This week I’ve been building a 20 foot (6 metre) rib sided container. It will be a storage container for the permanent way team and will be positioned next to a siding on the Granta Valley Railway. The GJH Plant kit is a well made kit, with sturdy parts – there’s a lot of resin in each one.
A dry run looked good, just a little flash to remove to make the parts fit well.
The instructions suggest sticking everything together with superglue. Normally, I buy my superglue from the ‘cheap shop’, it’s very liquid, oozes everywhere and I usually end up with at least one finger stuck to the model. Here I used a high viscocity superglue and this was a totally different ball game. It’s easy to apply precisely, you can put on small amounts and it doesn’t run anywhere. It did a much better job.
The photo at the top of the blog shows the model after the build, with a little model filler added to hide some remaining gaps.
I haven’t painted it yet. Containers can be a wide variety of bright colours that would really draw the viewers eye. I think I will opt for a dull green colour that wont stand out too much but I’ll decide later.