Information on the First Aid Hut #008 and how to assemble it
First Aid Hut is inspired by the classic Scalextric A211 building which
is no longer available. We have re imagined the design and in added more
detail. The walls are now etched with brick and we have repositioned
the Red Cross logos. The model is double skinned making the building
very durable. It is an ideal building for the first time builder as it
is simple to construct and easily painted when completed.
The 1/32 model is 108mm Wide x 138mm Deep x 105mm High
How to assemble the First Aid Hut #008
first aid hut is one of our simpler kits to build, but a few tricks
will help you get it just right. Firstly use super glue as it dries
fast and glues very well. Don't use too much, just a few drops here and
there. On larger surfaces, just a additional little "S" shaped run of
glue in the middle is enough. push the parts together firmly and wait
whilst the glue dries.This
model is simple enough to be painted at the end of the build, but of
course if you are more experienced, paint the parts any time during the
Now to begin. Our first task is to assemble the inner walls. Get out the rear
wall and the side wall as shown in the image below. Also get out
another wall part and use this as a right angled piece so we can glue
the two pieces perpendicular to each other. Notice the position of the
small windows relative to each other. As with all parts do a dry
assembly first before applying glue. Hold the pieces together whilst
gluing and use the extra piece to check the alignment.
take the centre roof brace and glue it into place. We need another
right angled piece from the kit to help us get it square. A smaller
piece might be more useful here such as the door. Again hold it whilst
it dries. This should only take a few seconds.
next piece is the other wall, glue this in and again make sure it is
square.Note the position of the three windows. These go towards the top
of the model as shown. The interlocking sections of each wall should be
designed so it only fits one way.
the last inner wall we first need to glue in the door. If you want to
paint the door first, this might be easier, but of course thats up to
you. Notice that the door is orientated so the first aid sign is at the
top of the door and the whole thing is glued to the inside of the wall.
On the inside of the
wall on our latest kits there are some etched lines and you can use
this to align it
perfectly. If they are are not present align the door manually from the
outside so it is central to the door opening. Hold the parts together then mark the inner wall
with a pencil to assist alignment. Apply glue to the rear of the wall
close to the etched (or pencil) line
and then press the parts together. By keeping the glue near the etched
line, you avoid the possibility of glue seeping out and ruining the
detail on the outside of the door.
The inner walls are now complete. Allow the model to completely dry before continuing.
on the first outer wall. This is the one with the large windows. Notice
that the wall is flush at either end and pushed down onto the build
surface. There is a slight step at the top edge. This is correct as it
allows for the sloping roof which we will add later on.
Add the opposite wall in a similar manner. Again the edges are flush and the
top edge is stepped to allow for the angled roof.
front wall comes next. Make sure the edges are aligned all around.
The last wall to be glued on is the rear wall. Once again check the edges are aligned as the glue dries.
Add the small step below
the door. Apply glue, push the step home and Then push the model and the
step down on the build surface. This way it will lie flat to the floor.
now add on the first inner roof section. this is the one with the three
skylights. Notice that the skylights are nearest the top of the roof.
There are no notches to align this part, but on the underside are two
etched lines (See second picture).
It is best if you place the roof part onto the build surface apply glue
to the wall tops and then press the model down as shown. Align the
etched lines with the edge of the walls and also the top corner of the
roof aligns with the top "Peaks" on each end wall.
on the second inner roof. Again there are lines on the underside to
help you, but align the ends with the previous roof section and make
sure it butts up at the top so it doesn't leave a gap.
glue in the window sills. These are attached on a sprue. Cut them off
with a sharp knife and glue them in place. Try to have the clean uncut
edge pointing to the outside with cut side facing inward. It makes for a cleaner looking model. There are four of these
to glue in.
roof detail comes next. Glue these on as shown. Attach the one with the
skylights first ensuring it is aligned all around and at the edges of
the roof. The second side should be glued in a similar way and pushed
up to form the apex of the roof.
are some additional strips to glue on at the lower edge. Again these
need to be cut from the sprue. Attach the longer two first and align
the ends with the front and rear wall. Use the detail etched on the
wall to guide you. Once more it is best to place the cut side facing
downwards, so it is not visible when the model is placed on a flat
Attach the front and rear strips as shown. These overlap the side strips to form a neat corner
final pieces are the front and rear roof cappings. Glue these in place.
The top edge aligns with the roof ends so it forms a small lip on the
Congratulations you have finished the First Aid Hut. We
hoped you enjoyed building this model. Please email us any images of how you paint and detail the model further.