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#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
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The components for the kit are cut by a laser into the card. To keep the parts on the card some of the cuts are incomplete.

When you want to remove a piece from the card, look for the incomplete lines. You will only need to cut these lines to release the part.

I use superglue for construction for the smaller parts as it bonds fairly quickly (within 3 seconds). For the larger parts, normal white wood glue works perfectly (especially for gluing the outer layer to the inner)

  1. Ground Floor
  2. Middle Floor
  3. Top Floor
Ground Floor

Start by finding these four strips and gluing them together to make two strips (dry fit them... there are two types)

Prefold the main roof part as shown

Glue the first side on as shown (the two sides are of different sizes and this one will fit perfectly)

Fold down the side flap so that it fits on top of the side piece and glue it in place

Then glue on the other long side piece - this connects to the previous piece by a tab at the back (top images)

Then attach the stand-alone side piece that has two windows in it.

This fits underneath the roof as shown

Now cut two rectangular pieces of card from the scrap and score them down the long axis so that they fold

Troy - these pieces are going to be added to the final kit but do not exist in the beta test

Glue them to the inside of the wall to make mounting points for the door piece

Then glue the door piece to them

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Remove the inner window backing pieces from the frame and fold them into shape

Glue them behind the window holes

Do the same for the door piece

Assemble the two strips from step one into a cross and put a healthy dose of white glue on the bottom

Put a nice thick strip of white glue along all interior joins

Put the entire model somewhere flat and weigh down the crosspieces

Leave this to dry. The crosspieces will prevent the roof flexing

Once it is dry, add on the detail layer as shown

Middle Floor

Start by finding the thee side pieces for the middle floor (they are the really large pieces)

The middle floor sides have a top and a bottom... the bottom has a horizontal etched line on it (so the plate glass does not go all the way to the bottom)

Prefold the middle - there are seven folds

Start by gluing the front side piece to one of the base pieces, working in stages to wrap it around

Now attach the other two pieces.

Dry fit them so that you know how they are going to fit together before you glue

Their flat edges touch the front piece. Their sides with tabs fit into each other

Once they are attached, add a thick layer of white glue onto all the interior joins

Add a layer of white glue to the top and then attach the other piece (roof/floor)

Troy - your beta model might not have tabs cut into the "curve" - in which case you might have to lever the roof bit into the curve with a kitchen knife or spatula

The roof should fit inside the curve, not sit on top of it

Finally, add the detail piece to the top

Top Floor

The top floor construction is almost identical to the middle floor

Remember to add the layer of white glue to all the interior joins

Once you have constructed the top floor, you can glue on the detailing doors and lift access where you want

CONGRATULATIONS! You are done.
#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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