I discovered the glass / white board thing completely by accident one day. I brought in a little piece of my type IX project into the house to fiddle with it on the kitchen table. We have a glass top on the kitchen table and I quickly realized how nice this surface was to work on as opposed to my pitted and scared modelling bench. I then slipped a piece of white paper underneath the glass on the kitchen table so that I could see the tiny parts better. That's when the idea came to me. I built my hobby work station using the glass door from an old stereo cabinet and the white particle board was left over from a kitchen cabinet. The thing is about 2 1/2 x 2', which I find just right. I carefully laid the grid out on the particle board as well as an HO scale ruler for my railroad projects. I then just glued the glass right on top with CA (That's what those round patches are in the photo). The thing works fantastic. Old dry glue and "stuff" chips off, as I mentioned, when I run a razor scraper over it.
It doesn't show it in the initial photo but, the kit came with the hull halves and conning tower halves separate. I glued these together before I realized that I would like a shot of the kit contents. Ooooops.
I hope you get a tip or two from this. It may take a bit. I'm not the most speedy model builder in the world.
"I don't have anything else planned for this afternoon." - Lt. Col J.O.E. Vandeleur
A Bridge Too Far (1977)