plaster structures

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by belg, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

    Hey Guys I was wondering if anyone has any special tips for working with these kinds of kits.I'm attempting to assemble the Addams Ave. part 3 from downtown deco.
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    I've built a few of the John Rendall plaster buildings but have never tried the DownTown Deco kits although I have seen them and they appear to be very similar.

    The only problem I recall was squaring up the mating edges and surfaces. To get them flat and square I glued a sheet of 400 grit emory paper to a piece of glass and would then rub the various pieces across it to get the edges square and the back surfaces flat to make tight fitting joints. I used white carpenter's glue to glue them together and they were quite strong. Any clean up around window or door opening was easily done with a sharp Xacto knife.

    I would not reccomend painting these kits with any type of water based paints. I used regular Floquil to paint mine and they turned out great.

    Hope this helps.

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