Multiverse has clear assembly instructions on their website in PDF format, so assembly is simple. After ensuring everything dry-fit nicely, I began gluing. I glued the surface applique to the outer walls first, since it made alignment easier and allowed me to press them flat with a heavy book.
The bunker's vertical walls are totally plain inside and I thought maybe they could use some detail too, but in the interests of getting this all done in a timely fashion, I resisted until later.
|Rubber bands used to clamp the main walls and roof.|
|... on the cheap: window screen and cardstock.|
In retrospect, it would have been smarter to finish the inside before assembling the parts, as it's harder to do it afterwards. But I came up with a decent solution: a printed cardstock "liner" to give it a more appealing (and customizable!) interior space.
This is supposed to be a review, so I guess I need to sum up my impressions of this set. Some of these may be typical of many/all MDF kits but since this is my first, I'll just list them.
- attractive design
- excellent fit
- simple instructions
- easy to customize
- limited detail
- challenging to produce an even paint finish
Overall, as you've probably guessed, I really like it! Most of Multiverse's designs are more elaborate, but if they're as well-made as this one they should produce great tabletop terrain for minimal effort, even for a beginner.
|"I know you can hear us in there! This can be easy, or it can be hard!"|