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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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JL Innovative Design: Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair
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One of my recent acquisitions was Labosky’s Motorcycle Repair from JL Innovative Design.  I think that this is the third kit from them that I have built, and like the others it seems to be a decent model so far.  It does take a bit of work to prepare the walls and such, unlike a laser cut model, but the end results are pretty...

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