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Scale Model Scenery Kit Builds Guides – AX146-OO Stacked Low Relief Shipping Containers End View

Scale Model Scenery Kit Builds Guides

AX146-OO Stacked Low Relief Shipping Containers End View – OO/4mm/1:76


In this Scale Model Scenery Kits Build Guide, we take a look at another of our recently released kits/items, AX146-OO stacked low relief containers end view. This low relief container kit is ideal for adding a low relief backscene to your container depots, freight yards, factory yards, dockside scenes.  The kit is suitable for a short modelling session, with it being a very quick build. Makes a great addition to any modern image layout.

We’ll now look at the assembly of this kit.


The kit comes supplied in our standard bio-degradable cellophane packets (ideal for use as clear glazing for model windows). A set of instructions, four laser-cut baselayers, & the photo-realistic texture sheet with the container stacks. The photos opposite right & below show the kit contents.

Tools needed…

  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife with new blade (don’t use a blunt blade)
  • Glue stick like Pritt Stick or Similar
  • Steel ruler
  • Deluxe Materials Laser Cut Kit Glue
  • Pencil
  • Optional: Our SX002 Corner Jig Tool

The assembly

Release the two laser-cut base layers from the parts sheets, by cutting through the pips that hold the base layers to the parts sheet frame.

Lightly sand flush any pips on the base layer edges. Use a sanding stick or sandpaper to do this.

Next, take one of the baselayers & place it on a corner jig tool, such as our SX002 corner jig tool. Butt the base layer up to the jig tool sides as shown in the second photo opposite right.

Now apply glue such as Deluxe Materials Laser Cut glue onto one side of the laser cut base layer.

Then place the second laser cut base layer onto the glued first laser-cut base layer, to create a stack of two. Make sure all edges are true flush & square.

Repeat the process, so that you have two stacks of two base layers as shown in the photo opposite right.

Now take the texture wrap layer & hold it up to a window with the printed side facing against a window. The daylight through the window will make the printed side appear on the non-printed side of the sheet. With a pen or pencil, mark off each of the corners of the containers on the non-printed side of the sheet.

The pen/pencil markers will be our guide markers for scoring fold lines.

Place the texture wrap sheet printed face down onto the cutting mat. Place a steel ruler onto the non-printed side of the sheet & align it with the pen/pencil marks. As shown in the photo opposite right. We’ll now score a line between the two pen/pencil marks, as highlighted in the photo opposite.

Use the rear blunt edge of the craft knife, to score a line without cutting through the sheet. Use the steel ruler to score against to get a straight scored fold line.

Once all the fold lines have been scored, cut out the texture wraps from the sheet. 

Using a glue stick such as Pritt Stick or similar, apply a thin even layer of glue onto one side of the base layer stack.

Place the base layer glued side down, centrally on to the non-printed side of the texture wrap. As shown in the photo opposite right.

Next, apply glue to the rear non-printed side of the flaps. Start with the two long flaps next to the two smaller flaps. Glue & stick these down as shown in the photo opposite right.

Fold & stick down the small flaps, as shown in the photo opposite right.

Repeat the process of gluing & sticking down the remaining glue flaps.

Again, repeat the process & assemble the second container stack. That completes the assembly of this kit. You can if you so wish, apply a mat varnish (such as those by Humbrol or Testors for example) or printer fixative spray over the printed texture wraps, to protect them from UV light.

Then glue the lower relief stacks onto your backscene. Alternatively use Taxy Wax or Blue Tak to hold them against a back scene, if needing them to be removable. Here you can see both versions of the kit on a railport scene.

This concludes this kit build.


Happy modelling.

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