Here you will find answers to all the questions and issues that have been raised by fellow builders of the National Opera House Kit... and my Dad!
22/04/2015 Mislabelled part - STAGE 1 [S1/16]
Part labeled (P10) is in fact (P9)
08/04/2015 Missing Part - STAGE 7a
Part (OT35) had not been included in the kit. This missing part will be posted to you if you already have your kit. If you have yet to receive your kit this part will be wrapped separately inside your box.
01/04/2015 Instructions - Clarification and Typo's.
[S4a/18] - should read...
Peel the protective paper off both sides of (G3) and (CH48). Bend (G3) between your thumb and forefinger and slot the forks on either end into (CH48). (CH48) should have the engraved side facing upwards.
[S4a/22] - should read...
The assembled parts should look like this. You won’t need this until STAGE 10 - [S10/3].
[S4b/1] - should read...
Using the assembly from [S4a/5]. Apply glue to the slot in the spine and slide the shell rib from [S4a/15] into place. Make sure [S4a/15] is pushed up as far as it will go and that (CH43) is facing forwards. See Illustration below.
[S7a/18] - should read...
Peel the protective paper off both sides of (G4) and (OT47). Bend (OT47) between your thumb and forefinger. Slot the forks on either end of (G4) into (OT47). (OT47) should have the engraved side facing upwards.
STAGE 11 - should read...
All stages should be numbered [S11/xx] and not [S10/xx].
STAGE 3b - Clarification on assembly.
Presentation Box - Clarification on assembly.
The holes in the base would actually appear like this.
16/03/2015 MDF Components - Part Numbering Issue.
It has been drawn to my attention that there are some parts with numbers that don't match up to those in the instructions.
There are I believe 10 kits out there where this is the case.
If your kit came with all the MDF components wrapped together like this please take note of the following.
In your kit parts labeled P7a and P7b are in fact P6a and P6b.
In your kit parts labeled P8a and P8b are in fact P7a and P7b.
In your kit parts labeled P9a and P9b are in fact P8b and P8a respectively.
In your kit parts labeled P14 is in fact P13
In your kit parts labeled P13 is in fact P12.
The Images below have the correct numbers on the correct parts.
Honestly I'm not trying to confuse you. If this doesn't make sense to you I'll be happy to send you out correctly labeled parts.
If your parts look like this you shouldn't have any issues.