Information and How to assemble the Mini Spectator Stands #014
"I really like your buildings, but I just don't have the room on my circuit !"
Now there is no excuse with our mini spectator stands. The set contains
4 separate stands, so you can place them around your track in even the
smallest of spaces. The beauty of spectator stands is that they can be
left unpainted to represent "Bleachers" , part painted (Seats and base)
or fully detailed. Because they are small separate structures, it is an
option to group them together on a banked hillside. This is
particularly suited to rally or hill climb layouts. One further option
is to have two back to back at the centre of a hairpin corner. The Mini
Spectator Stands are an ideal first build as they are very easy to
construct and look realistic even if not painted.
Each spectator stand is just 212mm wide, x 56.5mm deep x 50mm High
How to assemble the Mini Spectator Stands #014
with all our models we
recommend a good quality quick
drying super glue. Just a few drops on the joining
edges, press and hold them for a few seconds and the connection is
done. This way the model can be constructed rapidly without the need
for tape or clamps. Of course if
you wish to paint your model you can do this as you go along. Painting
is best done with a combination of spray cans for larger areas and
brush acrylics for the detailing. MDF can soak up a lot of paint, so
spray on a layer and then let it dry overnight. You will find the next
layer covers much better with less paint. The parts have a dark and a
lighter side due to the laser cutting. If you are not paining the
model, try to face matching sides of the MDF parts outwards as this
makes a more pleasing model.
begin. Take out the large base piece. The part has "MAGNETIC RACING"
etched on one side. Place this text face down on the work surface. Take
out a rear truss. There are several in the kit and they are all the
same. Do a trial fit first without glue, then apply a few drops and
press it home. Glue it vertically. You can use another part of the kit
which has a square corner to help you get this correct.
take out a centre seat support. Again there are several in the kit.
Note the centre support has no rear vertical unlike the ends.. The
lower lugs are different from the ones on the end parts, so it
shouldn't be possible to install the wrong item. Glue this in place
ensuring it is vertical. Press it against the rear truss whilst it
add on an end seat support. Note this has the full rear vertical. Glue
this in pressing it against the side of the rear truss to form a neat
And another seat support as shown.
next add in a stair support. All are identical so
use any one in the kit. It is important here to do a trial fit as depending on how
accurately you have completed the assembly it may not fit easily. A
little sanding of the lug to form a small chamfer may be necessary. Once it goes in easily, remove it an
apply glue. Note we don't need glue on the whole rear surface, just a
few drops where it touches the cross braces and along the lower edge. Press the part home and pinch it against
the seat support.until the glue dries.
Add another stair support as shown. Again ensure it is glued upright by using another part in the kit as a square edge.
Add on the top step. Make sure the etched detail is on top. The corners are aligned with the stair support as shown.
now add on some stair treads. Cut these from the sprue along the etched
lines. We have provided a few extra in case you need them. Make sure
the ends are flat where you cut them off the sprue and sand them slightly if needed. Glue them
in place by pushing them back into the corner of the stair supports..
Add another seat support as shown.
Follow this with the rear truss. Once again ensure it is vertical.
second half of the assembly is then completed in a similar manner to the
first. Add the centre truss and then the end one. When complete you should end up with the following assembly. If
you are going to paint the model, now is a good time. It is still
just possible to paint all surfaces including under the centre steps.
Next we add on the seat decking. Once more ensure the etched detail is on top.
Add on the seat decking as before.
on by adding the seat base. Before gluing, just double check that the
small grooves are free of laser debris as this often the case. This can
be done by pushing a small knife through the slots to clear them. Both
the seat bases and backs are identical, so you can use any in the kit.
Push it back against the notch and press it down on the ends and middle
until the glue dries.
add on a seat back. Once again this rests on the notch as shown. Push it back at the ends and centre to form a strong structure.
Continue on in a similar manner to complete the upper seat.
Then complete the rest of the seating.
finishes the model. There are another 3 in the kit which are completed
in the same way. We hope you enjoyed the build and are encouraged to
try one of our other kits.