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Offline Invicta Alec

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Re: Card kits from Kingsway Models
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2019, 03:54:27 PM »

Kingsway Models - If you use water based adhesive then they will affect the printed surface and also cause wrinkles unless really well stuck down and kept flat with a weight.

I have to say I have gone off this makers kits as they lack any surface detail or texture.

Whilst modern card kits are better at representing the thickness and texture they still need work to make them look better (they look good as they are) with good definition.

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Thank you for your observations Phil. I think the way that Metcalfe get the depth with their recessed windows and doors is very good and I'm a fan in general of their kits. A criticism would be that maybe a lot of their offerings are a bit "samey" and they do lack a bit of modernity in their range.
I've ordered some of the 1970's semis from Kingsway just to have a bit of a change from all the old Metcalfe terraced houses at the other end of my layout.
Thanks for your explanation on the adhesive.

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Re: Card kits from Kingsway Models
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 04:41:04 PM »
Hi Alec,

There are ways to avoid the situation I have described wit the glue.

Any of the 'paper models' I use now get a coat of Windsor and Newton varnish on both sides.

This acts as a barrier to prevent water affecting the model surface finish.

Looking at Daves models using this range gives you an idea of what can be done.

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Re: Card kits from Kingsway Models
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2019, 10:49:42 PM »
Just to round off this thread, I received two kits from Kingsway and have just completed the first one which is for three pairs of 1970s style semis.



Thanks again everyone for your input on my original question of why Kingsway don't recommend the use of pva to construct them. I went ahead and used pva anyway, as its what I always do with card kits. They don't seem to have suffered.  :)

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Re: Card kits from Kingsway Models
« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2019, 08:51:02 AM »
Those look great, might grab some myself. Just needs some sky dishes and TV Aerials on them.

I used to use PVA but I've recently switch to Rocket Card Glue, I can highly recommend it. Only tiny amounts are needed and it generally sets in about 5-10 seconds.

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Re: Card kits from Kingsway Models
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2019, 09:02:04 AM »
They do look good, and it's refreshing to see relatively 'modern' buildings.

Reminds me of a street near me just before I left!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Card kits from Kingsway Models
« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2019, 09:05:10 AM »
They do look good, and it's refreshing to see relatively 'modern' buildings.

Reminds me of a street near me just before I left!  :thumbsup:
Reminds me of the very first house I bought in 1978.
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