At first, I was quite disappointed. It was sad that a kit that had traveled decades in time could not be built. Then I thought about it some more, realized the pieces were glorified balsa wood, checked with a local hobby shop, and sure enough, they sell balsa wood sets, including pieces as thin as those in the kit. The missing wall section was a back wall, so the scored faux boards were not essential. I picked up the lumber, cut the necessary piece, using its opposite number as my model, took a sharp hobby knife, my cutting board, sandpaper, and before long I had a serviceable wall section ready to go.
I realized, this is all about what you can build, how creative you can be, and there is simply no need to let something go without attempting to improvise.
|See the little office building attachment? |
The missing wall was the back wall, out of the picture.
So, why not improvise?
It's a good life lesson. Amazing what you can pick up while "hobbying."
For the original post about the rediscovery of this old kit, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2017/05/hobby-time-n-scale-model-by-gloor-craft.html