Tip: Knowing Your Kit
When beginning your model the first thing you will need is a place to work – preferably where you won’t be disturbed. Clear a table or work surface and cover it with paper (newspaper tends to be messy as after a while the print rubs off on your hands). Tape the paper onto the table so there is no chance of it lifting in a draught while you are working.
Before starting your model you should always read the instructions carefully. These will show you all the different stages of the model and you will be able to work out where and when you should paint details such as interiors and pilots.
The Humbrol glue should always be opened over your work surface and away from the model as there is invariably a small amount that will spill out. We recommend using Humbrol Precision Poly, as this has a needle making it easier to apply to a specific place and control the amount of glue. Also, always clean the needle before replacing the lid; this will make it easier at a later stage when using the glue.
Don’t cement the first piece until you have familiarised yourself with the content and only cut the pieces from the sprue as and when you need them. Prior to the application of glue always fit the pieces together in a ‘dry run’ (meaning put the pieces together before applying the glue).
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