I did a lot of work on details and installed lights
I struggled with deciding whether or not to glue in the interior and exterior details due to shipping concerns then decided:
1. I would leave the second floor loose and glue the details to the floor. The bottom of the floor has lights attached.
2. I glued lights to the bottom of the roof and will leave this loose also. I will most likely use rubber cement to tack on the roof for shipping. This way if details pop off the customer can get to them. I will recommend he uses rubber cement to glue this on since he will need access for various reasons.
3. I drilled a hole into the base for the red fire box then drill small holes into the base and lamp posts to fit the green wire that comes with Korber kits used for down spouts. If they pop off during shipping it will be easy to relocate and glue again. The blue mail box is almost guaranteed to pop off during shipping.
I also used the Korber wire for the struts to hold up the over hang - saved me time since I did not have to paint.
3. Where I could I glued first floor details (radiators / soda boxes) to the wall. The counter and seats are glued to the base. I will again tack the building to the base with rubber cement and again recommend to the customer he also does so for access.
I glued the front column to the copula but not being anchored to the base it popped off pretty easy. I may leave this to the customer.
I basically have some decal work to do plus the front banner, hanging sign and the various coke signs and things should be done.