Another kit from my stash is the Chrysnbon parlor stove. It is fancier than I need for my build, so I have a few changes in mind to tone down the bling.
I left out the acetate window films included with the kit. Here's a real life example of this stove showing these window inserts.
I plan to paint the stove to a uniform black, so adding the acetate would have been pointless. They would end up covered up with paint. A lot of the silver pieces had the finish worn away in places, so it was a good thing I didn't plan to make this kit straight out of the box. It was still worth the $1 I paid for it. :D
One nice thing about this kit is that the injection marks are mostly located in places that are covered by other pieces. There was very little prep work needed to address those. To make it easier to apply glue into the tiny holes, I tapered a toothpick with my X-Acto blade.
I assembled the main lower body and left the pipe, dome top, base and topper separate. This method will allow for easier painting and addressing the windows afterward.
It looks great so far! You’ve probably mentioned this before, but do you have to use special glue for plastic kits?
A WHOLE dollar huh? Mumble*nicethings*mumble*I can never find*mumble*
It is quite a fancy stove, I suggest you sip tea from a fine cup whilst working on this. I assume you will not be keeping the fantastic silver..its…..shiny ;p
Yes, a whole $1. Nope - the silver has to go!
I use the Testors cement in the red tube for plastic models. It melts the plastic to create a firm bond.
I’m curious to see how this kit will finally turn out …
Curious where you are taking this one. It all looks very small and fiddly!
Cool! Did you get the little ash bucket and shovel with the kit too?
That is VERY shiny….I’ve seen all kinds of parlor/wood/potbelly stoves in real life, and I don’t even think they look that good when they’re brand new
It’s nice to see your progress on the chalet. I love the arts&crafts elements you have used for decoration. I will be following this project!
Good luck with dealing with the troubles of the renovation….