Information on the Marshal Hut #009 and how to assemble it
Marshal Hut is a finely detailed scale model which is double skinned
for extra durability. All the outer surfaces are laser etched which
enhances the realistic look of the construction. It is easy to assemble
and can be completed in about 20 minutes. Of course the building can be
used for many other purposes, such as a Press Office, Medical Centre
etc. It is an ideal building for the first time builder as it
is simple to construct and easily painted after completion.
The 1/32 model is 150mm Wide x 131mm Deep x 96mm High
How to assemble the Marshal Hut #009
Marshal Hut #009 is a relatively simple kit to construct, but a few
will help you get it just right. Firstly use super glue as it dries
fast and glues very well. Don't use too much, just a few drops here and
there. As with all our kits, when assembling a part to the model, do a
dry assembly first without glue. This way you are comfortable the part
goes together easily and are not in any rush whilst using super glue. Push
the parts together firmly and wait
whilst the glue dries as this takes only a few seconds. This
model is simple enough to be painted at the end of the build, but of
course if you are more experienced, paint the parts any time as you go
to begin. Our first task is to assemble the inner walls. Get out the
wall and the left side wall as shown in the image below. The parts can
be identified as the have
no etched detail on either side. Also get out
another wall part and use this as a right angled template. Using this
you can check the parts are square whilst the glue dries. Notice the
position of the
windows in the left wall and that the lugs on the rear and left
wall are pointing forwards as viewed in the image below. As with all
parts do a dry
assembly first before applying glue.
find the right wall. Once more this is a part without any etched
detail. Notice the position of the door and windows and that the lugs
again face forward.
Glue this in place and again use another part in the kit to glue it
square to the rear wall.
we attach the front wall. Again this is a plain un etched part. Make
sure the windows are positioned as shown and the lugs point in the correct direction. Glue both corners.
the moment we will assemble the building upside down. Locate the "Mid"
height floor. This part is symmetrical so can be assembled either way
Place it on the work surface and do a dry assembly. This is
particularly important when assembling the larger parts with many lugs.
This cleans out any debris and ensures you can assemble the part
easily and quickly when gluing it. When happy apply drops of glue
along the top of each wall and then press the it home. Push down until
the glue dries.
The inner walls are now complete. Allow the model to completely dry before continuing.
We are now onto the outer walls, these all have etched detail and
should be positioned to the outside of each part so it is visible.
Locate the right outer wall and
glue it in place. The vertical edges of this part are flush with the
corners of the inner walls. Also make sure it is pushed down to the mid
the other end of the model, glue on the left outer wall in a similar
manner. Once more check the vertical edges are flush and the part is
add on the front outer wall The vertical edges overlap the end walls to
form a neat corner. Double check that the window holes look correct and
there is an even lip around each window frame.
on the rear outer wall. Note it is possible to glue this upside down,
but to keep things neat, try it both ways and check the alignment of
the planks relative to the side walls. If you do glue it upside down, don't worry as you probably
won't notice it when the building is finished.
turn the model up the correct way. Glue in the door as shown by
applying glue to the inside of the wall at the rear .Don't use too much
and apply it in the corner, that way when you squeeze the parts
together you minimize the chance of glue contaminating the outside visible surface of the door.
Note that the window is at the top as shown in the image and the door
handle is to the left. It sounds silly, but gluing the door upside down
is a common mistake which I have made myself!
The next step is to glue in the front window sill. Push it firmly home in the slot below the front windows.
In a similar manner glue in the left window sill.
Attach the window frame above this. Use the etched detail on the outer wall to get the frame aligned exactly.
in the smaller frame into the top of the window as shown. You have
options here as you can glue it at an angle to make it look like the
window as open (See second image). A small piece of wire can also be
added (Not supplied) to represent a window stay.
On the other end nearest the door glue on the window sill as shown.
Followed by the window frame.
as before glue in the smaller frame at the top of the window. Once more if you prefer
this can be glued in the open position.
each end we need to glue on 2 narrow edge trim pieces. Use the etched detail
on each end of the building to align it perfectly. The outer vertical
edge aligns with the corner of the building as shown.
take the 4 wider trim pieces and glue them to the front and back walls
as shown. These overlap the 4 narrower pieces to form a neat corner.
Again use the etched detail on the front and back wall to help align
Glue on the door step. Make sure the model is on a flat build board so it lies flat to the surface.
Following this, glue on the door frame. The etched detail is once again there to guide you.
glue on the two inner roof ends. Note these have no etched detail on
them and they are both identical to each other. They must be glued vertically, so use
another square part in the kit to help you. Also note that the taller
end goes to the front as shown in the image below.
on the roof supports. again these need to be upright, so use the square
corner of another part. Once again the tall end goes to the front as
the rear of the building glue on the small outer roof piece. Notice
that the etched detail is on the outside and that the ends are flush.
Glue on the front outer piece. Once again the detail is outermost and the ends are flush as shown.
At each end of the building we now glue on the outer roof parts. Etched detail outermost and align the front edge as shown.
now glue on the roofing planks. Begin at the back. We need to get this
plank central and there is no guides to help. Check with a ruler that
the dimension indicated in the image is equal both ends. It is
sometimes handy to mark it with a pencil first. Then apply glue and then press the
first plank home using the pencil mark as a guide.
forward adding planks and checking they are central. It is important to
make the ends flush with each other as we will be gluing on end caps
last plank is a little tricky. You need to measure and match the two
dimensions as shown. You can either mark the distance on the edge of a
piece of paper and transfer it forward, or an alternative is to use the
end piece as shown to guide you where to glue it.
If you haven't done so already, glue on the two end finishing caps.
is one last part to glue on and that goes above the front windows.There
are etched lines to help you here. But as a guide, the lower edge of
this part is flush with the top of the window opening.
Congratulations you have completed the build.
hoped you enjoyed its construction and will be encouraged to try
another from the range. Do let us know how you use the building on your track.