Friday, March 12, 2010

Watching paint

Tinlet lorryThe little figure in the photo is probably wondering what the hell the driver of that lorry is carrying.

In reality, the lorry is on Chris Meads layout "Overlord" and is one of many military vehicles covering the model. Sadly, every so often they take a knock and since most are made from plastic, fall apart.

This means every time the layout is set up, there are usually a couple of vehicles that need repair. Being plastic and assembled with superglue (no, I don't know why he doesn't use plastic glue) they tend to break reasonably cleanly. Thus repair only involves more glue and pushing the bits together.

The lorry in the photo had left its rear axles stuck to the baseboard. The tinlets of paint just held the body down while the glue dried. We did fix all the wheels to the ground this time and hopefully they will stay there for a while !

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