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Building The LX239-OO Parish / Village Noticeboards (OO 1:76 Scale)

A Look At Building The LX239-OO Laser Cut Church/Parish Notice Boards Kit 

For this article, we take a look at lovely little kit for detailing your churchyards, the LX239-OO laser cut church/parish notice boards kit. This kit went into the range a short while ago this year & comes two small, two medium, two large notice boards. The kit is an ideal evening or afternoons modelling project. As per all SMS kits, comes in clear package complete with instruction sheet & a sheet of laser cut parts. 

On the instruction sheet is included pre-printed notices for you to cut out & fit within the noticeboards. Before we start, don’t throw the clear package as you’ll need it in this kit build. The photo below shows the kit contents.

Let us get started…

Tools required

What tools do I need? 

  • A cutting mat
  • Tweezers
  • Roket Card Glue or Super Phatic Glue
  • Sanding stick (Cosmetic nail sanding board is ideal)
  • Glue stick (like Pritt Stick)
  • Craft knife with a fresh sharp blade.

 

We’ll start off with the two large notice boards. In the photo right, we’ve highlighted them for you.

Turn the parts sheet over & cut through the back of the pips holding the parts in place, as shown on the right. Start with the front double door frame & remove that from the parts sheet. The parts are as follows:

  • Front double door frame
  • Printed notices,
  • Rear frame
  • Backboard with legs
  • Top lip board

Lightly sand flush any pips on the part sides.

Mark & cut out a section of the clear packaging that the kit comes in, to fit the rear of the double door frame.

Turn the front door frame over so that the laser engraved detail is face down. Now apply a bead of glue (roket card glue or similar) on the rear of the front frame as shown right.

Carefully place the cut-out section of clear packaging on to the glued frame. Make sure all edges are true square & flush. 

Now cut out the notice texture sheet for the double door frame board as shown right. 

Use a steel ruler or straight edge as a guide & sharp craft knife to cut out the notice board texture sheet.

Apply a thin bead of glue around the printed texture sheet & carefully place onto the glazed section of the noticeboard.

Next, apply a bead of glue around the front of the rear frame & place upon the rear of the texture sheet as shown right. Make sure that the frame edge is flush with all sides of the front door frame.

Now apply a bead of glue on to the rear of the rear frame as shown right.

Turn the frame section over & carefully place on to the backboard section as shown right. The backboard section should have the laser engraved lettering facing the same side as the notice boards.

Apply a bead of glue upon the top section of the notice board as show right.

Then carefully place the top lip section as show right, on to the notice board frame.

Then carefully place the top lip section as show right, on to the notice board frame.

Repeat the build for the second floor standing notice board but omit the texture sheet as shown right.

The wall mounted medium sized notice board.

Now we move on to the medium-sized noticeboard assembly. In the image right, can be seen the parts highlighted to make two medium sized notice boards. These are for wall mounting.

Cut out & remove the front frame section from the parts sheet.

As before, lightly sand any pips flush from the frame parts side. Next, turn the frame over so the laser engraved part faces downwards. Cut out a section of clear packaging that the kit comes in to fit the frame. 

Apply a bead of glue all around the rear of the frame & carefully place the clear packaging on to the glued frame. Make sure it’s flush & square with the frame.

Now cut out the bigger noticeboard texture sheet as highlighted on the right.

Glue & fit the noticeboard texture sheet into place as shown right.

Cut & remove the rear frame as shown on the right. Lightly sand flush any pips from the part sides.

Apply a bead of glue around one side of the frame as shown right.

Place the glued frame on to the rear of the front frame as shown on the right.

Apply a bead of glue on to the rear of the rear frame.

Next cut & remove the backboard from the parts sheet & place on to the glued rear frame as shown right.

Next cut & remove the backboard from the parts sheet & place on to the glued rear frame as shown right.

Apply a bead of glue along the top edge of the noticeboard frame as shown right.

Then place the top lip on to the glued section. Now repeat with the building of the second medium-sized noticeboard. The second one won’t have a texture sheet.

The small notice boards

Now we move on to the two smallest notice boards supplied within the kit.

Cut & remove the front frame (the one with the laser engraved detail). Turn it over.

Next as before cut out from the clear packaging the kit comes supplied in, a piece to fit the rear of the frame.

Glue this clear piece into place on to the rear of the frame as shown right.

Next cut out the last remaining noticeboard textures from the sheet.

Glue this texture on to the rear of the frame as shown on the right.

Then apply another bead of glue around the edge of the frame.

Place the rear frame piece onto the glued area as shown on the right. Make sure all sides are square true & flush.

Run a bead of glue around the rear frame as shown right.

Place the backboard on to the glued frame. Make sure both sides & lower edge are square & true.

Run a bead of glue along the top of the frame box.

Place the final top lip piece on to the glued section. Now repeat the build of the second small noticeboard with this second one omitting the texture sheet. All that is left to do is install these on a wall on your layout.

Happy modelling.

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