A marking pen is used to draw around the parts to allow a small extra area for trimming.
Large items can be cut out with scissors but again a small margin is advisable.
Straight pieces can be cut with a rule and sharp bladed knife or scalpel.
The vehicle hull is separated from the chassis and the edges smoothed down with file and sandpaper.
often necessary with these kits,particularly where smaller itemssuch ashinges lack inherentstrength due to the flimsy nature ofvacuformed plastic. Take heart -custom building provides usefulexperience for subsequent, moreambitious model projects.
All vacuform models come onone or more 'flat' white carriersheets with the model parts stam-ped in relief. Each item has to be cutout of the carrier sheet with knife orscissors, a task that can presentsome problems as the white plasticdoes not always offer
Some corners of vacuform kits are weak and need reinforcing The join between the hull and deck sections should be firmly
to ensure good joints. glued and sanded and any gaps filled with body putty.