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Raising the Small Chapel
JPTRR
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 03:42 PM GMT+7
Hi Group,

Hopefully you have seen the review of Small Chapel by Model Scene.


How does it build up?

Model Scene's laser work is sharp and the pieces come loose from their "sprues" with no trouble. The tab and slot construction is very tight and holds the model together with little effort. I assembled the model with Uhu glue although I also hit the joints with the thin BSI CA for extra strength. (I'm clumsy.)

Even the paper parts are surprisingly easy to attach to the card pieces. When it comes to glue, a little dab'll do ya'.

The most challenging assembly is the bell. It is made up of four beveled increasingly smaller diameter parts for the bell, and yet over a dozen paper pieces for the striker and mounting bolt. Those paper pieces are just too small and paper-thin for me. Otherwise, a nice coat of bronze paint makes a nice looking bell.

Enjoy these photos.








md72
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Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 05:25 PM GMT+7
Looking good. How do you hide the joints?
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 05:56 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Looking good. How do you hide the joints?



Hi Mark,

Good question. Model Scene uses laser-cut paper vertical evenly aligned quoining (if that is a real term) for the corners, foundation trim, and other areas.



The bell tower roof is interesting. Four parts to align by eyeball and feel. The dark area is superglue for added strength. Short lengths of flashing are supplied but not yet applied to hide the gaps.


Still lacking about a dozen parts but otherwise complete.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
Thanks, looks pretty good so far. Superglue on the cardboard to stiffen it is a great tip.