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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 and/or MDF. To keep the parts on the card there are some small tabs that you will need to cut.

When you want to remove a piece from the card, cut through the remaining lines to release the part.

Always pre-fold any parts with folds. If the fold is not crisp and clean, gently score the fold with a sharp knife.

I mostly use white wood glue and occassionally a bit of superglue for construction: the superglue is used for small parts as it bonds fairly quickly (within 3 seconds) and the white glue for larger parts but feel free to use whatever glue you are comfortable with.

The tabletop battlefield is a dangerous place: for larger pieces, it is recommended at each step to put a thick strip of white glue along the inside of all joins to make your model as strong as possible

The tracks

Remove the track pieces marked from the frame

Glue the spacer in place and then fold the main piece over as shown

Glue on the other two layers of the tracks as shown

Remove the tracks from the frame and pre-fold the ends

Starting with the wheel that has teeth, thread the tracks on and glue them in place

Remove the mud guard from the frame and glue them in place

The hull

Separate the two main hull pieces by cutting through the tab connecting them

Pre-fold all the folds and then glue the front and back to the sides (top image)

Glue the bonnet (hood) down (bottom left)

Glue the other side on (bottom right)

A - fold the back down and glue it in place

B - Glue the back of the cab in place

C - Glue the other bonnet in place

D - Fold down the roof and windows and glue them in place

Add the detail parts as shown

The bin

If you want to build the bin open (with the sides and back down) then simply flip it over and glue the detailing parts to it

If you intend to leave the back down, do not remove the central parts from the back piece

If you want to model it up, fold the bin up and glue it before gluing on the detail

Finally, glue the bin and tracks in place.

#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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