|All of the sets of ArtwoxModel wooden decking are designed as a sandwich with the wooden decks at the top, adhesive in the middle and thin transparent sheet at the bottom, which is removed when
the particular deck is ready for attachment with the plastic part. Unless you are hand painting all of the cast fittings, which will extend through the cut-outs from the plastic deck through the wooden
deck, it appears best to paint the plastic before attaching the deck. I have had to use a Xacto knife to score the Artwox decks from the underside and then remove and used the scissors to clean up any
protective film remnants. It is easy to do but it does take time. Always test fit the deck first, before removing the cover and attaching to the deck.