First day of the Structure challenge: castings preparation

The first stage to any big South River kit is preparing the castings. They are always excellent quality so a light sanding on the back and sides is enough. I write the part number on the back so I can tell which is which when gluing them together.

castings

The big task is opening the windows out to allow the interior to show through. You can just paint them black but I’d like to detail an interior.

You soak the casting with water to help and just cut out the window casting. They’re left in for strength when being packed but come out quite easily.

wetting plaster

They look really good when done.

windows opened

There’s quite a few to do! When I turned the first one over I realised I had just cut out the casting part number I had written on the back… oh well.

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