Thanks, glbeas, for the safelight hint. You are right -- it would be better to simply get a safelight. My local photograph store is selling them for 20-40 bucks. A home depot red bulb costs 99 cents. Ebay has some good deals, but it takes a few days to find the right one and to wait for shipment. I will probably go ahead and do the latter, although I appreciate the red model glue idea.
Anyone know where I can get a free copy of DII instructions?