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Review of the Brightech LED Magnification Desk Lamp
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A little more than a month ago I was given this awesome LED desk lamp to review.  It is the Lightview LED Light & Magnifier – Dimmable & 2 Light Colors- Clamp.  Upon opening the box I was immediately impressed by how well it was packaged, and how sturdy the lamp was constructed. Starting at the bottom of the lamp: the desk clamp was surprisingly...

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JL Innovative Design: Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair, part 2
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I realize that I never got around to showing this kit as completed.  So, without further ado:   I weathered the walls slightly different for each part of the building, to suggest that the rear portion, the garage is slightly newer.  The various classic motorcycle signs were too good to let go to waste so I added them up around all of the walls...

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Tichy Train Group: Old Style flat car.
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In the previous post you could see this car in the background of a couple of the pics.  For a plastic kit I was surprised at the level of detail that comes on this kit.  There are many fragile parts on this kit, but the end results are what made it worthwhile. I thought the brake details were surprisingly good, and weren’t that difficult to...

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Walther’s Lasercut kit: Macon’s
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Another Walther’s kit I bought recently was Macon’s, a laser cut wood and card kit. I painted the walls using Floquil, and used my India ink and alcohol wash.  The tool is being used to prevent warpage. This kit went together pretty easily with only minor sanding.  In contrast to the other kit I built the instructions were pretty good, and had a couple full color photographs....

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Walthers Lasercut Shack Pack
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At a recent trip to a semi-local hobby shop, Just Trains in Concord, Ca. I picked up the Walthers Shack Pack, a laser-cut card and paper kit. Overall I think that they turned out pretty well, although I intend to weather them with chalk powders before placing them on the layout. As I have found with other Walthers kits the directions were a little...

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