Try a dry run first before gluing permanently.Before gluing, determine accessibility and paint and decorate pieces that would otherwise be inaccessible.BELOW Supreme Littleness Design’s table display of a Dark Age Cramond Fort that won Best in Show at Claymore 2016.
All kits come unassembled and unpainted.The materials for the kits are fibreboards, card and paper.
White wood glue should be used to glue fibreboard and cardboard pieces together. If the model is to be painted, it is best to avoid using ‘waterproof’ PVA. Visible excess glue should be removed before it has had time to cure. Old brushes, pins and cocktail sticks are all useful tools in the gluing process.
Caution should be taken when pressing out pieces from cardboard sheet. Where possible, flex the sheet first. It can be practical to cut out and isolate small pieces by making a rough cut around them first.