Building Instructions for our latest Utility products – Brownstone/Oldtown Houses 1 and 2. The difference between Brownstone and Oldtown is the pattern on the front face, a larger brick pattern is the Brownstone buildings and the smaller brick pattern is the Oldtown buildings. Houses 1 and 2 are very similar they just have the door either on the left side of the building or the right side of the building. By following these instructions, you can make either House 1 or House 2, just remember that some of the instructions will show the opposite side depending on which building you are making.
1) The are our ‘Utility’ buildings and as such all MDF parts are unpainted and uncovered. You do not need to remove any paper from the MDF. Put the building together, then it is suitable for painting.
2) MDF parts are held in the frame by small lugs of MDF, roughly 0.5mm-1mm wide. Parts should be CUT from the frame, from the reverse side, using a strong knife (we recommend the “Olfa L-1 Heavy Duty”)
3) We recommend dry-fitting parts before assembly – this usually highlights either missing parts, wrong parts and/or difficult/tricky elements before glueing and ultimately saves time and making mistakes.
4)For glue, we recommend Deluxe Materials Super-Phatic, alternatively a good aliphatic resin (yellow wood glue) or a strong PVA, and also Deluxe Materials Tacky-Glue.
5) Buildings with signs included generally have two different types of sign: the first is one built-in to the black edging design and the second is a removable sign that can be clipped to any roof edge. It is possible to use both signs at once on different parts of the building.
6) Colours of buildings shown in the instructions may not match the colours of your building.
7) As a “rule of thumb” the buildings are generally built in the same manner: Interiors first, then end walls and then sidewalls. However please refer to individual building instructions as this does vary from building to building.
8) Sometimes the edges of the MDF and card can be dirty. Have a pack of baby wipes on hand to keep your fingers clean – that way you will not smudge dirty around the model. Painting the building will stop this from happening long term.