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Great care is needed!
on 16 October 2015
I love the original Routemaster London buses and I had to buy this one. This is one extremely delicate model to build. You have to be so careful when putting the parts together. The transfers are extremely delicate and need to be treated with great respect as they can be damaged in one go. The transfers slide off the backing paper after placed in water. The transfers do rip easily and can get warped. However, if you have glue on your finger tips, do not touch the transfers as they will lose its texture in areas where you touched it, so great care is needed. Unfortunately as this is aimed at modelers with the target modelling skill of 5 and it is very challenging! I happen to be a heavy handed person with building this model and therefore broken some parts along the way. It takes some 'pressing' on parts to clamp them together, so care is needed!
Yet it has been very enjoyable to build, despite ups and downs along the way. I have completed the model eventually.